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Mazzarri Sacked By Napoli
Owners Take Decision As Part Of 'Wider Plans' At San Paolo
Last updated: 27th June 2010
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SSC Napoli have announced that Walter Mazzarri has been sacked as part of the 'wider plans' of the club's owners.

The former Sampdoria manager has surprisingly departed the club along with his assistant, and reserve coach Stuart Watson has filled the void for the 'immediate future'.

There had been rumours about Allardyce's position after Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli's chairman, had expressed concern over the club failing to reach the Champion's League last season.

Mazzarri was said to be unhappy that the club did not trust his judgment in the transfer market, along with numerous public spats with De Laurentiis in May and June.

A statement on Napoli's official website read:
"The board of SSC Napoli has today confirmed the departure of manager Walter Mazzarri and his assistant manager with immediate effect.
First-team coaching duties will be taken on by Stuart Watson(currently reserve coach) for the immediate future.
We have taken this decision as part of our wider plans and ambitions for the club.

We would like to put on record our thanks to Mr Mazzarri for his contribution to the club."


Many bookmakers are refusing to take bets on the next manager at San Paolo, with growing speculation that the board are likely to appoint from within.
 
Good start mate.

Hamsik, Lavezzi and Cavani (sp) will be your key players i think.
 
What happened to the Newcastle story?
 
Assuming he got a very good team that hardly never loss. What happened to me.
 
What happened to the Newcastle story?

It is on my MAC now, I am blogging that one, as it is more a long term story, and I didn't want to get too far into it.

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New Head Coach Returns Squad Analysis
Watson Given Full Transfer Privileges
Last updated: 2nd July 2010
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News today has broke that stand-in coach Stuart Watson has returned his squad analysis report to the chairman, believed to include potential transfer targets.

Sources at the Neapolitan capital club believe that Watson is looking at a major overhaul of the youth system, and will look to strengthen the first team considerably.

Earlier today, the club announced that eleven of the youth academy had been released from their pre-contracts, signalling the beginning of a new era under Watson.

Since the report, rumors have been circulating as to who will come and go at the San Paolo. The general feeling in and around the club is that Watson has requested a budget of around 15m to work with.

With the club in a scary financial state, many expect the board to put a 10m budget in place, 5m lower than the requested amount. Transfer targets are believed to be Levski striker Garra Dembele, Marco Verratti, Piacenza duo Mirko Barocelli and Giuseppe Angarano.

Watson has already brought in his backroom team, with Italian Luciano Spinosi, Marco Frigerio, Fabien Barthez, Massimo Bonini, Bobby Downes and Oliver Bierhoff joining the club.

Stay tuned to the SSC Napoli official website, where you will hear all SSC Napoli news here...FIRST
 
Liking the layout StuW. I didn't follow your Newcastle story because I'm not a fan of Premier League team stories generally, but will definitely take an interst in this one. They are the sort of team that I like to manage myself. Awesome title too, good luck
 
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Watson Lands Napoli Job
New Manager 'Extremely Proud' of New Position
Last updated: 7th July 2010
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Napoli have today confirmed that Caretaker Boss Stuart Watson will take charge of the side.

Club sources suggest that he has signed an initial 1 year deal, with an option of renewal depending on results this season.

The Englishman, who had a short playing career with Bishop Auckland and Murcia Imperial before a shattered arm forced him to retire at 20, has never managed a club before, which has the Napoli faithful already writing him off.

Watson spoke at a press conference today. This is what he had to say -

As a footballer, I always wanted to someday play in Italy. As a fan, I have loved watching Italian football. As a coach, I was delighted to be involved with Italian football. Now, as a manager, I am extremely proud to now be a topflight manager in Italian football.

I have a big job ahead, with Domestic and European football to concentrate on. Myself and Aurelio (De Laurentiis) have spent the past day or two in the boardroom, going over the fine details within the squad, so we can look towards targets in the short and long term that we both agree with.

The club are in talks with Uruguay 'keeper Fabian Carini, who is available on a free transfer since leaving Mineiro.

Also, the club have confirmed they are in talks with Sparta Prague winger Martin Zeman, over a potential move to Italy.

 
Liking the layout man Kiu mate hope you do well with them, im sure you will ;)
 
I believe your the second Geordie to step into the forsaken land of Italian football,
I hope you fair better than Gazza did all those years ago ;)
Liking the news feed's, great little addition
*Subscribes*
 
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Transfers & Pre-Season
Transfers Done And Dusted
Last updated: 30th August 2010
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Stuart Watson's first obstacles this season were to bring in(and get rid of) players, and contest the pre-season fixtures.

