The second tier is about as rugged a proving ground as you’ll find, and the Viola players working there are grinding away.
The boys are doing just what you’d hope they would.
Let’s catch up with the young players who are a year or two away from the first team but are undoubtedly talented enough to arrive there eventually.
Alternate title: sure would be nice to have a couple more wingers.
The rough-and-tumble of the third tier is a good starting spot for a lot of these youngsters.
Updates on all three of the Viola players plying their trade in the second division.
The lads on loan in the top flight are mostly doing pretty dang well, which is nice for them and should mean a nice financial bump this summer.
It hasn’t been easy for all of these guys, but it’s a good reminder that growth isn’t always linear.
You don’t always expect to find guys who are going to contribute to a top tier side working in the lower reaches of the system, but some of these guys are for real.
Goal involvement, regular playing time, and, uh, a suspension for blasphemy. Yeah, these four are pretty much running the gamut of outcomes.
The start of the season hasn’t been easy for these guys, but they’ve all got the quality to bounce back in a big way.
The kids are progressing pretty well. Keep yourself up to date.
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There are a lot of dudes out on loan. Here’s where you can keep track of them
Not that we’re especially expecting any of these guys to pull on the purple shirt again, but they’re all technically on the Fiorentina books until season’s end.
At least three guys who probably have Viola futures here.
Learning experiences, growing pains, and other unpleasant but salubrious stuff.
The cupboard is far from bare here.
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
None of these five players are crashing and burning, and that’s pretty much all you can ask for sometimes. Heck, some of them are even doing quite well.
Steady progress is a good thing.
They’re doing just fine, in case you were wondering.
This is basically the Fiorentina/Empoli variety hour now.
Growth isn’t always a steady upwards climb, but these guys are doing all they can to turn things back around.
The third tier isn’t glamorous, but it’s a good proving ground for young talent.
Almost all of these guys are looking quite good.
Some good stuff and some weird stuff.
These eight players are trying to find their feet and keep their heads in the rough-and-tumble of the calcio’s third division.
It’s the Cheese and everyone else.
These four players have experienced pretty much the full spectrum of personal achievement this season.
The third tier is a good spot to get your feet wet, and that’s what these youngsters are doing.
The lads are starting strong.
1 out of 3 ain’t that bad.
Godendomi questa bellissima città prima dell'inizio dell'@EuropaLeague pic.twitter.com/pxjkb7SHJN— Mario Suárez (@MarioSuarez4) September 16, 2015
Godendomi questa bellissima città prima dell'inizio dell'@EuropaLeague pic.twitter.com/pxjkb7SHJN