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    STSOSTG – The Verdict (with TTT Player Values)

    Posted by Krishaldo on July 27th, 2016

    STSOSTG – The Verdict (with TTT Player Values)

    By Krishen Bhautoo. This is a short piece to round up the results of the excellently put together series of review pieces by Andrew Fanko last month (with a little bit of added data on the valuations TTTers put on our squad). Firstly, massive thanks to Andrew for putting those articles together. I look forward […]

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    • Paul Tomkins90 Comments
      Welcome Wijnaldum, the New Stephen Ireland

      By Paul Tomkins. Liverpool have signed a player in Georginio Wijnaldum who has an impeccable pedigree: prolific for Holland – from deeper positions – at U17, U19 and U21 level, and now adjusting to senior level too: four goals in his ten most recent games; and before this, having captained PSV to the title in […]

    • Daniel Rhodes5 Comments
      The Week That Was: Raggy, Wino and the Arl Fellah

      By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 18th July 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 18th: There was a fascinating interview with Jürgen Klopp, posted here by Shaded Red posted about his beliefs regarding transfers […]

    • Paul Tomkins47 Comments
      Star-Shaped Pegs for Star-Shaped Holes

      By Paul Tomkins. Last summer Liverpool signed Christian Benteke, a round peg signed for a round hole. A good player, he was ‘sole use’, not multipurpose. He’d hang around in the centre-forward position, and if you got crosses in he’d head them, and if you wanted to go direct from deep, he’d head them. Good […]

  • Featured, Part Free, Part Subscriber, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 21st, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Ragnar Klavan, Becks and The Vanilla Ninjas

    Ragnar Klavan, Becks and The Vanilla Ninjas

    By Daniel Rhodes. As the news broke about the injuries to Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez, the journalists started tweeting about Liverpool’s need to sign an old, experienced centre-back as cover for the start of the season. Immediately I imagined Sylvain Distin (38), Clint Hill (36) or Gareth McAuley (36); instead we ended up with […]

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 19th, 2016

    Posted by BehindRafa

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    The End of the Storm?

    The End of the Storm?

    Liverpool FC in the Premier League Era: Part 17 By Anthony Stanley. “…an epic swindle at the hands of rogue corporate directors, Broughton, Ayre and Purslow, who considered to sell the iconic Liverpool Football Club at a price they know to be hundreds of millions of dollars below the true market value” Tom Hicks and […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on July 17th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Why Did We Even Want Klopp in the First Place?

    Why Did We Even Want Klopp in the First Place?

    By Paul Tomkins. You’ll all remember precisely why Liverpool appointed Jürgen Klopp last October, upon firing Brendan Rodgers. But it’s worth a quick reminder. Klopp had taken Borussia Dortmund to two league titles and various cup finals, including one in the Champions League in 2013 – which was lost narrowly (and the German FA Cup […]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on July 14th, 2016

    Posted by Beez

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    Liverpool and Expected Goals

    Liverpool and Expected Goals

    I’m sure by now you’re familiar with the concept of expected goals (or xG or ExpG for short). Each shot a team takes and concedes is assigned a value based on the historic likelihood of it being scored. I thought I’d get in on the act by making a system too, though more for my […]

  • LFC History, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 13th, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    A Scouser Born and Bred – No 1: Tommy Smith

    A Scouser Born and Bred – No 1: Tommy Smith

    by Chris Rowland. Liverpool scored from a corner! Just the other day, I mean. Steve Heighway took it. There was a thumping header. You know the one. Rome, 1977.  It means Liverpool are back in front, 2-1, in the European Cup Final after a shaky spell following Moenchengladbach’s equaliser. ‘That’ header … All those thousands of Reds […]

  • Free, Interactive, Talking Point

    Posted on July 11th, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    Comment of the Month – The Article!

    Comment of the Month – The Article!

    On June 6th, The Tomkins Times subscriber and contributor Tony Mckenna (macattack) produced this epic comment exploring the benefits of giving a manager enough time. It won the inaugural TTT Comment of the Month competition resoundingly, despite stiff competition from other great comments. Here it is again, reproduced in its entirety as a stand-alone article: Liverpool Local Radio Announcement July […]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 11th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was: Friendly Fun and Games

    The Week That Was: Friendly Fun and Games

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 11th July 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 11th: Lucas Leiva believes Jürgen Klopp’s new contract represents a huge boost for everybody connected with Liverpool (apart […]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 8th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was: Six More Years!

    The Week That Was: Six More Years!

