Will Napoli’s Virtue of Patience be Rewarding?

The 2019/20 Serie A season is one week away from commencement and yet there are a substantial number of potential big name transfers looming overhead. Like an overstuffed pinata, teams are blindly whacking away in hopes of spilling precious loot into their rosters that will give them the advantage in what could be a competitive…

Napoli Could Use a Bit of Street Attitude

  Riding through his home country of Senegal, professional footballer Kalidou Koulibaliy is seen hanging out a bus window, smiling, laughing, and soaking in the support of his people as they cheer their team and star player’s return from the AFCON finals in which they placed runner-up to Algeria. Koulibaly also plays for the Italian…

Napoli’s Metamorphosis Under Ancelotti

  The 2018/19 Napoli campaign, the first with Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, began with a 4-2-3-1 formation experiment that failed miserably in exhibition matches prior to the season’s commencement. The season would end in similar fashion as Napoli, having wrapped up 2nd place in the Serie A table and with nothing to play for,…

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…

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 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…

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…

Napoli 3 – 2 Milan: Match Review and Analysis

Earlier this week, former Napoli boss and current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri declared his preference for the Premier League over Serie A stating “In Serie A after 20 minutes 2-0 the match is finished.” Well it doesn’t appear his former team and replacement manager Carlo Ancelotti got the memo. Last week, down 1-0 to Lazio,…

Power Unleashed by Eric Passariello

Power Unleashed Some athletes evoke a sense of athletic prowess. A physical raw natural force yearning to be free, Wrapped in a skin of an elegant symphony. A sense of calm surrounds such athletes. Yet there is a vigor that radiates. Like the feeling one conjures at the sight of a jaguar, A prize winning…