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…