X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

Premier League
Who understands Arsenal's need better than Patrick Vieira?
12:00 Sunday 17th November 2019

If, sorry, when Arsenal sack Unai Emery, Patrick Vieira’s appointment offers a promise no other candidate can make. When the former Gunners captain and midfield destroyer departed for Juventus, the last remaining vestige of defensive…

France
Is Vieira suffering second season syndrome at OGC Nice? 
17:01 Monday 11th November 2019

Patrick Vieira is under immense pressure at OGC Nice. Another disappointing result against Bordeaux plunged Les Aiglons into a crisis of confidence. Is the Frenchman suffering a familiar second season syndrome at Allianz Riviera?  Two…

Premier League
Why Kelechi Iheanacho must leave Leicester City in January
17:00 Tuesday 8th October 2019

"Kelechi is just 17 years old and he’s a very important player for us in the future. "It depends on the way he takes this profession, but I think he’s a good talent." Those were words from then Manchester City gaffer,…

Premier League
Why Steve Bruce’s Newcastle appointment is the latest insult to Toon Army
19:01 Thursday 18th July 2019

After allowing Rafael Benitez to walk three weeks ago, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley bore the brunt of fans’ criticism, a role which the British billionaire has made his own since taking over in 2007. Any right-minded person would…

Premier League
Why Sir Jim Ratcliffe would rather buy OGC Nice than Manchester United
12:00 Wednesday 10th July 2019

If you’re an average Tom, Dick or Harriet, you may play the lottery and fantasise about doing as you please when you win all that dosh. If you’re also a Manchester United fan, you probably think billionaires shouldn’t do whatever…

Managerial News
6 contenders as the next Newcastle United manager
10:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It had been coming. On Monday, Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez parted ways. Attributed to a contract dispute in which this summer’s transfer budget proved an unresolvable issue, the reasoning goes far beyond that. The Spaniard’s…

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…

Usa
Old is new again in MLS management
17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Youth has been the buzzword in football recently, perhaps in all team sports. Energy, athleticism, work rate and input formed up behind it to compose a new ethos for professional competitions. Knowledge, experience and efficiency suddenly counted…

France
Is Patrick Vieira having a time in Nice?
15:00 Monday 17th September 2018

'Those who do, can't teach' is a saying to suggest great players usually become bad managers. Apparently, as on-pitch craft is perfected, the ability to communicate understanding often gets worse. Good examples are Diego Maradona,…

Usa
Jesse Marsch hopes Red Bull Leipzig gives him wings
15:00 Sunday 22nd July 2018

Choosing to devote my full attention to the World Cup or keep abreast of events in Major League Soccer is like asking whether I would prefer chocolate ice cream or lima beans. Only an insane person or a vegan would opt for the latter. Okay,…

France
Will Patrick Vieira prove his mettle at Nice?
09:00 Thursday 5th July 2018

Patrick Vieira sealed his legend at Arsenal. A marauding box-to-box midfielder, Vieira played a starring role in a Gunners team that dominated England for some years including the unbeaten 2003/04 season. He rose to club captain as a result…

Usa
MLS World Cup break ends; where do Eastern Conference teams stand?
17:00 Friday 22nd June 2018

On Saturday, Major League Soccer’s brief nod of respect towards the World Cup concludes. The league went on hiatus on June 13th. In previous World Cup years, MLS has suspended play for the entire group stage. Not this year. When you consider…

Managerial News
3 former Arsenal players who could succeed Arsene Wenger
16:00 Friday 11th May 2018

Friday 20 April was a normal day until news broke that Arsene Wenger had decided to leave Arsenal at the season's end. The Frenchman's journey has been full of ebbs and flows, drama and disappointment, with some truly magical moments…

Premier League
Arsenal must back new manager with funds
10:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Its no news that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be stepping down at the end of the season, following 22 years of meritorious service at the Emirates stadium. The 68-year-old has come under increasing scrutiny from a section of club fans…