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The Tomkins Times - Sat Oct 28 9:22 PM
Four games ago, Liverpool were scoring little over a goal per game (in the run following the thrashing of Arsenal), and were missing too many chances. And, up until four games ago, the Reds weren’t keeping clean sheets. Since then, Jürgen Klopp’s men have scored eleven, and in only one of the fou...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Sep 15 11:42 AM
This was one of the strangest transfers during the summer window: it has long been rumoured that Liverpool were interested in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but as the window entered its climax phase, the strongest rumour was that Arsenal had accepted a bid from Chelsea, and it seemed a formality he wo...
The Tomkins Times - Sat Sep 9 7:39 PM
It’s hard to take many positives from a 5-0 thrashing, but on the plus side, Liverpool have at least played Arsenal and Man City within the first four games. (Although the Reds usually do well in these fixtures – not that they can therefore be considered “easy”. The club’s starts seem farcically...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Sep 7 8:11 AM
Second in the league, six big chances for in the two most recent games against Hoffenheim and Arsenal, with none conceded; Liverpool travel to Manchester City on Saturday lunch-time on the back of scintillating attacking performances against two sides who tried to attack us, and without the inter...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Aug 28 7:44 AM
It’s now official: we’re on a roll. After the Hoffenheim match, me and Beez commented how rare it was that one team managed a six big chance ‘difference’ in a match. On Wednesday, we created six big chances, incredibly. Unlikely to happen again until the next eclipse. Except, we aren’t playing by...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Aug 25 2:47 PM
By Gary Fulcher & Daniel Rhodes. The Reds should head into this clash with Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday – 4pm kick off UK time – on a high following our progress to the Champions League group stages after the emphatic 4-2 victory over Hoffenheim on Wednesday evening. Three wins from the four comp...
The Tomkins Times - Tue May 2 8:41 AM
By Daniel Rhodes. Manchester United drop points. Manchester City drop points. Arsenal drop their dignity. Liverpool travel to their kryptonite. The Land of Watford’s Giants (biggest and tallest team in the league, and possibly ever). Pressure is on. Monday Night Football. Coutinho is injured by t...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Mar 7 12:24 PM
by Christine Andrade. My trip to Anfield for the Arsenal match started after work on Wednesday – which at around 2am was actually early Thursday! Confusing, I know – it is for me too, even though I’ve been working this evenings and overnights shift for over 20 years. My plan was to stay up unti...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Mar 5 7:26 AM
By Daniel Rhodes. What a strange old season this is developing into… Liverpool virtually unplayable against any side who wants the ball, and against Arsenal yesterday evening, showed once again how effective they can be when the opposition want to keep the ball and give us something to press and...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Mar 3 2:34 PM
By Daniel Rhodes Since being asked to write reports on the top six in the league using Wyscout and all the publicly available data, we’re yet to lose and have put in some impressive performances. After extensive consultation, these reports are taking somewhere between 0.00% and 0.00% credit. Asse...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Mar 2 5:17 PM
By Gary Fulcher. By the time Liverpool and Arsenal kick 0ff on Saturday evening – 5.30pm UK time – the Reds could find themselves down to 6th place if Man Utd claim three points at home to Bournemouth earlier in the day. With Man Utd, Arsenal and Man City all having a game in hand on Liverpool, d...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Feb 19 8:03 PM
The travails of Arsene Wenger seem very familiar to me; indeed, in many ways they resemble what happened at Liverpool seven years ago. And in some ways they mirror the struggles the Reds are having right now, albeit with some key differences. In 2010 Dion Fanning wrote that within six months the...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Feb 10 12:52 PM
By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). 23rd July 2013: John W Henry Tweets About Arsenal After Arsenal’s cheeky £40, 000, 001 bid to buy Suarez, John W Henry (a sporadic tweeter) tweeted the following: A clear indication that LFC wouldn’t be playing games with Arsenal. In the following Ma...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Oct 17 1:27 PM
PART ONE We hate Nottingham Forest. We hate Everton too. We hate Man United… (and Chelsea, Arsenal, City, Spurs, … et al.) Of course, hating something is often as a result of it being a threat – to your own personal health, to your happiness or to your way of life. Right now, plenty of teams are...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Oct 7 4:44 PM
By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 3rd October 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. This summary is for Subscribers only.
