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Like OGC Nice we have a new billionaire owner one Rocco Commisso who made his fortune (7 billion Euros estimate) in American media and TV.

He is not of Florence but wanted to acquire a Serie A team.

When you have a rich owner you cannot just complete in the market but also offer sufficient solid (money) to keep your best players notably Federico Chiesa, maybe the best young forward in Europe and son of ex Viola bomber Enrico Chiesa.

He reminds me of Hernan Crespo for his energy, pace and power.

Talking of which 35 year old Frank Ribery bought from Bayern gave a virtuoso performance yesterday v Juve even tracking back to dispossess Ronaldo.

I Viola played with grinta (bottle) and deserved to win against a depleted Juve outfit. We lost our first two games this season under Vincenzo Montella whose job is and may still be on the line.

I have the impression that Commisso is on a learning curve but football like digtal TV is a results business. One person who would have enjoyed our performance is the mother of Juve manager Sarri. She is a Fiorentina fanatic.

About Stefano Ursolini

The son of a leading Florentine art dealer, Stefano initially worked in the Uffizi Gallery. He went into journalism and soon became a popular stringer writing on Tuscan wines, art and football. Stefano lives with his partner Umberto in the Santa Croce quarter of Florence. A dedicated supporter of AC Fiorentina his elegant articles on the Viola as well as the Serie A have earned him an appreciative global audience. More Posts