Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Which gods inhabit football's Olympus?
08:01 Saturday 17th July 2021

You have to wonder about human evolution. Two or three millennia ago, virtually every civilisation saw the world as a complex place, the depth of which scientists continue to plumb today even as laymen strive to keep things in the simplest…

Is Lionel Messi's Copa America triumph too little too late?
08:00 Tuesday 13th July 2021

While England remained optimistic about ending their 55-year major trophy drought at Wembley Stadium against Italy prior to Sunday evening, Lionel Messi was watching teammates exorcise his international demons in another fabled ground, half…

Is the Ronaldo v Messi GOAT debate going over the falls in a barrel?
08:01 Saturday 19th June 2021

These days, the average football fan probably knows very little about Niagara Falls. A rare few have been there. During the late nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries, however, the small border town challenged Paris, London and New York…

Will the 2021 Copa America be the 'Tournament of Death'?
08:00 Saturday 5th June 2021

If the upcoming Euros seem inappropriate or less important with COVID-19 yet to be completely subdued, imagine how South Americans feel about this summer’s Copa America. The continent has always simultaneously stood at the pinnacle and…

Is Thierry Henry warming to this manager thing?
08:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

It wasn’t so long ago AS Monaco were flying high. They defied the odds in 2017 by snatching the Ligue 1 title away from four-time-defending champions Paris Saint-Germain and making the Champions League semi-finals. Now, that seems a…

Richarlison: Have Brazil found the heir to Ronaldo's throne?
15:00 Saturday 15th September 2018

Eyebrows were raised in some quarters when Everton paid Watford £35million, potentially rising to £50million to bring young Brazilian Richarlison to the Merseyside. Marco Silva bought the 21-year-old from Fluminense to Vicarage…

El Clasico won’t be fun without Ronaldo and Messi rivalry
08:00 Monday 16th July 2018

The football world was in total shock when Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Portuguese’s exit from the Santiago Bernabeu ends a golden age of El Classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Ronaldo thanked Real supporters…

Robinho sentenced to prison: The shameful slump from grace of Pele's heir
12:40 Monday 27th November 2017

Flashback to 1999, at just 15, Brazil legend Pele dubbed Robinho his heir apparent. Almost 18 years later though, his career path suggests the three-time World Cup winner made an error of judgement. Robinho's recent prison conviction appears…

Landmark transfers that changed the sporting landscape
09:00 Tuesday 25th July 2017

Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain could see Ligue 1 atop the UEFA food chain. Down the years, other landmark transfers have changed their games' sporting landscape. Late Friday, you were sitting in the office. Maybe you were on the train home.…

Games That Changed Football Forever
14:00 Tuesday 20th June 2017

While you could say that football changes no matter the match in question, some matches just give something special to the beautiful game. Whether its unique performances from individuals, teams or even coaching staff - sometimes a game can…

Womens Football
Marta Vieira Da Silva and her stunning ability in the female game
12:00 Tuesday 24th January 2017

If I was to ask you, "who is Marta Vieira Da Silva?" Would you know who she is? Would you be aware of her status as 'one of  the greatest female players of all time?' Or would you shroud yourself into obscurity, and ignore key facts entirely?…

Taking the Mkhitaryan
18:00 Sunday 22nd January 2017

I'm quite sure Antonín Panenka had no inkling of the far-reaching legacy he was about to gift the world of football as he lined up to take his crucial spot-kick for Czechoslovakia in the European Championship final of 1976. I mean, he may have…

Brooks not Beckham could be the key to ignite the MLS
15:52 Wednesday 18th June 2014

FIFA's desire to impose the beautiful game upon our cousins across the pond has been high on their agenda for some considerable time now. From Pele playing in New York to adapting rules to suite an American audience (no games finishing as a…

The Magic Of Magico
00:59 Friday 20th January 2012

I've been grounded in full flow too many times by the question; ‘Who is the greatest player ever to have lived?' Having done some research and watched the video listed below I am no longer flummoxed.One man won the acclaim Diego Maradona in…