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    Are Liverpool Buying Wisely?

    Posted by Paul Tomkins on July 30th, 2014

    Are Liverpool Buying Wisely?

    By Paul Tomkins. A lot has been made of Liverpool signing unremarkable players from unremarkable clubs this summer, having sold their most remarkable player to the world’s most remarkable club (of recent years). There’s no doubt that Liverpool’s squad is stronger (on paper), but is the first XI? Buying exceptional players also improves the squad, [...]

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    • Daniel Rhodes 3 Comments
      TTT Podcast: Episode Two

      The second fortnightly episode of The Tomkins Times Podcast has been recorded. A huge thanks to everyone involved (including the additional help of TTT subscriber Slick Mud). Feedback, as always, welcome in the comments section. Host: Bob Pearce Guests: Chris Rowland, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Topics: The recent friendlies and what we have learnt, [...]

    • Chris Rowland 1 Comment
      TTT Time, 30th July 2014

      By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

    • Beez 6 Comments
      How Did Liverpool Improve in 2013/14?

      By Andrew Beasley (Beez). This article was written exclusively for the new Tomkins Times book ‘They Dared To Dream: How Rodgers’ Liverpool Went So Close’, which you can purchase from Amazon here. Brendan Rodgers forged his managerial reputation at Swansea City on the back of a possession-heavy philosophy, and it was widely expected that this [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 14th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 15th July 2014

    TTT Time, 15th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 14th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 14th July 2014

    TTT Time, 14th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 13th, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Luis Suarez Is An Animal

    Luis Suarez Is An Animal

    By Paul Tomkins. Whether or not you think Luis Suarez was Liverpool’s best ever player, he was clearly up there. Uncontrovertibly, he was, without doubt, the club’s most controversial. He could start fights in an empty press room. Longevity – doing it for eight or nine years rather than three – was perhaps the one [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on July 13th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    How Pascal’s Triangle Led to a Mental Season

    How Pascal’s Triangle Led to a Mental Season

    By Joseph Pepper (long-time TTT subscriber). Note from PT: this is TTT’s longest-ever piece, but it’s well worth going to the trouble to read. Print it out and voilà! – you have (almost) a book. (Hell, Joe has already split it into chapters for you.) Part 1. Pascal’s Triangle. “In practical life we are compelled to [...]

  • Featured, Interactive, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 11th, 2014

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Potential Strikers for Liverpool? Who is Out There?

    Potential Strikers for Liverpool? Who is Out There?

    By Paul Tomkins and Daniel Rhodes. At TTT Towers we’ve got together to come up with a list of potential striker targets, given that Luis Suarez is on his way out, Alexis Sanchez has chosen Arsenal, and neither Iago Aspas nor Fabio Borini certain of a future on Merseyside. Subscribers can view the obligatory YouTube [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 11th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 11th July 2014

    TTT Time, 11th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 10th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    29

    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 [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 10th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 10th July 2014

    TTT Time, 10th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Featured, Free, LFC Finances

    Posted on July 8th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    FFP and The Amortisation of Suarez

    FFP and The Amortisation of Suarez

    by TTT Subscriber Daniel Geey. Suarez, Liverpool’s Potential £70m+ Profit and Financial Fair Play With Luis Suarez now close to moving to Barcelona for a reported £70-80m, this piece aims to shed light on how clubs account for the sale and purchase of players and why it is important for Financial Fair Play (FFP) compliance. [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 8th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 9th July 2014

    TTT Time, 9th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 8th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 8th July 2014

    TTT Time, 8th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 7th, 2014

    Posted by Krishaldo

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    Testing Our Defence

    Testing Our Defence

    By Krishen Bhautoo and Daniel Rhodes. Whilst our amazing front line was taking the headlines, it was also bailing us out more than once as we were making a little bit of a mess of things at times last season at the back. Compared to what would be expected regarding conceded goals, we probably should [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 7th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 7th July 2014

    TTT Time, 7th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point, Youths & Reserves

    Posted on July 4th, 2014

    Posted 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 [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 4th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 4th July 2014

    TTT Time, 4th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 3rd, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 3rd July 2014

    TTT Time, 3rd July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 3rd, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    Welcome to Emre Can

    Welcome to Emre Can

    By Chris Rowland. On June 5th Liverpool FC announced they have agreed a deal in principle with Bayer Leverkusen to sign 20-year-old midfielder Emre Can, and today completed the transfer, for a fee reported to be about £10.5m. Can follows Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana to Anfield during the current transfer window as Brendan Rodgers fine-tunes his squad for Champions [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 1st, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Suarez Sale? A Blessing and a Curse

    Suarez Sale? A Blessing and a Curse

    By Paul Tomkins. The one thing we’re quick to forget is that the future of football is never written in stone. I too am not immune from using precedents as some kind of proof of future success. You can find handy guides,  it is true, but no-one is ever correct in predicting what will happen [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 1st, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 2nd July 2014

    TTT Time, 2nd July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 1st, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    Lallana Landed

    Lallana Landed

    By Chris Rowland. Liverpool today confirmed the transfer of Adam Lallana from Southampton on a long-term deal. He will wear squad number 20. The club is understood to have agreed to pay Saints £23 million with another £2 million in add-ons. After signing, the midfielder said: “I’m so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 1st, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 1st July 2014

    TTT Time, 1st July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Site News

    Posted on June 30th, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    They Dared To Dream: TTT Book OUT NOW

    They Dared To Dream: TTT Book OUT NOW

    Our new book – They Dared To Dream: How Rodgers’ Liverpool Went So Close – is now available on Kindle, via Amazon. The book is a mixture of articles written during the season and new material composed – via our many talented writers – especially for the project. Click the link below to go to the [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point, Transfer Debate

    Posted on June 30th, 2014

    Posted 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, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 30th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 30th June 2014

    TTT Time, 30th June 2014

    By Chris Rowland. Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Featured, Part Free, Player In Focus

    Posted on June 27th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    Thrice Bitten, Once Shy

    Thrice Bitten, Once Shy

    By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). “It’s in the man.  I would think that in five years’ time if there was a certain nerve hit or chord rung with Suarez in a different situation he would react in the same way” – Dr Thomas Fawcett, Sports psychologist, speaking after the Ivanovic incident. The morning after [...]

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