Firstly, let's take a look at the transfer coming and goings...

Sebastien Bassong - 4.3m from Tottenham Hotspur

A player who has huge quality. He had became disillusioned with life at White Hart Lane, and a move to Napoli was just what the Cameroon International needed. At 4.3m, this could be a massive bargain if the defender produces the quality he has.

Garra Dembele - 2m from Levski Sofia

A relative unknown outside of Bulgaria, the Mali forward has blistering pace, and an eye for goal. At 2m, if the player gets the goals, and provides the backup for Lavezzi and Cavani, this could be money well spent.

Martin Zeman - 1.3m from Sparta Prague

This highly-rated winger was courted by numerous clubs, but opted for a move to the San Paolo. Explosive, and a set-piece specialist, great things are expected from the Czech.

Fabian Carini - Free Transfer

A goalkeeper with Serie A experience, having spent 2 seasons with Juve, and 2 with Inter. For a long time has been Uruguay's number one. Fantastic reflexes, and a safe pair of hands, certainly a great understudy to Morgan De Sanctis.

Cedric Mongungu - 1.2m loan from AS Monaco

Young Congolese defender has joined on loan from French outfit Monaco. Tall, strong, powerful, Cedric is widely regarded as the best African defensive prospect at present.

Alan Smith - 90k loan from Newcastle

Alan comes with a hardman reputation. Watson took Smith on a loan, from his boyhood club Newcastle to give the midfield a steel edge. A player who will give his all from kick-off to the final whistle, a shrewd acquisition for Napoli.

Dennis Aogo - 1m loan from HSV

A very gifted full-back, Dennis will add a very attacking side to Napoli's defence. With Napoli getting a buy clause in the deal, expect this player to join permanently if he impresses.

Marco Verratti - 330k Co-Own with Pescara

One of Italy's major prospects in midfield, Marco has been tipped as the natural successor to Perrotta in Italy's midfield. may not appear often, but if this young player progresses, you will hear an awful lot about him.

Gai Assulin - Free Transfer

Young Israeli winger joins on a free transfer, after surprisingly leaving Barcelona last season, even though he was one of the club's bright stars. Expect the Coppa Italia appearances, before this player is loaned out in January.

Mirko Barocelli - 500k buyout from Piacenza & Cesena

An up-and-coming striker with a very good reputation. Mirko has the ability to destroy defences in the coming years.

Giuseppe Angarano - 900k buyout form Piacenza & Inter

Another Piacenza player joined, Seppe can play as a striker, or as a winger.

Rasmus Jonsson - 900k from Helsingborgs IF

One of the big prospects for Swedish football, Rasmus reputation as a quick footed striker lead many to believe he is the true heir to Henrik Larsson's throne.

Thomas Drage - 725k from Tromso

A creative midfielder who has a good first touch and passing, someone who has been labeled as a fine passer of the ball.

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Now, let's look at the pre-season games -

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Twenty-two goals scored, and none conceded, Watson got to see the majority of his squad during pre-season. Against fairly low key opposition, Napoli got the chance to gel together.

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EUROPA LEAGUE

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With the majority of the squad not ready for the first leg, Napoli suffered a shock defeat in Ukraine, only to return to the San Paolo to destroy Karpaty, sending them through to the group stages.

Here is the Group Stage Draw -

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Stay tuned to the SSC Napoli official website, where you will hear all SSC Napoli news here...FIRST

 
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September Review
A Busy First Month
Last updated: 1st October 2010
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With Napoli legend Diego Maradona watching the month's games from the stands, Stuart Watson completed his first full competitive month at the helm.

MATCHES

Cesena 0-0 Napoli
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Former Liverpool 'keeper Diego Cavalieri kept a remarkable clean sheet as Cesena got their first point of the season against a depleted Napoli. Napoli were without Cavani, Lavezzi, Blasi, and De Sanctis for the trip to North-West Italy. Napoli started brightly, but faded away, as Cesena deployed a 5 man back line.
MoM - C. Mongongu - showed great awareness against Schelotto and Appiah.