The Tomkins Times - Fri Aug 19 2:43 PM
W/c Monday 15th August 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. This summary is for Subscribers only.
The Tomkins Times - Mon Aug 15 12:33 PM
By Daniel Rhodes. The hours before the first match of the season: a time for hope, a time for hypothetical title challenges, a time to appreciate the potential 114 points we have available to us. Then the referee blows the whistle, and we all return to ignoring everything that’s been said, analy...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Aug 14 8:25 PM
At the end of last season I noted, in an article assessing the line-ups over the campaign, that when Jürgen Klopp fielded his best XI – or his preferred XI at the time – the Reds’ results were generally excellent. The need to rotate, due to the number of games and injuries, muddied the waters whe...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Aug 12 12:24 PM
By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool kick off their Premier League campaign with a trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on Sunday: 4pm kick off UK time. The only previous occasion that Liverpool have opened their Premier League campaign against the Gunners came six years ago when...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Jan 15 1:59 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Given both teams’ injury issues it was only natural to see neither manager springing any surprises with their starting XI or formation. Klopp went with a striker-less 4-2-3-1 that saw Milner and Ibe on the flanks with Lallana just off the most advanced attacker Firmino. Wen...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Jan 14 10:04 AM
By Daniel Rhodes. We knew what would happen, didn’t we? Arsenal top of the league, great on the ball, lovely movement in and around the penalty area, Ozil… obviously we thrash them. I imagine the narrative from this one will be the calamity goals conceded by the the Reds? Liverpool take the lead,...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Jan 13 2:17 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. This clash, the first big game of the New Year, is of huge importance to both teams. Liverpool are yet to show a level of consistency that a team of their stature and resources should have almost by default. Both their results and performances have fluctuated too much, meani...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Jan 12 12:18 PM
By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool return to Premier League action at Anfield on Wednesday evening – 8pm kick off UK time – with table toppers Arsenal the opponents. 12 points separate Arsene Wenger’s side from the Reds who sit in 8th, and with Liverpool ravaged by injuries, Jürgen Klop...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Dec 27 9:38 AM
On a day when Arsenal were thumped four nil away to an out-of-form Southampton, days after beating Manchester City, Stoke make easy work of Van Gaal’s Man United and Chelsea battle to a point at home to Watford, The Season Of Unpredictability continues apace as Liverpool beat top of the table Lei...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Dec 3 1:04 PM
By Daniel Rhodes. Starter for ten: Which ex-Everton big money signing for Arsenal, who was also a World Cup Winner, when asked about Liverpool’s danger-men, replied: “Eleven players, Bill Shankly, and the Kop”. Liverpool, under Shankly, were top of the league before this match. This, after not wi...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Aug 26 2:57 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Arsenal’s loss of their centre-backs had a greater impact on the game than Liverpool’s absentees Liverpool started with an unexpectedly high line, probably because of Arsenal’s lack of threat in behind This gave Arsenal problems they are not used to facing at the Em...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Aug 25 11:01 AM
By Paul Tomkins. While Arsenal are seen as reasonable outsiders for the title, and Spurs usually manage to finish above Liverpool (in part down to the Reds’ own failings in three or four of the past six seasons), I still think the Reds and the Gunners are battling it out for 4th place. At no
The Tomkins Times - Tue Aug 25 7:23 AM
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 hopefully Dan Kennett’s Tableau Dashboard as the season progresses. The rest of this post is for subscribers only: Match Stats:...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Aug 24 12:50 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. For both teams this game is of huge psychological importance, ahead of their tough set of fixtures in the next month or so. Arsenal have already lost one home game this season and another here will surely spark questions of crisis prior to their trips to Newcastle, Chelsea a...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Aug 21 12:41 PM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. For the second consecutive week Liverpool feature on Monday Night Football closing out Matchweek three with the small matter of a trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal – 8pm kick off UK time – in store for Brendan Rodgers’ side. The Gun...