Napoli Team Appearances: An analytical breakdown

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; Henry V. IV.iii.60-62 Henry V’s address to his troops in France is one of Shakespeare’s most quoted passages and the most recent Sempre! pod brought this quote to mind in relation to Sarri’s…

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…

Tactical Analysis – Sarri’s Full Strength Options

There had been plenty of anti-Sarri noise surrounding that ‘downturn’ in results which still saw SSC Napoli lie at the top of the table; predictable, inflexible, etc. Also our capitano was having his worst season in a Napoli shirt but thankfully, gli azzurri’s form would turn, and after 4 consecutive wins, Marek Hamsik is seemingly…