Well, we got Bianchi as President, and I think he's controlling the club using all the resources he got, VCG have long lost his power, his influence within the club. Maybe Poggi and Luna were as close to "VCG insiders" as we could ever get, but that's about it.
The issue we face is mostly a financial one. Under our current circumstances, with no money, little talent within the squad, there is nothing that can attract a coach to us, maybe Ulivieri would accept to come over, but nobody else would do so.
Personally, I think people are exaggerating the VCG thing, he DID make mistakes, fatal mistakes, but that's when he was still the Prez. If these mistakes did harm his status among coaches and staff as much as you all made it out to be, people like Trappatoni and Terim wouldn't have come to Florence. Remember, even these debts were known inside the Viola community for years now. Maybe Rod is right, we did want to be bigger than we actually were, or we could be. Maybe our gigantic expectations were unrealistic for a team this small. Even the CL adventure helped a lot in making us get bigger ambitions than we can actually achieve. And this was driven mostly by the fans expectations, yes, it was driven by US! Remember the CL season, we almsot wanted to get everything, we were tipped for the scudetto, and we actually expected the club to perform in a higher level than it could. Remember that era and answer me, didn't we want VCG to BUY more good players? Didn't we asked him to splash more money in the transfer market? Who drove who towards the disaster? VCG wouldn't have survived both, he either riskes the team's money balance and buy players as the fans requested, or refuse that and have to bear the consequences of being used as the scapegoat by the fans, and tell me which decision did VCG take? Yes, he took the risk, and that's what's any of us would do if he was in VCG's place.
For now, we only have one thing in our plan, and this one thing is a very important thing. VCG can't do it alone. He needs a financial partner. Maybe some of you will ask, who the hell would accept to be VCG's partner? This is part of the exaggeration of course, as I'm sure there are businessmen and companies willing to take such an offer seriously.
Yo Rod! I'm with ya! I wouldn't get offended if someone dissed those eleven crazy jerks who follow that rounded rubber thing in a big pitch!