Napoli’s Champion’s League Group: Get to Know – Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade, the 2017-2018 Serbian SuperLiga champions, have been drawn into a group with PSG, Liverpool, and Napoli. Yet despite making it into the Champions League, the club remains an enigma. Fortunately, this Crvena Zvezda fan can help enlighten Napoli fans as to what they might expect from the first group stage match in…

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…

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…

Sampdoria 3 – 0 Napoli: Talking Points and Reaction

Sampdoria 3-0 Napoli: Talking Points Napoli were beaten 3-0 by an elegant and convincing Sampdoria side tonight in Genoa, and whilst it was not a pleasant game to watch, it certainly provoked some thought among the discomfort. This is not a critique of Ancelotti as a manager, and I did not write this out of…

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,…

Match Preview: Napoli v AC Milan – Giornata 2

Team Form Napoli W – 3/3 Points Collected AC Milan N/A – First Match of the Season Match Preview Second week in, and let’s pipe in the drama, shall we? AC Milan comes to the bay of Naples to visit Napoli in a match of reunions and a season starting for one of the teams…