Fiorentina Bound to Climb in Serie A

Winnipeg Free Press, August 25, 2012 | Go to article overview

Fiorentina Bound to Climb in Serie A


Influx of new talent should strengthen every position

There has been a different kind of Renaissance taking place in Florence this summer.

Following a three-year dark age without European soccer that reached a low point last spring with a 13th place finish, Fiorentina owners Diego and Andrea Della Valle launched a revival of the Serie A club when they appointed Vincenzo Montella as manager in June.

The three months since have seen footballers flocking to Tuscany to work with the former Roma and Catania boss, who will be expected to both introduce an artful style of soccer at Fiorentina and turn the club into a contender for the European places. And if he can end a 12-year trophy drought while he's at it, even better.

So far no fewer than 13 new players have made their way to Stadio Artemio Franchi ahead of the upcoming Serie A campaign, and their arrivals will surely strengthen the side in every position.

Of course, the introduction of so many new faces can sometimes destabilize a team with an already-entrenched sense of character, but after a tumultuous season that saw the comings and goings of three managers, Fiorentina are looking to create a new identity -- not preserve an old one.

For the club's fans, the changes are reason for excitement. In Ahmed Hegazy and Facundo Roncaglia Fiorentina have acquired a pair of young defenders with tremendous upside, and former Ajax marksman Mounir El Hamdaoui should provide a much-needed shot in the arm up front. Only Chievo, Novara and Cesena scored fewer goals than Fiorentina last term.

In the centre of the park, midfielders Alberto Aquilani and Matias Fernandez will be encouraged to express their artistry while David Pizarro and Borja Valero ensure the ball is moving in the right direction. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Fiorentina Bound to Climb in Serie A
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.