At the start of the year, Fiorentina fans weren’t sure about what to expect from this team. While new owner Rocco Commisso had inspired some excitement and the Franck Ribery signing seemed to raise the club’s profile, there weren’t any big-name, in-their-prime additions to the squad, and Vincenzo Montella didn’t inspire much confidence. Three months later, Montella’s out of a job, Giuseppe Iachini is in, and the Viola sit 15th.
Fans seem to have responded in one of two ways. Some have decided that Commisso is a fraud because he hasn’t delivered superstars and a spot near the top of the standings from which to pursue European football in his first three months. The majority, though, understand that Fiorentina is a mess and won’t be fixed in a single transfer window (or even several), and so the Mediacom magnate’s refusal to set an end-of-year objective shows maturity and an understanding that he’s taken on a massive long-term project that he’s not going to compromise for short-term results.
Given what’s happened so far this year, what end result would make for a successful season?
This poll is closed
European football is the only thing that’ll make me happy.
A push to the top half of the table and a squad that looks vaguely coherent spares our blushes this year and provides a platform for next year.
I don’t really care where in the table the team finishes as long as we get plenty of tape on prospects like Pedro, Sottil, and Żurkowski without seeing the team get relegated.
As long as the club doesn’t drop down to Serie B, I’ll be content.
Here’s your weekend thread for whatever’s on your mind. Stay loose, yall.