X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Premier League
Surprising Crystal Palace continue to confuse
19:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

Crystal Palace continue to be English football's enigma. From earning an unlikely Premier League promotion in 2012/13 to struggling last term but eventually powering to a twelfth-placed top-flight finish, The Eagles always confuse. Their…

Premier League
Are Tottenham, Pochettino too predictable?
09:00 Thursday 29th August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur have been wretched in the Premier League since the turn of the year. After dispatching relegation-bound Cardiff City, 3-0, on 1 January, Spurs have been pedestrian, predictable and ponderous.  A look at last…

Premier League
Are Premier League match officials undermining VAR?
17:01 Sunday 25th August 2019

The problem with VAR is not that it erodes the human element in football. It’s that it leaves it in place. VAR stands for video assistant referee, not assisted review. It’s a person watching a monitor to make a decision. Instances…

Premier League
Can James McCarthy resurrect his career at Crystal Palace?
08:01 Sunday 18th August 2019

James McCarthy joined Crystal Palace 11 days ago for £3 million. It brought an end to the central midfielder’s six-year spell at Everton. Having fallen off the Premier League radar in recent times, he now aims to revive his career…

Premier League
Who are the Premier League transfer window moneymakers?
08:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

The transfer window is intended to sign players who can improve a club. To use it for any other purpose invites derision. Fans will tell you a club that doesn't spend is either too small or lacks ambition. Developing and selling on…

Premier League
2019/20 Crystal Palace Premier League preview
17:00 Wednesday 31st July 2019

Crystal Palace’s odyssey to break into the Premier League’s top-half remains a never-ending journey. After narrowly missing out on a top-ten finish last season, the Eagles have done very little to keep up with the competition. As…

Transfers
Does Wilfried Zaha to Everton make sense?
09:01 Wednesday 31st July 2019

It's said that one man’s loss is another's gain. The same can apply to clubs in the transfer window. Arsenal opted for Nicolas Pepe, possibly closing the door on Wilfried Zaha. It's also said that when one door…

Transfers
Does Wilfred Zaha make sense for Arsenal?
12:01 Monday 8th July 2019

Not that they aren't accustomed to it, but people mocked Arsenal's initial offer for Wilfred Zaha. Crystal Palace rebuffed the opening £40 million bid. The Selhurst Park outfit value the player at twice that, minimum. In…

Transfers
How will Crystal Palace spend their summer?
09:00 Saturday 29th June 2019

Crystal Palace has no choice but shop vigorously this summer. Their top stars are leaving. If the Eagles fail to replace those leaving the nest or make poor choices, well, it's a long fall to the Championship. As he basks in the sun,…

Afcon
Will Crystal Palace own the AFCON?'
17:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

The African continent has exported some of her best talents to English football. Actually, the Premier League has paid hundreds of millions in exchange, but the impact of these superstars has been nothing short of monumental.…

Transfers
Why Wan-Bissaka should reject Manchester United
12:01 Sunday 23rd June 2019

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is almost certain to join Manchester United in the coming days. Reports suggest a fee is close to being agreed with Crystal Palace, worth up to £55 million. If true, the Red Devils are pulling off a coup. For the…

Afcon
Ranking the top 10 AFCON stars
12:01 Friday 21st June 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations commences later today. Twenty-four countries battle it out for the prestigious trophy. Two years ago in the previous tournament, Cameroon engineered a minor upset to be crowned champions under Belgian…

Premier League
Can the 2019/20 Premier League's English managers forge success?
12:00 Wednesday 19th June 2019

It’s been a while, but England is making a comeback in the Premier League. Perhaps the best European striker over the past four seasons, Harry Kane, is English. Raheem Sterling now ranks among the game's best wingers after his…

European Football
Europe’s most sought-after free agents this summer
17:00 Thursday 23rd May 2019

Ever since the Bosman Ruling came into effect in 1995, players within the European Union have been allowed to leave a club for no fee once their contract has expired. Famous cases of this include Sol Campbell’s controversial switch from…

Premier League
Crystal Palace must be realistic with Wilfried Zaha this summer
17:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

Given the money and lack of upward mobility in the modern game, every club finds itself with a talented player looking to move on at some point. This summer, Crystal Palace face being in that situation. Wilfried Zaha wants out. The…