• Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 23rd, 2014

    Written by Si Steers

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    Rebuilding an Empire

    Rebuilding an Empire

    By Si Steers. This article originally appeared in the LFC fanzine ‘We are Liverpool’ in April 2014. As a staunch socialist, Bill Shankly was very much a believer in the ideology of the strength of the collective. Shankly once said ‘Chairman Mao has never seen such a show of Red strength’ – a very deliberate [...]

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 14th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    By Dave Cronin. “We’ve been fourth, third, second… There’s only one place left to go!” – Phil Thompson, 2001 The place we went to was fifth. Second place in the Premier League has been the summit of Liverpool’s achievements in the competition since the old First Division was rebranded and last season marked only the [...]

  • Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 10th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Dana Scully, Rickie Lambert and the Power of Schemas

    Dana Scully, Rickie Lambert and the Power of Schemas

    By TTT Subscriber Joe Simpson (Wolf Tickets209). The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe In my younger days I can remember being continually frustrated with Dana Scully (for different reasons than the majority of teenage boys I’d imagine). My frustration stemmed from the fact [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point, Youths & Reserves

    Posted on July 4th, 2014

    Written by Krishaldo

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    Strengthening the Strong, Weakening the Weak

    Strengthening the Strong, Weakening the Weak

    By Krishen Bhautoo. The Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) was initiated by the Premier League and accepted by the 72 Football League clubs on 20 October 2011. The clubs voted 46 in favour and 22 against, with three no-shows and one abstention. According to the Premier League, the EPPP is: … a long-term strategy designed to take [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point, Transfer Debate

    Posted on June 30th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Transfers – Cost v Worth

    Transfers – Cost v Worth

    By TTT Subscriber Ben Feltham. It all started with an innocuous line on a forum thread: “I’d take Lallana for 15m, but no way 25m”. There it was, writ large in less than ten words, everything that depresses me about this new notion of football support. As much as one can lose it on an [...]

  • Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on June 27th, 2014

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Luis Suarez – a Valuable Resource

    Luis Suarez – a Valuable Resource

    By TTT Subscriber Ben Feltham. After the shock and awe of ‘Luis Suarez bites again’, my first rational response was good [Ed: This was written before the ban including domestic football was announcement.]. Before I lose you all as some morally bankrupt fan, allow me to reprise an article I wrote last year about El Pistolero: [...]

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

    Posted on June 26th, 2014

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    The Problem of Luis Suarez and Two Tribes

    The Problem of Luis Suarez and Two Tribes

    By Paul Tomkins. One thing that has bothered me in the past when defending Luis Suarez – or, if not defending, at least, asking that he be given a fair trial and a punishment commensurate with his ‘crimes’ – is that I got dismissed by many for being part of a tribe, and not seeing [...]

  • Featured, Free, LFC History, Talking Point

    Posted on June 13th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Curiously Underwhelming: Liverpool at the World Cup

    Curiously Underwhelming: Liverpool at the World Cup

    By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). The proud heritage and history that Liverpool, as a football club, possesses is reflected in the fact that, since the World Cup began in 1930, only Manchester United has had more representatives at the tournament from English clubs. Liverpool have had sixty seven of their players named in World Cup [...]

  • Featured, Interactive, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on June 3rd, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (Part 2)

    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (Part 2)

    Midfield By Andrew Fanko (TTT Subscriber Arisesirrafa). OK, on we go to the engine room. I should start by saying that this is the area that improved the most in my opinion during 2013/14, and that is testament to Rodgers’ coaching skills as well as the adaptability of certain players. I thought we needed to [...]

  • Featured, Interactive, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on May 30th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (Part 1)

    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (Part 1)

    Goalkeepers and Defence By Andrew Fanko (TTT Subscriber Arisesirrafa). It was an incredible season, full of hope, passion and pride. The title run-in was mentally exhausting, but with the dust starting to settle on a remarkable 2013/14 for Liverpool Football Club, we can now turn our attention to the merits of the individual players. In [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on May 28th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    How Did It Make You Feel?

    How Did It Make You Feel?

    By Anthony Stanley (Dannyluke10). One hundred and one goals. It has, like so much of this season, a beautiful, poetic ring to it. One hundred and one times that we leapt for joy, that all of our troubles were momentarily forgotten, that we gloried in the scintillating red tide of verve and panache. Just consider [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on May 25th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Sports Book Chat: Ned Read, Pickles Magazine

    Sports Book Chat: Ned Read, Pickles Magazine

    Interview by Paul Grech. Given the proliferation of sites where the sole aim is to increase the number of hits through the propagation and invention of transfer rumours, it is easy to give into the temptation of despairing about the current state of football writing. There are so many out there for whom the term [...]

