X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Champions League
Can Anfield's 12th man propel Liverpool to Champions League quarters?
13:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

The power of Anfield! Many European top teams have bowed to it. Some have fallen down flat before it. There's a long history of that, but the scariest part is, it's getting even more powerful. Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real…

Spain
Can Joao Felix finish debut Atletico campaign in style?
12:01 Saturday 29th February 2020

Atletico Madrid’s spirits have been lifted of late. Following the bitter Madrid derby loss which rounded up a miserable phase, Diego Simeone’s men are showcasing strong willpower to grind together victories once again. The Wanda…

Spain
5 reasons Atletico Madrid is in a state
16:45 Thursday 6th February 2020

Reverence is earned, but then, it can just as easily be lost. Talk about Atletico Madrid. In July last year, they left tongues wagging when they sounded the gong for the new campaign with a thorough drubbing of cross-city rivals Real in New…

Spain
Would Dries Mertens or Edinson Cavani transform Atletico's fortunes?
08:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Nine trophies in as many years, along with two Champions League finals, cemented Atletico Madrid as a European powerhouse. This year, however, there are cracks in the foundation.  Atletico's struggles don't stem from a lack of…

Spain
Can Atletico Madrid still win La Liga?
09:01 Sunday 26th January 2020

In recent years, Atletico never fails to be ranked among La Liga favourites. They came good once in 2013/14 but usually settle for second or third. Barcelona and Real Madrid remain far bigger clubs. Atleti stand outside the gates again…

Transfers
Why Chelsea should go all out for Edinson Cavani
08:00 Thursday 23rd January 2020

Frank Lampard has stopped short of conceding Chelsea's interest in Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan made known his desire to leave Paris Saint-German recently and has become the subject of transfer speculation. Atletico Madrid has been credited…

Spain
Diego Costa proves you can't go home
17:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Diego Costa fought hard to return to Atletico Madrid. When he won that battle in January 2018, most expected the Spaniard would regain his best form. It hasn't happened. Costa courted controversy during his brilliant spell in England as…

Transfers
Why has Thomas Lemar failed to shine at Atletico Madrid?
17:00 Saturday 11th January 2020

Thomas Lemar was nowhere to be found as Atletico Madrid secured a rare 3-2 win over Barcelona in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday. It's a real fall from grace when a player that was once tipped to rise to the very top…

Spain
Yes or No: Should Atletico Madrid buy Edinson Cavani?
09:00 Monday 30th December 2019

After 18 games, Atletico Madrid sit fourth in La Liga on 32 points, locked in a battle for Champions League places with Sevilla, just above them on 34, Real Sociedad and Getafe, on 31 and 30 respectively. Athletic Bilbao and Valencia also linger…

Spain
Why is Diego Simeone escaping the sack?
19:30 Thursday 28th November 2019

Hiring and sacking managers seems to be the order of the day in the modern-day game. After all, it's the gaffer whose head is firmly on the chopping block as soon as expectations aren't met. Take Ernesto Valverde for example. His FC…

Spain
Morata finds form at perfect time for Atletico, Spain
09:02 Friday 15th November 2019

Alvaro Morata is on a hot streak scoring at a rate of a goal per game over his last half-dozen appearances. His superb run of form comes at the best possible time for Atletico Madrid. Off the pace in La Liga, the Rojiblancos need a lift. It's…

Spain
Atletico Madrid must start scoring to reign supreme in La Liga
12:00 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Diego Simeone has done a fantastic job at Atletico Madrid, that's clear for all to see. The Argentine gaffer has turned Los Colchoneros into a club who are amongst the best in Europe over recent times. Reaching…

Spain
Are Atletico Madrid suffering from creative issues?
12:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

Unlike most prominent European sides, Atletico Madrid thrives from a working-class DNA. While La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate teams by employing a relentless attacking scheme, Los Rojiblancos flourish when under an onslaught…

Spain
Can Atletico capitalise on Barca, Real Madrid poor starts?
09:00 Thursday 5th September 2019

Barcelona and Real Madrid own La Liga from a competitive perspective. El Clasico rivals have won 59 titles combined and all but five in the past 45 campaigns. The last time the duo failed to hold the crown for more than a year was from 1980-84…

Spain
Equal time: Atletico Madrid better off with Rodrigo Moreno
21:15 Sunday 18th August 2019

Atletico Madrid have had a busy transfer window. With 10 first-team players leaving and another nine coming in to replace them, it has been a summer of upheaval in eastern Madrid. The big-name departure was Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman…