• Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on January 26th, 2016

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    Investigating Liverpool’s Scoring Problems

    Investigating Liverpool’s Scoring Problems

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). At the time of writing (before the Norwich game!), Liverpool had played 22 league games and scored just 25 goals (1.14 goals per game – and yes, this will be a statty piece!). That’s less than struggling Chelsea, boring Man Utd, newly promoted Bournemouth and relegation favourites Sunderland. Last season, [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Tomkins Rants

    Posted on January 24th, 2016

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    Release LFC’s Midgets From the Sex Dungeon

    Release LFC’s Midgets From the Sex Dungeon

    By Paul Tomkins. Believe me – I desperately wanted to drop the height issue, but what I have said on the subject has been picked up elsewhere and misrepresented (or misunderstood), including on Sky TV. I’ve got articles about other issues lined up, but for now, consider this the ramblings of a man driven to shouting, [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Subscribers Only

    Posted on January 21st, 2016

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    Jürgen Klopp and his Seven Dwarfs

    Jürgen Klopp and his Seven Dwarfs

    By Paul Tomkins. In recent weeks I’ve been looking at what Liverpool have been lacking in physical terms. The more I delve into it (as you will see), the more convinced I am that it’s a serious issue. This is not to say that it’s the only issue: there are always many factors at work, [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on January 17th, 2016

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    Klopp Given the Smallest Liverpool Squad Ever?

    Klopp Given the Smallest Liverpool Squad Ever?

    By Paul Tomkins. Based on the evidence of the past hundred-and-two days I haven’t shifted from my opinion that Jürgen Klopp inherited the core of a talented young squad that could, in time, go places; nor that it was imbalanced in a number of ways, and that it would only go places once those imbalances [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, The Big read

    Posted on January 4th, 2016

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    Time To Give Up On Klopp?

    Time To Give Up On Klopp?

    By Paul Tomkins. With no magic wand, why are we even bothering with Jürgen Klopp? Wasn’t he supposed to have fixed everything by now? What’s he waiting for? As I saw on the BBC website, some Liverpool fans are saying that the football is even worse than under Brendan Rodgers; indeed, someone said it to [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on December 30th, 2015

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    Liverpool FC and the January Transfer Window

    Liverpool FC and the January Transfer Window

    By Chris Rowland. ‘You can’t get value in the January transfer market’. It’s a Quoted Football Fact. Like 4-4-2 is attacking/brave (and let’s face it a bit British), fancy foreign zonal marking isn’t as good as good old British man-to-man and foreign players go down too easily, it’s parroted ad nauseam by pundits, commentators and [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on December 28th, 2015

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    Rock-Paper-Scissors: A Brutal, Cutting League

    Rock-Paper-Scissors: A Brutal, Cutting League

    By Paul Tomkins. It’s fair to say that I don’t watch enough of the world’s other leagues to make a definitively accurate comparison, but the more I think about it (from inside my bubble) the more it strikes me that the English Premier League’s unique challenges lay not in the quality of the teams and [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Subscribers Only

    Posted on December 20th, 2015

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    Klopp: Saviour, Not Magician

    Klopp: Saviour, Not Magician

    By Paul Tomkins. The role, impact and influence of the modern manager becomes ever more intriguing. Even in just the past ten years we’ve seen so much change: increased player power, and along with social media, decreased fan patience. There are frequent hysterias to get rid of managers, but also over their appointments in the [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on December 17th, 2015

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    The Best Value Managers in the Premier League Era

    The Best Value Managers in the Premier League Era

    By Paul Tomkins. So, how do Premier League managers perform against expectations? PART ONE League Form While this is a Liverpool FC website, this piece has something for the fans of most Premier League clubs. There is still a slightly greater emphasis on Liverpool, but it’s an unbiased assessment of performance over the past dozen [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on December 7th, 2015

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    Liverpool – The Questions of Quality and Consistency

    Liverpool – The Questions of Quality and Consistency

    By Paul Tomkins. The idea that Liverpool were going to be faultless for the rest of the season, even with Jürgen Klopp in charge, was always fanciful. Klopp has had an incredible impact, but he can’t turn water into wine. With no one running away with the title, it automatically feels like the best chance [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on November 30th, 2015

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    Can Liverpool Win the League?

    Can Liverpool Win the League?

    By Paul Tomkins. Part One Can Liverpool Win the League? Nearing the halfway mark of the season, rumblings about Liverpool winning the title have begun – this despite a fairly poor start to the campaign. The fact remains that Liverpool are just six points off the top, having already played their seven most testing away [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Tactics

    Posted on November 26th, 2015

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    Position Versus Role

    Position Versus Role

    By James Nalton.  In the recent Tactics podcast and in he and Bob Pearce’s Tactics For Beginners series, our tactics expert Mihail Vladimirov discussed how the conventional way of describing ‘positions’ is largely redundant in modern football, and we should talk instead about the roles that players undertake. Here, James examines exactly that issue. Which [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on November 24th, 2015

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    British Managers vs Foreign: By Numbers

    British Managers vs Foreign: By Numbers

    By Krishen Bhautoo. (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo) Prior to our League Cup game vs Bournemouth in October, Eddie Howe said ”It’s difficult for British coaches to get a job at the top clubs and may get harder.” Astoundingly, Mourinho echoed similar thoughts with him saying ‘I’m speaking against myself but I disagree with there being so many foreign [...]