  • Featured, Interactive, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on May 21st, 2014

    Written by Krishaldo

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    TTT Team Of The Season: And The Winner Is…

    TTT Team Of The Season: And The Winner Is…

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). First of all thanks to all TTTers who voted in the TTTEPLTOTS polls and thanks to Dan for putting the polls into the article (even if he wanted to rig the voting so Hendo was the winner of every catergory!). The phonelines are now closed so any calls or [...]

  • Featured, Free, Subscribers Only, Talking Point, Talking Tactics

    Posted on May 21st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Handling the PL and CL Next Season

    Handling the PL and CL Next Season

    By Alexander Papas (TTT Subscriber Yiannis). When we asked TTT writers a series of questions in our recent Q&A (link to 2 articles), Yiannis replied to some questions in sufficient length to generate an article in its own right! This question could be worthy of articles on its own (so I’ve made it one – Ed!), [...]

  • Featured, Interactive, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on May 16th, 2014

    Written by Krishaldo

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    The TTT EPL Team of the Season

    The TTT EPL Team of the Season

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). After a fantastic season, I asked TTT Towers their thoughts on writing a piece on a Team of the Season (TTTEPLTOTS!) with TTTers voting on who they think should be selected. They said yes – so here goes! There are a few brief stats on each position taken from [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on May 16th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    10 Reasons for Liverpool Fans to be Cheerful

    10 Reasons for Liverpool Fans to be Cheerful

    By Neil Mundy (TTT Subscriber NeilM). So it didn’t quite happen after all. 7th to 1st in one season was just that bit too much of a stretch for the sporting scriptwriters. A mere two points (and 14 goals of goal difference) separated Brendan’s nascent Reds from their oil-rich FFP flaunting sky blue counterparts. Still, [...]

  • Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on May 8th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Confessions of a Liverpool Addict

    Confessions of a Liverpool Addict

    By Mikey Foley (TTT Subscriber ConradHart). My name is Mikey, and I’m a Liverpool supporter. It has been three days since I last watched a game. I get up at four or five in the morning to watch matches because I now live in Australia. There have been times I have woken up the entire [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 30th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Four Years a Slave

    Four Years a Slave

    By Anthony Stanley (Dannyluke10). The shackles have fallen off. With a crash they hit the dusty floor as you grope around blindly in the dark. The realisation that you’re free hits you softly, almost unbelievingly, as if merely admitting to the fact will cause the manacles to spring back up and reattach themselves. You rub [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on April 23rd, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Rebuilding a Fallen Kingdom

    Rebuilding a Fallen Kingdom

    By Alex Tate (Tattva). I’m on the lookout for full time work. I’ve managed two football teams in the past. Both were small time, one suffered relegation and then came straight back up, the other started at the bottom and stayed there until after two seasons I felt I couldn’t take the assorted rag bag [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 14th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Brendan and Me

    Brendan and Me

    By Dave Cronin. Brendan Rodgers doesn’t know me. We’ve never met. Yet Brendan and I have had a relationship for nearly two years now. Since the day Brendan accepted the post of manager of Liverpool FC, my moods and my sense of well-being in and around each match day and in much of the space [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on April 10th, 2014

    Written by Bob

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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, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 8th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    They Can Be Heroes

    They Can Be Heroes

    By Mikey Foley (TTT Subscriber ConradHart). The sun is starting to dip below the rooftops of the long rows of terraced houses and the shadows are stretching across the road and up onto the garden wall of the neighbours’ house. It’s been one of those glorious, sunny summer days that seem etched into my childhood [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 4th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Embrace The Suffering

    Embrace The Suffering

    by Mikey Foley (TTT Subscriber ConradHart). I don’t know what’s going on. I can’t eat. My stomach feels like there’s a couple of squirrels in there fighting over the world’s last monkey nut. My wife is sick to death of me jabbering on about tables, three points and a magic wand belonging to some Brazilian [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on April 3rd, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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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 [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 1st, 2014

    Written by jimtheoracle

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    We Weren’t Supposed To Be This Good

    We Weren’t Supposed To Be This Good

    by James Keen (TTT Subscriber jimtheoracle). This was posted yesterday afternoon by jimtheoracle – check out the number of Recommends. It was one of those that was too good to leave behind, so in case you missed it, here it reproduced is as an article.  This team are astonishing. They are the best team in the [...]

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