Mark Manganiello

  • Carlo Alvino, a popular television journalist on Tv Luna in Naples, made some interesting comments about Napoli fans showing inconstant turnout rates at the San Paolo, as reported by CalcioNapoli24. In his recent […]

  • Feyenoord-Napoli Match Day 6

    Wednesday December 6th @ 20:45 Stadion De Kuip, Rotterdam

    After a heartbreaking loss to Juventus, Napoli hope to regain confidence and qualify for the Champions League knockout […]

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    Faouzi Ghoulam spoke to the press during the annual presentation of Napoli’s 2018 calendar about his injury and the Scudetto race as reported by CalcioNapoli24. He tore his cruciate ligament in his right kn […]

  • Yes. Especially Ounas as callejon never catches a break. Rog and Diawara are exciting too but have not fully integrated into sarri’s system. This leaves no choice but for ADL to spend in January. The Juve lose hurts but its a good lesson and it’s not over yet as some fans are already claiming. Napoli have already come along way from last season. FNS!!!

  • Napoli 0- 1 Juventus Match Summary

    The calm before the storm was evident in the opening minutes at the San Paolo with a hostile atmosphere. The first half saw Napoli and Juventus eager to get their emotions going […]

    • This was expected. We just lack the quality and players like Hysaj, Allan and Callejon are not good enough and other like Mertens have no more energy amd we lack alternatives.

      When Maggio still plays ans Hysaj on the wrong side it shows you the problems sadly.

      This one will hurt. Hopefully we get three top players in january.

    • Actually we have been off-form for a while, and our last few Serie A games have been scrappy wins. I see this coming.

      Fortune favours the humble. Our players should talk less and do more on the field.

    • Juve did nothing. Like you said this was coming. We have one goal in three games and create very few chances.

      Since the Roma game the team looks tired. It is a combination of
      1. Ghollum injury
      2. Lack of strong options on the bench
      3. Teams defending our left and the right side (Hysaj, Allan, Callejon) being useless in attack

      • Juve did something. Judas scored the only goal and they defend well to prevent us from scoring. At the end of the day, all these talk from our players is useless. All the 67% procession is also useless. They won. We lost. Only one statistic that matter. The scoreline 0-1.

    • We barely score goals. How many have we scored since the Roma game? We don’t even create many chances. This is a big peoblem whatever possession is.

    • This is what happen when you don’t rotate. The regular starters getting burned out pre-maturely. To make matters worst, we just lost our #1 position. Mertens is tired / out of form / burn-out ( whatever you want to call it ) and Insigne is injured. Hamsik is not himself lately while Callejon…less said the better. And we can’t even depend on the bench because these backup players have barely been given any decent playing time.

      With no depth we aren’t going to win the league.

      • Agreed.

        Rog, Ounas, Diawara and Maksmimovic should play more.

        But that is where it ends. Ounas should play instead of Callejon. But we have no one to replace Insigne and Mertens and no fullbacks. Maggio playing with Hysaj is a joke.

    • Yes. Especially Ounas as callejon never catches a break. Rog and Diawara are exciting too but have not fully integrated into sarri’s system. This leaves no choice but for ADL to spend in January. The Juve lose hurts but its a good lesson and it’s not over yet as some fans are already claiming. Napoli have already come along way from last season. FNS!!!

  • Italian Serie A 2017/18
    Date: Friday, 1st December 2017
    Kick-Off: 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
    Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Napoli).
    Napoli host Juventus this evening at the Stadio San Poalo in a heated matchup that will test their position at the top of the table as league leaders and inch closer to winning the scudetto. This will arguably be the biggest…[Read more]

  • Former Napoli midfielder and captain Francesco Montervino commented on the Napoli-Chievo match and supported Mario Rui. According to an interview with Radio Marte yesterday, Montervino was quick to point out the […]

  • Napoli came out flying and dominated possession in opening twenty minutes while pressing high on Manchester’s defense and playing the Sarrisimo football that fans are accustomed to seeing. As a result, this m […]

    • Insigne and Jorginho were world class today.

