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To renew, or not to renew

The €70 million question clouding Fiorentina needs to be answered soon

VN Brain Trust: What’s your biggest takeaway from Moena?

The staff has some thoughts about training camp.

Moena was fun but doesn’t answer any real questions

Beating up on amateur teams while missing half your XI isn’t all that helpful for gauging anything.

With Moena over, Joe Barone must deliver a quality Mercato

Fiorentina’s General Director needs to show the reason Rocco Commisso has entrusted him with running the Viola

Fiorentina should have 8th place expectations next season

Will the Viola underwhelm? Probably. Should they? Absolutely not.

10 players who have everything to prove at Moena

A new coach for a new season means these guys could have a new start.

What to expect from Italiano’s Fiorentina

The new mister brings a very different approach to Florence than what we’ve seen for the past few years.

Fiorentina needs to sell so many players

A bloated roster means it’s time to for a fire sale.

What to expect from Nicolás González

We outsourced our scouting to the experts and it feels pretty nice.

4 Spezia players Fiorentina could target

New managers often bring a familiar face or two with them, so the Viola are likely considering a few Aquilotti if Italiano signs on.

3 players from each relegated team Fiorentina could target

There’s a lot of talent in the bargain bin this year, particularly if you’re looking for depth in midfield or on the wings.

What to expect from Gattuso’s Fiorentina

It’s way too early to predict how Ringhio will approach this Viola conundrum for next year, but that won’t stop us from making some guesses.

Rocco Commisso’s Press Conference turns into a monologue against journalists

No information on the future of Fiorentina, but plenty of attacks on the press

Don’t forget about Cesare Prandelli’s impact this season

The legend’s second tenure set the foundation for Beppe to end the season well, and now the Viola need to swiftly improve this summer.

6 reasons not to extend Ribery’s contract

Nobody doubts Franck’s ability. What is up for debate, though, is his fit within the team going forward.

A relaxed Rocco Commisso is not what Fiorentina needs right now

A good performance, and a point against Juventus, does not mean we are out of danger just yet

Dušan Vlahović isn’t Fiorentina’s future. He’s its present.

It’s time to stop waiting for the striker to fulfill his potential, because he’s already doing grown adult human things.

Serie A’s TV revenues are declining. Should the league return to 18 clubs?

We examine the pros and cons of a shrunken Serie A

Reassessing Fiorentina’s relegation prospects (again)

With 10 matches left and a decade’s worth of chaos this year, Viola supporters are experiencing ever sweatier palms.

What Happened To Our Beloved Fiorentina?

If you’re pretty fed up, come join us. We can all scream into our pillows together.

What to expect from Fiorentina over the final 10 games

Here’s a quick refresher on BeppeBall 101 for anyone who’d forgotten.

What Fiorentina’s flirtation with a back 4 showed us

For the first time in months (or years), we saw Fiorentina in a formation other than a 3-5-2.

Tòfol Montiel is Fiorentina’s most productive player over the past 2 years

Okay, the minuscule sample size may have something to do with it, but the Pearl of Mallorca deserves a closer look.

Appreciate Eysseric’s great half, but don’t try to understand it

Sometimes, trying to figure out why things happen is too difficult. That’s pretty much Fiorentina in a nutshell.

How has Fiorentina’s defense changed under Prandelli?

BeppeBall was pretty effective at times on the back foot, so let’s have a look at the numbers to figure out how the new mister has followed up.

Is it time for Fiorentina to move on from El Capitan?

The defender has been a fantastic servant to the club, but it may be in everyone’s interest to go their separate ways soon.

Analyzing Fiorentina’s relegation prospects

For the first time this year (and probably not the last), we’ll take a look at how close the Viola are to the trapdoor.

Judging Pradè is more complicated than we want it to be

The sporting director has been the most popular scapegoat for the Viola’s recent struggles, but he’s far from the only issue at the club.

We don’t see the progress

It’s easy to look at the team and see everything falling apart even when things are actually coming together.

There are still (a few, not that promising) free agents available

If things go wrong, the Viola have some options. Those options aren’t great, but they do exist.

Why Igor and Martínez Quarta shouldn’t anchor a defense

Fiorentina’s talented young defenders can do a lot of things, but they probably need someone else to play their best.

How the Polish Viking Drągowski became Fiorentina’s number one goalkeeper

How it all started in Poland, his difficult early years at Fiorentina, his revival at Empoli and his now legendary status with the that beard explained