Napoli Player Focus – Lorenzo Insigne – 2018

Lorenzo Insigne is currently in the midst of what could be his best season in a Napoli kit. The Partenopei’s hometown hero currently has 10 goals in 15 games across all competitions and it doesn’t look like he’ll be letting up anytime soon. Carlo Ancelotti has managed to constantly get the best out of Insigne…

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 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…