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,…

“Joining Sempre” by Frank Sidekick

“Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt.” Measure for Measure. William Shakespeare It’s the 93rd minute. You’re nearly at the end of a lung busting game which is only your fourth start of the season. You’ve never scored a league goal before. An entire…

Napoli 2 -1 Chievo – Match Reaction

Napoli 2-1 Chievo- My Fan Reaction- Il mio cuore batteva forte e allo stesso momento pensavo che Napoli vincerà lo Scudetto! Yesterday’s epic comeback win over Chievo produced many mixed emotions that explained the hardships of being a passionate SSC Napoli Fan. This was a make it or break it match as Napoli were stunned…

Match Preview: Napoli v Chievo

Team Form(Last 5 matches) Napoli – WLDWD Chievo – LLLWD Match Preview Napoli, after drawing to Sassuolo last week, come into this match trying to keep their title hopes alive. After collecting only 8 of the last 15 possible points, Sarri’s men need to come into this match with something they’ve lacked recently. Ruthlessness. The…

The Curious Case of Amin Younes

Amin Younes. A name which, for all the wrong reasons, will now go down in infamy in the history of Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli. A man who, after making the journey to Naples with his entourage in tow to sign a 5 year deal, is now likely to be remembered as someone whose feet never…

Match Preview: Napoli v Genoa

  Team Form (all competitions): Napoli – WWWLD Genoa – WWWLL Preview: After taking just one point from their last two matches, Napoli could step onto the field on Sunday against Genoa at -7 in the Scudetto race (Juventus play away to Spal on Saturday). That doesn’t mean that the championship has been decided, as…

Reasons To Be Cheerful.

OK Partenopei, let’s not pretend: This is a depressing moment to be a Napoli fan. As gli ragazzi on Sempre! pod spent a good hour ranting about we have gone from a potential 7 point gap at the top to Juve being on course for another bloody Scudetto. In order to help vanquish the demons…

All Hope is not lost….

A week and a half ago, every neutral Serie A fan was talking about Napoli potentially extending their lead at the top of the table to 7 points… At that point, Napoli had won 10 consecutive Serie A matches, the longest winning streak in the history of the club. They were facing Roma at the…

Inter 0 – 0 Napoli: Match Review

Following a crushing 2-4 defeat to Roma last Saturday, Napoli needed to win at the San Siro to regain first place in the league. Sadly, the Partenopei were unable to do so. Napoli were in charge for the majority of the match, but failing to capitalize on multiple opportunities saw the match play out to a nil-nil draw….

Tactical Analysis: Napoli 2 – 4 Roma

Napoli (4-3-3) J.Reina, M.Rui, K.Koulibaly, R.Albiol, E.Hysaj, P.Zielinski, Jorginho, Allan, L.Insigne, D.Mertens, J.Callejon Roma (4-3-3) Alisson, A.Kolarov, F.Fazio, K.Manolas, A.Florenzi, D.De Rossi, K.Strootman, D.Perotti, R.Nainggolan, C.Under, E.Dzeko. After Juventus’s last gasp winner against Lazio half an hour or so before the game kicked off, the players and supporters of Napoli could be forgiven for losing a…

Match Preview: Napoli v Roma

Team Form (all competitions): Napoli – WLWWW Roma – WWWLL Match Preview: After easily dispensing of Cagliari on Monday to move 4 points clear at the top, Napoli now enters a very tricky stretch that could ultimately decide the Scudetto race. It starts with the Derby Del Sole against Roma at the San Paolo on…