• Free, FSG, Talking Point

    Posted on February 8th, 2016

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    When You Walk Out Through a Storm …

    When You Walk Out Through a Storm …

    By Chris Rowland. First the black flags before the match. Only black flags. No red ones. No giant one to pass over your heads. Then the slightly disturbing atmosphere of simmering unrest. Even if you didn’t know, you’d have sensed something was afoot. But of course everyone did know. Let’s wind back a few hours, [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on January 20th, 2016

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Learning to Love the Cups

    Learning to Love the Cups

    By TTT Subscriber Neil Mundy. There’s a strange cognitive dissonance that goes on in my head whenever Liverpool play in a cup game these days (which, it has to be said, is quite a lot this season). Before the game starts, I think Cup games are an unnecessary distraction, a chance for players to get [...]

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on January 14th, 2016

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The House That Fenway Built

    The House That Fenway Built

    By David C Jennings (TTT subscriber).  A young committed anarchist once told me [that may be the first time we've ever run an article with that opening - Ed] “don’t believe what they tell you”. And whereas his overall approach to life was by my judgment quite unrealistic, the statement nevertheless stuck. Part of the [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on November 24th, 2015

    Written by Krishaldo

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    British Managers vs Foreign: By Numbers

    British Managers vs Foreign: By Numbers

    By Krishen Bhautoo. (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo) Prior to our League Cup game vs Bournemouth in October, Eddie Howe said ”It’s difficult for British coaches to get a job at the top clubs and may get harder.” Astoundingly, Mourinho echoed similar thoughts with him saying ‘I’m speaking against myself but I disagree with there being so many foreign [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on November 5th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

    Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

    By Anthony Stanley. I’ve been thinking about optimism. Optimism and, perhaps oddly, sheep. Sometimes a constant positive outlook is viewed as tantamount to bleating. The cool kids, the hipsters, aren’t overly optimistic – it’s better to remain aloof and be grounded in realism. I’m not overly positive in most walks of life – just football. [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on November 3rd, 2015

    Written by Bob

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    Klopp – Reversing the Laws of Gravity

    Klopp – Reversing the Laws of Gravity

    By TTT Subscriber Bob Pearce “To win the title will require one of the outstanding managerial performances of all time. Or the owners are going to have to throw the bank at it and give him the money to entice top-class players to Merseyside. Will he be able to sign a Lewandowski, Gotze or Gundogan, [...]

  • Featured, Part Free, Part Subscriber, Talking Point

    Posted on October 21st, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Football and Kung Fu – Lessons in Dedication

    Football and Kung Fu – Lessons in Dedication

    By Russel Lunt (TTT Subscriber Thundyr) I turned 30 at the end of the year the electronic world had failed to meet its predicted Y2K doom. My father’s gift for reaching this landmark age was a folded piece of A5 paper with a single, printed sentence:“This coupon may be exchanged for a return flight ticket [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on October 7th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Rodgers’ Departure – Sad but Necessary

    Rodgers’ Departure – Sad but Necessary

    By Freelance European Football Journalist Paul Wilkes. (Twitter: @paulwilkesfooty) Brendan Rodgers walked out of the Goodison press room with his head down and gaze firmly fixed upon the floor. At the time it just looked like a man under pressure, though perhaps he was doing his best to avoid the sight of the yellow baseball cap-wearing [...]

  • Free, Member, Talking Point

    Posted on October 1st, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    All Managers Need Support, Good Players and Time

    All Managers Need Support, Good Players and Time

    By TTT Subscriber Paul Little. To be honest, I’d be as excited and fascinated as any Liverpool fan if Jurgen Klopp became Liverpool manager – even though it may not seem that way to some. That said, I’m by and large always excited by new players and new managers. It’s in the very nature of [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on September 28th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Formations Are Neutral….

    Formations Are Neutral….

    By TTT Subscriber Ben Feltham. “Formations are neutral….but players are not”. This paraphrased sentiment could be my second favourite moment on an internet forum. No actually just on The Internet. In my life. The first was a racism storm unsurprisingly linked to Luis Suarez and went something like this (the names have been changed to…);- [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on September 15th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Death By Football?

    Death By Football?

    By TTT Subscriber and freelance football writer Paul Little. “You have to make sure you don’t lose sight of who you are. Many young coaches change, for whatever reason – because of circumstances beyond their control, because things don’t come out right at first or because success can change you. All of a sudden, they [...]

