X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Italy
Has Inter Milan made another transfer mistake with Nicolo Zaniolo?
12:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Inter Milan has a long history of selling players that go on to achieve significant success in their careers elsewhere. It's been the case with household names like Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Fabio Cannavaro, Roberto Carlos, Dennis…

Transfers
Paul Pogba: Another End in Sight at Old Trafford
09:30 Thursday 5th April 2018

He left for free in 2012. Manchester United had to part with £89 million, then a world record fee, to bring him back in 2016. Now, it's beginning to look like a vicious cycle. With a breakdown between player and manager reported,…

Transfers
Juventus: Old hands at exploiting the Bosman
10:30 Friday 12th January 2018

Barcelona just captured Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for £148 million. It's safe to say the Catalans are feeling good about themselves. Meanwhile another European heavyweight is lurking in the shadows, hoping to pounce on…

Opinion
Leonardo Bonucci struggling with life as an ex-Beatle
12:00 Saturday 28th October 2017

It was John Lennon who wrote Just Like Starting Over during his post-Beatles career but forecasts for Leonardo Bonucci were more akin to Sir Paul McCartney. Lennon's love song to Yoko Ono almost fits the Italian defender's sudden elopement…

France
Did OGC Nice sign Wesley Sneijder to make nice with Mario Balotelli?
10:00 Sunday 13th August 2017

OGC Nice finished third in Ligue 1 in 2016-17. Mario Balotelli did some good work but had his moods. Enter Wesley Sneijder. Strictly from a neutral fan's perspective, Mario Balotelli has two interesting qualities. First, when engaged, he is…

Usa
Meet Joevin Jones, MLS' latest gem
09:30 Thursday 3rd August 2017

Major League Soccer has been evolving at a rapid pace over the past five years, and the league has exported several competent players to Europe of late. The latest to make the jump is Joevin Jones, a defender playing for the Seattle Sounders…

America
Can Wesley Sneijder give LAFC wings?
16:30 Thursday 6th July 2017

With every possible path open in building Major League Soccer's next new club from scratch, is LAFC right to build its squad around Wesley Sneijder? Round and White's Andrew Dowdeswell recently asked a similar question to that being…

Opinion
Tennisball: Which players would make the greatest tennis player?
16:18 Monday 3rd July 2017

Wimbledon has taken centre stage. The All England Club has begun to dominate the back pages and oppress football rumours and opinion pieces. Yet, if you are like me and feel a nameless emptiness at the depleting circulation of football-related…

Opinion
The 3 best free signings of the last 17 years
16:39 Monday 27th February 2017

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic's match winning performance in the EFL Cup, it just goes to show that a free signing can have a massive impact on any club, even one the size of Manchester United.  We have taken a look at a number of the best free…

Opinion
The Transfer Market: The Cost of the Past Part 3
10:30 Monday 13th February 2017

In the last of the Past Transfer pieces; I'll be looking at what some of the best of all time sold for and the players in their positions who have commanded more in recent years. When you consider that the great Andrea Pirlo's combined career…

Features
New York City plans beginning to take shape
16:00 Tuesday 19th July 2016

New York City FC, the MLS outfit owned by Premier League giants Manchester City was formed three years ago with vast publicity and media coverage. Of course, everyone saw this as a club who would share the vast wealth of Sheikh Mansour from…

Opinion
Why Antonio Conte should take Giovinco to France
15:00 Thursday 26th May 2016

Italian head coach Antonio Conte announced his 30- man squad this week and there were a couple of notable omissions. Guiseppe Rossi's name wasn't on the list, whilst it comes as no surprise to see Mario Balotelli will be spending this summer…

Features
Youth Isn't Everything in Serie A As "Evergreen" Players Still Rule The Roost
10:00 Tuesday 24th September 2013

Every country's attitude is different when it comes to football. In England, there is a mixed sense of panic and jealousy about the lack of quality young players being produced compared to other, more successful nations. However, in Italy,…

Football
The 'Old' Magician Shows That Age Is No Boundary
21:33 Thursday 5th July 2012

England's shoot out woes continued as their exit from Euro 2012 ended another major tournament in disappointment, and victory was justice for an Italian side which completely dominated the game.But the outstanding player in this game was veteran…

Football
Euro 2012 Match Report: Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland
23:45 Monday 18th June 2012
By Rob

Italy progressed to the quarter finals of Euro 2012 with a composed 2-0 victory over Republic of Ireland, sending the Irish home pointless.A first half goal from outspoken striker Antonio Cassano put the Italians ahead, and a wonderful volley…