X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Champions League
Can Anfield's 12th man propel Liverpool to Champions League quarters?
13:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

The power of Anfield! Many European top teams have bowed to it. Some have fallen down flat before it. There's a long history of that, but the scariest part is, it's getting even more powerful. Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real…

Italy
Theo Hernandez leading AC Milan's resurgence from the back
08:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

When Theo Hernandez left his birthplace, Marseille, to join Atletico Madrid at the age of nine, the young boy must have dreamed of exploits in the Spanish capital, but the dream took a different path in 2017. He was signed by cross-town…

Italy
Transfer Analysis: Roma's latest addition, Carles Perez
17:00 Saturday 1st February 2020

Roma signed Carles Perez from Barcelona on a loan deal with an obligation to buy him permanently in the summer for an estimated €15.5 million. The forward was the third La Masia graduate sold in the January window. Perez came a long…

Italy
Can Napoli use Juventus victory as a catalyst?
12:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Napoli’s once top-of-the-table encounter with Juventus had assumed the tag of just another game as the reigning Champions visited the Stadio Sao Paolo. The reason for that is not far-fetched. Gli Azzurri has taken several steps backwards…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: Inter's loss, Cagliari's gain
12:01 Friday 15th November 2019

When Inter threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month, questions were again raised regarding the club’s chances of success this season. For a side that spent over €150m on transfer fees in the summer…

Italy
Are Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli losing steam?
01:18 Sunday 10th November 2019

Juventus’ eight consecutive seasons of reigning supreme in the Serie A has not come unchallenged. Napoli has run the Zebras close in the last few campaigns but always seem to come up empty-handed. Gli Azzurri have stayed consistent…

Italy
Koulibaly ruining reputation at Napoli with costly mistakes
19:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

They all make mistakes. That includes the best. It only becomes a problem when mistakes become too regular and costly. Kalidou Koulibaly knows what I mean. When it comes to the Scudetto, this season, Napoli are in trouble. Their fortunes…

France
Can Rudi Garcia revitalise Lyon?
09:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

It was always going to be a tall order expecting Sylvinho to come up with the goods in charge of a club with Lyon's stature. The Brazilian had paid his dues, learning as an assistant at Cruzeiro and Inter Milan under Roberto Mancini.…

Italy
How will Claudio Ranieri fare at Sampdoria?
12:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

Claudio Ranieri has travelled far and near in a career that has witnessed many highs and lows, though it can be argued the latter often outweighed the former. Yet, nobody can take away the experience acquired over decades that comes with…

Italy
Can Roma loan save Mkhitaryan’s career?
19:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Roma on a season-long loan from Arsenal ten days ago. The misfiring attacker is hoping to put behind his 20-month woe in North London by rediscovering top form in Italy’s capital. Whether he can remains up for…

Spain
Time for Barcelona to look beyond Gerard Pique?
08:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Parading some of the best defenders in the game has contributed to FC Barcelona's success just as much as their dangerous front line has in recent times. Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal occupy a special place in the history of the club…

Italy
Can Chris Smalling find himself in Roma?
12:00 Sunday 1st September 2019

Unlike the last Spider-Man sequel, English players rarely venture Far From Home to ply their trade. A look at England’s squad during the 2018 World Cup tells the whole story – there wasn’t any foreign-based player in…

Managerial News
Where next for Jose Mourinho?
09:00 Friday 30th August 2019

Jose Mourinho ultimately failed to make Manchester United a force again. The Portuguese hasn’t returned to management since he was sacked eight months ago.  Having brought a little optimism to United supporters with a first-season…

Italy
2019/20 Serie A preview
19:01 Friday 23rd August 2019

When Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer, the Portuguese star instantly brought renewed attention to Serie A. It's reported they made a 50% profit on their €105 million investment mere hours after…

Italy
2019/20 AS Roma Serie A preview
17:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

Juventus seek a ninth successive Scudetto in 2019/20 and are favourites to do so. Happily, though, Serie A isn’t all about who wins the title. For honours, there are also the Coppa d'Italia and the battle for Champions and…