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    Listen Up, Fuckwits

    Posted by Paul Tomkins on May 4th, 2015

    Listen Up, Fuckwits

    By Paul Tomkins. Okay, so have I got your attention? Moaning about football fans on Twitter is often as pointless and interesting as moaning about the British weather. But every now and then I try to step outside of the oasis of calm that this website’s subscribers provide and see how the general LFC populous [...]

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    • Daniel Rhodes 28 Comments
      Next Season’s Priorities: League, Cups, or Both?

      By TTT Subscriber Mike Taylor. I’m writing this after the deeply disappointing FA Cup semi-final loss to a very poor Aston Villa side, who we all know are going to get sliced to ribbons by Arsenal in the final; and after a 1-0 defeat away at Hull, where the players just looked tired and disengaged. [...]

    • Daniel Rhodes 7 Comments
      The Week That Was – Friday 1st May

      By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday April 27th 2015. Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Brendan Rodgers has conceded that Liverpool’s failure to qualify for the Champions [...]

    • Daniel Rhodes 6 Comments
      How do Guardiola and Rodgers use the 3-4-2-1?

      Host: Daniel Rhodes Guests: Mihail Vladimirov and Rene Maric (@ReneMaric) Topics: Do Bayern even have a formation, and is it easy to pin down? Is it possible to ‘work out’ a formation? A look at the defensive differences between Guardiola and Rodgers; also how do Liverpool and Bayern differ in their attacking fluidity within this [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 9th, 2015

    Posted by Krishaldo

    55

    Why Aren’t We Scoring More?

    Why Aren’t We Scoring More?

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). There has been some recent talk about Liverpool’s lack of goal scoring chances. In Andrew Beasley’s blog Brendan Rodgers’ Goalscoring Low, he highlights some stats of our goal scoring woes. He goes into more detail, but essentially, if you take a running total of 38 games under Rodgers, our goals scored and [...]

  • Featured, LFC Finances, Part Free, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 8th, 2015

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    55

    Too Much Money Chasing Too Few Goods

    Too Much Money Chasing Too Few Goods

    By Nick Haley (TTT Subscriber NoWorkinForFergie). Shortly before negotiations started for the live broadcasting rights for the newly formed FA Premier League (FAPL), our adopted Jamaican wing-wizard John Barnes reportedly became the first football player in England to be paid £10k a week – his reward for being the finest player in English football playing [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, Podcast

    Posted on April 8th, 2015

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT #14: The Bigger Picture and Relative Success

    TTT #14: The Bigger Picture and Relative Success

    Including: Daniel Rhodes, Dan Kennett, Krishen Bhautoo (@krishaldo21) and Anthony Stanley (@AstanleyAnthony). Topics: What constitutes “success” for Liverpool in the modern era? Is this season a success if Liverpool win the FA Cup but miss Top 4? How big a failure is no top 4 and no trophy? Can “on the pitch” success happen without [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on April 6th, 2015

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    We’re All Gonna Live Forever!

    We’re All Gonna Live Forever!

    By Paul Tomkins. Last night’s piece, “We’re All Gonna Die!” provoked a lot of debate, much of which took place on Twitter. There were a lot of interesting comments, plus the usual complaints. (And of course, the usual excellent discussions in the comments on this site.) I figured it’d be easier to write a (fairly) [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 6th, 2015

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

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    2015 FA Cup Quarter Final Replay: Blackburn (A)

    2015 FA Cup Quarter Final Replay: Blackburn (A)

    By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes.  Liverpool and Blackburn meet on Wednesday evening at Ewood Park – 7.45pm kick off UK time – in this FA Cup quarter-final replay, with a semi-final tie against Aston Villa at Wembley the reward for the winners. The two sides drew 0-0 at Anfield almost a month ago and [...]

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

    Posted on April 5th, 2015

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    We’re All Gonna Die!

    We’re All Gonna Die!

    By Paul Tomkins. In order to let in some light, let’s first study the darkness. The one thing that’s undeniably definite in life is also the thing we most stridently ignore: death. We distort reality in order to avoid facing that grim conclusion; facing our grim conclusion. We tell each other that life should be [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on April 5th, 2015

    Posted by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Once again Liverpool started poorly Their starting approach lacked clarity There seemed to be an absence of concrete strategic objectives and tactical patterns This big tactical capitulation effectively handed the game to Arsenal Coutinho and Markovic struggled positionally to support the wing-backs Liverpool were extremely sloppy in possession In contrast, Arsenal [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on April 3rd, 2015

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was – Friday 3rd April

    The Week That Was – Friday 3rd April

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday March 30th 2015. Welcome to our new weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and also the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Raheem Sterling, 20, will turn down a £180,00-a-week new deal [...]

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

    Posted on April 3rd, 2015

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    What Wins League Titles? Here is the Answer

    What Wins League Titles? Here is the Answer

    By Paul Tomkins. Note: this was originally a draft version of the Introduction for the follow-up to Pay As You Play. In the end, due to other commitments, we’ve shelved the project, and will use the 2015 content for TTT and the TPI blog instead, and maybe look to do a book at some point [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on April 3rd, 2015

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Pressing, Lallana and the Future of Tactical Analysis

    Pressing, Lallana and the Future of Tactical Analysis

    Including: Daniel Rhodes, Mihail Vladimirov and Leroy Mah (@LFCImpulse) Topics: The lack of tactical pressing by Liverpool under Rodgers, how this contrasts with perceptions about the Reds, and why the players’ individual attributes drive any pressing, rather than any coordinated plan. Which teams press well around Europe? Ruling out the issue of fatigue, especially over [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 1st, 2015

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    The LFC Team That Would Have Won the Title

    The LFC Team That Would Have Won the Title

    By Paul Tomkins. Last weekend’s charity game, while essentially meaningless in sporting terms, provided a fascinating glimpse into what might have been. The beauty of ‘what might have beens’ is that you can never disprove your belief; the downside is that you can never prove them to be true, either. My sense is that between [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 1st, 2015

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Arsenal (A)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Arsenal (A)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Two of the in-form teams of 2015 meet at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday – 12.45pm kick off UK time – with 3rd place Arsenal hosting 5th place Liverpool. The 1-2 defeat to Manchester Utd at Anfield prior to the international break ended our 13 game undefeated [...]

