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,…

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…

PODCAST: Summer 2019 Episode 1 – The NEW Era

Raffa and Ken are BACK, and in the heat of the summer, they cover: We cover: – James Rodriguez and other Transfer news! – # askFFV – New San Paolo Stadium – Pre-Season tour – Sarri to Juve You can follow us on Twitter at: @FarFromVesuvius or at our website: http://www.farfromvesuvius.wordpress.com; we are SO excited to be back, and enjoy…

PODCAST – Far From Vesuvius Season 1 Episode 3 – Champions League Fallout

Raffa, Ken, Kirsten, and Marco all weigh in on the last two weeks of Napoli action, including: Atalanta – Napoli Napoli – Frosinone Liverpool – Napoli Europa League Expecations and potential opponents Thank you for listening, and please like, share, and subscribe!   https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/gsqg8a/ffvs1e3final.mp3   https://farfromvesuvius.podbean.com/e/season-1-episode-3-champions-league-fallout/   You can follow us on Twitter at: @FarFromVesuvius

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…

Sempre! Team: Favorite All-Time Hamsik Goals: part 2

  Raffa Rispo  “Marek Hamsik has just scored his 117th goal for Napoli to become Napoli’s all time leading goal scorer, breaking Diego Maradona’s 26 year old record of 115. He’s scored so many iconic goals in la maglia azzurra and if I’m honest, I’ve got about five all time favorites. In being a bit…

Zinedine Machach – Toulouse outcast gets a second chance with Napoli

  Napoli have just signed a French-Algerian midfielder named Zinedine. No, his last name isn’t Zidane, but under boss Maurizio Sarri, this young man has some potential to make it big. Zinedine Machach (pronounced Mah-kak) completed and passed his medical at Villa Stuart and a couple of hours later, he signed a four-and-a-half year deal…

Sempre! Mid Season Report Card: Goalkeeping and Defense

In one of the most exciting starts to a Serie A season in years, Napoli sit at the top after 20 matches. With a record of 16-3-1 on 52 points, if the Winter Champions can keep up the pace, they could very well be the answer to the Old Lady Juventus’ reign of dominance in…

Napoli 1-0 Udinese: Match Review

Napoli made their 2017/18 Coppa Italia debut last night by defeating Udinese 1-0 in the Round of 16. Manager Maurizio Sarri made quite a few changes from their Serie A win Saturday against Torino with Sepe in goal, Maksimovic and Maggio, who bagged his 300th appearance for Napoli, in defense and, most notably, Rog, Ounas,…