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…

Welcome to Napoli(?) – Christian Kouamé

Napoli is close to completing their first signing of 2019, with Genoa’s Christian Kouamé nearing a move to Naples. According to Corriere dello Sport, the deal is worth €25 million ($28.6 million) and Kouamé will remain with the Grifone for the remainder of the season. With details set to be ironed out this week, let’s…

Napoli’s 2019 Expectations

Prior to the start of the 2018/19 Serie A season, many thought Napoli was headed for a drop off in quality despite bringing in Carlo Ancelotti in lieu of Maurizio Sarri. Talks of a finish no higher than third place(and often put of the Champions league places) were thrown around daily by pundits and rival…

PODCAST – Far From Vesuvius Season 1 Episode 3 – Champions League Fallout

Raffa, Ken, Kirsten, and Marco all weigh in on the last two weeks of Napoli action, including: Atalanta – Napoli Napoli – Frosinone Liverpool – Napoli Europa League Expecations and potential opponents Thank you for listening, and please like, share, and subscribe!   https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/gsqg8a/ffvs1e3final.mp3   https://farfromvesuvius.podbean.com/e/season-1-episode-3-champions-league-fallout/   You can follow us on Twitter at: @FarFromVesuvius