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

    Posted on July 14th, 2016

    Written 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 […]

  • Featured, Free, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on July 7th, 2016

    Written 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 […]

  • End of Season Player Review, Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 9th, 2016

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    How Was Their Season? No 16: James Milner

    How Was Their Season? No 16: James Milner

    By Daniel Rhodes. Who is James Milner? Is he really a dour caricature, slandered and sullied by some anonymous Twitter account, forcing him into a state of catatonic paralysis when asked to perform a simple five yard pass to a teammate? Is he the perfect <insert> into various positions, able to adapt to instruction? He […]

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

    Posted on June 1st, 2016

    Written by Graeme Riley

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    Flukey Foxes, Lucky Leicester or Clinical City?

    Flukey Foxes, Lucky Leicester or Clinical City?

    By TTT Subscriber Graeme Riley. Setting the scene (All figures quoted are in 2015-2016 TPI values) For those not familiar with the concept of TPI, since 2010 I have been capturing data on all players in the Premier League including their transfer values paid. By comparing the average transfer from one season to the next […]

  • Featured, Scouting, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 31st, 2016

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Scouting: Ben Chilwell, Liverpool Target

    Scouting: Ben Chilwell, Liverpool Target

    By Daniel Rhodes.  “We haven’t had a decent left-back for years…” We’ve had players who attack this problem position with a golf club, we’ve had FIFA football and social media experts who just gave up on football altogether, we’ve had sure-thing Italian stalwarts with the ability to lob goalkeepers at Old Trafford, but who struggle […]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 19th, 2016

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Europa League Final

    Post-Match Analysis: Europa League Final

    By Daniel Rhodes. Momentum exists! The final twenty five minutes of the first half saw Liverpool rack up the shots, chances and attempts that tested their goalkeeper. If Daniel Sturridge stands still when fractionally offside I’d be disappointed. It is a natural reaction to stick a leg out (especially as a striker), but as Lovren […]

  • Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 24th, 2016

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Out On Away Goals: Liverpool Versus Random Chance

    Out On Away Goals: Liverpool Versus Random Chance

    By Daniel Rhodes. “Football-related superstition” sounds like an undesirable medical condition, and to some extent it is… (Link) I say that because it was tempting to remove the “out on away goals” element from the title, for fear of jinxing our precarious position in the Europa League tie against Augsburg. That’s how the brain synapses […]

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

    Posted on January 26th, 2016

    Written by Krishaldo

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    Investigating Liverpool’s Scoring Problems

    Investigating Liverpool’s Scoring Problems

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). At the time of writing (before the Norwich game!), Liverpool had played 22 league games and scored just 25 goals (1.14 goals per game – and yes, this will be a statty piece!). That’s less than struggling Chelsea, boring Man Utd, newly promoted Bournemouth and relegation favourites Sunderland. Last season, […]

  • Featured, Free, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on October 8th, 2015

    Written by Beez

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    Jürgen Klopp Can Balance Defence and Attack

    Jürgen Klopp Can Balance Defence and Attack

    Written by Andrew Beasley (Beez).  Now that Jürgen Klopp has been confirmed as the new manager of Liverpool, it’s time to look at a few stats from his time at Dortmund, to see if his championship winning sides were that good, or if the team in his final season were that bad. Time constraints sadly […]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on September 21st, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Norwich City (H)

    Post-Match Analysis: Norwich City (H)

    This season, similar to the last, will involve: a brief round-up of all the key stats from each match, the press conferences when available, some match highlights, and Dan Kennett’s Tableau Dashboard as the season progresses. The rest of this post is for subscribers only:

  • Featured, FSG, Statistical Analysis, Transfer Debate

    Posted on September 9th, 2015

    Written by Krishaldo

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    Round-Up: Summer Transfer Window 15/16

    Round-Up: Summer Transfer Window 15/16

    Jim White Day is over. The transfer window has ‘slammed shut’. ‘War chests’ and ‘transfer kitty’s’ have been spent. Sky Sports’ ‘Sources’ can finally go home to charge their phones and Harry Redknapp’s car window can have a holiday. So now would be a good time to see who has done the most business, spent […]

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

    Posted on August 20th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Predicts: The Final Results

    TTT Predicts: The Final Results

    By TTT subscriber Jonathon Davies. All of us on here are desperate for success at Liverpool.  Currently, success for the Reds means getting back into the top 4 of the Premier League and securing a Champions League place. What is the magic number of points that will get us back to 4th in the league? Everyone […]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Talking Point, Talking Tactics

    Posted on August 4th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Do Results Lie? (or The Introduction of ‘Tactistics’)