Chievo 0-3 Napoli - Hamsik(68), Cavani(83), Lavezzi(88)
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A stunning performance from Marek Hamsik saw Napoli tear apart Chievo. After a quiet first-half, hamsik burst into life with a flurry of perfect passes, before a scorching drive took the visitors ahead. Hamsik turned provider for the second, slotting a through ball right into Cavani's feet, who in turn calmly slotted the ball away. Argentinian Lavezzi then sealed the deal with a well taken half volley after puncing on a stray header.
MoM - M. Hamsik - passing was outstanding, as was his goal.


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Europa League
Napoli 3-1 Stuttgart - Dossena(67), Cavani(71, 78)
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Ten-man Napoli pulled off a remarkable comeback against Stuttgart in the Europa League. German forward Cacau opened, pouncing on a mistake from Cannavaro after 27 minutes. Cannavaro's game got even worse, with the captain being sent-off after 34 minutes for a professional foul. Stuttgart pursued a second goal, but somehow, Napoli's defence shut them out. Midway through the second half, half-time sub Andrea Dossena pulled away from Boulahrouz to score from the edge of the area. Cavani then scored a double to take the points for the home side.
MoM - E. Cavani - never gave up, and was rewarded with two gaols.


Napoli 2-1 Cagliari - Lavezzi(52, 71)
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Another fine performance from napoli saw them take thre points against Cagliari. Italian striker Ales Matri scored the opener, after stealing a march on Santacroce, and placing the ball into the left corner. The first half stayed even, and it wasn't until the second half when Napoli came to life. Lavezzi, who replaced the distinctly average Garra Dembele, seemed to lift the team spirit, and within 7 minutes had levelled the score. Almost 20 minutes and a missed penalty later, lavezzi doubled his and his team's tally, stealing the points.
MoM - E. Lavezzi - An inspired substitution, one that won the game.


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A lackluster performance saw Napoli drop points against Palermo. Neither side looked anything like scoring, with the highlight being the referee being hit in a rather tender area midway through the second half.
MoM - M. De Sanctis - did well to stay awake, with one shot all game to deal with.


Lazio 0-2 Napoli - Cavani(21, 23)
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Cavani was again the saviour, as Napoli took another three points against a poor Lazio side. Cavani opened the scoring after 21 minutes with a diving header. 2 minutes later, Cavani doubled his tally with a stooping header from a Zeman corner. On 33 minutes, Santacroce was sent off, but Napoli held it together for the entire game, stopping Lazio from getting out of their own half. Hamsik was a constant thorn for Lazio, sending countless balls into the attacking third.
MoM - E. Cavani - simply stunning, unstoppable at the moment.


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Europa League
Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 Napoli

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A solitary goal from Andriy Shevchenko gave Dynamo the points in freezing Ukraine. Quite a even match, which was only seperated by Shevchenko's goal. Martin Zeman constantly bugged the defence, with surging runs, cutting inside, which the Dynamo defence seemed to have problems with.
MoM - M. Zeman - clever runs all night, deserved at least a goal for his efforts.

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PLAYERS

Almost every player played their part in what was a largely good month. Garra Dembele is the only frontman not to score, which he will be looking to better as soon as possible.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH - Edinson Cavani

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Edinson's debut month for Napoli was very good, with the forward constantly looking sharp, scoring 5 goals this month. Watson will be hoping th striker can continue his good form.

SUMMARY

With Napoli's first month now passed, the side have to concentrate on going forward, with tough games coming up. Napoli are sat in 5th, with only AC, Inter, Roma and Juve ahead of them.

Stay tuned to the SSC Napoli official website, where you will hear all SSC Napoli news here...FIRST
 
Just seen this and read it very nice story.
 
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Watson Handed Permanent Role
Owners 'very pleased' with progress of team.
Last updated: 2nd October 2010
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SSC Napoli announced earlier today that caretaker manager Stuart Watson has been given the managers job until the end of the season.

The appointment comes after the players waxed lyrical about the stand-in manager, and the very impressive results last month.

Many are happy with the appointment, but a section of the fans still would have preferred a more experienced manager taking the hotseat, with England manager Fabio Capello the main choice.

Stuart Watson attended a press conference earlier this afternoon -
To be given the full season to take the club forward is a fantastic feeling. Myself and the chairman had spoken frequently over the past month, on how we need to approach the season, and certainly had similar ideas as to where wee need to be going.

The primary aim this season is to get into the European placing for next season. Whether it is The Champions League, or the Europa League, Europe has to be top priority for the club. I feel we have the players here to do exactly that, and that is where we will constantly be aiming for this season.

