X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Italy
What does Giorgio Chiellini's return mean for Matthijs De Ligt?
09:00 Tuesday 11th February 2020

It is rare to see a team from outside Europe's top five leagues, one comprising so many young players, deliver repeated shocks to elite squads in the Champions League. Ajax did that last term, slaying giants Real Madrid in the Round…

Italy
Has Adrien Rabiot rediscovered his best at Juventus?
09:01 Thursday 6th February 2020

Adrien Rabiot endured a miserable 2019 calendar year. Banished from the Paris Saint-Germain first team and left to train on his own, one problem after another materialised. He forced a move to Juventus hoping for a new start only to find himself…

Bundesliga
Can Borussia Dortmund move revive Emre Can?
09:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Recently, Serie A began attracting top European stars again. If the trend didn't begin when Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo, it certainly ramped up afterward. Internazionale now makes the headlines signing Romelu Lukaku and Diego Godin…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Italy
Who is Juventus' latest acquisition, Dejan Kulusevski?
17:01 Sunday 12th January 2020

Clubs struggle to make moves in the transfer market. Just ask Arsenal and Manchester United. Then you see Juventus acquiring their targets swiftly, almost effortlessly. The Old Lady’s latest addition is Dejan Kulusevski. Atalanta sold…

Italy
Is Ronaldo peaking at right time for Juventus?
08:01 Friday 10th January 2020

It’s that time of the year when Cristiano Ronaldo kicks things up a notch. After an uneasy start to the Maurizio Sarri era, CR7 is back to his best, regaining the elite reputation for which Juventus paid a club-record fee. With eight…

Transfers
What next for Olivier Giroud?
20:40 Thursday 9th January 2020

Olivier Giroud was never really considered the most popular striker in London during his eight-year spell in the English capital. The Frenchman somehow managed to stay away from controversy and fanfare for nearly a decade plying his trade in…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti looking for a deep-lying midfield playmaker?
09:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

James Milner, who went off in the tenth minute, was the closest thing to a member of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred XI to start the FA Cup Third Round Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday. Everton still lost to Liverpool’s youngsters.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

Managerial News
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eight managers managing
08:01 Saturday 28th December 2019

On the eighth day of football, UEFA gave to me Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Two title races
08:01 Sunday 22nd December 2019

On the second day of football, UEFA gave to me Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will…

Italy
Why Gattuso crushes Sarri's Napoli foundation
09:01 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli reign got off to the worst possible start against Parma on Saturday. Gli Azzurri was down after just three minutes in Naples. Although they rallied back to restore parity, the resilient visitors struck the…

Italy
Should Dries Mertens be on Juventus' summer shopping list?
15:00 Sunday 8th December 2019

Over the years, Juventus have been branded the king of free transfers. Included in certain players they've signed for nothing are Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Dani Alves, Emre Can and Aaron Ramsey. When looking at such…

Italy
Should Sarri stop trying to reinvent Bernardeschi?
08:00 Saturday 23rd November 2019

Federico Bernardeschi’s arrival at Juventus marked the beginning of a long-term vision for continued success. For some, it was seen as a luxury signing to insure the Old Lady's dominance but most understood he had the potential to…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: Inter's loss, Cagliari's gain
12:01 Friday 15th November 2019

When Inter threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month, questions were again raised regarding the club’s chances of success this season. For a side that spent over €150m on transfer fees in the summer…