Dries Mertens: The Best Forward in Serie A

It has been a breathless start to the season with one the greatest results in recent history in Europe, two pazzo games to begin with and a nice victory against Sampdoria to leave us with a warm, Ancelotti-inspired glow after four potentially tricky fixtures. Amid the madness, there was an important lesson to be learnt…

Napoli Flashback – 89/90 season: match day 1

This passed Saturday marked the start of the 30th Serie A season since Napoli’s second and last scudetto. The club has been through quite a bit in those 30 years, but we find ourselves probably the closest we’ve been to seeing number 3. In honor of this special anniversary, we will take you down memory lane,…

Welcome to Napoli – Hirving Lozano

Napoli has just returned to Italy after a successful trip to the United States. The Partenopei stayed busy up until it was time for the friendlies with FC Barcelona in the US, and it looks like things aren’t going to slow down following their return to Italy. The additions of Kostas Manolas, Giovanni Di Lorenzo,…

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 Flashback – Their last trip to the USA – Summer 1982

This week, SSC Napoli returns to the United States for a series of friendlies with world renowned FC Barcelona. The 2-legged “home and home” contest will kick off the inaugural preseason La Liga / Serie A Cup, with the first leg in Miami, Florida and the second in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But it’s been a…

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…

The Great Wall of Naples

When Rafa Benitez opted to bring the soon to be 28-year-old Raul Albiol to the San Paolo six years ago, few thought that the Spaniard would outlast two different coaches and end up making over 200 appearances for Napoli. However, the Real Madrid outcast quickly became a club stalwart and a reliable partner in the…

Thank You, Raul Albiol

Dear Raul, 236 Appearances in the Colors of Azzurri, over 20,000 minutes played. You invoked the fighting spirit of Naples with the way you played. From the minute you joined from Real Madrid in 2014, you were one of our natural leaders. You really did almost do it all in Naples. You won trophies, a…

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.”

Welcome to Napoli – Kostas Manolas

Napoli’s mercato heading into the 2019-20 Serie A season has been nothing short of exciting. With the likes of Hirving “Chucky” Lozano and James Rodriguez linked the club, fans have been enthusiastic regarding the steps taken by the club to improve the squad after a frustrating league campaign in the 18/19 season. In addition to…