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Spain
Is Casemiro back on track at Real Madrid?
08:01 Monday 27th January 2020

During Real Madrid’s struggles in the post-Zidane era, Casemiro experienced a shocking drop in form. He evolved from a scrawny kid to a formidable man under the Frenchman, but his side's transitional period hit the Brazilian…

Spain
Why Ngolo Kante to Real Madrid makes sense
09:00 Wednesday 15th January 2020

Everyone remembers when N'Golo Kante burst onto the scene during Leicester City's fairytale Premier League campaign in 2015/16. He was at the heart of that title run. Covering every blade of grass, nullifying opposition attacks,…

Spain
Is Thibaut Courtois back?
12:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

For the longest time following his move from Stamford Bridge, Thibaut Courtois subjected himself to mockery. Chelsea fans revelled in the 'karma' endured by their 'ungrateful' custodian. Madridistas treated him like…

Spain
Federico Valverde: A Real asset
08:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Real Madrid's squad is massive. Spoiled for choice is the apt phrase. Every match, Zinedine Zidane faces a problem to find the perfect starting XI. However, the results keep coming. Los Blancos sit second in La Liga, only shy…

Spain
Is it time Zinedine Zidane stopped trusting in his old guard?
08:00 Monday 7th October 2019

Real Madrid are in transition. Zinedine Zidane was brought in towards the end of last season to salvage what he could from a horrific season and return Los Blancos to European football's apex. After winning three Champions Leagues…

Spain
Panic at the Bernabeu
08:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

Have you read the book--sorry, what am I saying? Have you seen the film where the baby is born into an obscenely wealthy family, grows up wanting for nothing, graduates from the best university not because his parents have money but because…

Spain
2019/20 Real Madrid La Liga preview
19:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

They say enjoy your success while it lasts. Real Madrid surely did that winning three Champions Leagues on the bounce. Unfortunately for Los Blancos, as they say, it doesn't last. The Spanish giants are now on the opposite end of the…

Transfers
5 great buy-back deals as Angelino returns to Man City
15:00 Saturday 6th July 2019

Manchester City just re-signed defender Angelino from PSV Eindhoven despite only selling him to the Dutch side last August. The 22-year-old came through the youth ranks at the Etihad Stadium after joining from Deportivo de la Coruna aged…

Spain
3 quintessential signings to make Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid great again
08:00 Friday 15th March 2019

The prodigal father returned to Real Madrid. After Los Blancos endured their biggest humiliation in many years, Florentino Perez grovelled to bring back Zinedine Zidane. This time, however, it’s on the Frenchman's terms.  That…

World Cup
8 Real Madrid players outperforming all others in the World Cup
15:00 Saturday 30th June 2018

Real Madrid has been the top team on the planet for a while now. Four Champions Leagues in five years backs that claim. Los Blancos won those titles under two different managers. While Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane both deserve credit,…

Spain
Why Real Madrid and Mateo Kovacic face big decisions
17:00 Wednesday 2nd May 2018

In August 2015, Real Madrid made a surprise move to sign Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic for £25 million. There wasn't much fanfare surrounding Kovacic's arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, despite many other European…

International
International Friendlies: Germany v Brazil combined XI
10:00 Tuesday 27th March 2018

The 2014 World Cup Finalists meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin tonight. Tite’s Selecao haven’t forgotten July 8, 2014, when 200 million Canarinho fans were stunned by the humiliating 7-1 loss on home soil. The match is now famously…

Football
The 12 days of football: Five Golden Goals!
08:00 Wednesday 27th December 2017

On the fifth day of holiday fixtures/UEFA gave to me Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown/Three French clubs/Two title races/and Antonio Conte and a back three Welcome to the fifth article in It's Round & It's White's 12 Days…

Opinion
Defensive midfielders are finally getting the plaudits they deserve
16:10 Thursday 6th July 2017

Defensive midfielders have been slowly coming to the forefront for a little while now. But the Premier League has genuinely overseen the elevation of these players into the spotlight. The blueprint of yesteryearThe position of defensive midfield…

Opinion
Zinedine Zidane proves great players can become great managers
11:00 Thursday 8th June 2017

Success seems to be trailing behind Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman is known to be a true legend of the game and the former Juventus and Real Madrid midfielder was known for his acts of brilliance during his playing days. Anyone that ever watched…