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Player grades and 3 things we learned

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.

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

It was a long ways from perfect, but the Viola bounced back from what could have been a season-ending loss last week.

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

Despite another late defeat at the hands of the Nerazzurri, the Viola can leave the Coppa with their heads held high.

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

A new formation helps the Viola dominate en route to a deserved victory

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

Turns out that a new year doesn’t mean we get a new Viola.

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

The best Christmas present anyone could ask for!

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

The Viola once again scrape out a draw against a European contender, and once again leave us with more questions than answers.

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

"I’ll take pleasant surprises for 500, Alex"

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

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.

Fiorentina 1–1 Genoa: Player grades and 3 things we learned

Milenkovic bails out Viola with final kick of the game

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

Prandelli’s second Serie A game in charge didn’t answer any questions, other than "Will Fiorentina still play badly?"

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

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.

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

Rock, meet bottom.

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

Increasing possession statistics: good. Playing like a Paulo Sousa team: bad.