X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Premier League
Steve Bruce: When your best attackers are centre-halves
15:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

When Rafael Benitez left Tyneside in the summer and was replaced by Steve Bruce, fans were less than welcoming to their new man. With the loss of top scorer Salomon Rondon, takeover rumours which proved to be unfounded speculation and…

Premier League
Did Newcastle United waste money on their £40 million man?
14:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

“He’s got everything a modern-day player wants.”  Those were Steve Bruce's words following Joelinton's unveiling as Newcastle United’s new number nine. Two months on, Newcastle is in a mire and the Brazilian doesn’t…

Premier League
Can Ayoze Perez find a way to co-exist with Jamie Vardy?
12:00 Sunday 29th September 2019

Newcastle visit the King Power today. If you predict match outcomes based on common opponents, you might not fancy the Magpies chances to nick a result. They beat Tottenham in North London and we all saw Spurs blow the early lead when they…

Premier League
Does Newcastle's spending spree reveal a penitent or persistent Mike Ashley?
09:01 Sunday 11th August 2019

Every manager who sizes up Newcastle sees the same thing. St James’ Park seats 52,405 obese or slack-muscled, pasty-skinned males sporting cheap haircuts and cheaper tats. If ever there was a time to be sexist and exclude women from an…

Chinese Super League
How has Rafael Benitez started in China?
12:01 Friday 2nd August 2019

Dalian Yifang. That doesn’t really roll off the tongue like the other prestigious positions Rafa Benitez has held, does it? Valencia, Liverpool, Napoli, Real Madrid, even Newcastle United has more allure than Dalian Yifang. The Chinese…

Premier League
Joelinton: Can Newcastle's latest Bundesliga experiment replace Rondon? 
12:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

For the second successive summer, Newcastle United turned to the Bundesliga to solve their scoring puzzle. This time, the situation is more complex. The club's record was smashed on little-known Joelinton to replace the Chinese…

Premier League
2019/20 Newcastle United Premier League preview
15:00 Wednesday 31st July 2019

Only at St James’ Park could a closed season be eventful but not that busy. Despite improving marginally in points, goals and goal difference in 2018/19, Newcastle dropped three places in the table to 13th. Shortly after the campaign…

Premier League
How will Newcastle United spend their summer?
09:01 Friday 5th July 2019

The mood on Tyneside reached its boiling point at season's end. After Newcastle United decided Rafa Benitez would not return as Magpies boss in 2019/20, fans lost all remaining hope for their dysfunctional ownership. Mike Ashley’s…

International
Copa America knockout rounds: No continent for old men?
08:01 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Despite more credible showings than the two Conmebol teams eliminated from the Copa America, the guests have gone home and South America can get down to the business of deciding its champion for 2019. Bolivia and Ecuador looked more like rank…

Features
Can Salomon Rondon, Josef Martinez's thunder and lightning rain on Copa America heavyweights?
15:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

If there's a time for Venezuela to challenge for the Copa America, it is now. Rafael Dudamel flaunts the most luscious Red Wine in ages, especially in attack. The frightful pair of Salomon Rondon and Josef Martinez, combining…

Transfers
Four Salomon Rondon alternatives for Newcastle United
12:00 Sunday 5th August 2018

Newcastle United is in desperate need for some offensive bite. The Toon Army lost its final tooth following Alexandar Mitrovic’s switch to Fulham. Salomon Rondon seemed on his way before talks with West Brom broken down.  Finishing…

Premier League
West Brom's survival chances are slowly slipping away
22:30 Sunday 11th March 2018

West Brom have been an established Premier League side. The current campaign is their eighth in succession. That run is almost certainly ending. Alan Pardew has only amassed one Premier League win with WBA since joining in November. There…

Premier League
Alan Pardew struggling to get goals from West Brom
13:45 Sunday 17th December 2017

Alan Pardew’s West Bromwich Albion welcome Manchester United to the Hawthorns in Sunday’s Premier League clash. The Midlands outfit are desperate to end their four-month wait for a league win, but until Pardew solves their woes…

Opinion
West Bromwich Albion : The Dark Horses of The Season
13:15 Wednesday 15th February 2017

West Bromwich Albion have established themselves for some time now as a Premier League club. This season sees their 7th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. Although they currently sit in 8th position, West Brom's season…

Opinion
Premier League: Five talking points from week 16, including Chelsea's 10-game winning streak
09:45 Friday 16th December 2016

There was a full set of midweek fixtures played in the Premier League, which witnessed five of the top six teams record victories. While at the Hawthorns, Salomon Rondon produced a heading masterclass. Here are the main talking points from…