Purple haze: an analysis

Simone Orsucci
December 15, 2011

The season has so far been disappointing for the ACF Fiorentina, with the team gaining just 14 points in 16 games, and only 4 points from the relegation zone. Away from home, the situation is pretty dramatic, with the Fiorentina achieving no wins, just two draws and five defeats.


 There are some young players who seem promising investments as the big stars have yet to shine. In particular, Serbian Nastasic at the back looks really impressive. The new goalkeeper Artur Boruc is also performing well, as a replacement for Sebastian Frey who joined Genoa last summer.


The problem for the Viola is the forwards and the injuries that have benched its stars. Adrian Mutu, who joined Cesena in the summer after relations soured with both management and fans, has not yet been replaced. This leaves Alberto Gilardino somewhat isolated at the front. Without the support, he hasn't been scoring this season. Hopefully some good signings will strengthen the squad in January, even if co-owner Andrea Della Valle doesn't look too keen to spend. New coach Delio Rossi also seems intent on bringing the team back to winning.

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