      Ghollum injury is a big worry.

      Big thank you to the big boss. His spending spree this summer is paying off when you have to play Maggio agaist Mane and Hysaj on the left.

    • Bye bye CL. We need depth to go far in CL. Just play the bench for the remaining two games. Our biggest worry is Ghoulam’s injury.

    • I don’t think CL is over. We need a 1-0 against Shakhtar and Feyenoord which is easily doable.

      Then all we need is for City to beat Shakhtar which is reasonable.

      • How? Realistically speaking, we need our starting 11 to guarantee results. In this game, I know it’s gone once Ghoulam was injured to be replaced by 35 years old Maggio. So with Ghoulam and also Shakhtar will be extra motivated against us, it is one tough match. No guarantee of City beating Shakhtar now that City is guarantee CL place, they might opt to play their bench.

    • Ghollum injury is a big worry. We really have no wing back or attacking options. We have good central defenders and good midfielders but otherwise lack depth.

    • And no Koulibaly for the next match as he made a stupid call disagreeing with the ref (who by the way decides to give a yellow)

    • I was impressed with our 2 matches vs Man City. They are arguably the best team in the world right now and for stretches of both matches we dominated them. In the end though, they proved themselves the better team. It’s a shame that we’ve jeopardized our champions league future because of that match in the Ukraine. I’d love to see us against some of Europe’s other heavyweights. Going to the Europa League could be interesting but of course I fear the effects playing on Thursdays would have on our league performances.

    • Rumor is ACL injury to Ghoulam. That would be brutal.

      • Ghoulam injury is brutal. But every team has injuries. Among the top 5 teams us and Lazio have the least depth.

        We needed to keep Strinic even if he wanted to go. Mario Rui is damaged goods. Just like Tonelli. Sarri says he is not ready. Why then did we buy him? Our right is a joke too. Maggio playing against a world class team! And in attack we effectively only have a young unproven Ounas who is a great prospect but needs time.

        Also Ghoulam has not even renewed yet. So really our transfer market was a disaster and I want those who defended ADL come now and agree how his stinginess again is undermining Sarri’s work (similar to buying Grassi and Regini when we needed depth, which is why also Higuain left that season).

    • Manchester game was similar to Real. In any case we are good over some stretches but eventually lose out because of lack of depth.

    • I am so tired of all these talk from players and from Sarri as after the game that we played well in 1st half ( or 2nd half ), we dominate/control the game, we are unlucky, deserved to draw / win etc.. Football is a 90 min game. The final score after 90mins is what matters. In both legs, we did not deserve to win because the final score line says so.

      Moving forward, we need to

      1) Increase our depth – ( Tough as ADL is such a miser )

      2) Rotate – About time that Sarri need to trust our bench players. They are all rusty because they hardly play. Our preferred starting 11 cannot start every game.

      3) Fix our defense on set piece

    • We have to work on defence and we have to work on mentality. When we are losing in Serie A, we are able overcome it and win the game. In CL our players haven’t self confidence. First half hour was great, then after Ghoulam injury and conceded goal, players self confidence and concentration was at 0. Sadest about this is that we could still win the game. Callejon normally score goal easily from that position. And referee saw offside which wasn’t exist!

      Now club has to decide if we want to fight for CL qualification to the end or what. Manchester City will play against Sachtar before their Manchester derby, so there is a possibility that they will rest and Sachtar will get some points. IMO we should avoid Europe league, for me it is worthless competition and it would be useless spend energy there.

      I hope Sarri will rest Mertens against Chievo, he can’t play every match. He wasn’t 100% yesterday and he is risking serious injury if he won’t rest.

      At winter transfer window number one priority has to be striker, then RB/LB – especially if Ghoulam injury will be confirmed and then winger or Sarri has to give space to Ounas and Giak

      • I agree we need to rotate against teams like Benevento but we don’t have the bench to have meaningful impact when rotating against a team like yesterday.

