Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football debates always seem to scathe a few players in the new, with last Monday’s discussions centred around Newcastle forward Dwight Gayle.
in the clause "with last Monday’s discussions centred around Newcastle forward Dwight Gayle", it refers to "discussions centre around DG". it is an active voice, isn't it? "discussion" could be used as a subject to refer to verb "centre", right? see the follow example:
The discussion centred around reducing waste. ---quoted from Cambridge Dictionary.
So what Im confusing about is why they didn't say "with last Monday’s discussions centring around Newcastle forward DG ", why they use Passive voice here? Did the writer refer to "the discussion was centred around"?