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.
On October 20, the Fiorentina earned a crucial Champions League away victory and picked up a vital three points in Budapest by prevailing 4-3 in a thrilling encounter with Hungarian hosts Debrecen. The Viola entered the match with high hopes for earning the crucial three points, but the
Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino was Italy's hero on October 10 as his last-minute equalizer against Ireland earned the Azzurri a 2-2 draw in Dublin and ensured the defending World Cup Champions a place at this summer's World Cup in South Africa. Gilardino, who was brought on
Magical night A turbulent two weeks ended in marvelous fashion for Fiorentina, who won a historic 2-0 victory over English and European giants Liverpool in the second game of the Champions League group phase. Nineteen-year-old Stevan Jovetic was the hero of the night, scoring both goals before
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