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Player grades and 3 things we learned

Fiorentina 0-1 Torino: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Nobody’s having fun right now.

Fiorentina 1-0 Sampdoria: Player grades and 3 things we learned

A calm, professional 1-0 win over an inferior opponent is just the weirdest thing to write about for this team.

Fiorentina 2-1 Sassuolo: Player grades and 3 things we learned

This edition of the Viola can never make it easy on itself, but sometimes that’s still good enough.

Fiorentina 1-1 Monza: Player grades and 3 things we learned

It’s safe to say that this kind of result is part of a pattern rather than an outlier.

AC Milan 2-1 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Nobody’s interested in rants about refereeing, but sometimes they’re justified.

Fiorentina 2-1 Salernitana: Player grades and 3 things we learned

The Viola seem to be graduating from fragile basket case to glass cannon, and that is, at worst, a lot of fun.

Sampdoria 0-2 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Even in a win, the long shadow of refereeing incompetence looms over the result.

RFS 0-3 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

The Viola finally follow the script and come away with a fairly routine, controlled win.

Fiorentina 2-1 Başakşehir: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Growth is always a good thing but it’s rarely a linear thing.

Lecce 1-1 Fiorentina: Player ratings and 3 things we learned

And no, it’s not just that the third kit is stunningly gorgeous.

Atalanta 1-0 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Losing to Atalanta in Bergamo isn’t a bad result in and of itself. But what it says about the club and its mentality aren’t great, Bob.

Fiorentina 2-0 Hellas Verona: Player grades and 3 things we learned

The Viola made some systemic changes that paid off in a big way.

Başakşehir 3-0 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

The man of the match was directly responsible for a goal, if that tells you what kind of performance this was.

Bologna 2-1 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

There are some interesting bits to pick out from amongst the smoldering wreckage, but make no mistake. It’s a smoldering wreckage.

Fiorentina 1-1 RFS: Player grades and 3 things we learned

As much as we’d like to forget this one, there were still some interesting nuggets in it.

Fiorentina 0-0 Napoli: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Some really, really, really good performances remind us of just how good the Viola can be.

Fiorentina 2-1 Twente: Player grades and 3 things we learned

A very Jekyll-and-Hyde performance overshadows some of the good vibes, but it’s sunny as the Tuscan skies after the Viola returned to European play with a win.

Fiorentina 3-2 Cremonese: Player grades and 3 things we learned

It was an uneven start and a pretty poor one for a lot of players, but sometimes the dice favor you and that’s enough to take home all three points.

Fiorentina 2-0 Juventus: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Let’s take a brief break from the celebrations to look back on the season’s final game.

Sampdoria 4-1 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

That was perhaps the most Fiorentina possible possible performance at the most Fiorentina possible time that Fiorentina could have Fiorentinaed.

Fiorentina 2-0 Roma: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Writing the ratings for a game like this is fun, and that’s a nice change of pace.

AC Milan 1-0 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Despite a soul-crushing error, you can’t blame this team’s effort or toughness, and that’s a massive departure from what we’ve seen towards the end of the past couple seasons.

Juventus 2-0 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

It’s tough to win when the deck is stacked against you. It’s even tougher when you don’t get everything exactly right.

Fiorentina 1-0 Venezia: Player grades and 3 things we learned

A mature display from the Viola will hopefully preserve their legs for a little affair on Wednesday.

Napoli 2-3 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

It wasn’t perfect, but it was fun.

Inter Milan 1-1 Fiorentina: Player Grades and 3 things we learned

A toothless Torreira leads the Viola to a crucial point in Milan

Fiorentina 1-1 Hellas Verona: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Definitely not the result we wanted, but there’s plenty to take from this frustrating draw.

Fiorentina 0-1 Juventus: Player grades and 3 things we learned

This team is just inches away from doing something special. It’s just that those last few inches are the most difficult to cross.

Sassuolo 2-1 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

That’s a tough pill to swallow but, if it prevents this team from ever talking to another referee, it might be worth it.

Spezia 1-2 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Who doesn’t love a redemption story?

Atalanta 2-3 Fiorentina: Player grades and 3 things we learned

A game that wild gives you plenty to think about.

Fiorentina 0-3 Lazio: Player grades and 3 things we learned

The Viola disappoint and it’s clear expectations must be lowered for the rest of the season