Sempre! – Napoli Season Grades – Frank Sidekick

With all the excitement of Maurizio Sarri’s exit and the welcoming of Carlo Ancelotti to Napoli it is quite easy to forget that we have just finished, points wise, the best season in our history. I’ve put together a YouTube playlist of all the individual highlights of the 38 games here if you’d like to…

Napoli Start New Era with Carlo Ancelotti

Napoli’s season only ended 3 days ago, yet club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has given Napoli their first off-season signing. This big signing is not a player though…. It’s a new manager, and not any new manager, it’s one with international acclaim. The eyebrow himself, Carlo Ancelotti. Carlo comes to Napoli after a short tenure…

Sempre! Interviews – Sergio Chesi of Goal.com Italia

In the next Sempre interview series I had the pleasure of chatting with Sergio Chesi, Vice-director of the Italian edition of Goal Italia, the largest international football portal in the world. He has also has the luxury of following the Napoli squad daily for some years now. I now present him to you: Ciao Sergio,…

Sempre Interview Series- Luca Cerasuolo of Kiss Kiss Napoli

Sempre Interview Series @lucacerasuolo Despite not winning the Scudetto this season, many Napoli fans worldwide are proud of their team who put on a fantastic display of football and set a record for accumulating the most points. The future looks bright for the Partenopei hopeful, which is evident in the never ending passionate support of…

Tactical Analysis: Dries Mertens – A Matter of Height?

Another disappointing performance against Fiorentina has called for some fans on social media to call for Mertens to be sold or dropped. This is part of a growing narrative that has been at the centre of the whirlwind few weeks amongst us Partenopei about whether Sarri should opt for Milik or Mertens or both? I’ve…

Europe, Who Needs It!? (we do)

What an awful weekend. Barring a miracle of Istanbul ’05 meeting the Nou Camp ‘99 meeting Raul Albiol walking on water, the Scudetto dream seems over. Having now left the dark room I have sat in staring at a wall, I’ve started to look forward. Reports today are full of uncertainty for the future in…

Sempre! Interviews: Journalist Ludovica Donnarumma

In the next Sempre! interview of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ludovica Donnarumma, who is 24 years old from Torre Annunziata, Naples. She currently works in a law firm and will officially obtain her license to become an official public journalist in the upcoming days. Off to Napoli we go: What is…

Sempre! Interviewa: Vincenzo Tolli

After Napoli’s magnificent victory over Juventus the other night, many fans worldwide gained faith at their team being inches closer to winning the Scudetto, sitting only one point behind their rivals. However overall, this was a heated match-up between Italy’s industrial north and agrarian south. Many Neapolitans feel as if they have won a political,…

Juventus 0 – 1 Napoli: Match Review

Going into Sunday’s match against Juventus, the Partenopei knew that the result would determine the outcome of our season. Napoli had to win a must-win game against a Juventus team that they haven’t beaten away since October of 2009. Impossible, right? Wrong. Our boys in blue went on to take 3 points from Juventus in…

Match Preview: Juventus v Napoli

Team Form Juventus DWWWD – 11/15 points collected Napoli WDWDW – 11/15 points collected Match Preview On two separate occasions last week, Napoli were behind Juventus in the standings by 9 points. If the 2-1 Udinese lead held up and Juve were to keep their lead in Crotone, we’d be preparing a 7th straight Bianconeri…

Sempre! Weekly News Wrap-up (4/20/18)

  Napoli Looking to Negotiate for Empoli CM Rade Krunic: According to tuttocalciomercatoweb, Napoli are already looking for possible replacements in the midfield due to potential rumors of Jorginho leaving this summer. The 24 year-old Bosnian appears to be a young dynamic option given Sarri’s good rapport with his former club. He has been playing well…

Napoli 4 – 2 Udinese: Match Reaction

What an evening it turned out to be for Napoli fans. The gamut of emotions was run from disappointment, to hope, back to disappointment, then finally rounding out with one feeling. Belief. Maurizio Sarri made 5 changes from his side that drew 0-0 in Milan a few days prior, seeing the likes of Diawara, Tonelli,…