Author: Sam Griswold

Sam Griswold is a writer/translator and above all student in Middlebury College's Italian Master's program who, after spending two years of high school in Florence, somehow keeps finding his way back here.
December 11, 2008
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Shattered dreams

Fiorentina bid farewell to this year's Champions League campaign after an entertaining 2-1 defeat at the hands of French champion Lyon. The Viola now have to secure at least a draw in their final group match against Steaua Bucharest for a spot in this year's UEFA Cup. &
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A window of opportunity

Following the club's unfortunate exit from the Champions League and the upcoming transfer window in January 2009, the Fiorentina may be forced to part ways with more than a few players mid-season.   At the top of the transfer list are strikers Giampaolo Pazzini and Pablo Osvaldo, both
November 27, 2008
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Viola UPDATE

Serie A: Cagliari 1 – 0 Fiorentina The Fiorentina fell to yet another road defeat on November 16, this time to lowly Cagliari. Playing again without talisman Adrian Mutu, who is tending to a knee injury, Fiorentina lacked any real creativity and spark, rarely threatening the Cagliari goal. The Viola were a bit unlucky after […]
November 13, 2008
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Viola UPDATE

Serie A: Fiorentina 0 - 0 Inter Fiorentina and Inter played to an entertaining 0-0 draw on October 29, before a near capacity crowd in Florence's Franchi stadium. The Viola, who were without their two top scorers, Gilardino and Mutu, had the better of the play, but neither side
October 30, 2008
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Gonzaga does a double

It was a fine week for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs as they beat California State University 2-1 on Wednesday to win the Fiorenza International School Calcetto Cup before a dedicated group of supporting students from both schools.   The final match was an intense, lively encounter between the two
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Viola Update

Italian Serie A: Fiorentina 3-0 Reggina Fiorentina returned to Serie A action on October 18 with a convincing 3-0 victory over a 10-player Reggina. After failing to score for Italy in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, Viola striker Alberto Gilardino needed only 18 minutes to score two times, turning disappointment into success for the Viola. […]