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The Tomkins Times - Mon Oct 2 7:47 AM
Shelvey plays a throughball right between both our centre-backs, that much is standard for us, but to watch Matip make the ground up, get the tackle in, then to see it deflect back off Joselu and curl past Mignolet is, unfortunately, becoming the standard for us this season. It sums up 2017/18. A...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Sep 29 11:42 AM
By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool travel to St James’ Park on Sunday – 4.30pm kick off UK time – to face Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle Utd before the second international break rudely interrupts things for a fortnight. There have been some cracking contests between these sides over the years and considering...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Jul 19 12:36 PM
By Andrew Beasley (TTT Subscriber ‘Beez’). 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. Please note the videos are only available when viewing the article on...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Apr 25 3:08 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. With Sakho left out due to the breaking doping issue, Clyne being ill, Lucas already starting the previous two games after his long injury lay-off and Origi now injured, Klopp was always going to have to make some changes for this game. In came Toure, Randall, Allen and Stur...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Apr 24 11:05 AM
By Daniel Rhodes. One of those games that seemed to be overshadowed by everything else: Rafa’s return; the pre-match news about Sakho, and his likely long-term ban from the game; the rotation for Thursday’s upcoming semi-final, pretty much everything apart from the football. The rest of this pos...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Apr 22 8:49 AM
By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool welcome Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle Utd to Anfield on Saturday – 3pm kick off UK time – with the Reds having recorded three consecutive league wins following the emphatic 4-0 win over Everton on Wednesday, making it 19 points from a possible 24 over the l...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Mar 3 11:53 AM
Part 10: Miracle in Istanbul By TTT Subscriber Anthony Stanley. Rafa Benitez’s first season in English football will never be forgotten. It was the unlikeliest of stories and the most miraculous of campaigns. The surreal nature – the sheer insanity – of Liverpool’s European escapades was given a...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Dec 8 4:28 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Despite all the talks of wholesale alterations being made in formation and personnel, McLaren went into this game with only one change from the thrashing at Palace the week before. De Jong, making his first start of the season, replaced Perez along with Cisse in attack. Mean...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Dec 7 9:29 AM
That crash sound you could hear immediately after the game was the hopes and dreams of millions of optimistic Liverpool fans slamming back down to earth. Talk of league titles, huge margins of victories, goals galore, three points in the bag (as those around us also dropped points) were the pre-m...
The Tomkins Times - Sat Dec 5 4:03 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. This fixture has traditionally been seen as one of the most entertaining clashes in the Premier League. But in the past half a decade this hasn’t really been the case, often because Pardew’s smart tactical approaches often succeeded frustrating Liverpool and taking the sting...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Dec 4 12:42 PM
By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Played 11, won seven, drawn three, lost one. Goals scored 21, goals conceded eight. Jürgen Klopp’s first 11 games in charge of Liverpool have seen the Reds progress to the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, reach the knockout stages of the Europa League and slo...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Apr 15 3:45 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Rodgers opted for 4-1-2-3 with Coutinho as a false 9 and Can as part of a centre-back pairing Newcastle moved Colback back to midfield and played Anita at left-back Another Newcastle surprise – Obertan and Cabella as the wide men, with no place for Ameobi, Gouffran o...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Apr 14 7:11 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 - Sat Apr 11 7:58 AM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool will be hoping to take the confidence gained from the mid-week FA Cup quarter-final victory over Blackburn and use it to get back to winning ways in the Premier League, with John Carver’s Newcastle Utd the next visitors to Anfield on...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Feb 16 3:56 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Markovic and Allen replaced Gerrard and Ibe Palace set up reactively, just as Newcastle did under Pardew when Liverpool played there Ward and Ledley stayed deep and close to each other rather than staying tight on Coutinho and Lallana Chamakh and Campbell got back an...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Nov 4 10:46 AM
By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana. Nearly every fine thing in life has a due attached to it, a price that must be paid. A drink with friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon, a burger on the way home from...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Nov 3 3:11 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Summary: Newcastle started with their usual 4-2-3-1; Liverpool were more of a 3-4-2-1. Liverpool dealt easily with any early pressing because of the extra man at the back. Newcastle then dropped into a 4-4-2-0 shape, with the front pair closer to the midfielders, and stoppe...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Nov 2 7:39 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 – usually by request after the game in the match thread – for subsc...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Oct 30 2:24 PM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool experienced more Capital One Cup drama on Tuesday evening with late goals from Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren cancelling out Marvin Emnes’ 65th minute opener for Swansea, and in doing so booked our place in the quarter-finals, with...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Aug 27 3:32 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. For Man City, Pellegrini largely kept faith with the same 4-2-2-2 formation and personnel that won him the game at Newcastle. The only change was Zabaleta returning at right-back with Clichy moved back to his natural position on the left; Kolarov was benched. Rodgers on the...
The Tomkins Times - Tue May 13 3:22 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool’s starting XI saw Henderson and Agger welcomed back into the starting XI with Lucas and Sakho, respectively, benched. Coutinho was again on the bench, meaning the narrow front three stayed the same. Once again Rodgers started with the 4-3-1-2 formation. Pardew had...
The Tomkins Times - Sun May 11 5:30 PM
With a change in the data available to the public this season, we have slightly altered the metrics we’re tracking. There will be added extras: shot comparisons, player influence charts, and individual player dashboards. Finally, looking at the three game average last season, it was often skewed...
The Tomkins Times - Fri May 9 12:27 PM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool bring their 2013/14 Premier League season to an end on Sunday with the visit of 9th placed Newcastle United to Anfield; 3pm kick off UK time. Victory for the Reds will at the very least guarantee us a 2nd place finish, while if City...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Oct 22 1:52 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Both managers made two changes to their starting XI – one each enforced by injuries (Coloccini, Enrique) and one each due to tactical reasons (Ben Arfa, Johnson). However, while Rodgers kept the same 3-4-1-2 formation and the same players’ positioning and overall strategy fr...
The Tomkins Times - Sat Oct 19 3:45 PM
With a change in the data available to the public this season, we’ve slightly altered the metrics we will be tracking. There will be added extras: shot comparisons, player influence charts, and individual player dashboards. Finally, looking at the three game average last season, it was often skew...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Oct 17 12:19 PM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool return to Premier League action with a trip to St James’ Park on Saturday – 12.45pm kick off UK time – and a similar result to what we picked up in the corresponding fixture last season would do very nicely come the final whistle. Th...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Apr 29 10:40 AM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Pardew surprised with his selection of players and also their positioning. Tiote came back into the side alongside Perch in midfield. Gouffran was replaced by Sissoko down the right flank, with Cabaye replacing Sissoko closer to Cisse. Hence the shape was more like a 4-2-1-...
The Tomkins Times - Sat Apr 27 8:01 PM
Welcome to TTT’s regular statistical round-up of Liverpool FC for 2012/13. We’ll be looking at some important metrics (Clear Cut Chances, Total Shots Ratio and Final Third Passing Accuracy) and some that might be of interest in a Brendan Rodgers team (Average Passing Streak). The stats will cover...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Apr 26 10:28 AM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool travel to St James’s Park to face relegation threatened Newcastle United on Saturday evening, with a 5.30pm kick off UK time. The Reds lost the corresponding fixture 0-2 last season thanks to a brace from Papiss Cisse, in a game that...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Apr 18 12:10 PM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool welcome Rafa Benitez back to Anfield for the first time since he was sacked in June 2010 with the visit of Chelsea on Sunday – 4pm kick off UK time. The corresponding fixture last season saw the Reds secure a 4-1 victory courtesy of...