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 Champion’s League Group: Get to Know – Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade, the 2017-2018 Serbian SuperLiga champions, have been drawn into a group with PSG, Liverpool, and Napoli. Yet despite making it into the Champions League, the club remains an enigma. Fortunately, this Crvena Zvezda fan can help enlighten Napoli fans as to what they might expect from the first group stage match in…

Sempre! Tactical Analysis: Is Napoli’s Future in the 4-4-2?

One of the many excellent points made on the recent Sempre! podcast was James’ thought that Ancelotti has not found his preferred XI or formation yet. In the doom and gloom of the fallout from the 3-0 drubbing, I’d like to suggest that over the past two games there have been 90 minutes of excellent…

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…

Sampdoria 3 – 0 Napoli: Talking Points and Reaction

Sampdoria 3-0 Napoli: Talking Points Napoli were beaten 3-0 by an elegant and convincing Sampdoria side tonight in Genoa, and whilst it was not a pleasant game to watch, it certainly provoked some thought among the discomfort. This is not a critique of Ancelotti as a manager, and I did not write this out of…

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…