• By Paul Tomkins, Free

    Posted on April 20th, 2014

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    Liverpool Stole My Bowel Control

    Liverpool Stole My Bowel Control

    By Paul Tomkins. Followers of my Twitter feed will be well aware of my new-found obsession with toilet humour. This is partly due to the way the Reds have engendered a bond between man and porcelain. After the numbing years of Hodgson, the anticlimax of Dalglish MKII and the mixed-bagness of last season, I just [...]

  • Featured, Free, Player In Focus

    Posted on April 16th, 2014

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    The Players Who Define Rodgers’ Tenure: Part 6

    The Players Who Define Rodgers’ Tenure: Part 6

    By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10): Part 6: Daniel Sturridge “You need to look in the player’s eyes and see if they have that hunger, and he is coming off the back of being at a big club but one where he hasn’t played.  He is coming here with everything to prove.  As a manager [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on April 13th, 2014

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    Mental. Mental. Mental.

    Mental. Mental. Mental.

    By Paul Tomkins. Totally mental. In every sense of the word: mental |ˈmɛnt(ə)l| adjective 1 relating to the mind: mental faculties | mental phenomena. • done by or occurring in the mind: a quick mental calculation | she made a mental note to ring him later. 2 of or relating to disorders or illnesses of [...]

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

    Posted on April 11th, 2014

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    The Reds Have Bought Success? No Chance

    The Reds Have Bought Success? No Chance

    By Paul Tomkins. The notion that Liverpool have bought success, as opined by the Manchester Evening News’ Stuart Brennan, is frankly ludicrous. He also Tweeted that:  …while Liverpool do have a couple of home-grown lads in Gerrard and Jon Flanagan, it is outrageous to suggest they have not bought their way to success. Liverpool have [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on April 10th, 2014

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    Eleven Stars Good, One Team Better!

    Eleven Stars Good, One Team Better!

    By Bob Pearce. This is a continuation and further development of the ideas explored in ‘Who’s the Star, the Player of the Team?’, ‘What are the Ingredients of a Great Team?’, and ‘The Recipe for a Great Team?’. Let’s start with a quick question. Who is the ‘best player in the world’? Messi? Ronaldo? What [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG

    Posted on April 7th, 2014

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    FSG and Innovation

    FSG and Innovation

    By Si Steers. Liverpool Football Club is on the rise again; whilst Brendan Rodgers deserves huge credit for his role in transforming the fortunes of the team, it is John Henry who is the primary architect of the club’s renaissance. Henry is a man who understands that innovation plays a critical role in success in [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on April 6th, 2014

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    Screw Logic, Embrace Emotion

    Screw Logic, Embrace Emotion

    By Paul Tomkins. Yesterday I wrote a calm, rational piece for this site, ready to publish in victory, defeat or stalemate at Upton Park. But as happy as I am with the article, my emotions are far too frazzled for it to feel relevant. It is not, in seems, for the aftermath of an emotional [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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    You Can’t Shrug Pressure Off, But You Can Eat It Up

    You Can’t Shrug Pressure Off, But You Can Eat It Up

    by TTT Subscriber Mike Taylor. With six games left of this astonishing season, with 57% of Match of the Day viewers making us title favourites, and with the very comprehensive Sports Club Stats site estimating a 34.5% chance of our winning the title, the pressure is on. “Liverpool have not yet smelt fear”, Alan Hansen [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on March 31st, 2014

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    Incredible Reds, Rising To The Challenge

    Incredible Reds, Rising To The Challenge

    By Paul Tomkins. Seventy-one points, and top of the league in March? You’re kidding, right? A month or so ago, once I threw off the mental shackles that told me this kind of thing doesn’t happen, I felt Liverpool had to hit the front late in the season to win the title. April is a [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on March 28th, 2014

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    Why Brendan Rodgers Bucks The Trend

    Why Brendan Rodgers Bucks The Trend

    By Paul Tomkins. As any parent will tell you, it’s important to have a young British driver behind the wheel of the school bus. Rather than trust our kids to foreign drivers with experience and qualifications, perhaps even those used to steering a vehicle of a similar size, it’s far better to put our little [...]

  • Featured, Free, Player In Focus

    Posted on March 26th, 2014

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    The Players Who Define Rodgers’ Tenure: Part 5

    The Players Who Define Rodgers’ Tenure: Part 5

    by Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). Part 5: Luis Suarez. “Listen, the best players work the hardest, there is no secret about that.  In particular, at a place like this, you have got to work your socks off from the off.  That is how we play” – Brendan Rodgers, February, 2014. It has become one [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on March 17th, 2014

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    Twenty Times Better: Liverpool 3 United 0

    Twenty Times Better: Liverpool 3 United 0

    By Paul Tomkins. Sunday, March 16th. “Twenty times” sang United fans at the end, perhaps referring to how much better Liverpool were than their team, on a day when even Gary Neville felt the visitors should have had five penalties. (While we’re at it United fans, that’s five times.) United fans are sticking by their [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on March 13th, 2014

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    Hope … and Glory?

    Hope … and Glory?

    By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). The hope doesn’t just kill you; it slowly crushes you in its deathly coils; it caresses you in deliberate, velvety torture.  It kisses you with poison-coated lips, hugs you with manacles of iron. It seduces you and then, like some dark incubus, snuffs out your life as you dream. [...]