        Sadly the positions we said from the start of the season that we lack depth, will come and hurt us now. Attack and wingbacks.

        Not sure how good or fit Rui is but we will certainly have many games with Maggio starting and Hysaj playing out of position.

        Not sure resting Mertens makes sense. Who should play center forward? Without him the team can’t score. Remember last year the period when Milik got injured or this year against Shakhtar?

    • Dating back to Rafa, this team has not been able to defend set pieces. It is beyond frustrating to watch opposing teams easily nod or tap in uncontested corners and FK’s. They have the size defensively and a somewhat aggressive GK, so what is the problem!? For whatever unknown reason they can’t seem figure it out, so start putting some of the small guys on the posts and sacrifice some of the counter!!! Its ridiculous, I personally hold my breath on all set pieces in our final 3rd.

    • Ghoulam injury is confirmed, he will be out for 4 – 6 months :/

  • After the firing of coach Giampaolo Saurini and losing 5-0 to Lazio on Saturday, the Azzurrini carried their bad form over to Manchester. Losing 3-1 to Manchester City’s youth team, Napoli battled hard against a very strong and young talented Manchester side. Manchester City was better tactically prepared and dominated Napoli in the first half…[Read more]

  • Given Italy’s unexciting form lately in the European World Cup Qualifiers, they are having trouble being consistent and are barely winning games under Ventura’s current 4-2-4 system. Their recent results showed them drawing 1-1 against a very poor Macedonia side and edging a 1-0 win over Albania this evening. Heading into the playoff round, the…[Read more]

  • Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne recently told to UEFA.com about the struggles throughout his career and some striking memories. He revealed that he almost quit football as he was too short. “They used to say I had some talent, but was too short. At one point, I wanted to quit football, as the scouts all told me the same thing and I thought I might be…[Read more]

  • Despite doing well in the UEFA Youth League, the latest results in the Lega Primavera TIM are not satisfactory to the Napoli management. According to the Cronaca di Napoli newspaper, last week there was an animated discussion between Giampaolo Saurini and the sports director Cristiano Giuntoli. It was reported that Giuntoli believed the coach…[Read more]

  • The Azzurrini wearing their yellow lemon-like third kit, lost 1-0 away to Milan on Saturday failing to collect all three points. Milan opened the scoring early on within the first minute of the opening kick off. The Rossonieri stricker Nnamdi Odumadi made a darting run down the left flank and put in a dangerous cross onto the head of forward…[Read more]

  • Very interesting points brought up and agree on the breakdown. This is the time for Napoli to shine although it is going to be difficult. Let’s be honest we all want to see that Scudetto trophy in the Napoli players hands in the end. If I were Sarri I would just focus on Serie A and try to win it and bank on the revenue of winning that. Then…[Read more]

  • Aurelio De Laurentiis attacked Tavecchio and the format of the Serie A during an interview with Radio24 from Los Angeles last Friday as reported by calciofinanza. The patron of the Partenopei launched his idea […]

    • While I generally agree with ADL’s comments here, I would rather see Serie A trim down to 18 teams, with 2 relegated/promoted every season.

      I still want to be able to see some of the deserving smaller sides get a chance (like Spal, who have shown some fight this year), but this would help to eliminate the teams that just aren’t ready to compete at this level.

    • I’d like to see us down to 18 teams as well. It would make the league more competitive and also lighten up the schedule a bit which would also likely help the Italian teams perform in Europe. 20 is certainly too many but 16 may be too few.

    • I agree with this, 16 or 18 teams would be good change, players would have more time to rest and coaches would have more time to prepare for next opponent. And what is most important, league would be more competetive.

    • Should be like Bundesliga. 18 teamsand two relegations and one playoff.

  • The Azzurini played well on match day two on Tuesday afternoon at the Stadio Ianniello di Frattamaggiore, Naples to earn a 2-2 draw against Feyenoord’s youth team. In the first half, Napoli was able to contain Feyenoord defensively while creating many attacking opportunities in front of goal. Once again, promising midfielder Gianluca Gaetano s…[Read more]

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