Are Cracks Beginning to Form in Napoli’s Midfield Wall?

Down a goal to Genoa and what would be nine points behind league leading Juventus if the current score were to hold, Carlo Ancelotti stares across the pitch with an intense and concerned look as his players attempt to equalize and overcome both the Genoa defense and the torrential rain that has water logged the…

Jose Callejon – Napoli Player Focus – 2018

The Ancelotti era is well underway and Partenopei are celebrating many aspects of this encouraging, eye-brow led new dawn. Some are drinking in the minutes on the pitch that 2019 Ballon d’Or winner, Marko Rog is enjoying. Others (@kdschlewitz) are positively piqued at the emergence of Nikola Maksimovic as The Serbian Diego Godin. And all…

Just Who Are Napoli’s Starting XI?

    Napoli completed their sixth game of the season home at the San Paulo against Parma where they won in convincing style 3-0. Lorenzo Insigne wasted no time netting his fifth goal of the season in the 3′ while Arkadiusz Milik added two more in the second half, bringing his season total to three….

Napoli Star Lorenzo Insigne: A Man Under A Microscope

  The Italian national team recently started a new campaign after having earned a spot outside of this year’s World Cup. An astonishing disappointment that has not occurred in 60 years. Newly appointed head coach, Roberto Mancini, ushers in a new era of Italian football promising to be younger and more dynamic in an effort…

Napoli’s Dream Start Headed for More Turbulence

Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned on the fasten seat belt sign. When Serie A released the 2018/19 schedule on 26 July, many argued SSC Napoli had the stiffest competition to start the upcoming season. Doubters pointed to a new head coach, lack of significant signings and the sheer monumental task of repeating a…

Group of Death or Blessing in Disguise? Napoli’s UCL Draw Reaction.

  Leading up to today’s Champions League drawing, many fans of Europe’s elite teams were held captivated by a second leg game between PAOK and S.L. Benfica. The outcome of which would determine if the loser of last year’s Champions League final and one of the favorites in this year’s tournament, Liverpool, would qualify in…

Power Unleashed by Eric Passariello

Power Unleashed Some athletes evoke a sense of athletic prowess. A physical raw natural force yearning to be free, Wrapped in a skin of an elegant symphony. A sense of calm surrounds such athletes. Yet there is a vigor that radiates. Like the feeling one conjures at the sight of a jaguar, A prize winning…

Napoli’s Quiet and Confident Philosophical Change

  The art of winning a championship is painted in a varied array of colors, styles and forms. All of which mirror the vast variety of coaching methodologies, player personalities and tactical game plans. Throughout sports we have seen the gamut of coaching philosophies from disciplinarian to game manager to brilliant tacticians, all winning championships….

Sempre Season Preview! – Napoli Breakout Players

To follow up James and his work on Arek Milik, the rest of the Sempre! podcast team has assembled their list of breakout players for this season: Raffa Rispo – Piotr Zielinski   Last season, Piotr Zielinski played in 36 of 38 Serie A matches, starting 14 of them and coming off the bench 22…