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

    Posted on April 1st, 2015

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    130

    Raheem Sterling – To Pay Or Not To Pay

    Raheem Sterling – To Pay Or Not To Pay

    By TTT Subscriber Dave Cronin. This was originally a comment by Dave. as it’s so topical and so good, we decided to turn it onto a Subscriber-only article in its own right. If you missed it the first time, here’s your chance to catch it again. I hate all this talk about Sterling’s contract. It’s [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on March 31st, 2015

    Posted by Krishaldo

    36

    Fixing the Club v Country Debate

    Fixing the Club v Country Debate

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). As we know only too well, Daniel Sturridge got injured whilst on international duty. It wasn’t from an innocuous challenge, nor by an awkward fall, but during training. After a friendly match. A training session that he wasn’t even supposed to be involved in if Mr Hodgson and co [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 29th, 2015

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Anger Leads To Hate, Hate Leads To Suffering

    Anger Leads To Hate, Hate Leads To Suffering

    By Dave Cronin. George Lucas did a piss-poor job when writing Return of the Jedi.  The lazy repeat of the rebels versus Death Star plot; the daft way in which he killed off Boba Fett; the whole plot around the rescue of Han Solo (so they all planned to get captured at different times?); the Ewoks who seemed [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on March 27th, 2015

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was – Friday 27th March

    The Week That Was – Friday 27th March

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday March 23rd 2015. Welcome to our new weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and also the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Referee Martin Atkinson was right to send off Steven Gerrard [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 25th, 2015

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    A Season to Remember – 1987/8

    A Season to Remember – 1987/8

    By Chris Rowland. The Reds team that had been good enough to win the double in 1985/6 had not been good enough to resist Everton’s challenge the following season, finishing 2nd but nine points behind, as the Merseyside domination of the league in the ‘80s continued – the title remained there for seven consecutive seasons [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on March 25th, 2015

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Pod #13: Who Wants to Talk About Sunday?

    TTT Pod #13: Who Wants to Talk About Sunday?

    Involved: Chris Rowland, Daniel Rhodes, Damien Parsonage (@damienpar), Simon Steers (@sisteers). Topics: Anyone want to talk about Sunday? The optimistic build-up. Swapping Sturridge for Sterling up front. Although the Red Devils dominated most areas of the match, they still created very little. The huge gaps in the middle of the field. A lack of pressing recently. Nullifying [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 23rd, 2015

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Great Players, Big Problems

    Great Players, Big Problems

    By Paul Tomkins Having recently written that Liverpool’s future looks very bright, I feel it’s important to not overreact to what is always a galling defeat when it happens. A calm head seems especially necessary after 10 wins and three draws in the previous 13 league games. Once you’ve gone on a 13-game unbeaten run [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on March 23rd, 2015

    Posted by Mihail Vladimirov

    39

    Liverpool 1 Man Utd 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 1 Man Utd 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Van Gaal’s huge tactical gamble Liverpool’s surprising failure to press handed Utd the tactical initiative Liverpool started the game passively and lethargically This played into Utd’s hands, giving them time to settle into their patient and methodical passing flow Utd dominated from the beginning and had overall control over the game [...]

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

    Posted on March 23rd, 2015

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Better to be a Drogba than an Owen?

    Better to be a Drogba than an Owen?

    By Paul Tomkins and Robert Radburn. The following is something I wrote with my long-time collaborator Robert Radburn (we co-authored a ZX Spectrum game together while at school, but please don’t tell anybody). It takes my recent work on the scoring rates of strikers and expands it, with the addition of various interactive Tableau infographics. [...]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 23rd, 2015

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Man Utd (H)

    Post-Match Analysis: Man Utd (H)

    Rather than have a stand-alone article focusing purely on the stats from each match of the Premier League season, this campaign we will broaden the focus of the post-match analysis and provide more useful and relevant information for subscribers. This article is for subscribers only. This will include video clips, press conferences, the player and [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 20th, 2015

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Premier League Preview 14/15: Man Utd (H)

    Premier League Preview 14/15: Man Utd (H)

    By Chris Rowland, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. This top 4 qualifying play-off takes place at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, kick-off 1.30pm. Now hate is a strong word, too strong for mere sport. But mutual loathing is about the best you can say about feelings between these two clubs,  so we’ll just call it the [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on March 20th, 2015

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was – Friday 20th March

    The Week That Was – Friday 20th March

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday March 16th 2015. Welcome to our new weekly round-up. Similar to the old TTT Time, it’s a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and also the world of football generally. The Week in Football Liverpool FC Matters: Monday/Tuesday: Brendan Rodgers credited [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 20th, 2015

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    A Season to Remember – 1985/6

    A Season to Remember – 1985/6

    By Chris Rowland. No season had ever started in circumstances like this one. For any club. For the first season since Liverpool’s debut in 1964/5, there was no European football, as 21 consecutive seasons of involvement came to an end following the post-Heysel ban. For the first time in the club’s history, a player-manager was [...]

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