Of course, we cannot rule out winning silverware this season, such as the Coppa Italia, Europa League, or even the Scudetto, but setting our targets too high will leave oureslves, and the fans disappointed if we fail to reach them.

Napoli legend Diego Maradona has been in Naples all month, which saw him constantly linked with the job, even after re-iterating his retirement. However, the board had spoken regarding this, and unveiled that Diego is a director at the club, and will only serve on a non-footballing basis.



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October Review
A Tough Month
Last updated: 1st November 2010
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After the appointment of Stuart Watson as full time manager, would this stability boost the team's progress??

MATCHES

Napoli 3-4 Sampdoria - Vitale(50), Blasi(73), Da Costa(og, 87)
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One of the best matches of the season so far saw Napoli drop a valuable three points at home to Sampdoria. Sampdoria took the lead, as Semioli opened with a thunderous strike from an angle. Palombo then doubled the visitors lead, with a strike from the edge of the area after half an hour. All seem lost when Cassano scored a third 4 minutes later, but napoli cam out fighting in the second half. Vitale strode past three defenders to score, before a typically powerful strike from Blasi closed the deficit. Pazzini however scored Samp's fourth, which condemned them to defeat. Da Costa scored an own goal late to give Napoli a slim hope, but they failed to take advantage.
MoM - L. Vitale - his runs constantly caused problems for the opponents.


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A bore draw at the San Paolo between Napoli and Sampdoria. Neither team looked likely to score, but one player who looked very good was defender Santacroce, who was impassible.
MoM - F. Santacroce - No-one got past him, a fantastic game for the player.


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Napoli 2-1 FC Utrecht - Lavezzi(1, 46)
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A superb performance from Ezequiel Lavezzi saw Napoli ****** a vital three points against a resilient Utrecht. The forward opened the scoring withing 30 seconds, with a darting run and clever finish. Dries martins scored a penalty, after a handball from Mongongu after 4 minutes. The game fizzled out after that, and it wasn't until the second half that Napoli turned the screw on their Dutch opponents. Lavezzi then added his second, after seizing on a wayward header to give Napoli the lead for the second time. Utrecht didn't look like scoring from then, and created just three chances all game.
MoM - E. Lavezzi - two well-taken goals, and a good performance all round.


Napoli 2-0 Bari - Santacroce(35), Cavani(56)
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A solid performance from Napoli saw them defeat Bari at the San Paolo. Fabiano Santacroce scored a well taken header from a corner after 35 minutes. The second goal came from a free-kick, taken from deep, with Cavani latching onto it to make it 2-0, and putting the game out of reach for Bari.
MoM - F. Santacroce - Goal, and another solid performance.


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A poor performance at the Giuseppe Meazza saw Napoli drop three vital points. After a promising start, Napoli's defence stuttered, and let Eto'o run through, and open the scoring after 41 minutes. Napoli picked themselves up, and created plenty of good chances, but couldn't finish. The game was finally settled on 62 minutes, Lucio climbed above Cannavaro to head home for the hosts.
MoM - M. De Sanctis - Did well to keep the score down. Couldn't do anything about the goals.


PLAYERS

An up and down month, players slightly dropped in form, but still some promising results.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH - Fabiano Santacroce

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A very good month for the defender, staking his claim for the starting Xi with tidy performances, and also a goal.

SUMMARY

The second month, not quite as good as last, but there are some positives that can be taken from it. Still very well placed in the Europa League, with qualification very close.

Stay tuned to the SSC Napoli official website, where you will hear all SSC Napoli news here...FIRST
 
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Enjoying this mate, going really well so far. Just a heads up - you put the wrong scoreline and teams in the europa league game v Utrecht!
 
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November Review
Three Months In
Last updated: 1st December 2010
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Now three months into the season, we are around 1/3 of the way through he season, and the layout is starting to show. Let's see how Napoli have been doing.

MATCHES

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FC Utrecht 0-2 Napoli - Maggio(1), Cavani(16)
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Another superb European performance from napoli saw them go top of their group. Within 45 seconds, Maggio broke past the backline, to put a powerful drive beyonf the flailing arms of the 'keeper. On 16 minutes, Cavani scored a classy glancing header to give the Italians a 2 goal lead withing 20 minutes. The visitors held out admirably, stopping Wolfswinkel from getting a single shot on goal.
MoM - C. Maggio - A truly perfect performance. Goal and an assist, top all round game.


