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Netherlands
Does the Netherlands need an attacking makeover?
15:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

Not in many crucial games has the Netherlands’ defensive work managed to overshadow their attacking bite over the years. The Dutch have gained fame for their “total football”, world-class strikers and fierce forward-line…

International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

France
Confident Memphis Depay ready to move up from Ligue 1
15:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Memphis Depay was close to becoming an afterthought back in 2016. After succumbing to the cursed Manchester United #7 mantle, the presumed future superstar almost saw the end of the road. However,  the embarrassing exit from Manchester lit…

France
12 Days of Football 2018: Three French Clubs
08:00 Monday 24th December 2018

On the 3rd Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual year-end football soiree. Over the course of a dozen days,…

Champions League
Can Ajax and Lyon be Champions League surprises in the New Year?
15:00 Wednesday 12th December 2018

At the beginning of the UEFA Champions League group stages, little was expected from AFC Ajax and Olympique Lyonnais. Put in relatively difficult groups containing certain European heavyweights, everyone dismissed them, expecting the pair to…

Champions League
Depay still walking on Memphis
17:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Upon his return to England’s North West, Memphis Depay attempted to say all the right things. In doing so, he came off a bit like Christian Bale and Liam Neeson in Batman Begins. You know, as if he still doesn’t pay attention to…

Premier League
Will Alexis Sanchez lift the curse off Manchester United's number 7 shirt?
09:00 Thursday 10th May 2018

In football, the most iconic shirt number is arguably the 7. Whenever you see someone wearing the number 7 for a team, you expect him to be among their best players and cause your squad any number of problems. Manchester United have had a rich…

International
International Friendlies: Portugal v Netherlands: A Combined XI
14:30 Monday 26th March 2018

Portugal after beating the Pharaohs in their last match are set to face the inexperienced Dutch side. It was clearly visible in their last match against England that the Netherlands lack an imposing figure on the field.  Even though Ronald…

France
Will Memphis Depay ever fulfill his potential?
08:30 Sunday 25th March 2018

On Friday England defeated the Netherlands in Amsterdam for the first time since 1969. It helped that Ronald Koeman didn't field any ageing stars as he began his Oranje rebuild. On the night the Three Lions were only really troubled by…

France
Lyon lose three straight as Champions League credentials questioned
13:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

Currently sitting in fourth place in Ligue 1; Olympique Lyonnais. The French giants are struggling with three defeats in their last three matches allowing other sides to overtake them in French football's top tier. Founded in 1950,…

Premier League
4 Premier League flops excelling this season in France
12:00 Thursday 26th October 2017

Almost every football player's ambition is to compete in the Premier League. For some, however, that dream can turn into a nightmare.  Unsuited to the rigorous demands of England's top tier, players have then been known to take their craft…

Opinion
Ronald Koeman should abandon Everton to take the Netherlands top job
19:30 Wednesday 18th October 2017

Everton has had a poor start to this season. Awful, boring, clueless a few words to describe Ronald Koeman's side. Is it time for the Dutch manager to move on, with the Netherlands his next destination? 

Opinion
The amazing goal of the season from each of Europe's top 5 leagues
12:00 Saturday 24th June 2017

Goals liven games. It's what gets the fans off their seats and it's what they talk about long after the game has ended. Last season, we saw some astonishing goals from Europe's elite leagues, however, a few of these goals were simply out of…

France
Bastia Supporters Reënact Dumas' The Corsican Brothers
09:30 Monday 17th April 2017

In 1844, Alexandre Dumas (père) wrote a novel about vengeance centered on two conjoined brothers separated at birth but who still felt each other's pain. It was titled The Corsican Brothers. Cheech and Chong lampooned it on film in 1984. The…

Opinion
Antonio Valencia is Manchester United's unsung hero this season
12:00 Saturday 15th April 2017

We all know it's not easy being a defender, particularly when it's not your natural habitat. But Antonio Valencia has broken this orthodox. He's now Manchester United's first choice right-back having seen off competition from Matteo Darmian…