X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Germany
How Champions League success could spell terrible fate for RB Leipzig
17:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

RB Leipzig is bulldozing their way forward in the Champions League. The latest casualty of their fine form was Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. While Leipzig awaits their quarter-final opponents; onlookers in Amsterdam may have…

Bundesliga
Did Ethan Ampadu turn the corner against Spurs?
17:01 Friday 21st February 2020

How does the saying go? Same shite, different club? Ethan Ampadu rarely features for RB Leipzig. After coming over on loan from Chelsea in search of playing time, four of the teenager's six appearances come from the bench. When the 19-year-old…

Champions League
Can Tottenham cope with rampant RB Leipzig in the Champions League?
17:01 Wednesday 19th February 2020

The last time Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur squared up against German opposition in the Champions League was in December. The English side was humbled 3-1 by Bayern Munich. But the self-proclaimed Special One, in his usual style, played…

Bundesliga
What happened to Ademola Lookman at RB Leipzig?
17:02 Friday 10th January 2020

Following a lack of first-team opportunities at Everton, last summer, Ademola Lookman decided to return to the club he went on loan to during the 2017/18 season; RB Leipzig, although this time, it was a permanent switch. However,…

Managerial News
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eight managers managing
08:01 Saturday 28th December 2019

On the eighth day of football, UEFA gave to me Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's…

Bundesliga
Can Patrik Schick realise his potential under Julian Nagelsmann?
09:01 Tuesday 17th December 2019

Patrik Schick once ranked among Europe’s best teenagers. When he lifted Sampdoria to new heights, the buzz surrounding his potential went off the charts. Then his move to AS Roma ended the hype. Managerial issues at the Giallorossi…

Bundesliga
Are RB Leipzig genuine title contenders?
09:01 Monday 16th December 2019

Julian Nagelsmann's appointment, announced well ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, drew anticipation and optimism. At 32, one of the youngest managers in Europe, Nagelsmann was performing wonders with Hoffenheim. What would he do when he arrived…

Premier League
Is Julian Nagelsmann destined for the Premier League?
12:01 Sunday 24th November 2019

Julian Nagelsmann’s rise to prominence in the round leather game makes for fine reading. Like all true success stories, it has its roots in overcoming obstacles. When persistent knee injuries brought an end to a promising career as a…

Premier League
Equal Time: Arsenal must never hire Mourinho
09:01 Saturday 9th November 2019

When a man stays in a job for more than two decades, there should be a lasting legacy. Arsene Wenger oversaw the most successful period in Arsenal's history on and off the pitch. He won 17 trophies in total, including three Premier League…

Bundesliga
Will the Bundesliga title change hands this season?
15:01 Saturday 12th October 2019

A 7-2 demolition of Tottenham in the Champions League put Bayern Munich in the conversation as being amongst the favourites to win the competition this season. It was a ruthless performance that showed the German champions may have rediscovered…

Champions League
Jesse Marsch living the [not so] American Dream
12:01 Wednesday 18th September 2019

Based solely on Red Bull Salzburg’s Austrian Bundesliga play this season, you may form one of two opinions about their new manager, Jesse Marsch. Perfect after seven games while scoring 34 and shipping six, you might conclude he wasn’t…

Bundesliga
Bundesliga two-horse race? RB Leipzig want to widen the field
17:00 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Who doesn’t love a brand new football club funded by a mega-rich energy drink corporation? Most people as it turns out. There was a significant uproar when RB Leipzig formed in 2009. The furore only grew bigger as they progressed…

Bundesliga
Can Julian Nagelsmann take Timo Werner to the next level?
12:00 Sunday 25th August 2019

Should I stay or should I go? The Clash’s iconic song probably featured in heavy rotation on Timo Werner’s summer playlist. At 23 years-old, the German definitely is nearing the end of his developmental phase and verging on his…

Germany
Ademola Lookman on the high-road to redemption at RB Leipzig
15:00 Saturday 27th July 2019

Well, another one bites the dust. In Ademola Lookman’s case, that may well be a good thing. The 21-year-old becomes the latest English youngster to move to the lucrative Bundesliga in the hunt for a major breakthrough.…

Germany
Has RB Leipzig's success this season gone unnoticed?
17:00 Monday 6th May 2019

A surprise 3-0 loss away at Freiburg adds to defeats against Wolfsburg, and title contenders Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich as RB Leipzig’s only league defeats this season. It’s not surprising then that Die Bullen sit comfortably…