• By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on November 20th, 2014

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    A Decade of Big-Club Transfer Spending

    A Decade of Big-Club Transfer Spending

    By Paul Tomkins. The lack of sophistication and in-depth thought in most transfer assessments drives me to distraction. As I’ve noted before, I’m not a student of the tactics of the game, and I don’t write match reports or do transfer gossip. What I have done for the past half a decade (and for a [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Chris Rowland, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 20th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Behind the Paywall (w/e 21st November 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 21st November 2014)

    By Chris Rowland. A lot of the best content on TTT is what no one outside of the subscriber-base gets to see. There’s a whole world of brilliant debate going on all day every day. So let’s have a look at a few brief highlights of the conversations that have been taking place this week on [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on November 19th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Pod #9: Phil McNulty – Four out of Ten

    TTT Pod #9: Phil McNulty – Four out of Ten

    Involved:  Bob Pearce, Paul Tomkins, Daniel Rhodes and Gary Wilson (@GarySpudWilson) Topics:  The reaction to Henderson’s performance for England. The likely outcome of the Gerrard contract negotiations. The impact of the now delayed return of Daniel Sturridge. The non-prediction non-existent preview section for the upcoming matches. The hysterical reaction to Liverpool’s form. The irrelevance of [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, Podcast, Post Match Analysis

    Posted on November 14th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Tactics #4: John Henry, Please Do Not Listen!

    TTT Tactics #4: John Henry, Please Do Not Listen!

    Including:  Bob Pearce, Mihail Vladimirov, Daniel Rhodes and Sebastien Chapuis. Topics:  The main tactical elements of the Chelsea match: Henderson man-marking Fabregas, the deeper full-backs, Gerrard overloaded by Rodgers’ set up. Rodgers’ tactical history: the first season at Swansea in the Premier League and his time at Liverpool. What mistakes has he made? Why do his [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 12th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Behind the Paywall (w/e 14th November 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 14th November 2014)

    By Chris Rowland. A lot of the best content on TTT is what no one outside of the subscriber-base gets to see. There’s a whole world of brilliant debate going on all day every day. So let’s have a look at a few brief highlights of the conversations that have been taking place this week on [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 9th, 2014

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    November Spawned a Monster: Liverpool’s Woes

    November Spawned a Monster: Liverpool’s Woes

    By Paul Tomkins. As the age-old English refrain reminds us at this time every year, as effigies are lifted onto pyres and fireworks are sent fizzing and popping into the sky, Remember remember … when Liverpool were good. Alternatively, as Morrissey once put it (as he tugged on a half-open silk blouse in the middle [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 6th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Behind the Paywall (w/e 7th November 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 7th November 2014)

    By Chris Rowland. A lot of the best content on TTT is what no one outside of the subscriber-base gets to see. There’s a whole world of brilliant debate going on all day every day. So let’s have a look at a few brief highlights of the conversations that have been taking place this week on [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast, Post Match Analysis

    Posted on November 6th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Pod #8: ‘Dropped’? ‘Weak’? ‘Defeatist’?

    TTT Pod #8: ‘Dropped’? ‘Weak’? ‘Defeatist’?

    Including:  Bob Pearce, Paul Tomkins, Chris Rowland and Mihail Vladimirov Topics: The reaction to Rodgers’ team selection by the mainstream press and some fans. The performance against Real Madrid. Did the selection work? Did we have a better shape? If you follow Piers Morgan you deserve everything you get. Other manager’s play strong teams, fail [...]

  • Featured, Free, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on October 31st, 2014

    Written by Dan Kennett

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    The 2014/15 Liverpool Performance Dashboard

    The 2014/15 Liverpool Performance Dashboard

    By Dan Kennett. The “Liverpool Performance Dashboard” is now live for the 2014/15 season. I had wanted to publish after 6 games but some of the new development was trickier than expected.  This version is exclusive to TTT. There are 2 major new features this season the addition of Champions League games the ability to [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Featured, Free

    Posted on October 31st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Behind the Paywall (w/e 31st October 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 31st October 2014)

    By Chris Rowland. A lot of the best content on TTT is what no one outside of the subscriber-base gets to see. There’s a whole world of brilliant debate going on all day every day. So let’s have a look at a few brief highlights of the debate this week on the site’s many debate threads? [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on October 30th, 2014

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    10 Reasons Why LFC Are Struggling

    10 Reasons Why LFC Are Struggling

    By Paul Tomkins. Things are rarely as simple as they seem. And yet, over the weekend, I had people telling me they knew exactly what was going wrong at Liverpool. And it was often just one thing. (I was told I was ‘naive’ to think that it’s any more complex than that, by the archetypal [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast, Talking Tactics

    Posted on October 30th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Tactics #3: Rodgers is the Problem & the Solution

    TTT Tactics #3: Rodgers is the Problem & the Solution

    Title: Rodgers is the problem; Rodgers can be the solution. Bob Pearce, Mihail Vladimirov, Daniel Rhodes and Sami Faizullah (@SamiFaizullah) (from football tactics website ‘Outside of the Boot’.) Topics:  Balotelli: does he cause any problems? The need for complimentary movement and midfield runners, as well a second striker, to get the best out of him. [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Featured, Free, Official Site Preview, Site News

    Posted on October 24th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Behind the Paywall (w/e 24th October 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 24th October 2014)

    By Chris Rowland. A lot of the best content on TTT is what no one outside of the subscriber-base gets to see. There’s a whole world of brilliant debate going on 24-7-365 (24-7-366 in Leap Years). We’ve decided to give you a weekly taste – a few brief highlights – of the debate that goes [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on October 23rd, 2014

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Liverpool FC, and the Faults in Our Stars

    Liverpool FC, and the Faults in Our Stars

    By Paul Tomkins. Last season, in winning 26 league games, Liverpool maximised their strengths, and exceeded the sum of their parts. This season, the Reds are seeing their weaknesses exploited, and have played really well on only one occasion (at Spurs). Good fortune leaves Rodgers’ team in 5th place in the league, and effectively joint-second [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Part Free, Part Subscriber

    Posted on October 21st, 2014

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    This Shit Is Getting Real … Must Win!

    This Shit Is Getting Real … Must Win!

    By Paul Tomkins. Yes, the must-win games are coming thick and fast. Including the Champions League matches, there must be 40 must-win games left. Suddenly you realise why being a football fan is so exhausting. Indeed, simply watching Liverpool since April has been hard going. You end the match feeling a nervous wreck. As the [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on October 21st, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Podcast: Episode Seven

    TTT Podcast: Episode Seven

    Title:   Schoolboy Defending, Lying Hodgson and the Balotelli Blame Game Including: Bob, Dan R, Chris R and Paul T. Topics:  Hodgson and Sterling: science, trust and lies. Balotelli: who is to blame, what’s his style and how much is he disrupting the team. Defence: no leader, basic schoolboy errors, and a system that ruins [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast, Talking Tactics

    Posted on October 18th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Tactics #2: “More Often Than Not”

    TTT Tactics #2: “More Often Than Not”

    Including: Bob Pearce, Mihail Vladimirov and Daniel Rhodes Topics:  Recurring tactical issues: midfield fluidity; the broken team; Gerrard and Lucas, Gerrard and Henderson or Gerrard and Lovren playing the same role. Coutinho’s preferred role. In-game tactical management: case study – West Ham away and the wrong change after 20 minutes. Benchmarking tactical success: is it [...]

  • Free, Talking Point

    Posted on September 28th, 2014

    Written by Tony Mckenna (Macattack)

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    Black Swans, Purple Patches and Blueprints (Part 1)

    Black Swans, Purple Patches and Blueprints (Part 1)

    By Tony McKenna (TTT Subscriber Macattack). This summer it allowed ITKs (In The Knows) to correctly predict 50,000 of the top 10 transfers that actually occurred…when three football matches flapped their wings in Africa it caused a perfect storm in North East England…it proved that not all injuries are necessarily a bad thing…even though it [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on September 24th, 2014

    Written by Bob

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    Measuring Strength in Depth – Part 1

    Measuring Strength in Depth – Part 1

    By Bob Pearce. I have previously talked about the idea of an elements model. This had 30 elements grouped into Physical elements (e.g. Strength, Speed, Height, etc.), Mental elements (e.g. Concentration, Vision, Patience, etc.), and Technical elements (e.g. Tackling, Close Ball Control, Accurate Long Passing, etc.) that could be grouped together in a huge variety [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on September 24th, 2014

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    Why Is Liverpool’s Season Disintegrating?

    Why Is Liverpool’s Season Disintegrating?

    By Paul Tomkins. Liverpool’s results have been mixed this season, but perhaps the biggest worry has been the nature of the performances. The game at Spurs allowed me to dream that last season’s miracle could be carried over to this, and it looked like the Reds actually had a better XI. But the other four [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on September 24th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Podcast Episode 6: Back to the Future

    TTT Podcast Episode 6: Back to the Future

    Including: Bob, Chris, Dan R and Dave Cronin. Topics: review of the first five games, have any trends emerged? Results versus performance; recalibrating expectations and should we have a set of minimum standards? The change in the style of play, and is that a personnel issue or a deliberate change of tactics; the lack of [...]

  • Free, In-Depth Analysis, Podcast, Talking Tactics

    Posted on September 18th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Tactics: Episode One

    TTT Tactics: Episode One

    Including: Bob Pearce, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Topics: Henderson, and why, tactically, he was missed so much at the end of last season; why tactical balance isn’t quite what you think it is; the perfect tactical team and how Van Gaal is doing at Manchester United.

  • Fan Initiatives, Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on September 17th, 2014

    Written by Krishaldo

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    View From the Other Side: Season Preview

    View From the Other Side: Season Preview

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). To get a grasp of the feelings other teams have about the season ahead and how they did in the transfer window, I emailed two or three forums from each Premier League side to ask their opinions. A slightly underwhelming response in general, but huge thanks to those who [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on September 15th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Anthony’s Armchair Review – Villa (H)

    Anthony’s Armchair Review – Villa (H)

    By Anthony Stanley (TTT subscriber Dannyluke10). Bad day at the office. One of those nights. It’s just not happening for them. Rinse and repeat ad nauseam. The sound bites are as predictable as they are hackneyed. And as ever with the facile observations of the mainstream media, they are nonsense. As far back as I can remember, I have looked [...]

  • Featured, Free, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on September 10th, 2014

    Written by Graeme Riley

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    TPI & Transfers – Early Season Update 2014-15

    TPI & Transfers – Early Season Update 2014-15

    By Graeme Riley. As the transfer window closed in early September it was possible to draw the first conclusions about what could be expected for the season based on TPI (Transfer Price Index ©). All figures below are based on current values, so the the latest inflation figures have been applied (using the inflation index [...]

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