Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
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…

Can young Super Eagles find their wings against Brazil?
09:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

On 31st July 1996, a lanky 20-year-old Nigerian striker with a touch like pure silk announced himself to world football. It was a performance that sent shockwaves across the African conrtinent. The occasion was an Olympic Games semi-final…

Copa America knockout rounds: No continent for old men?
08:01 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Despite more credible showings than the two Conmebol teams eliminated from the Copa America, the guests have gone home and South America can get down to the business of deciding its champion for 2019. Bolivia and Ecuador looked more like rank…

World Cup
Brazil cruising towards a sixth star
12:30 Wednesday 4th July 2018

Every four years, the conversation comes around to who we think will win the World Cup. you can always expect the same answers. Optimists will say England while the realists will have a punt at Germany. Argentina, Italy and Spain will…

World Cup
The day the Ballon d'Or died
08:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

And while Lennon read a book on Marx The quartet practiced in the park And we sang dirges in the dark The day the music died There’s no American pie at the World Cup in Russia. The United States failed to qualify. Nonetheless, Don McLean’s…

Premier League
Burnley 1-2 Liverpool: Three talking points
09:30 Thursday 4th January 2018

Sadio Mane opened the scoring with a thunderous left foot strike on the hour. Otherwise, until the end, it was a not so entertaining encounter when Burnley played host to Liverpool at Turf Moor. On 87 minutes Johan Berg Gudmondsson…

Liverpool vs Manchester United: a combined XI
10:00 Friday 13th October 2017

Liverpool vs Manchester United. The Reds need to answer their critics. United faces its first real test. What can we learn from their best combined XI? Formation: 4-3-2-1Sorry, no fashionable 3-4-3 here. A solid defence, organised midfield…

Liverpool should cash in on Philippe Coutinho and buy Diego Costa
12:00 Tuesday 15th August 2017

It's time to take the money, Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp should accept the £90+ million bid that will surely come his way for Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho. Then, the influential German coach should take that cash-pile, and invest it in…

What Coutinho’s Return Could Mean for Liverpool
12:45 Thursday 12th January 2017

Philippe Coutinho made a much-awaited comeback from injury last night - after being sidelined for close to seven weeks with ankle ligament damage. The diminutive Brazilian has been sorely missed by Liverpool in the past few weeks. What will…