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What a fully operational Castrovilli could look like

The Viola 10 is back in training and should be a big part of this team when the season resumes.

Cristiano Biraghi is quietly having an extraordinary season

Despite serving as the favorite whipping boy for large portions of the fanbase, the Viola captain has been fantastic.

Why is Fiorentina trying to buy all the number 10s?

The Viola already have 3 really good players competing for a single position, so adding another one to the mix makes no sense at all.

It’s the end of the World Cup as we know it

(Do you feel fine?) A look at how FIFA have ruined the greatest football tournament of them all

We all know who to blame for the Nico González situation

Fiorentina’s best player recovering from injury just in time for the World Cup has triggered some anger from the fans, but it’s worth remembering where to direct it.

Luka Jović calling Fiorentina a stepping stone is not the smartest decision

The ex-Madrid striker’s proclamations to Serbian Outlet ATV are only going to raise tensions with fans who have already supported him through thick and thin

A bloated roster means Fiorentina can’t sign anyone before selling

The squad has too many players to register, and the rules about academy players add an extra wrinkle to the problem.

Fiorentina’s friendly against Qatar raises uncomfortable questions

The meaningless fixture does nothing but introduce more chaos to a team that’s already got plenty of that on its plate.

Does Fiorentina have the squad depth to compete on 3 fronts?

Comparing the Viola squad to the ones that competed on 3 fronts in Europe last year highlights a couple of problem spots.

After a rocky start, Joe Barone and Daniele Pradè are conducting an astute mercato

Bringing in four quality players at positions of need before the Moena retreat is a great achievement

Counting down Fiorentina’s top Primavera prospects: 5-1

Coming soon to a Stadio Artemio Franchi near you, maybe?

Counting down Fiorentina’s top Primavera prospects: 10-6

As you’d expect from a squad that just won a FOURTH STRAIGHT COPPA ITALIA, there’s plenty of talent to keep an eye on.

Adiós Lucas Torreira, gracias por todo.

The treatment of Torreira leaves a sour taste and asks a lot of questions of Fiorentina

The Lucas Torreira situation is an embarrassment for Fiorentina

Having your ex-star players speak out against management is.... not a good thing

Déjà vu as Fiorentina fight for Europe

Hop in the Viola time machine for a brief foray backwards.

Why a Conference Call for Fiorentina may not be so bad

After Roma qualified for the final, maybe it’s time to embrace the idea of making the Conference League ourselves

In defense of Cristiano Biraghi

The Viola captain isn’t especially popular with the supporters, and that’s a rather strange thing.

What happens to Fiorentina’s academy graduates?

As debate rages on about Serie A’s youth development, the fate of the top Viola youngsters could provide some context.

Fiorentina fans sang racist chants against Dušan Vlahović

It is unbelievable that we need to say this again (and again, and again), but we all need to be better as fans.

Why Fiorentina’s high line makes sense

One of the team’s greatest weaknesses is part of the foundation it’s building.

Reacting to Rocco’s Interview with the FT

Nicky once again lends us his much needed perspective on someone near and dear to his heart. Let us know yours.

VN Brain Trust: What one tactical change would you make to Fiorentina?

It’s not a matter of building a whole new system. It’s a matter of fine-tuning the current one.

Burdisso may hold the key to Fiorentina’s future

The technical director’s pragmatism and honesty comprise the sort of common sense that can take a club very far indeed.

VN Brain Trust: Who’s the best Vlahović replacement?

The editorial staff has some thoughts about who should replace a certain Serbian striker.

Shifting the midfield could fix some of Fiorentina’s problems

If the staleness persists, Italiano could try tilting the triangle to get more from his engine room.

Fiorentina’s summer Mercato is already costing the team points

Not adding another winger over the summer is stunting the Viola’s attack

Rocco, to everything there is a season

After defeat to Venezia, Vlahović was the target of fans’ anger. Is Rocco Commisso to blame?

Sell Dušan Vlahović in January

If he doesn’t want to be here, there will be no shortage of suitors. Focusing on the future without Dušan is the best the club can do.

Choosing to be a fan means choosing to be better

Being a supporter means changing yourself and being changed.

Fiorentina condemn racist abuse, it’s time for all of us to do the same

After the shameful scenes at last night’s game with Napoli, silence is no longer an option

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.