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BatiGol Weekly 66: Da-na-na-na-na-na-na da-na-na-na-na-na-na

In which we discuss da-na-na-na-na-na-na da-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN.

Cagliari Calcio v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A
Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.
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In which we discuss da-na-na-na-na-na-na da-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN.In which we discuss da-na-na-na-na-na-na da-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN.In which we discuss da-na-na-na-na-na-na da-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN.Deep in the shadows that never fully vanish from the top of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, something stirs. It is darkness taken form, given flesh, waiting for some sign that we poor mortals will never even notice, much less comprehend. But when this sign arrives, this inexplicable creature or construction—is it even alive?—spreads its wings and soars soundless through the skies, swift as an arrow to wreak havoc amongst its enemies.

No, we’re not talking about some sort of purple, Florentine Batman. We’re not even talking about some purple, Florentine Manbat. No, we’re talking about something less written-about, less mainstream, and far more elusive. We’re talking about the fabled Fiorentina attack.

Look, we can go back and forth forever over whether or not it’s ethical for this sort of vigilante goal-scoring to exist outside the boundaries of a boring and predictable set of tactics. That’s not what we should be looking at, though. What we should be looking at is the overall effect of this mysterious, unstoppable, and ultimately ineffable group of forwards. Because this is the attack that these fans deserve right now, but it’s not the one they need.

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You’d think that he probably just bought himself some more time in Florence, but if Paulo Sousa up leaving, sounds like Stefano Pioli will be next man up to manage the Viola.

The Viola nicked an away win against Slovan Liberec in the Europa League, and it was a lot closer than the scoreline indicates. Here’s the full story.

The final score at Cagliari, however, is a bit deceptive; Fiorentina probably could have hit double digits in this one if they’d been a bit luckier. Check out all our coverage.

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Comment of the week

You’ve got your causation, you’ve got your correlation, and you’ve got egaleotti flawlessly explaining the linkage.

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay tuned for Crotone on Wednesday and Bologna on Saturday.