X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Transfers
Does Wilfred Zaha make sense for Arsenal?
12:01 Monday 8th July 2019

Not that they aren't accustomed to it, but people mocked Arsenal's initial offer for Wilfred Zaha. Crystal Palace rebuffed the opening £40 million bid. The Selhurst Park outfit value the player at twice that, minimum. In…

Premier League
Can Tottenham challenge for the Premier League title next season?
17:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is on a mission to transform Tottenham Hotspur. Managing a club which has become synonymous with near misses owing to not winning a trophy since the 2008 League Cup, the Argentine is determined to change the narrative.…

Premier League
Is Arsenal losing too much talent, experience too soon?
15:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Arsenal’s initial promise under Unai Emery fizzled out in the season’s later stage. Four defeats in April meant a fifth-placed finish was all the Gunners could manage, despite being given ample opportunity by their rivals to claim…

Premier League
Does Mesut Ozil have a chance at redemption?
17:00 Monday 1st July 2019

Mesut Ozil ranks among the finest midfielders modern football has to offer. At his best, he's a rare gem. Few can rival the German's unique vision and creativity. He was instrumental to Real Madrid winning both La Liga in 2011/12…

Afcon
Can Keita Balde cash in at the AFCON?
15:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Footballers are a bit like Joseph from the Bible. The odds of realising their dream might be long but they persevere despite the obstacles in their path. As well, most wear shirts of many colours along the way. Keita Balde kitted up for four…

J League
Interview with Jay Bothroyd
17:01 Monday 24th June 2019

Once upon a time in Kawasaki, I decided to pay Jay Bothroyd a visit at his hotel. The English striker's current club, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, were visiting the J.League Champions, Frontale. After navigating the complex greater…

Afcon
Which Egyptians play in Mo Salah's European shadow?
15:01 Friday 21st June 2019

It’s been almost a month since Europe's top five leagues concluded and Liverpool lifted the Champions League trophy. Ancient times.  Meanwhile, fans must subsist on meagre transfer news as three major tournaments play out.…

Premier League
Is Arsenal being run like it should?
08:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Top clubs sign top players. There are exceptions to that rule. Tottenham Hotspur didn't bring in anyone last summer, and Manchester United seem set to focus on young British talent at present. Another special case is Arsenal. The Gunners…

Football
Who are football’s next generation of villains?
12:00 Monday 17th June 2019

The game has always tried to promote itself as a dignified profession. Heroics are celebrated, talented footballers held up as role models. More money also means more propaganda depicting the beautiful game as a pristine, unblemished competition.…

International
Can Sanchez, Vidal hustle another Copa America for Chile?
12:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

Chile stunned South America by winning back-to-back Copa Americas over Argentina in 2015 and 16, keeping Lionel Messi off the scoresheet for four hours in the process. While Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal are world-class in their…

Premier League
Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…

Premier League
Is leadership Arsenal's greatest need in the market?
20:15 Tuesday 4th June 2019

Arsene Wenger's last days were filled with sub-par memories. The Gunners were the weakest among the Premier League's big six. Fans cried out for a new gaffer. Wenger had little choice but to retire, vacating the hot seat for Unai Emery.…

Italy
Is Milan poised to supplant Turin as Serie A's capital city?
12:00 Tuesday 4th June 2019

Status quo is a Latin term that descendants of the Roman Empire appear to have forgotten. In Italian football, the faces and places change all the time. Managers regularly switch clubs. The final round in a Serie A campaign is a starter's…

Premier League
How will Arsenal spend their summer?
09:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

The season is over. Let the transfer rumours begin. Among those looking at investing heavily into the playing squad is Arsenal. The Gunners' priority, as per usual, will be to stick to their policy of not overpaying for players…

Netherlands
Is Ajax set for a mass exodus?
17:00 Friday 31st May 2019

AFC Ajax is famed for its youth academy. In times past, the Dutch giant has natured talent such as Frank de Boer, Clarence Seedorf, Dennis Bergkamp, and Johan Cruyff. More recently, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Wesley Sneijder, and Christian…