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

    Posted on August 14th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool’s New Manager Revealed

    Liverpool’s New Manager Revealed

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Steven Spielberg’s 2002 movie ‘Minority Report’ starring Tom Cruise takes place in year 2054 and presents a reality where murders do not occur anymore. Three genetically modified psychic ‘pre-cogs’ (people with ‘pre-cognition‘ who can see the future while dreaming) can predict the future and thus catch the murderers even before they can [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on August 12th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Power and Holding the Midfield

    Power and Holding the Midfield

    By TTT Subscriber Ben Feltham. I am currently exercised by how much power Emre Can has. It’s a less opaque conceit than it sounds, it’s more a Speed x Strength type of thing than an exertion of will. My dad, a maths teacher, would beguile over how our travel chess game could predict it was going [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on August 5th, 2015

    Written by Krishaldo

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    A View From the Other Side – Season Preview

    A View From the Other Side – Season Preview

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). We want to know what THEY think too. So Krish asked websites of other PL clubs a series of questions. Here are their answers (nothing from Aston Villa, Leicester City, Sunderland, Southampton, West Ham Utd or Everton):  How did you think the 14/15 season went for you compared to [...]

  • 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, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 24th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    So Can This be Our Year?

    So Can This be Our Year?

    By TTT Subscriber Anthony Stanley. ‘Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”’ – Audrey Hepburn. I’m trying not to get too excited. I know what it does, you see, this excitement. It tends to end in disappointment.”It’s going be our year this year/next year” has become a cliché amongst rival supporters, something to [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 15th, 2015

    Written by Bob

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    An Acute Case of Player Blindness?

    An Acute Case of Player Blindness?

    By TTT Subscriber Bob Pearce. I have a problem with football. You might have the same problem too. In fact I’m pretty sure you do. And I’m pretty sure that you don’t realise you have this problem either. And the reason I can confidently say that is because I just invented the problem. Until someone [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on June 30th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Reasons to be Cheerful, Parts 1-10

    Reasons to be Cheerful, Parts 1-10

    By TTT Subscriber Neil Mundy. OK, OK, I tried this before at the end of the 2013/14 season, and in retrospect, that didn’t really work out so well. In fact, I dare not re-read it, for fear of cringing. So why am I doing it again? (Predilection for self-flagellation?! – Ed ) Well quite frankly [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on June 18th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Contrary Measures

    Contrary Measures

    By TTT Subscriber Ben Feltham. I’d like to offer Brendan Rodgers some advice- pay absolutely no attention to the collective gobshite also known as THE FANBASE. It’s not you, it’s us. You see it’s hard to describe the abused state we’ve been left in, the sentence of 25 years meted out week by week. Week [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point, Talking Tactics

    Posted on May 21st, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Holy Trinity of Player Recruitment

    The Holy Trinity of Player Recruitment

    By TTT Subscriber James Nalton. Football player recruitment has seen numerous advancements in recent years. The adoption of data analysis techniques, the Moneyball phenomenon and the introduction of tailored scouting software has all led to increased knowledge and understanding when it comes to investing in players. So why do so many professional clubs still get [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on May 12th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Trauma of Liverpool F.C.

    The Trauma of Liverpool F.C.

    by TTT Subscriber Ben Feltham. “Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a form of fishing off the past From the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts, And recycling it for more than it’s worth” (Baz Luhrmann, Everybody’s free to wear Sunscreen) I do that. I have a built-in filter [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on May 11th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Show Me the Money

    Show Me the Money

    by TTT Subscriber Arjun Aiyar. Following Jordon Ibe’s recent revelation that he prefers to have his parents advise him rather than an agent, on Sunday Arjun aiyar made a series of fascinating comments regarding the way agents operate in the football industry, based on his personal legal experiences. SuperTiger asked whether we could expand on [...]

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

    Posted on May 6th, 2015

    Written by Bob

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    Steven Gerrard. There Can Never Be Another.

    Steven Gerrard. There Can Never Be Another.

    By TTT Subscriber Bob Pearce. There will be plenty of places where you’ll be able to read appreciations of Steven Gerrard’s achievements. Some opinions may even go as far as to suggest that he is the greatest Liverpool player of all time. There will be plenty of people offering their insights into Steven’s Gerrard’s thoughts [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on May 1st, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Next Season’s Priorities: League, Cups, or Both?

    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. [...]

  • FSG, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on May 1st, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Problems in the LFC Workplace?

    Problems in the LFC Workplace?

    By TTT Subscriber Neil Burke. So, I started writing a post as a little anecdote about my job, using my current experiences as a parallel to what might be going on within the Liverpool dressing room. Maybe it doesn’t reflect well on me at the moment, but so be it. By the end of writing [...]

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