Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Why isn't Luka Modric living up to the Ballon d'Or tag?
16:55 Wednesday 10th April 2019

In the beginning, there was a vast sporting void. Then the English created Football. They ventured out from their Albion Garden of Eden to spread the game to the world while taking everything else in return. When the rest of the world…

Luis Suarez: The perfect complement to Lionel Messi at Barcelona
15:00 Thursday 4th April 2019

Just yesterday I saw it again on TV; the clip showing Luis Suarez weeping like a baby following Liverpool's collapse in the match against Crystal Palace. Under Brendan Rodgers in 2014 the Anfield side came agonisingly close to winning a…

Champions League
Copa del Rey Clasico second leg all about the Champions League for Barcelona
09:00 Wednesday 27th February 2019

There is more than one European juggernaut. There is only one Champions League trophy. Even so, clubs used to winning do not take well to missing out. Barcelona stand in the vanguard of UEFA giants but have come away from the ultimate competition…

Karim Benzema back to his best at the right time for Real Madrid
13:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Karim Benzema has been amongst the most criticised players in world football over the last six months. Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid left big shoes to fill. The Frenchman started out with a fine response, scoring four times…

Adios, Andres Iniesta: Maestro to leave Barcelona
18:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

A badly kept secret was confirmed on Friday when Andres Iniesta announced this will be his final season at Barcelona. The midfielder didn't divulge his next destination, but he is expected to join a Chinese club.      …

Copa del Rey 2018 Final Preview: FC Barcelona vs Sevilla
14:00 Saturday 21st April 2018

Atletico Madrid's shiny new home ground, the Wanda Metropolitano, hosts its first Copa del Rey Final this evening. Barcelona and Sevilla will lock horns. The teams have played twice this season in La Liga. Barcelona won the first. The second…

Barcelona: Champions League capitulation not reason to write-off Blaugrana’s season
12:00 Sunday 15th April 2018

Barcelona's Champions League campaign wasn't supposed to end like it did. Not even Roma’s players believed they could achieve the impossible. Once the final whistle sounded on Tuesday night, the Giallorossi fans couldn't…

Other Tournaments
Potential Cup Champions from Europe’s big five football nations
08:30 Saturday 3rd March 2018

Among the oldest and most prestigious competitions in any country is its domestic Cup. It takes on various nomenclature in different climes. In England, it’s dubbed the FA Cup. In Spain, it’s the Copa del Rey or the King’s…

Barcelona proving people wrong
17:00 Saturday 27th January 2018

Neymar's big-money summer move to Paris Saint Germain came as a real shock. The Qatari Investment Authority flexed its financial muscle in activating the Brazilian's €222 million release clause. Barcelona, of course, had no intention of…

A season of reckoning for Zinedine Zidane
11:00 Friday 26th January 2018

Zinedine Zidane had the football world wondering how high he could take Real Madrid after last season's La Liga and Champions League double. Now we're asking how low. Elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain…

Espanyol achieved the impossible
12:00 Friday 19th January 2018

Is there a team that can't be defeated? Gather the world's best players, build the strongest squad under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson's tutorship, a slip will surely occur, at least once.  Last Sunday it was Manchester City's…

Are Real Madrid missing Gareth Bale?
09:00 Friday 20th January 2017

In the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey, Madrid won their first leg against Sevilla 3-0 but the second leg ended 3-3. Enough to get through but things were starting to get a little bit edgy for the Spanish giants.The next fixture was up against…

What we learnt from Real Madrid's 2-1 loss to Celta Vigo.
16:15 Thursday 19th January 2017

After going an incredible 40 games unbeaten in a row it's now two defeats in the space of four days for Real Madrid. Zidane's team have conceded five goals in two games and only scored two in return. Los Blanco's are leaking and not firing…

How Twitter reacted to Real Madrid's stunning 40 match unbeaten streak
14:45 Friday 13th January 2017

Real Madrid set a new Spanish record on Thursday night, coming from behind to clinch a thrilling 3-3 draw (6-3 on aggregate), to progress to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals and in the process stretching their unbeaten streak to 40 games. Zinedine…

European Football
Barcelona defeat Sevilla to complete domestic double
11:05 Tuesday 24th May 2016

Barcelona found a way of overcoming a determined Sevilla side whilst playing the majority of the game with only ten men. It was a closely fought encounter at the Vicente Calderon, between two sides intent on ending the season on a high. It…