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The Tomkins Times - Wed Jan 3 3:18 PM
Friday night’s FA Cup third round tie against Everton at Anfield – 7.55pm kick off UK time – will be the 24th meeting in this competition between these two clubs, with Liverpool having lifted the trophy seven times (the last being in 2006) and Everton five times, with their last success coming in...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Dec 13 12:34 PM
These stats are 100% unofficial. I have had no formal training in how to collate them, but from years of working with football stats I have a pretty good idea of how they are gathered. Videos in this article are marked up for desktop only and are unlikely to work on other devices. The full video...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Dec 11 5:40 PM
It’s been a few years since I’ve been to the Anfield derby, one reason or another. It always gets me tingling, in a way quite different to the Utd match, less negative, less dominated by the utter fear of losing, more excited by the occasion. A 2.15 kick off isn’t the worst either, for a Sunday,...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Dec 11 10:51 AM
What a huge game for Liverpool this was. The biggest of the season. Yes, while Everton crashed out of the Europa League with a dead-rubber in Cyprus (resting their entire first XI, and indeed, their manager, by not even travelling), Liverpool had a vital Champions League qualifier to attend to. I...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Dec 11 7:35 AM
Usually, having slept after a poor result and looked at the underlying stats, it helps calm the frustration. Not with this one. Not after seeing three big chances, 23 shots and ten inside the Everton penalty area. Not after seeing domination on all the xG maps and models. Not after finding out we...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Dec 8 12:46 PM
The first Merseyside derby of the season is at Anfield on Sunday – 2.15pm kick off UK time – with the Toffees now under the guidance of former Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham, Sunderland, England, Tesco and Crystal Palace manager; ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce. This will be the 197th league meeting...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Dec 3 11:37 AM
By Kris Patterson (TTT Subscriber krisbuddies). A bit of background on me before I go onto the Stoke game. 33 years old, son to an avid Everton-supporting dad with a season ticket for 30 years+! Happily for me, I was taken to my first ever live game by my granddad on my mum’s side, a huge Liverpo...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Aug 23 10:58 AM
These stats are 100% unofficial. I have had no formal training in how to collate them, but from years of working with football stats I have a pretty good idea of how they are gathered. Videos in this article are marked up for desktop only and are unlikely to work on phones. The full video of the...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Apr 3 6:19 PM
By TTT Subscriber Taskin Ismet. This is a trip that started just over 18 years ago. But don’t worry, I’ll skip a lot of it. The second of my two nephews is born to my eldest sister and her Arsenal-supporting husband. Once again, I’m the last one to make it to the hospital. Why? Well it’s obvious...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Apr 2 8:15 AM
By Daniel Rhodes. It turns out that stats are Evertonian. There’s no other explanation when looking back of the numbers from yesterday’s match. The rest of this article is for subscribers only.
The Tomkins Times - Thu Mar 30 12:24 PM
By Daniel Rhodes. There’s an oft-repeated cliche in football that you can’t predict a derby game because they are a great leveller, and yet in recent times, the Merseyside version has only produced one winner (as well as a few draws), but not one victory for the blue side of Liverpool. The rest o...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Dec 20 12:03 PM
By Daniel Rhodes. First half report: Everton started well, closing us down, harassing, strong in the tackle, winning the second balls, playing a few direct launches to Lukaku, but created nothing. That was pretty much it, wasn’t it? Second half report: We absolutely battered them. Bossed the poss...
The Tomkins Times - Sat Dec 17 10:08 AM
Part One By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool play their final game before Christmas on Monday evening and it just so happens to be the small matter of the 195th league meeting against Everton. Ronald Koeman’s side welcome the Reds to Goodison Park – 8pm kick off UK time – with both teams recording confide...
