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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 8 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 [...]

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

    Posted on June 27th, 2014

    Posted 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: [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 27th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 27th June 2014

    TTT Time, 27th 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.

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

    Posted on June 26th, 2014

    Posted 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 [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 26th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 26th June 2014

    TTT Time, 26th 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, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on June 26th, 2014

    Posted by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Costa Rica 0 England 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Costa Rica 0 England 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Due to their two quite different objectives for this game, each manager approached it in a different manner in terms of selection and deciding how many players to rest and rotate. Costa Rica needed at least a point to ensure they finished first and avoided facing Colombia in the next round. Therefore [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on June 25th, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

    49

    Déjà Vu: Liverpool Players Misused By Hodgson

    Déjà Vu: Liverpool Players Misused By Hodgson

    By Paul Tomkins. When an ex-Liverpool manager takes charge of half a dozen Liverpool players in a group containing current and ex-Liverpool players, then international football has more meaning for this website. This is, after all, a site dedicated to discussing Liverpool FC, although we will wander off topic now and then. Suddenly, it seems, [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 25th, 2014

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Time, 25th June 2014

    TTT Time, 25th June 2014

    By Daniel Rhodes. 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, TTT Time

    Posted on June 24th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 24th June 2014

    TTT Time, 24th 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.

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on June 22nd, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    The Owl and the Pussy Cats

    The Owl and the Pussy Cats

    By Paul Tomkins. The best thing about England losing both opening games of a World Cup for the first time since 1958 is that a large chunk of the Liverpool squad will be home early for a well-earned rest (even if that rest was earned in the Premier League, not Brazil). The three lions looked [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 22nd, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 23rd June 2014

    TTT Time, 23rd 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.

  • Book Reviews, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 21st, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    Book Review: 2013/14 Season In Review

    Book Review: 2013/14 Season In Review

    by TTT Subscriber John P. Houghton. My review of Liverpool FC 2013/14 Season In Review: Poetry In Motion can be summed up in six words. [1] The same six words that describe how I still feel about last season: I didn’t want it to end. Published barely a month after the season’s climax, and edited [...]

  • Uruguay 2 England 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Uruguay 2 England 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. For this game Oscar Tabarez made five changes. Three of them were enforced and two resulted  following the disaster against Costa Rica and the change in the formation. Maxi Pereira was suspended (following his red card in the previous game), so Alvaro Pereira (no relation) came in to play on the left [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 20th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    England v Uruguay: Reds Watch

    England v Uruguay: Reds Watch

    By Alun Evans and Andrew Beasley. It was a game laden with Liverpool symbolism; the leading star of the team on one side and the award-winning supporting cast on the other; the ex-manager in the dugout. It was written in the stars then that Gerrard and Suarez should combine, albeit unintentionally on Gerrard’s part, to [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 20th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 20th June 2014

    TTT Time, 20th 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, Subscribers Only, TTT Symposium

    Posted on June 19th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    England, Uruguay and Liverpool’s Season

    England, Uruguay and Liverpool’s Season

    By Chris Rowland. Eight Liverpool players have the potential to be involved in Thursday evening’s clash between England and Uruguay. But does the match have wider implications for Liverpool’s prospects next season? We asked our Symposium Panel that very question. Mark Cohen (Maradoo): I must say, this World Cup has so far been an absolute blast. [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 19th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 19th June 2014

    TTT Time, 19th 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, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on June 16th, 2014

    Posted by Mihail Vladimirov

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    England 1 Italy 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    England 1 Italy 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    With so many Liverpool players involved, and an ex-Liverpool manager in charge (lest we forget), Mihail will be looking at England’s World Cup games. By Mihail Vladimirov. Since the warm-up friendlies it has been clear what Roy Hodgson’s starting team for the group stage of the World Cup would be. The main talking point before [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 16th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 16th June 2014

    TTT Time, 16th 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.

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 16th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 17th June 2014

    TTT Time, 17th 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.

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 16th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 18th June 2014

    TTT Time, 18th 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, Free, LFC History, Talking Point

    Posted on June 13th, 2014

    Posted 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 [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 13th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 13th June 2014

    TTT Time, 13th 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.

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Interactive, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 12th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    World Cup 2014, Brazil – Preview, Groups G&H

    World Cup 2014, Brazil – Preview, Groups G&H

    By Chris Rowland. The final preview has the cliched, fabled Group of Death (though England’s is pretty tough) of Germany, Portugal, Ghana (let’s see if anyone can mention them without mentioning Suarez’s handball. Just a note to all of them who do – it wasn’t Suarez who missed the resultant penalty, it was Asamoah Gyan) and [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 12th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 12th June 2014

    TTT Time, 12th 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.

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Interactive, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 11th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    World Cup 2014, Brazil – Preview, Groups E&F

    World Cup 2014, Brazil – Preview, Groups E&F

    By Chris Rowland. Along with Group C, Group E may offer the least interest to neutral observers, ie anyone who’s not French, Swiss or England’s last two friendly opponents, Ecuadorean or Honduran, though Liverpool are represented by France’s Sakho. But that doesn’t preclude the possibility of some good games or great goals. That’s the wonder [...]

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