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Every fucking year with this bullshit

Fiorentina fans once again turn to racism.

Dodô is out for 6 months. Now what?

The Brazilian is a crucial part of Fiorentina’s system and replacing him isn’t going to be easy.

Meet Fiorentina’s top youth prospects

We say this every year, of course, but this time we mean it: there’s some talent rattling around the Viola Primavera.

Fiorentina’s “First XI” doesn’t really exist

Even the idea of a regular starting lineup is probably a little anachronistic.

A good preseason doesn’t mean a teenager’s ready for Serie A

Every summer, fans salivate over young players impressing against semi-professional opponents. Let’s pump the brakes.

Season review: Strikers

It wasn’t always great but it happened, so we’re going to give it a look.

Season review: Wingers

Quite the range of outcomes in this positional group.

Season review: Attacking midfield

Smashes, crashes, and near misses.

Fiorentina season review: Defensive midfield

A lot of transition in this area and a lot more to come.

Season review: Fullbacks

The Viola may quietly have one of the best fullback tandems in the league for the first time in decades.

Season Review: Centerbacks

Some of what we expected to happen did indeed happen. But there were also some big surprises along the way.

Season review: Goalkeepers

It was another steady season from the number one, but a maelstorm of frustration around him.

It’s a Beautful Day Fiorentina fans, Don’t let it get away

A U2 inspired look at how our season has become more than we could have imagined

A celebration of Arthur Cabral

The big Brazilian has been an unexpected delight this year.

Rocco Commisso gives Fiorentina fans advice on how to support our club

In yet another outburst, Rocco has it in for everyone, journalists and fans alike

Fiorentina shouldn’t look to the World Cup for reinforcements

With head scout Nicolás Burdisso in Qatar, transfer speculation is running rampant over common sense.

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