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 - Tue Aug 9 1:47 PM
Liverpool FC Was Created Over A Pint Of Sparkling Ale. By Terry Dolan. The Showdown John Houlding’s split with Everton FC had been acrimonious. The coup de grass -if you’ll excuse the Anfield pun -had taken place three days earlier on 12th March 1892 in a packed Sandon Hotel, the club’s headquart...
The Tomkins Times - Wed May 25 12:48 PM
By TTT Subscriber Denis McCrohan. Neil Warnock. Nigel Adkins. Mauricio Pochettino. Ronald Koeman. Brendan Rodgers. Jürgen Klopp. Oh, and Roy Hodgson, if you must… Interesting list, but what do they have in common? Nathaniel Clyne – they are his managers since he made the breakthrough to the Cryst...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Apr 22 2:06 PM
With both teams rotating heavily for their weekend games, it was unsurprising they returned to using their ‘best available’ for this game. The only surprising calls were that Sturridge and Allen remained on the bench for Liverpool while for Everton Deulofeu was again out of the starting XI. Pre-...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Apr 21 9:20 AM
By Daniel Rhodes. That was possibly the most extraordinary Merseyside derby, for a variety of different reasons: the sheer abject display by the opposition; the Milner Paradox continues apace; another Sakho goal; the fact we didn’t need to bring Mignolet out in the second half; Lukaku going missi...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Apr 19 3:59 PM
By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool host Everton on Wednesday evening – 8pm kick off UK time – in what will be the 194th league meeting between the two sides and Jürgen Klopp’s first Merseyside derby. Everton are without a win in their last six in the Premier League, with three defeats a...
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 - Fri Oct 23 12:31 PM
By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Ronald Koeman’s Southampton are our next opponents at Anfield on Sunday afternoon – 4.15pm kick off UK time. We did the league double over them last season, winning 2-1 at Anfield and 2-0 at St Mary’s. The Saints are level on points with Liverpool but sit in 8th...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Oct 2 11:35 AM
By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool will be hoping to build on the 3-2 victory over Aston Villa when they do battle in the 193rd (league) Merseyside derby on Sunday – 1.30pm kick off UK time - with Everton in 5th, one point above the Reds in 9th. The Toffees have a record of
The Tomkins Times - Wed Mar 25 2:08 PM
By Chris Rowland. The Reds team that had been good enough to win the double in 1985/6 had not been good enough to resist Everton’s challenge the following season, finishing 2nd but nine points behind, as the Merseyside domination of the league in the ‘80s continued – the title remained there for...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Feb 10 12:29 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Liverpool continued with their recent formation Everton could influence the game by being tactically different, but had the same approach as at Anfield Ibe could have played as part of a front 3, with Henderson on the right flank and Gerrard alongside Lucas the game...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Feb 8 10:26 AM
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.
The Tomkins Times - Thu Feb 5 2:05 PM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool and Everton clash at Goodison Park on Saturday evening – 5:30pm kick off UK time – in what will be the 192nd league meeting between the two clubs. The Toffees occupy 12th place and have won just one of their last seven league games,...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Sep 29 5:12 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Main Points: The frenetic opening Both teams’ similar defensive strength and attacking frailties Naismith deeper, Everton’s midfield diamond Hibbert and McCarthy nullify Sterling on the right Gerrard and Henderson in the double pivot Martinez’s passive in-game substitutions...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Sep 29 1:00 PM
By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). The clichéd draw that felt like a defeat, but strangely, I’m not too despondent. In fact, I’m encouraged. To delve into another cliché, it was only ever going to be a strike of a lifetime that could rescue a point for the Blues. We looked completel...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Sep 28 4:14 PM
By Paul Tomkins. Last week I wrote that Liverpool don’t do draws. And after a year without a 1-0 win, and leading Everton by that very scoreline with just seconds left, something had to give. It turns out that Liverpool do do draws, but they still don’t do 1-0 wins. (That sentence was in danger
The Tomkins Times - Sun Sep 28 1:39 PM
By Daniel Rhodes. 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...