Tag Archives: Fiorentina

Aquilani’s revival

3 May
Italy Soccer Serie A

7 goals so far this season – career best

It’s easy to be overlooked when you play in the midfield with David Pizarro and Borja Valero, when your teammates are in great form like Juan Cuadrado and Adem Ljajić, when the first star of your team is Stevan Jovetić. When Alberto Aquilani came to Fiorentina everyone has forgotten about his obvious talent and focused on the fact that he had few injury-riddled seasons ever since leaving Roma. Never managed to make a mark in Liverpool, had ok, but not great seasons in Juventus and Milan. Everyone was expecting that he’d miss half of the matches this season due to injuries. And it did seem that way at the beginning – he wasn’t fully fit for the start of the season and missed couple of games, but from November (his first start was vs Milan on 11th of November, which was round 12 of Serie A) he was without injuries and his form was only getting better with time. Continue reading


JoJoless Fiorentina?

1 Apr
Bye bye Florence?

Bye bye Florence?

Ever since he arrived in Florence, media has been talking about him leaving. Just about every big team in Europe was rumored to be interested in him. Fiorentina has resisted them in the past, especially last summer when, apparently, he wanted to leave until Andrea Della Valle persuaded him to stay, promising  a competitive team. That promise was delievered, but Jovetić’s departure in June seems realistic anyway. So, will that mean the end of Fiorentina’s big ambition? The answer is, certainly – no. Continue reading

Most exciting teams in Europe in 2012

2 Jan
Erik Lamela profited the most of Roma's attacking style

Erik Lamela profited the most of Roma’s attacking style

Here is the list of some of the most exciting teams in Europe in 2012. I am sure I’ve missed some, either because I haven’t watched them enough, or on purpose – like Real Madrid or Barca, because, well, everyone knows about them and everyone has seen them a lot. Unfortunately, some of these teams aren’t as great in this season as they were in previous.
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The transformation of Fiorentina

4 Dec
Celebration after Borja Valero's goal vs Milan

Celebration after Borja Valero’s goal vs Milan

There is no one in the World that this June thought Fiorentina will at any point, let alone at almost the half of the Serie A season, be 4th on the table. In fact, I’d bet there were more of those who thought it was much more likely to see them 4th from the bottom. So, what happened that made Fiorentina turn from a sad team whose coach beats one of the most talented players in the middle of an important game to a team that challenges for Scudetto? Even the beginning of transfer market this summer didn’t suggest that anything good awaits Fiorentina tifosi. Continue reading