    Do Results Lie? (or The Introduction of ‘Tactistics’)

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Statistics and Tactics combined The use of both statistics and tactics have been part of football to some degree since its inception. Both have also been valuable tools in different periods to aid sharp footballing minds to facilitate the next step of football evolution – people like Charles Reep, who used statistical […]

  • Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 2nd, 2015

    Written by Krishaldo

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    Season 14/15 – Premier League Stats Comparison

    Season 14/15 – Premier League Stats Comparison

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). Now that the season is (thankfully) over, I thought we could have a look at some underlying numbers in brief details to see how we compared to others in the league and those around us to perhaps get a grasp of where things went wrong, although I think we […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 26th, 2015

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    EXCLUSIVE: Proof that Cups Harm League Form

    EXCLUSIVE: Proof that Cups Harm League Form

    By Paul Tomkins. This article is initially for TTT subscribers only, but a version will be made free to read at a later date. For years now I’ve been arguing that cup football can damage a team’s league health, although it was based more on empirical evidence, and a hunch, than anything more concrete. But […]

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

    Posted on March 6th, 2015

    Written by Dan Kennett

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    Liverpool 2014/15: Zeros to Heroes

    Liverpool 2014/15: Zeros to Heroes

    By Dan Kennett. 23rd November 2014 Crystal Palace: 3 (Gayle 17’, Ledley 78’, Jedinak 82’) Liverpool: 1 (Lambert 2’). The headlines in the collection of newspaper reports on www.lfchisory.net (complied by TTTer Graeme Riley!) make grim reading: Liverpool endure new indignity [Times] Liverpool backbone ruptured by Bolasie as Palace claim victory of heart and mind [Guardian] […]

  • Free, LFC Finances, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on March 2nd, 2015

    Written by Krishaldo

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    Holy Comolli! – Was He Right?

    Holy Comolli! – Was He Right?

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). On 3rd November 2010, Liverpool Football Club announced that Damien Comolli had been appointed as Director of Football Strategy, with part of his remit being to oversee the recruitment of new players to the club. Before his departure on 12th April 2012, he headed the signing of 10 players […]

  • Post Match Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 2nd, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Man City (H)

    Post-Match Analysis: Man City (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.

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Part Subscriber, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on January 23rd, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    “Sit Down Brendan, We Need to Talk”

    “Sit Down Brendan, We Need to Talk”

    By Daniel Rhodes. (Brendan Rodgers enters the room…) John Henry: “Sit down Brendan, we need to talk.” Taking inspiration from Moneyball 2 (How Pascal’s Triangle Led to a Mental Season), an emergency meeting was called in Boston. After 19 matches this season, at the end of 2014, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was flown over to Boston to […]

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

    Posted on January 15th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Which Competition Should Liverpool Prioritise Now?

    Which Competition Should Liverpool Prioritise Now?

    By Dominic Smith (TTT subscriber scousedom).  “There are people who have money, and people who are rich”. Coco Chanel. This article is all about money. I know, click “back” now. I want to make it clear at the outset that I don’t like money. I don’t watch football to watch people make money. I watch […]

  • Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate

    Posted on January 7th, 2015

    Written by Krishaldo

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    Who We Can Sign In January – By The Numbers

    Who We Can Sign In January – By The Numbers

    by Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). It’s been a funny season. As fans, we approached the 14/15 season with tremendous optimism. The kind of bullishness that a team that had come some close to winning the title can be afforded. On an individual level, all our signings looked good. On paper, and by reputation, some […]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on December 22nd, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Arsenal (H)

    Post-Match Analysis: Arsenal (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 – usually by request after the game in the match thread – for subscribers. This article is for […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on December 19th, 2014

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Sterling and Origi Cannot Score Goals?

    Sterling and Origi Cannot Score Goals?

    By Paul Tomkins. Raheem Sterling cannot score goals. He’s not a natural finisher, people tell me. Well, is this true? My hunch is the Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen ruined Liverpool fans when it comes to assessing young goalscorers. (And thinking back, Ian Rush, who couldn’t score for toffee aged 19, became prolific at the […]

  • Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on December 13th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Where Did It All Go Wrong – Part II

    Where Did It All Go Wrong – Part II

    By TTT Subscriber Dave Cronin. There was a lot of talk in the summer about us potentially ‘doing a Spurs’ (i.e. selling our best player for a big fee, buying a number of new players with the money and disappointing in the following campaign). I was more concerned about us ‘doing a Liverpool’ (i.e. peaking […]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Post Match Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 2nd, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Newcastle (A)

    Post-Match Analysis: Newcastle (A)

    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 – usually by request after the game in the match thread – for subscribers. This article is for […]

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