Napoli

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    Suedesi Full Member

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    Love their fluid, entertaining 4-3-3 system

    Some nice examples of their build-up play:





    And a video explaining their tactics:
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    Prometheus New Member

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    They're hosting Juventus tomorrow. Do you think they're gonna win?
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    Suedesi Full Member

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    Yes, I do.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Yes, they probably will. Three reasons: 1. They play at home 2. Juve arw banged up 3. They play again in midweek the second leg of the italian cup semifinal and given juve's current advantage in the league they're going to give the cup game priority
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    They're one of the best teams to watch in Europe, Hamsik is at the centre of everything and has developed into one of the most complete midfielders around. He seems to want to stick around too so they can continue to build around him with a manager who seems to get the best out of every player.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Juventus are probably missing both Mandzukic and Dybala, plus Higuain could fell pressure of returning to Napoli.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    They're a brilliant side to watch that's for sure. Sarri along with Paco Jemez, Schmidt, Hasenhuttl, Pochettino and Jardim has become one of my favourite managers in terms of how their teams play. They had something like 82% possession in a 3-0 win against Crotone the other week which is crazy.

    The players that have really stood out to me are Insigne, Zielinski and Diawara. Hamsik's a top player who's become a real leader there, Mertens is having a great season, and I've liked Milik for a while now (though with Mertens' recent form he's not getting any game time) but those 3 players have always stood out to me in every game I've watched.

    I'm not sure they'll beat Juve, though. Juve have that knack of winning even when not at the races no matter if it's one of the leagues better teams or not.
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    Blind Full Member

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    Putting their midfield down on paper shows how much depth and quality there is. Hamsik, Zielinski, Jorginho, Allan, Diawara and Rog is an envious amount of talent that cost practically pennies in today's market.
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    I've just seen that they've signed Adam Ounas - that's a very exciting signing.

    I hope Milik has a better season this year. I think he's a brilliant player. If it weren't for his horrible injury last year and lack of playing time due to Mertens' form he'd have been high on my wanted list of forwards for us.
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    giorno Full Member

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    He was fantastic at the start of the season, then the injury derailed his season

    Mertens having a career season as a false 9 means he'll have to look fantastic to regain his spot
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    I hope he does too. Hate seeing any player get a nasty injury. Not sure how he'll get back into the starting XI though. Will Sarri want to mess with the winning formula with Mertens?
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    As @giorno said, he'll have to play out of his skin in order to regain his spot and you can't blame Sarri if he decides to stick with Mertens for the time being.

    I think they could play together, though. Milik is a hard worker and can play as a sort of 10 like he does with Poland up front with Lewandowski. Though changing formation would be quite a risk and I wouldn't blame Sarri if he just went with one or the other instead of uprooting his trusted formation.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    They already look in great form during this pre-season. Hopefully they can have a better challenge this season. Lost too many points against average opponents last season.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Perhaps it's good for Milik that he wasn't rushed back last season.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Have they made any first team standard signings? Getting Mertens to extend and it seems like keeping a hold of Koulibaly is great, but if they want to maintain a serious threat to Juventus, serious signings need to happen?
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    Zielinski, Rog, Diawara and Maksimovic are all young and expected to improve. Milik, too. They added Ounas

    They haven't been far from juve these past two seasons
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Sure, and I'd expect that to happen again this season. From the outside looking in, I'd assume they're a very talented side, who play attractive football but will falter at the final hurdle against a juggernaut Juventus side who seem to have efficiency built in their DNA.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    No, the fact is that he just couldn't replace such an in-form Mertens.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    I realise that. But if Mertens didn't perform adequately there's a realistic chance that they would have rushed Milik back. Because of Mertens' insane form he got a decent amount of rest and should fire it up this season. I guess in other words you could say it was actually good for Milik that Mertens was doing well.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Oh yeah, i get your point now ;). Napoli could have a real firepower upfront next season.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    Highlights of their 7-0 pre-season win. Milik scored a brace and good goals by Chiriches and Ounas.

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    giorno Full Member

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    Heh, i dunno about that. Napoli have been growing and improving. If they finally get past the mental hurdle, they'll give juventus a run for their money. Juventus aren't really that more talented than Napoli. Just mentally stronger and used to winning
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    I think they're serious title contenders this season, they've got plenty of depth and haven't lost any of their star players. They need to bring in a new keeper if Reina leaves but that's it really, they're looking much stronger than Roma who have lost two key players.
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    The football they play is so great to watch as a neutral.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Can we stop hyping them up, they're not that special.
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    You just bumped a three month old thread...
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    3 months isn't that old surely?
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    Why though? Their football is absolutely lovely. The're far from invincible but very pleasant to watch.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    They are a bit weak at the back, but they do play an oustanding football.
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    Missing Ghoulam.
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    They're great to watch, it doesn't mean they are strong.
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    Amazing football but terrible defensively.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    This. They collapsed after he went off injured.
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    For such an amazing football team they've done well to collect three points in Europe thus far.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Think their main focus is on the league, tbh.
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    They were dominating and City barely looked in the game. Once Ghoulam went off plus with the other niggling injuries they completely lost a hold of the game.

    Just goes to emphasise the importance of good fullbacks for any team's style of play.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    City scored 2 goals in the first 30 minutes 2 weeks ago, Napoli only one. That's another difference.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Played twice against a better version of themselves. The shaktar game, now that they played badly