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The Tomkins Times - Sat Dec 23 8:22 AM
Another game we dominate. Another two points dropped because of profligate finishing and a crazy five minutes of football when we basically forgot to do all the basics. To go away to Arsenal, a side who ripped Man Utd a new one (despite the result) and have one of the best home records in Europe,...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Dec 22 3:07 PM
This week’s posts selected by Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. This gives you some idea of the range of debate on the site and the type of articles published. If you fancy being part of it, there’s a ‘Subscribe’ tab at the top of the page. 1 – RoboKlopp with a couple of gripes despite the 4-0 wi...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Dec 22 10:15 AM
Tactical Twists and Turns: Part 2 – Pressing When the Sunday Times’ Jonathan Northcroft wrote about Liverpool earlier this season, his focus was on the lack of pressing in the first few weeks of the campaign. This, despite Alberto Moreno insisting there was no change in instruction from the manag...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Dec 20 2:02 PM
Liverpool’s trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on Friday night – 7.45pm kick off UK time – marks the halfway point of the Premier League campaign with Liverpool in 4th place and through to the last 16 of the Champions League, playing a style of football very few teams in Europe can matc...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Dec 19 2:44 PM
All data taken from understat.com. Statistics are for the Premier League only, and are correct up to and including gameweek 17. For the amateur football analyst, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. Well-established sources of data from the great (Stats Zone) to the okay (Squawka) h...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Dec 19 12:26 PM
By TTT Subscriber Mark Cohen. Something occurred to me today that was at once so blindingly obvious and yet so utterly bizarre that I could barely process it: A Manchester United fan I know was discussing football matters and made the throwaway comment that it was fairly obvious they’d finish sec...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Dec 18 12:56 PM
Before getting onto some thoughts after the 4-0 pummelling of Bournemouth – in which Liverpool continued this season’s rehabilitation against South Coast clubs (P:3, W:3, GF:12 GA:1) – a quick follow-up on my recent piece, in which I detailed how, in the past five seasons, Liverpool get penalties...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Dec 18 8:27 AM
Ten shots in the box, four big chances, and over two xG… no, sorry that was the West Brom game that many were whinging about. Fifteen shots in the box, again four big chances, and this time over three xG on some of the models. Look what happens when you score an early goal after a bit of individu...