Welcome to Napoli! – Fabián Ruiz – Player Profile

As Napoli’s Transfer market continues, we see some familiar midfield faces on their way out. Marek Hamsik has handed in a transfer request to China, and Jorginho seems to have his future nearly locked into Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. This has left Napoli with some holes in the center of the park, and yesterday…

Sempre! Flashback: Ezequiel Lavezzi

What is their to say about Il Pocho Lavezzi that doesn’t bring out emotions. He is the embodiment of Cazzima and grinta. Everything from on-field bust ups, beautiful goals, amazing breakouts as a part of the “3 Tenors” with Marek Hamsik and Edinson Cavani, the off-field row with ADL. Lavezzi brought drama, but also brought passion to…

Tactical Analysis: Dries Versus The World

The 3-1 victory against Bologna was a sign that Dries Mertens the goal scorer was back and his performance against Benvento further reminded the football watching public that he is capable of world class finishes (and celebrations). I’ve written about how important I think Mertens is to Sarri’s side for Sempre! before and another of…

Sempre! Flashback: Roberto “Il Pampa” Sosa

Roberto “Il Pampa” Sosa was born on January 24th, 1975 in Santa Rosa Argentina. As many Neapolitans already had their Argentinian love affair before from the glory years of Diego Maradona, he quickly become an exciting fan favorite. Coming from Brescia on a free transfer, from 2004-08, Sosa helped bring Napoli up the ranks from…

Amin Younes – Ajax Winger Set for Fresh Start at Napoli

Earlier today, Napoli seemed to finally get to the end of their winger saga in this transfer window. No, it wasn’t Verdi, or Politano, or Lucas. It was a player Napoli had been linked to on a pre-contract agreement for the summer that they decided to act on immediately. That player is Amin Younes. Multiple…

Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli’s Complete Defender

I think if you went back in time to July 1, 2014 and seen this come across your Napoli news feed, you’d probably not have been overly impressed: UFFICIALE – Il #Napoli acquista Kalidou #Koulibaly / OFFICIAL – #Napoli signs Kalidou #Koulibaly from #Genk. Story: http://t.co/DZaqKa7d54 — CalcioNapoli24.it (@CalcioNapoli24) July 1, 2014 Raw, unrefined, lacking…

James McGhie: Favorite All-Time Hamsik Goal

I’m someone who ties a lot of what goes on in my life to good memories, moments which interlink with one another to create that feel-good factor. And that’s why my favourite Marek Hamsik goal is one which not many would consider; at least I don’t think they would. The date was November 1st 2016…

Allan, Napoli, and Beautiful Football

This season, Napoli has often been called the most beautiful club side to watch in all of Europe. Exciting neutrals with quick, progressive passing, dizzying attacks, and often impenetrable defense, it’s no surprise Pep Guardiola had such glowing words about Sarri’s unit after their October Champions League clash. “We faced one of the best sides…

Sempre! Team: Favorite All-Time Hamsik Goals: part 2

  Raffa Rispo  “Marek Hamsik has just scored his 117th goal for Napoli to become Napoli’s all time leading goal scorer, breaking Diego Maradona’s 26 year old record of 115. He’s scored so many iconic goals in la maglia azzurra and if I’m honest, I’ve got about five all time favorites. In being a bit…

Sempre! Mid-Season Report Card: Coaching and Upper Management

  Maurizio Sarri B+ While the tactician has his side atop the table past the halfway mark, the question was always what he would be able to get out of his men in the second half of the campaign. After all, it was just two years ago in Maurizio Sarri’s first season at the helm…