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Player grades and 3 things we learned

Fiorentina 6-0 Genoa: Player grades and 3 things we learned

The Viola pummel the Grifoni as they regain 6th place with a match in hand

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

It wasn’t perfect, but let’s zoom out and focus on the larger picture here. Because the larger picture is good.

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

That was about as topsy-turvy a game as you could’ve asked for.

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

It was scrappy and imperfect and featured moments of brilliance and idiocy in equal measure. You know, a Wednesday for the Viola.

Fiorentina 4-0 Salernitana: Player Grades and 3 things we learned

The Viola bludgeon the bottom-dwellers and have sole possession of 5th place in the table

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

The Viola weren’t good, but they were even less lucky. That’s just what it is sometimes.

Fiorentina 4-3 Milan: Player grades and 3 things we learned

The Viola play fearlessly and get rewarded with their biggest win of the season.

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

The quality in the Viola side eventually won out over a clearly outmatched Spezia in the Derby d’Italiano.

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

This time, the defense was pretty good while the attack stalled out. Sooner or later, they’re bound to put a complete performance together, right?

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

Guess who’s back, Dušan’s back, and Super Saponara shines in the Florence sun.

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

Spoiler alert: there are very few high grades here.

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

There’s no shame in losing to the league’s best team, but the how and why of that loss bear a slightly closer look.

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

The Viola showed no shortage of grinta in the kind of win that’s routine for good teams.

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

The end result wasn’t a shock, but the way it played out is quite educational once you get past the black cloud of rage.

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

The Viola machine chews up Genoa and spits out 3 points.

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

We’re three games into this season and the Viola have picked up a signature win.

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

The Viola dominate against il Toro, and head into the international break with their heads held high

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

Despite the result, there’s plenty to build on here.

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

It’s weird trying to judge anything when the intensity level was sub-preseason friendly.

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

It’s all smiles after a massive win that all but assures a Serie A future for the Viola.

Bologna 3-3 Fiorentina: Player Grades and 3 things we learned

The Viola’s shambolic defending prevents a win, but the club still finds itself on the brink of safety.

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

A solid showing against the Evil Empire means almost everyone gets a decent rating.

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

Okay, so we didn’t really learn much. Let’s call it 3 things this team reminded us of.

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

The Viola continue their weekly search for new depths of inadequacy.

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

The Viola probably didn’t deserve a loss here but that’s life for a mediocre provincial side.

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

Why yes, a certain very large young Serbian man gets pretty high marks.

Fiorentina 3-3 Parma: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Do you remember fun? We sure don’t.

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

The Viola fall at the last hurdle and now are just 5 points clear of the drop

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

It’s not always easy to draw conclusions from yet another abject failure, but we’re going to do our best.

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

It’s fun, remember? The game is supposed to be fun.

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

There was plenty of useful, interesting stuff in this one as long as you ignore the scoreline.

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

It can be hard to take too much away from such an absurd match, but we’ll do our best.