• By Paul Tomkins, Free, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on December 19th, 2014

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    Sterling and Origi Cannot Score Goals?

    Sterling and Origi Cannot Score Goals?

    By Paul Tomkins. Raheem Sterling cannot score goals. He’s not a natural finisher, people tell me. Well, is this true? My hunch is the Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen ruined Liverpool fans when it comes to assessing young goalscorers. (And thinking back, Ian Rush, who couldn’t score for toffee aged 19, became prolific at the [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on December 15th, 2014

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    Losing To Man United Is Great!

    Losing To Man United Is Great!

    By Paul Tomkins. Is there anything better than losing to Manchester United? Like a walk in a bracing winter’s wind, it certainly makes you feel alive. It’s particularly good if you go absolutely mental about it, when whatever you say is forgivable because Liverpool lost to Manchester United. Or perhaps you simply wanted the manager [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on December 10th, 2014

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    The End of the World (and I Feel Fine)

    The End of the World (and I Feel Fine)

    By Paul Tomkins. Some of this season’s problems I was able to foretell – plenty of which were obvious, but a few of which followed patterns and trends most fans don’t seem aware of. Others I didn’t see coming, or was just plain wrong about. A quick check of Twitter this morning – and believe [...]

  • Free, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Talking Tactics

    Posted on November 28th, 2014

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Ludogorets 2 Liverpool 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Ludogorets 2 Liverpool 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Summary: Ludogorets opted for their usual 4-2-3-1 formation, Liverpool started with a surprisingly defensive 4-4-1-1, with Gerrard moved forward to support Lambert. Because of the shape and personnel, the potential for tactical changes were rigid and limited. Marcelino was the playmaker in the home team’s side, looking to pick out the three [...]

  • Featured, Free, Liverpool FC - Books

    Posted on November 27th, 2014

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Christmas Ideas: Round-up of Great Football Books

    Christmas Ideas: Round-up of Great Football Books

    By Paul Grech. Liverpool Themed Books The Anatomy of Liverpool: A History in Ten Matches by Jonathan Wilson I have to admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for Jonathan Wilson, having sought out and loved practically anything that he has written. There are few writers out there who can match him for his [...]

  • Featured, Free, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

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    Ramblings of a Madman on 2014/15

    Ramblings of a Madman on 2014/15

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). The idea of this piece (written before the Palace match) is really to get things straight in my own head. After the magnificence of 13/14 and coming so close to winning the league, we have stumbled into something that resembles mediocrity. No, not resembles, is mediocrity. Slap bang in the [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Chris Rowland, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

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    Behind the Paywall (w/e 28th November 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 28th 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, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Talking Tactics

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov.  Summary: Palace started with a higher defensive line, but with no pressing, trying to win the ball in the midfield third, as well as protect from being pinned back deep in their half. Because Liverpool started with the diamond, and dominated possession, whenever they lost the ball their two full-backs left them [...]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, Podcast

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Tactics #5: Have We Bought Square Pegs?

    TTT Tactics #5: Have We Bought Square Pegs?

    Involved: Bob Pearce, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Topics: Why the central defence struggles: a lack of protection in front and behind them, leaving them in a constant sense of positional limbo. The attacking limitations of Moreno and Manquillo. The lack of coaching time available to Rodgers. What Emre Can’s best role? Lallana needing a free role [...]

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

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

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    Why Liverpool Never Win the League

    Why Liverpool Never Win the League

    By Paul Tomkins. One thing people always tell me is that Liverpool ‘won’t win the league with X manager’. Ten years ago I’d have gone along with this, as I still thought it football was all about having the right manager. But over the past decade it has been clear to me that Liverpool won’t [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    I Want Him To Do It Again

    I Want Him To Do It Again

    By Paul Little. I’ve only ever wanted one manager to be shown the door at Liverpool. And that manager was Roy Hodgson. Despite how others struggled, or flattered to deceive, Hodgson was the only one I wanted to go because he was the only one I didn’t want there in the first place. Not all [...]

  • Featured, Free, Match Discussion

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Champions League Preview 2014/15: Ludogorets (A)

    Champions League Preview 2014/15: Ludogorets (A)

    By Gary Fulcher and Mihail Vladimirov. The pressure on Brendan Rodgers was cranked up a notch following the 1-3 defeat against Crystal Palace on Sunday – a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions – and with the Reds having picked up just three points from the previous four Champions League games this campaign, a victory [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

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    Time To Sack Rodgers?

    Time To Sack Rodgers?

    By Paul Tomkins. “Retweet this if you want Rodgers sacked” came one Tweet. Well, I didn’t; because I don’t. Equally, this season has been such a car crash that, even after last year’s miracle, I wouldn’t be able to say that the manager’s job should be totally safe. This is a quick 2,000 words after [...]

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

    Posted on November 20th, 2014

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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. [...]

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