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Opinion
Olivier Giroud gives perfect answer to critics
13:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

Lack of goals threatened Maurizio Sarri’s future in the Chelsea dugout early into his reign. The Italian manager resorted to desperate measures to solve the problem. First choice striker Alvaro Morata had to go, even if it was just on…

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Bafetimbi Gomis enjoying success after Swansea
15:00 Tuesday 26th February 2019

It was a lifetime ago when Bafetimbi Gomis was in the Premier League. He turned out for Swansea City 64 times, scoring 13 goals in the process; until he disappeared. Now elsewhere, he’s the top scorer and about to win his second league…

Opinion
12 Days of Football 2018: Four Calls Blown
08:00 Tuesday 25th December 2018

On the 4th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Happy Christmas! Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual celebration of the year…

Opinion
Is Mo Salah hogging up all the class or isn't there enough to go around?
17:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

We like to romanticise sport. It's reassuring to believe football and other games bring out the best in mankind. Let's face it, though. It's been more than a decade since Mick Foley retired from professional wrestling and Mr Socko…

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Can Arsenal restore dominance in its rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur?
08:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

For 45 minutes at least, Arsenal restored dominance in its rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur. Sunday was a day for derbies and the biggest of them all was the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates stadium. The game demonstrated…

Opinion
Should Chelsea move for Isco?
09:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Isco Alcaron moves with the ball like a ballerina. The ball is always glued to the Real Madrid midfielder's feet. He has been an undeniable success at the Santiago Bernabeu following a big-money move from Malaga in 2013. He has been a crucial…

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Has Fred dropped dead at Manchester United?
08:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Supposedly the final piece in Manchester United's midfield jigsaw puzzle, it's fair to say Brazilian international Fred hasn't fit anywhere, let alone as the final piece. The 25-year-old was linked to Manchester City in the…

Opinion
Social media in football: A curse and a blessing
17:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Modern footballers pale in comparison to players of old when it comes to application, discipline and mental toughness. Gone are the days when Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane couldn't stand the other's presence. Was it because they hated…

Opinion
Raheem Sterling: So good, so bad
12:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Not since the days of Mario Balotelli at Manchester City has controversy trailed a player in England like it now does Raheem Sterling. The 23-year-old is fast becoming a figure some parts of the media love to hate. Whatever Sterling does, there…

Opinion
Knight of the Twitter Realm
15:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

Like a gas leak in contact with a naked flame, Twitter and Leon Knight is a volatile combination that will always cause damage. Over the years the journeyman striker has courted controversy and invited criticism for his ill-advised, prejudiced…

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Beware the club that forgets its fans' importance
15:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

It is no news that the fans of major club football can have significant effect on club business. Clubs always want strong support. Tickets and shirts must be sold but it also makes a massive difference in matches. How many stadia across Europe…

Opinion
Aaron Ramsey contract situation pushing Arsenal to the extreme
09:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

Arsenal has played their last three games with Aaron Ramsey sitting on the bench. This is something that became uncommon at the season's start. Many suggested that the stall in his contract negotiations is affecting the club as a whole.…

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Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw: Manchester United must keep the youth movement alive
15:00 Monday 29th October 2018

Prior to the season's start of the season, many expected Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial to exit Old Trafford due to their perceived relationships with Jose Mourinho. Events since prove you can't always believe what you read. [Trust…

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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen deserves Manuel Neuer's place in Germany's goal
13:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

Lionel Messi is widely considered Barcelona’s knight in shining armour. He is on the attacking front. When it comes to defensive work, Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s brilliance between the posts rescued many valuable points this season.…

Opinion
Ross Barkley proving vital for Chelsea and England
08:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

From a career at Everton that looked to have stalled, Ross Barkley moved to Chelsea amidst scepticism about what he will bring to the table at Stamford Bridge. For a club with high ambitions and parading some of the best players in the world,…