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…

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…

Napoli Dimaro Roundup – Week 1

The Carlo Ancelotti era has officially started at Napoli, and it’s brought a lot of excitement to the pre-season training at Dimaro. We are one week in, and it has been a pretty eventful week as well. Let’s go over a few things we’ve learned this week:        Hamsik as Regista – Marek Hamsik…

Sempre! Mid Season Report Card: Midfield

The midfield for Napoli, like a lot of clubs around the world, is the straw that stirs the drink for the rest of the tactical setup. Three men with very distinct roles, that when all is clicking, provide the pressing, the passing, and the drive forward for Maurizio Sarri’s men. Halfway through this season now,…