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Napoli - A New Life

JDMSimpkins's avatar Group JDMSimpkins 2014-09-06 19:08
gb 44 posts 2 likes joined Aug 21, 2014

S.S.C. Napoli!

As you(surely) will have guessed by now. In this story I will be taking over Italian team S.S.C Napoli. The Naples' side have a rich history, last winning the TIM Serie A in the 1989/90 season, with the help of Argentinian God Diego Maradona, they have not one since as Roma, Milan, Inter and Juventus have dominated Serie A in recent times. Maradona is arguably the best striker of all time; and he is the most notable of all of Napoli's great strikers in history, a list containing the likes of Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain. Napoli currently posses an incredible attacking squad but lack defensive security.

Who Am I?

I will take over Naples with a Napoli legend in the form of, the one, the only... Gianfranco Zola! He played alongside Diego Maradona for a time at Napoli, leading him to score 32 goals in 105 games for the club. In his career he achieved 193 goals in 629 games, playing for Nuorese, Torres, Napoli, Parma, Chelsea and Cagliari.
This post was edited by JDMSimpkins (2014-09-07 08:33, 4 years ago)
Lemto's avatar Group Lemto 2014-09-06 19:16
gb 20 posts 8 likes joined Sep 05, 2014
this looks interesting :)
Griffo's avatar Group Griffo 2014-09-06 22:49
au 1768 posts 206 likes joined May 20, 2014
Great choice of manager for Napoli, I wish you luck!
JDMSimpkins's avatar Group JDMSimpkins 2014-09-07 08:28
gb 44 posts 2 likes joined Aug 21, 2014
@Lemto, I hope it will be!

@Griffo Thanks man!
Jamesg237's avatar Group Jamesg237 2014-09-07 18:58
00 2267 posts 224 likes joined Aug 07, 2012
A legend as manager! Good start. Good luck with the upcoming season.
JDMSimpkins's avatar Group JDMSimpkins 2014-09-11 06:10
gb 44 posts 2 likes joined Aug 21, 2014

Napoli 14/15 Transfer Roundup!

Here we are ladies and gentlemen; the end of the Italian transfer window, and by god has there been some business! In this article we will run-down S.S.C. Napoli's business, and all the reasoning behind those transfers.

Salvatore Sirigu

Napoli needed a goalkeeper after the departure of loanee Jose Reina. They dealt with this whole in the squad remarkably well, signing former PSG and Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu for £4M.

Bruno Petkovic

Bruno Petkovic is a young striker from Catania, a fellow Serie A club, who is backed by the Naples management to be able to become on of the best, a future world class striker. The £2.7M has gone on lona to france, and AS Saint-Etienne.

Fabio Coentrao

Fabio Coentrao is a Portuguese star who comes from current Champions League and Super Cup champions, CF Real Madrid. Coentrao was never a starter but his quality was never doubted, he moves to Napoli on a five-year deal for £5M.

Eduardo Salvio

"Eduardo is a player from immense quality who can serve this club well, he also has an astounding future which the club hope to build itself on." Those were the words from Napoli manager Gianfranco Zola after Salvio's Italian signing was announced, it seems to be wondered whether Salvio can cope with his expectations - although all at Naples hope he exceeds them.

William Carvalho

William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon is a born and bred defensive midfielder. The signing was a fair surprise after approaches from Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United (but to name a few). Carvalho's £17.5M deal was applauded by the Naples faithful as they view Zola's new outlook on the club as he looks to build on Napoli's future.
Lemto's avatar Group Lemto 2014-09-13 06:06
gb 20 posts 8 likes joined Sep 05, 2014
Dayum the signings :D
TonkaWolves115's avatar Group TonkaWolves115 2014-09-13 06:46
00 109 posts 26 likes joined Aug 11, 2014
Great signings mate, will be following this. Good luck
JDMSimpkins's avatar Group JDMSimpkins 2014-09-13 07:56
gb 44 posts 2 likes joined Aug 21, 2014
@Lemto That two syllable damn tho!

@TonkaWolves115 Thanks mate, much appreciated, I hope the signings come in handy!
Lemto's avatar Group Lemto 2014-09-13 16:47
gb 20 posts 8 likes joined Sep 05, 2014
what tactic are you using?
JDMSimpkins's avatar Group JDMSimpkins 2014-09-13 18:59
gb 44 posts 2 likes joined Aug 21, 2014
@Lemto, ATM a flat 4-2-3-1 to make use of Mertens, Hamsik and Higuain. Although my Pre-Season wasn't that great (As you'll see in my pre-season report of monday), So I'm thinking about dropping Carvahlo deeper to utilize him as best I can. Control and Fluid.

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