Napoli Serie A 2023/24 - defense of the Scudetto!

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  1. Sacki

    Sacki Member+

    Aug 23, 2015
    Denmark
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Much more solid and calculated pressure, much less getting caught in transition, much better chances created (xG), much more players in the box on crosses, much better building up from the back (because Zielinski drops back now to help?)

    Already a major improvement over the most incompetent manager in Napoli history.

    When Napoli won the scudetto Garcia lived in Saudi Arabia and worked as a manager there - he most likely never watched a Napoli game and knew nothings about the team spalletti left beheind when he arrived.

    Not saying it was a perfect performance, but it was much better than anything I saw under Garcia. Napoli actually looked solid in defence at times
     
  2. SF19

    SF19 Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    Rrahmani was offside by a toe. The offside calls are too much.

    Having Osimhen back made a difference. We are a better team when he plays. Kvara scored a great header.

    In defense, we were solid. It finally seems we have gelled. Rrahmani was a little slow to action.

    Good start for Mazzarri.
     
  3. Euphorius Thor

    SSC NapoliS
    Slovakia
    Jul 14, 2017
    The coach makes the difference. Osimhen did not return. Must be clear to all.
     
  4. SF19

    SF19 Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    Bastoni out today.
     
  5. SF19

    SF19 Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    Politano almost produced a wonder goal. We are looking very dominant and assured at the back. Acerbi is the only thing holding Inter's D together. Inter are dangerous on counter.
     
  6. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
  7. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    Napoli are not playing bad at all. Just keep at it.

    What was the Napoli players complaint on the goal?
     
  8. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd say they're playing pretty badly now. inter can do whatever they want in they midfield.
     
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  9. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    What's Mazzarri waiting for? Make a sub or two to at least try to pull one back. Risk.
     
  10. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    Right on cue. Raspadori On.
     
  11. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starting to recover the composure but it's really end to end. Both teams are tiring.
     
  12. SF19

    SF19 Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    We're dropping to 5th if we don't grab a goal back.
     
  13. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How many champions League slots will Italy get next year? Premier League people seem pretty confident they will get five.
     
  15. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not coming back from that in ten minutes
     
  16. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That one's on the keeper from where I sit.
     
  17. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still tastes bad. Not a great day.
     
  18. Sacki

    Sacki Member+

    Aug 23, 2015
    Denmark
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Ref and VAR made the difference, but no one will mention it. Obvious fault on Lobotka by Lautaro at the first goal, as well as Osimhen should have had a PK.
    Napoli was better before the ref decided to make his entrance.

    Rest of the game was a disaster from Napoli
     
  19. indestructible

    indestructible BigSoccer Yellow Card

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    At this point just let Mazzarri do wtv he wants. ADL forcing him to play 4-3-3 to “stick to the brand” is sending him on a fools errand. The technical project collapsed even before the season began. ADL remains a pig whose luck ran out
     
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  20. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    What more can be said. How many managers are left to hire out there?
     
  21. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    FWIW, the Captain said at the end of the match that there is a clear gulf in class between the 2 teams. Can't always be the Manager. Was hoping for a Partenopei victory today.
     
  22. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    4 UCL.
    1 EL.
    1 Qualifier spot for the Conference League.
     
  23. Euphorius Thor

    SSC NapoliS
    Slovakia
    Jul 14, 2017
    Great tactics. I especially liked how we conceded 3, and scored 0. If we work on this more, next game with Juventus we can make it -4 and 8 or something, but with great tactical display, and of course blame Rudi Garcia afterwards. That is what real men do.

    Going from a heroic 1st class performance against RM, one of the best teams in history, to admitting that we are at the level of my elementary school is just priceless. I hate GARCIA! Bastard.
     
  24. Bedelcigil

    Bedelcigil Member+

    Aug 21, 2014
    Cyprus
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    we are so bad
     
  25. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The race to Natale with 5 games in 16 days begins tomorrow:

    8th at Juve
    12th Braga (CL)
    16th Cagliari
    19th Frosinone (Coppa)
    23rd at Roma
     

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