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 4th July 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 4th July: Pre-season training got underway at Melwood on Saturday. One Mario Balotelli was present, along with the […]

  • Featured, Free, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on July 7th, 2016

    Posted by Dan Kennett

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    Why Size Doesn’t Always Matter

    Why Size Doesn’t Always Matter

    By Dan Kennett. As the traditional photos emerged following the start of pre-season training, one thing immediately struck me: we have lots and lots of footballers at Liverpool. And this isn’t even including all the players still on summer holidays or involved at the Euros! The next thing that struck me is that if all […]

  • Featured, LFC History, Memorable Games, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 6th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Darkest Nights and False Dawns

    Darkest Nights and False Dawns

    Liverpool in the Premier League Era: Part Sixteen By TTT Subscriber Anthony Stanley. The autumn and winter months of 2010 will never be remembered fondly by any Liverpool fans. Indeed, and certainly since the formation of the Premier League, there was probably never a more depressing time to call yourself a Red; even the frustration and […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on July 4th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Liverpool Have Added a Load of Fresh Players

    Liverpool Have Added a Load of Fresh Players

    By Paul Tomkins. It seems an age ago, with Iceland and Wales winning hearts and minds, but it’s worth remembering that Liverpool played a mammoth 63 games last season, and were then the club with the most players heading to Euro 2016. On top of this, Philippe Coutinho went to the Copa América. It’s known […]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 4th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was: Hi Sadio, See Ya Roy!

    The Week That Was: Hi Sadio, See Ya Roy!

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 27th June 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 27th: Liverpool moved closer to completing their £30m deal for Sadio Mane, with the Southampton forward undergoing his medical […]

  • Comment of the Month, Featured, Free, Interactive

    Posted on July 1st, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    Comment of the Month – June 2016

    Comment of the Month – June 2016

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. Here’s the first of our new monthly competition to reward the best comment from a selected shortlist of brilliant comments that appeared on TTT during the month. Vote below – the winner gets a glittering trophy to raise aloft before their adoring fans, and a £20 electronic voucher. Comments: Mik […]

  • Featured, Should They Stay or Should They Go?, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 30th, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? Part 3

    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? Part 3

    Attack. By Andrew Fanko (TTT Subscriber Arisesirrafa). The attacking third is undeniably the area we have improved most under Klopp. In Brendan Rodgers’ final full season and the first eleven games of 2015/16, we scored 1.23 goals per game. This figure stands at 1.56 goals per game under the German, and that’s working with someone […]

  • Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 29th, 2016

    Posted by Krishaldo

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    Is Adam Lallana Actually Any Good?

    Is Adam Lallana Actually Any Good?

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). Ever since Adam Lallana joined Liverpool in the summer of 2014, there have been debates whether he is actually good enough for us. Generally though, most agree that he has qualities but lacks the killer instinct (and pace) to make him a top player. So, to look into it […]

  • Featured, Free, Scouting, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 28th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Scouting Sadio: Is He the Right Mané?

    Scouting Sadio: Is He the Right Mané?

    By Daniel Rhodes.  Seems futile writing a scouting article about a player we’ve signed, especially when the club seem to be employing the best Southampton scouts, by paying a huge premium on transfer fees once they’ve established themselves on the south coast. Holding my hands up, and I’m not going down the fume route at […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on June 27th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Fear Not: Mané the Main Man

    Fear Not: Mané the Main Man

    By Paul Tomkins. It goes without saying that there’s the predictable ‘fume’ that goes with any non-superstar Liverpool try to sign – even if almost all of the Reds’ best signings throughout its history had hitherto been non-superstars – but to my eyes, Sadio Mané has the pace the Reds need out wide, with the […]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 27th, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was: Appreciating Joe Allen!

    The Week That Was: Appreciating Joe Allen!

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 20th June 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 20th: Liverpool announced they will play FSV Mainz 05, one of Jürgen Klopp’s former clubs, on Sunday August 7 at […]

  • Interactive, Should They Stay or Should They Go?, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 23rd, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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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). I think this probably the hardest area to decide on. I don’t think we can say that any of our midfielders have been desperately disappointing this season, but the feeling remains that we struggle to dominate games from the middle of the park. Will the current crop be […]

  • Featured, Free, Scouting, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 22nd, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Scouting: Reds’ New Signing Matip, and Lovren

    Scouting: Reds’ New Signing Matip, and Lovren

    By Daniel Rhodes. While Liverpool fans in the past few days have been subjected to rumourmongering links for Andros Townsend and Paul Pogba, who exist on opposite ends of the Dream Player Scale, it seems to have been forgotten by many that we’ve actually signed three players already. The Tomkins Times will be using professional scouting […]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Tactics

    Posted on June 20th, 2016

    Posted by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Talking Tactics – The Book! The Podcast!

    Talking Tactics – The Book! The Podcast!

    You’ll Never Look at Football the Same Way Again By Bob Pearce and Mihail Vladimirov I was reading Mihail’s post match in-depth tactical analysis on The Tomkins Times each week with both awe and fascination. Yes, it was ‘obvious’ now he’d explained it, but I’m sure that it wasn’t ‘obvious’ when I was watching the […]

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