Shaun Best

Shaun Best has written 11 posts for World Football Columns

Diego Forlan Added Inter-est To Serie A Deadline Day

With Anzhi Makhachkala and Paris Saint-Germain threatening to steal the league’s thunder, Serie A got some of its own back when Internazionale signed World Cup Golden Ball winner Diego Forlan on the final day of the transfer window. Continue reading »

Roma Captain Francesco Totti Fights Time And, As Usual, His Coach

Roma looks to take a bold step forward but its aging captain refuses to lead the charge. Continue reading »

Looking For An Edge: WFC’s 2011-12 Serie A Preview

With further clubs caught in a betting scandal, is it any wonder that Serie A players don’t trust club chairmen and have followed the example of La Liga, by boycotting the opening week of the season? Continue reading »

Forget Roma, It’s Lazio Who Have Taken The Offensive!

Aquile acolyte Shaun Best is excited by all the new hatchlings in the Stadio Olimpico eyrie. Continue reading »

Coppa d’ Italia Preview: Ever-Present Inter Take On Long Absent Palermo

The Coppa d’ Italia Final in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is set for Sunday, May 29th. Leonardo will lead Inter to their fifth final in six years, hoping that a victory will secure his job. In the other dugout, Palermo’s Delio Rossi could register a rare feat. A win will see him claim a trophy for a team after having been replaced in the same campaign. If you ask either manager, they’ll tell you that in Italian football, nothing is ever easy. Continue reading »

Will Newcastle Be A Buying Club In The Summer Window?

Shaun Best sees looks into his pint glass and sees opportunity where Newcastle fans have been drowning their sorrows. Continue reading »

Man United’s Dimitar Berbatov: The Man Who Wasn’t There

Sometimes, Dimitar Berbatov shows up and doesn’t. The most annoying aspect you never know when up and deliver the goods. It’s really frustrating, when need them isn’t it? Continue reading »

Gary Neville Has Something To Say

Gary Neville loose in the television booth armed with a live microphone? What could go wrong? Continue reading »

Palermo Chairman Zamparini Sacks Delio Rossi, Names Next Victim

It’s not surprising that Maurizio Zamparini fired Delio Rossi after the Rosanero’s 7-0 humiliation in front of the home crowd but given that Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin has himself been sacked by Zamparini three times and all of Serie A has listened to the Sicilian club’s chairman berate his capable coach week in and week out, this might have been a mercy killing. Continue reading »

Gary Neville: An Ode To A Manchester United Legend

“The day I don’t have the United badge on my chest will be a sad one for me. I don’t think I can ever have the same feeling playing for another football club.” – Gary Neville Sadly for Gary Neville and Manchester United fans that day has come. As supporters, there’s a begrudging feeling that there’s … Continue reading »

Lazio Want To Fly Higher

Can Lazio overcome the might of AC Milan to win this year’s Serie A title? Stranger things have happened. As we enter the second half of the season, the Biancocelesti find themselves in second place, five points behind leaders Milan. Despite stuttering to a 0-0 draw with Genoa in their first outing of the new … Continue reading »

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