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.
Let’s take a brief break from the celebrations to look back on the season’s final game.
That was perhaps the most Fiorentina possible possible performance at the most Fiorentina possible time that Fiorentina could have Fiorentinaed.
Writing the ratings for a game like this is fun, and that’s a nice change of pace.
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.
It’s tough to win when the deck is stacked against you. It’s even tougher when you don’t get everything exactly right.
A mature display from the Viola will hopefully preserve their legs for a little affair on Wednesday.
It wasn’t perfect, but it was fun.
A toothless Torreira leads the Viola to a crucial point in Milan
Definitely not the result we wanted, but there’s plenty to take from this frustrating draw.
This team is just inches away from doing something special. It’s just that those last few inches are the most difficult to cross.
That’s a tough pill to swallow but, if it prevents this team from ever talking to another referee, it might be worth it.
Who doesn’t love a redemption story?
A game that wild gives you plenty to think about.
The Viola disappoint and it’s clear expectations must be lowered for the rest of the season
It wasn’t perfect, but let’s zoom out and focus on the larger picture here. Because the larger picture is good.
That was about as topsy-turvy a game as you could’ve asked for.
It was scrappy and imperfect and featured moments of brilliance and idiocy in equal measure. You know, a Wednesday for the Viola.
The Viola bludgeon the bottom-dwellers and have sole possession of 5th place in the table
The Viola weren’t good, but they were even less lucky. That’s just what it is sometimes.
The Viola play fearlessly and get rewarded with their biggest win of the season.
The quality in the Viola side eventually won out over a clearly outmatched Spezia in the Derby d’Italiano.
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?
Guess who’s back, Dušan’s back, and Super Saponara shines in the Florence sun.
Spoiler alert: there are very few high grades here.
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.
The Viola showed no shortage of grinta in the kind of win that’s routine for good teams.
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.