Parma Fans HK won the fans league

(By Ernest Kam)

Parma Fans Worldwide Hong Kong claimed the Serie A Hong Kong Fans’ Super League winner after defeating Fiorentina supporters in Hong Kong and Hong Kong AC Milan Fan Club.

The tournament was organized by Hong Kong AC Milan Fan Club, held on the 22nd May,2021 in Hong Kong. Four Hong Kong Fan Club including Inter Club Hong Kong, Fiorentina supporters in Hong Kong, Parma Fans Worldwide Hong Kong and Hong Kong AC Milan Fan Club competed for the title.

Parma Fans Worldwide Hong Kong draw its first match with Inter Club Hong Kong 1-1 and secured with a 4-0 victory over Fiorentina supporters in Hong Kong and won 2-0 over Hong Kong AC Milan Fan Club to hold on the title.

Tournament leading scorer Chun Yin, from Parma Fans Worldwide Hong Kong, scored five goals in three matches. Coco, another Parma Fans Worldwide Hong Kong player, kept two clean sheets in the tournament which means he won the Golden Glove Award.

Congrats, guys!

Boys on Tardini renewal

Few days ago Parma Calcio published the results of the public questionnaire about the Tardini that highlighted the firm opinion that such an iconic reference for the town should not be moved somewhere else and that the majority of the people thinks a renewal is necessary, adding some new service that could allow to live it 7 days a week and keeping the ones existing -Iike the museum – there.

Even if the project is still not public, Boys Parma 1977 decided to write a letter in which they underlined some points they consider extremely important talking about a Tardini renewal. You can find the letter, in italian at this link.

Boys Parma 1977 consider the stadium a place for passion and not for profits, a place where all the history was built, and don’t consider a total renewal necessary. Anyway they are conscious that a fashioned “old style” stadium as they like is not possible nowadays but believe that to bring back people there what should be needed is a reduction of bureaucracy and restrictions to the fans (and keeping the price low in some areas) . Their thoughts are the consequences of decades of support and of travelling all around Italy and Europe: their point of view is the most experienced one, talking about who lives the stadium and saw the changes through the years.

In short, Boys focus on few important points all related to the identity of the place and to the importance of fans as people and not as customers: only in this way it is possible to build or, better, reinforce a Community, to keep the stadium full, to make it a point of force for a Club and a town. Boys believe that the name should remain the same, so the name of Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi with all the graffiti there since they are the history of the support in Parma, and the history of a Community made of people. Boys ask for an info point and underline that the Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs CCPC should remain where it is – at Tardini gate – because of his fundamental work as point of reference for all the fan base. So the museum.

Curva Sud should be designed for families: popular prices same as in Curva Nord where no huge facilities are needed a part for the ones for people with disabilities.

Boys are worried that if a shopping center will be built it will be a non identitarian one (with some global brand): they suggest to give the places in order for their services to the Community and not just to their monetarization.

They specify these are just opinions made from their point of view, not a general considerations on a project, that it is still not public. They believe that the best way is a discussion with the entities involved to make the best for Parma Calcio and the Community.

Ferrari remembers us that we are made for memorable feats

Yesterday Marco Ferrari published on his Facebook page a post to show his support for the Team and where he remembers us some truths and that it is in bad times that we use to show the best of us. Because we have never been a “normal” team, so nothing is prevented.

“It is when you are down and all the others think you are dead and laugh at you that the will to get up and fight should rise strongly. We have never been a normal team. Parma is synonymous of bad falls, but also of memorable feats. And it is in worst moments that we often could give the best of us. It is time to find that spirit. We can’t accept any destiny that is not the one we can still write by ourselves. Parma Calcio is a great group, made by strong players, led by a manager that is a stone in the tempest, prepared by a staff that would jump into the flames for Parma and supported by a great President, full of energy, resources, grit and enthusiasm. We need nothing more than this to go to war. And I would not exchage any of this elements with our opponents.

Come on Parma! Ten fights to write another piece of history.

Forza Parma. Sempre.”

We endorse all of it.

You can’t cover history

All of you that came for at least one time to Tardini in the last five years surely remember the big graffiti on the left side of box office: a huge Alessandro Lucarelli while making a sliding tackle on former president Ghirardi, colpable of our failure in 2014/15.

