Crotone 0-4 Napoli: The Azzurri take care of business in Calabria.

Napoli have impressed yet again in their Maradona tribute kits. Back to back league wins, with the same score in the end, 4-0. The boys could not have displayed a better result this Sunday against Crotone. A 4-0 win is always a great feeling, even if you’re playing the team in 20th place that has…

AZ 1-1 Napoli; A Draw in Holland.

AZ Alkmaar v. Napoli It was a cold, rainy night in North Holland as Napoli faced Eredivise club AZ Alkmaar. It was not a very eventful match, six shots on goal for AZ against our three and both teams registered a goal each. Our boys will not be too displeased with the result, however, because…

Napoli 2-0 Rijeka: Napoli win, mourn for Diego Maradona.

Overview: Napoli v. Rijeka, Europa League group stage match To begin, this was an emotional night for the city of Napoli and their entire squad. Securing a win was a requirement for the team tonight and they went out and did just that in their first match honoring the late Diego Maradona, a man who…

Dries Mertens: The Best Forward in Serie A

It has been a breathless start to the season with one the greatest results in recent history in Europe, two pazzo games to begin with and a nice victory against Sampdoria to leave us with a warm, Ancelotti-inspired glow after four potentially tricky fixtures. Amid the madness, there was an important lesson to be learnt…

Napoli Flashback 89/90: Matchday 3

In this midweek evening fixture, Napoli hit the road to meet with Marcello Lippi’s Cessna and look to make it 3 out of 3 for the season. The “Made In Italy” approach continues just a few days after taking out Udinese in their San Paolo debut. On a funny side note, this will ironically mark…

Napoli Flashback: Di Canio magic against Milan – 1994

Like a lot of English folk of my age and generation (born 1983) Calcio has a special place in my heart down to the Channel 4, James Richardson fronted, Football Italia show in the 1990’s. As I’ve written on this site before, my love of Napoli begun a little earlier through a combination of Maradona at Italia ’90 and my dad briefly…

Napoli Flashback 89/90: Match Day 2

One week removed from their season opening victory at Ascoli, Napoli we’re set to meet another “black and white” in Udinese for their home opener at Stadio San Paolo. While Maradona’s “row” with President Ferlaino (and seemingly the fans) continued, this was also the second consecutive week that we were missing Brazilians Alemão and Careca….

Napoli Flashback – 89/90 season: match day 1

This passed Saturday marked the start of the 30th Serie A season since Napoli’s second and last scudetto. The club has been through quite a bit in those 30 years, but we find ourselves probably the closest we’ve been to seeing number 3. In honor of this special anniversary, we will take you down memory lane,…