Parma 1-3 Napoli - Cavani(9, 70), Santacroce(51)
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Another stellar performance from Napoli saw them record another away victory. Cavani struck early on, taking the ball past a hapless Zaccardo, before slotting past Mirante. Napoli then started to show their class, passing their way through almost at will. It wasn't until 51 minutes until in-form defender Santacroce pounced on a Cavani knock-down to make it 2-0. With 20 minutes to go, Cavani showed another spark of pure excellence, gliding past Ze Eduardo and Boyata, before hammering past the onrushing Mirante. Paloschi scored a consolation goal after 91 minutes.
MoM - E. Cavani - Showed his quality, with two highly contrasting, but exceptional goals.


Napoli 3-1 Catania - Cavani(6), Lavezzi(19, 54)
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Yet again, Napoli outclassed their opponents, with a third consecutive win. Cavani again struck very early, slotting home from close range after just 6 minutes. Lavezzi popped up just before the 20 minute mark, smacking a volley past a helpless Andujar. As the game quietened down, Napoli seized another chance, Lavezzi killing the game off after 54 minutes. Catania were at possibly their worst this season, after largely impressing.
MoM - E. Lavezzi - 2 goals, and dangerous throughout.


Lecce 1-2 Napoli - Gargano(24), Sosa(87)
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A solid defensive performance saw Napoli take another three points. uruguay anchor man Walter Gargano scored his first Napoli goal for almost three years, after latching onto a Sosa through ball to put one past Rosati. Lecce then pulled a goal back, through ever-young Davide Di Michele. However, astute tactical nous saw Jose Sosa score his first Napoli goal in dramatic fashion late on to give the visitors the points.
MoM - J. Sosa - Fine performance. Goal and assist from a fantastic winger.


Napoli 2-1 Udinese - Blasi(1), Sosa(49)
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Napoli continued their recent fine form, beating Udinese in a close game. Manuele Blasi scored after 44 seconds, striking from the edge of the area. The game soon settled after this, and was a very even game until half time. in-form winger Jose Sosa scored his 2nd in two games, cutting inside to slot past Handanovic. Benatia scored what turned out to be a consolation late into the game.
MoM - M. Blasi - stopped everything from Udinese, and contributed to the attack.


Roma 2-2 Napoli - Lavezzi(24), Cavani(42)
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Napoli traveled to the Olimpico to face Roma. Cassetti opened the scoring for the capital side, before Lavezzi equalized soon after with a poachers effort. Cavani gave the traveling fans something to cheer about, giving them the lead just bofore half time. However, a close fought game saw Napoli have a stone wall penalty claim turned down, and the late drama saw Roma's Borriello equalize in the dying seconds.
MoM - E. Cavani - Scored, and constantly kept the world-class Mexes busy.

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Napoli are sat pretty in 4th, but with tough games with AC Milan and Juve coming next month, the hard work must continue.

PLAYERS

An unbeaten month, with every player playing with class, and giving the side a lift.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH - Edinson Cavani

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The striker is in unstoppable form, and is working superbly with Lavezzi. Napoli are playing with style.
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SUMMARY

The second month, not quite as good as last, but there are some positives that can be taken from it. Still very well placed in the Europa League, with qualification very close.

Stay tuned to the SSC Napoli official website, where you will hear all SSC Napoli news here...FIRST
 
great update mate

Maybe have a unlikely title challenge?
 
great update mate

Maybe have a unlikely title challenge?

Still to early to say. We need to pick up points against Inter, AC and Juve to have anychance this season.

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December Review
Season Looking Very Good
Last updated: 1st January 2011
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As the year draws to a close, Napoli wanted to go into the small break period in a healthy position.

MATCHES

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Stuttgart 3-4 Napoli - Maggio(14), Lavezzi(21), Cavani(40), Bassong(60)
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Napoli's passage through to the knock-out stages was already confirmed, but they wanted to go through in style, with a 4-3 win over Stuttgart. Maggio opened the scoring, with a quick move well finished. Lavezzi took Delpierre out of the game before slamming home after 21 minutes. Edinson Cavani got in on the act, heading home the third, and sealing the win. Italian winger Camoranesi scored a penalty, which revived Stuttgart. Bassong came from deep to head home a corner to make it 4-1. However, Audel struck 13 minutes later, taking advantage of a soft backpass to slot home. Cacau made sure that Napoli were on the rocks for the last few minutes, thumping a third for the hosts on 90 minutes.
MoM - M. Zeman - Created two goals, and could have scored two. Showing quality beyond his years.