  • Featured, Free, LFC History, Personal Thoughts, Talking Point

    Posted on March 12th, 2014

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    Mr Cameron, 1 Question, 10 Letters, 0 Answers

    Mr Cameron, 1 Question, 10 Letters, 0 Answers

    By Bob Pearce. 4th March 2014 Ref: The Hillsborough disaster (Letter 10) Dear Mr Cameron It is now almost 25 years ago since the Hillsborough disaster on 15th April 1989. The Conservative Prime Minister at the time, Mrs Thatcher, was informed by the police that the disaster was due to ‘drunken fans’. However, upon publication [...]

  • Featured, Free, Statistical Analysis, Talking Point

    Posted on March 10th, 2014

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    TTT Predicts: Ten Games To Go

    TTT Predicts: Ten Games To Go

    By Andrew Beasley (Beez). As the final quarter of the season is upon us, I thought it was time to post an update on the TTT Predicts competition, to see who is in the running for the title with only ten more points available. In the last update I provided, which occurred after twenty games, [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point, Transfer Debate

    Posted on March 7th, 2014

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    Scouting For Success

    Scouting For Success

    By Paul Grech. For all that is written about the subject every time a transfer window rolls by, very little is known on how Liverpool’s scouting network is set up.  Occasionally we get glimpses from interviews but in truth a lot of fans’ knowledge about the men who recommend players to Brendan Rodgers is very [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on March 6th, 2014

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    ‘Ask Not What Your Club Can Do For You …’

    ‘Ask Not What Your Club Can Do For You …’

    By Ben Feltham. I’m writing for only one thing these days; the league title. Frankly anything else seems too prosaic. So this is an exercise to explore at once a whimsical and profound question – can I help? And you, dear reader, can you? Can I, can we, with words and deeds, affect the destiny [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on March 3rd, 2014

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    Still Think Brendan Rodgers Has No Plan B?

    Still Think Brendan Rodgers Has No Plan B?

    This was one of those posts that was asking to be made into an article. It first appeared on the Brendan Rodgers thread and is now reproduced, with only the merest editorial tweakage, for the enjoyment of anyone who missed it first time round or who simply wants to read it again; nice one Jim. [...]

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    Posted on February 27th, 2014

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    On Hodgsonian Echoes: Utd Living Our Nightmare

    On Hodgsonian Echoes: Utd Living Our Nightmare

    By Paul Little. While some have likened David Moyes’s problems at Old Trafford to Anfield managerial misery of Graeme Souness, for me, the happenings down Manchester way are more redolent of Roy Hodgson’s nightmarish Liverpool tenure. In fact, while Manchester United’s struggles very often illicit chuckles and the odd hearty laugh, they also from time [...]

  • Featured, Free, Goal Involvement

    Posted on February 24th, 2014

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    Goal Involvement 2013/14

    Goal Involvement 2013/14

    By Andrew Beasley (Twitter). Statistics are for Premier League games only, and are correct up to and including Fulham away. Liverpool have been scoring goals for fun in 2013/14. Their record of 2.54 goals per league game is more than the club have managed in every single one of their previous ninety-eight full seasons in [...]

  • Free, Statistical Analysis, Talking Point

    Posted on February 19th, 2014

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    The Final 12 Games – a Lesson From History

    The Final 12 Games – a Lesson From History

    By Chris Rowland, Graeme Riley, Andrew Beasley and various contributors. It was Graeme Riley’s post at #60 of ‘Why Liverpool Can win the Title’ that started it. The one where Graeme casually mentioned that he’d “done a bit of research into the final 12 games for each of the championship-winning teams since 1889 to see [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on February 10th, 2014

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    Why Liverpool Won’t Win the Title

    Why Liverpool Won’t Win the Title

    By Paul Tomkins. While it’s not a long way from being a mathematical impossibility, Liverpool – whose home performances have often been simply sensational – can’t, in my opinion, win the league this season. To even have suggested it could be possible at the start of the campaign would have seen men in white coats [...]

  • Book Reviews, Featured, Free, Personal Thoughts, Talking Point

    Posted on February 3rd, 2014

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    Robert Enke; a Lesson to be Learnt

    Robert Enke; a Lesson to be Learnt

    By Paul Grech. When I was starting out blogging, the most popular articles would invariably be those looking at young players. There seems to be an insatiable desire to get to know of prospects before anyone else; to be able to make predictions about a player’s place and future in the team. As the years [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on January 29th, 2014

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    The Case For a Sporting Director at Anfield

    The Case For a Sporting Director at Anfield

    By Si Steers. In the past two transfer windows there have been a number of high profile targets that have slipped through the net. All of those targets had a recurring theme; they were all at the top end of a competitive market. It could be the case that we were right to walk away [...]

  • Free, Talking Tactics

    Posted on January 28th, 2014

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    Tactics for Beginners – No.14

    Tactics for Beginners – No.14

    By Bob Pearce and Mihail Vladimirov. A 1-2 and a 2-1 TV commentators often present formations as though they are quite simple and fixed, but two teams can play with the same formation and put quite different emphasis on attacking and defending and so look very different. Of course. Two teams could use the same [...]

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