From Wonderkid to World Class: Fabian at the U21’s

“Fabian saved his best display of the tournament for the final – he scored yet another long range strike to give Spain an early lead. His shooting from distance continued to cause Germany problems and a spill from his strike led to Spain’s second. He also nearly finished a beautiful passing move that he began but his final shot went just wide. Revealingly, Spain conceded once he had been taken off the pitch to a standing ovation from the whole stadium.”

All Time SSC Napoli South American XI

In tribute to the impending arrival of James Rodriguez to the club, I thought I’d assemble the ultimate collection of South American talent who have donned the Azzurri over the years. Some positions are easier to fill than others but this team is full of talent, charisma and some cult blasts from the past –…

Reinvigorating Napoli: Part 3

In the first two parts of this series exploring the future of the club I focussed on the youth setup both in terms of the facilities but also the networks we need to make the most out of our position as the only top flight club in the South of Italy. In this final part,…

Sassuolo 1 – 1 Napoli : 5 Things we learned

5 thoughts from Sassuolo v. Napoli Well that was not good. One of our worst performances of the season from i ragazzi and I should imagine Mr Ancelotti will be fuming with several of the players. These sorts of performances can tell us a lot about the state of things at the club and here…

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…

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…

Match Preview: Lazio v Napoli – Giornata 1

After what felt like the longest off season in history, we are back against Lazio on Saturday. It’s the first leg of seven incredibly challenging fixtures for our new Maestro, Carlo Ancelotti, and should prove to be a highly entertaining affair. Both teams have had a mixed pre-season with Lazio losing to Dortmund and Arsenal…

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…