Napoli 1-0 Genoa - Cavani(25)
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Edinson Cavani's unstoppable form helped Napoli secure all three points against Genoa. The huge forward added to his seasonal tally with a clever run and finish after 25 minutes. Cavani could have easily scored 3 or 4 goals, but somehow, Eduardo kept them out, with a mixture of luck and brilliance. Napoli controlled the game from start to finish, with Genoa having a mere 2 shots the entire game, neither on target.
MoM - E. Cavani - Another world-class performance from the Uruguayan.


Napoli 5-0 Bologna - Hamsik(pen 13), Maggio(38), Lavezzi(49, 57), Cavani(68)
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Napoli just seem to get better, this time destroying Bologna by a five goal margin. A Hamsik penalty started things off, after Moras handled in the box. Maggio then added a second, cutting inside to curl into the top corner from a near impossible angle. Half-time seemed to make things worse for the visitors, as Lavezzi broke the offside trap to score a third just 4 minutes after the restart. Six minutes later, Lavezzi was celebrating his second, with a impressive volley from the edge of the area. Cavani ended the glut, with a typical header.
MoM - E. Lavezzi - 2 goals, an assist, the player is having most productive season in Italy.


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Napoli 1-1 Dynamo Kyiv - Cavani(66)
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A even game saw Kyiv bow out of the competition with a draw in Naples. A lackluster first half saw a midfield battle ensue, with neither team getting the upper hand, until Zozulya struck after 35 minutes to give the visitors the lead. However, Napoli came out after half time, with Stuart Watson making a inspired move, bringing on Edinson Cavani to replace the youngster Rasmus Jonsson. Cavani's movement continually hampered the Kyiv defence, and 66 minutes in, the striker was rewarded, scoring a towering header.
MoM - F. Carini - Had a very good game, apart from the goal, he never looked troubled.


AC Milan 1-1 Napoli - Cavani(35)
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Another virtuoso performance from the ever-improving Edinson Cavani saw them take a well-earned point at the San Siro. After a very intense 20 minutes, Napoli started to settle, and 35 minutes in, the striker managed to bustle his way beyond Nesta to put the visitors ahead. Unfortunately, Napoli failed to hold the lead, with Ibrahimovic equalizing 5 minutes later, with a glancing header. The game became a fiery affair, with 3 Milan players booked, and 5 Napoli booked. Neither side seized the initiative, and the game ended as a draw.
MoM - E. Cavani - Proving himself to be a top quality striker, hassling world class defenders.


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League Table

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Slowly moving up, Napoli are picking up impressive momentum, unbeaten in 11 games, as well as taking a point from a trip to AC Milan. Three points clear of fourth, and 1 behind second, Napoli are improving every game.

PLAYERS

Another unbeaten month, and the side is working like a well-oiled machine.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH - Edinson Cavani

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Continually improving, the striker has scored in SIX consecutive games, and 16 goals this season.
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SUMMARY

Another unbeaten month, with some impressive performances, THe team is playing with belief, which is very important.

Stay tuned to the SSC Napoli official website, where you will hear all SSC Napoli news here...FIRST


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Napoli Board Give Watson Cash
Chairman believes club can 'challenge Inter'
Last updated: 2nd January 2011
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The board have announced that they have injected cash into the club's transfer and wage budgets, after recording impressive results.

Aurelio De Laurentiis has spoken that the club are performing at their best level for almost 25 years, and he truly believes that they can 'challenge Inter' at the top of the table.

The way the club is performing, it is breathtaking. I have never seen the club playing like this since Diego (Maradona) was playing here. The fans are proud, and walking with a swagger. TO be a fan of such an in-form club has given the city a lift.
Stuart has put together a incredible blend of raw talent and experienced professionals, that is working to an extremely good level. Therefore, after meeting with Stuart and his assistant(Luciano Spinosi), we have decided to back him further with funds to increase the squads quality.

Other news today from Napoli confirms the departure of Mali striker Garra Dembele(to Sevilla, 2.4m), and Erminio Rullo(to Sporting Gijon, 1.5m). Many sources believe the club will move for Leverkusen's Patrick Helmes, who is playing bit part in Germany.

 
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