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.
The Viola machine chews up Genoa and spits out 3 points.
We’re three games into this season and the Viola have picked up a signature win.
The Viola dominate against il Toro, and head into the international break with their heads held high
Despite the result, there’s plenty to build on here.
It’s weird trying to judge anything when the intensity level was sub-preseason friendly.
It’s all smiles after a massive win that all but assures a Serie A future for the Viola.
The Viola’s shambolic defending prevents a win, but the club still finds itself on the brink of safety.
A solid showing against the Evil Empire means almost everyone gets a decent rating.
Okay, so we didn’t really learn much. Let’s call it 3 things this team reminded us of.
The Viola continue their weekly search for new depths of inadequacy.
The Viola probably didn’t deserve a loss here but that’s life for a mediocre provincial side.
Why yes, a certain very large young Serbian man gets pretty high marks.
Do you remember fun? We sure don’t.
The Viola fall at the last hurdle and now are just 5 points clear of the drop
It’s fun, remember? The game is supposed to be fun.
There was plenty of useful, interesting stuff in this one as long as you ignore the scoreline.
It can be hard to take too much away from such an absurd match, but we’ll do our best.
It was a long ways from perfect, but the Viola bounced back from what could have been a season-ending loss last week.
Despite another late defeat at the hands of the Nerazzurri, the Viola can leave the Coppa with their heads held high.
A new formation helps the Viola dominate en route to a deserved victory
Turns out that a new year doesn’t mean we get a new Viola.
The best Christmas present anyone could ask for!
The Viola once again scrape out a draw against a European contender, and once again leave us with more questions than answers.
"I’ll take pleasant surprises for 500, Alex"
Can’t really just write "team’s broken" anymore, because that’s a lesson we learned months ago; we’re diving a little deeper now.
Milenkovic bails out Viola with final kick of the game
Prandelli’s second Serie A game in charge didn’t answer any questions, other than "Will Fiorentina still play badly?"
It was ugly, boring, painful, and probably pretty instructive with regards to Prandelli’s plans for the rest of the season. For Fiorentina, that’s enough to qualify as exciting.
Rock, meet bottom.