Coming to America: Napoli dream big

August, 2014. Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid had won the UEFA Champions League and were about to take the United States by storm. They were scheduled to play Manchester United at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor in an International Champions Cup match that was expected to shatter all kinds of attendance records for a soccer game…

PODCAST: Summer 2019 Episode 1 – The NEW Era

Raffa and Ken are BACK, and in the heat of the summer, they cover: We cover: – James Rodriguez and other Transfer news! – # askFFV – New San Paolo Stadium – Pre-Season tour – Sarri to Juve You can follow us on Twitter at: @FarFromVesuvius or at our website: http://www.farfromvesuvius.wordpress.com; we are SO excited to be back, and enjoy…

Napoli’s Metamorphosis Under Ancelotti

  The 2018/19 Napoli campaign, the first with Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, began with a 4-2-3-1 formation experiment that failed miserably in exhibition matches prior to the season’s commencement. The season would end in similar fashion as Napoli, having wrapped up 2nd place in the Serie A table and with nothing to play for,…

Reinvigorating Napoli: Part 3

In the first two parts of this series exploring the future of the club I focussed on the youth setup both in terms of the facilities but also the networks we need to make the most out of our position as the only top flight club in the South of Italy. In this final part,…

RB Salzburg – Napoli: Match Preview

Napoli secured one of the biggest wins of the season last week against RB Salzburg, taking a three-goal advantage with them into the second leg. However, they must be careful not to let the absences of Koulibaly and Maksimovic hurt their confidence heading into the second leg. The three-nil win at the San Paolo was…

Reinvigorating Napoli – Part One

  Despite a season of maintaining our position as the club most likely to challenge Juve to the Scudetto, there has been a palpable lull in enthusiasm towards the club from the fair folk of Naples and many partenopei around the globe. Initially, I was baffled by this – we have a wonderful coach, some…

Sassuolo 1 – 1 Napoli : 5 Things we learned

5 thoughts from Sassuolo v. Napoli Well that was not good. One of our worst performances of the season from i ragazzi and I should imagine Mr Ancelotti will be fuming with several of the players. These sorts of performances can tell us a lot about the state of things at the club and here…