NEWS
Tuesday February 22 2011
Mutu aims for 100 club

Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu would like to emulate club legend Giancarlo Antognoni and score 100 goals in Serie A.

The 32-year-old Romanian is currently on 90 and has 12 games left this season to reach his target.

"From here until the end of the championship I would like to realise the objective of 100 goals in Serie A," Mutu said.

"It would also mean overtaking a legend like Antognoni in Fiorentina's all-time scoring charts.

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NEWS
Saturday February 19 2011
Mihajlovic defends his Fiorentina

Sinisa Mihajlovic confirms he “expects a great deal from Adrian Mutu” and does not feel the pressure of following Cesare Prandelli's reign.

“My Fiorentina is not doing worse than Prandelli's. It's true he reached the Champions League, but we didn't have any strikers for a large portion of the campaign.

“Last season Alberto Gilardino scored more thanks to the assists from Juan Manuel Vargas and Stevan Jovetic, who I have never really been able to work with due to injuries.

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NEWS
Friday February 18 2011
Montolivo makes Fiorentina demands

Fiorentina must become stronger and more competitive if Riccardo Montolivo is to sign a new contract with the club.

The Italy international has stalled on putting pen to paper on a new deal with just 18 months remaining on his existing contract.

"I would like a stronger and more competitive Fiorentina, and I hope, in fact, I am certain that the Della Valle family want one too," Montolivo said.

"It's not a financial problem. I am 26 and I have the desire to make a jump in quality. Fiorentina are my priority.

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NEWS
Thursday February 17 2011
Juventus make Gilardino a priority

Juventus have made Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino their No 1 transfer target this summer, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Old Lady have been strongly linked with Gilardino, more so after he decided to change his agent earlier this season.

The 28-year-old has said that he plans to consider his future at the end of the campaign, refusing to commit to Fiorentina.

Juventus are keen to build an all Italian attack comprised of Alessandro Matri, Luca Toni, Fabio Quagliarella and Alberto Gilardino.

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BLOG ITALIA
Thursday February 17 2011
The Florentine Aldair

Ignore last night's performance against Inter. James Horncastle feels Fiorentina have uncovered a star in Michele Camporese.

Nello Baglini had a right to look back on his career and smile. After all, he would forever be remembered as the man who saved Fiorentina from financial oblivion. The printing magnate had been elected President of the club in 1965 and inherited a debt worth 800m lire. It was enough to scare off even the wealthiest of football patrons, but not Baglini.

NEWS
Wednesday February 16 2011
Pazzini guns for the Viola

Inter striker Giampaolo Pazzini insists he'll show no hesitation in trying to score against former club Fiorentina this evening.

The 26-year-old had five tormented seasons in Florence and never stepped out of the shadow of Luca Toni and then Alberto Gilardino.

"I got a lot of satisfaction at Fiorentina," Pazzini told the Inter Channel. "But now I am only thinking about winning with Inter.

"After the defeat to Juventus in Turin, the game this evening becomes even more important."

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NEWS
Wednesday February 16 2011
Viviano's loyalty is divided

Bologna goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano admits his loyalty will be divided when Fiorentina play Inter this evening.

The Italy international is part-owned by Inter, but is a well known Fiorentina supporter.

"I will watch it on TV," he said. "Inter are stronger on paper, but I have hope in Fiorentina's good form and in the fans because they will make the strength of the Artemio Franchi felt.

"I am sorry that the Collettivo group of Ultras is no more. For 33 years they were an example among Italian supporters."

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NEWS
Wednesday February 16 2011
Line-ups: Stankovic faces Fiorentina

Adrian Mutu, Alberto Gilardino and Valon Behrami welcome Dejan Stankovic, Giampaolo Pazzini and Samuel Eto'o in Fiorentina-Inter.

The rescheduled Serie A game was postponed from December when the Nerazzurri were at the Club World Cup.

It kicks off at 17.30 UK time at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence.

Gilardino is partnered by Mutu and Mario Alberto Santana in a trident attack, with support from January signing Behrami.

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Wednesday February 16 2011
Baresi reveals Inter tactical shift

Leonardo has lost his voice, so assistant manager Beppe Baresi explained Inter's tactics in their Florence victory.

“The shouting from the touchline took away what little voice Leonardo had left,” said Baresi when he turned up for post-match interviews.

Giampaolo Pazzini turned in a Samuel Eto'o pull-back to give them a 2-1 win over Fiorentina in the rescheduled Week 17 Serie A match.

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NEWS
Wednesday February 16 2011
Mihajlovic: 'It hurts to lose like this'

Sinisa Mihajlovic feels Fiorentina “did not deserve to lose” against Inter. “It hurts to suffer a defeat like this.”

The Viola had fought back after Michele Camporese's own goal, but Giampaolo Pazzini tapped in the 2-1 winner.

“I prefer to win and play well, but I think we got half of that right this evening,” commented Mihajlovic.

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