  • Featured, Free, Interactive

    Posted on November 10th, 2015

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    Leaving Early – the Debate on TTT

    Leaving Early – the Debate on TTT

    (Or ‘We Can See Us Sneaking Out’) Assembled by Chris Rowland. It was the German who started it. That comment about feeling alone after Palace scored their winner at Anfield last Sunday, to the sound of seats slamming back as many headed for the exits with the not too small matter of eight minutes plus [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 9th, 2015

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    Allow Klopp the Freedom to Do It His Way

    Allow Klopp the Freedom to Do It His Way

    By Paul Tomkins. We’ve all got theories on the right and wrong ways to manage a football club, especially if it’s the club we support. We can mock the fans of other clubs when they get all high and mighty, but each set of supporters has its own requirements. At times these expectations may be [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on November 5th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

    Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

    By Anthony Stanley. I’ve been thinking about optimism. Optimism and, perhaps oddly, sheep. Sometimes a constant positive outlook is viewed as tantamount to bleating. The cool kids, the hipsters, aren’t overly optimistic – it’s better to remain aloof and be grounded in realism. I’m not overly positive in most walks of life – just football. [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on November 3rd, 2015

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    Klopp – Reversing the Laws of Gravity

    Klopp – Reversing the Laws of Gravity

    By TTT Subscriber Bob Pearce “To win the title will require one of the outstanding managerial performances of all time. Or the owners are going to have to throw the bank at it and give him the money to entice top-class players to Merseyside. Will he be able to sign a Lewandowski, Gotze or Gundogan, [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 1st, 2015

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    The Normal One 3, the Petulant One 1

    The Normal One 3, the Petulant One 1

    By Paul Tomkins Jose Mourinho has won everything and been feted by a (mostly) fawning British press over the past decade; with a fair bit of that praise obviously merited. So it’s refreshing to see him unable to arrest a shocking decline – looking as clueless as every other manager who has suffered serious setbacks. [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on October 26th, 2015

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    How Much Time Will Klopp Need?

    How Much Time Will Klopp Need?

    By Paul Tomkins. While Jürgen Klopp’s impact was clear against Spurs, the idea that he’d turn things around overnight was obviously ludicrous. Some kind of bounce might have been expected (although research suggests that the managerial bounce might not be as clear cut as previously believed). Klopp’s appointment was incredibly exciting, and I, like many [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, Liverpool FC - Managers

    Posted on October 22nd, 2015

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    “Now That We’ve Found Love…”

    “Now That We’ve Found Love…”

    By Liam Blake Resistance is futile.  Jurgen Klopp would have captivated me even if he’d pitched up at the Emirates last Friday, as a year or so ago I thought he might.  As many times as we’ve been round the block now, I found myself gleefully giving way nonetheless like the stern-faced judge in a [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Subscribers Only

    Posted on October 20th, 2015

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    Klopp’s Influence Already Clear

    Klopp’s Influence Already Clear

    By Paul Tomkins. Jürgen Klopp’s first game ended up being a largely unremarkable contest, after an incredible week of hype and giddy expectations. The net result was yet another draw for Liverpool. It did nothing to prove that Klopp walks on water, and there was also nothing to suggest his task will be much harder [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on October 11th, 2015

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    Klopptimism – How Jürgen Can Beat “Par”

    Klopptimism – How Jürgen Can Beat “Par”

    By Paul Tomkins. Liverpool now have the right tools for success: a good scouting and analytics set-up (if used correctly – more on that later) and a world-class manager. And while the club still lacks the financial might of its rivals, it now has an exciting level of ambition, and the optimism to back it [...]

  • Featured, Free, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on October 8th, 2015

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    Jürgen Klopp Can Balance Defence and Attack

    Jürgen Klopp Can Balance Defence and Attack

    Written by Andrew Beasley (Beez).  Now that Jürgen Klopp has been confirmed as the new manager of Liverpool, it’s time to look at a few stats from his time at Dortmund, to see if his championship winning sides were that good, or if the team in his final season were that bad. Time constraints sadly [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on October 7th, 2015

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    Liverpool Need To Stay Out of the Dark Ages

    Liverpool Need To Stay Out of the Dark Ages

    By Paul Tomkins. I’ve recently had some sympathy for Neil Ashton of The Daily Mail, given that he is suffering from Bell’s Palsy and continues to present the Sunday Supplement (which I often enjoy, albeit depending on the quality of the guests – and usually, the less ‘tabloid’ they are the better). He has to [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on October 7th, 2015

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    Rodgers’ Departure – Sad but Necessary

    Rodgers’ Departure – Sad but Necessary

    By Freelance European Football Journalist Paul Wilkes. (Twitter: @paulwilkesfooty) Brendan Rodgers walked out of the Goodison press room with his head down and gaze firmly fixed upon the floor. At the time it just looked like a man under pressure, though perhaps he was doing his best to avoid the sight of the yellow baseball cap-wearing [...]

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