That graffiti was a symbol of our came back, a tribute to our all-time-Captain, that never left even in worst times. Our renaissance symbolically started from that sliding tackle: Nuovo Inizio, Serie D/C/B triumphs, the new Krause Era, everything happened thanks to that first “act of force” by Lucarelli that stand with us taking our part against Ghirardi (and all the other evil people that tried to exploit on our beloved Parma Calcio), perfectly represented in the graffiti.

Few days ago that piece of art, representation of our recent history, was covered by another graffiti. We don’t know if it was caused by ignorance or if it was an intentional attack, we just know that such lack of respect will never cover our memories, our history, our pride for what Lucarelli did for us.

All the best of Parma in one video

Video: Lorenzo Melegari Song: Lucio Cavalca

We want to wish you all the best for 2021 with this video mashup made by our friends of satirical facebook page I più Bellelli di Parma that mixed two best things of this -mostly awful – year that is ending: the stunning video “Parma in un giorno di neve” by Lorenzo Melegari with Parma under the snow and the Lucio Cavalca‘s parmesan dialect satirical cover of Leonard Cohen Hallelujah. it is a condensate of “parmesanity”: the class and elegance of Melegari images and the irony of Calvalca’s “Cm’e l’è dura”, that manage to get a smile out of our last months forced reclusion.

All the best, lads. We hope to meet you all in Tardini soon.

Original video: https://youtu.be/g2rqPIapXKg

Original song: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CI3_2sIonnX/?igshid=ro1782c9kli6

In difficult times

Credit: Boys Parma 1977

A Football community like our one is fed by the relationships between people. That’s why it is so difficult for us to go on with our daily tale in these weird times: no meetings, no relationships, nothing to talk about. There are already so many journalistic websites that fill pages and pages with match reports, tranfers rumors, gossips and whatever. That’s not us.

Parma Fans Worldwide was born to talk about Parma as an (international) Community. To bring Parma closer to abroad fans and help abroad fans to come closer to Parma: Parma town, Parma team, Parma fan base. In one word to give voice to all the Parma Family.

A couple of weeks ago, for a tragic event, we had a powerful demonstration of what the Parma Family is. It happened that a member of the Boys passed away. His funeral was endorsed and heart rending – like it always is when a 39 years young man pass away for a sudden illness – and once again demonstrated the strength of a Community. In the yellow and blue crowd you could recognize Sampdoria, Empoli, Rapid Wien, Bordeaux, even Genoa scarves to demonstrate once again how football is a matter of people more than a matter of players. Bietto left a huge hole in the Group and all his community compacted to relieve his sorrow and scream his tribute to his warrior.

We never talk about what happens on the pitch, as said, many others already do that well, but the message that Boys Parma 1977 launched couple of days ago is strong, clear, and it fits enough to make it ours: Let’s fight as Ultras for Parma and for who is watching us from up there.

It is during difficult times when it is more important to stay together, as a Community, as a Family. We have a big and strong one. Hold it tight.

Ciao Bietto.

Credit: Boys Parma 1977

Sometimes it is ok to be old

Credit: Hernan Crespo

Sometimes it is ok to be old.

Old enough to have seen him on the pitch.

Old enough to swear because of him.

We publish this pic with Hernan Crespo with a Parma Calcio jersey because it is representative of his essence.

Maradona was heritage of everyone who loves football. Barcelona, Napoli, Parma, Milan… the colors doesn’t matter.

Rest in peace, Diego.

I had a dream

Football clubs have one president, mine had seven. Trustable people, professionals. Parmesan.

Football clubs have one presidents, mine had seven. Partners, guarantors, friends. Parmesan.

Football clubs have one president and now, mine, too. American, stranger. Forestér, like all of us.

I write while I cry, I write wondering about a lost football, that will never come back. I think that I would prefer go on like this, cuddled by my seven presidents, one better than the other, pride of an entire Town and fan base. Those who rebound the Club and brought it form serie D to where it deserves to be. Those who protected, team and town, from ill-intentioned and that waited and waited that the right moment came to deliver their creature into the right hands. And they did it for Love, don’t tel me I’m wrong. They did it for Love. 

The same Love that a father needs to bring his daughter to the altar. I can barely imagine how hard it could have been and I damn it.

Damn this football that took away from me the best seven presidents I could ever desire. I had the dream they could last forever but it was not possible.

I would hug them one by one and cry on their shoulders. I would tell them thank you for the work, the passion, the love. Scream it in Curva Nord, together with fellows and friends. Scream all my pride for what we re and what they did , that we have been a Force, together. Scream to who will come after that he is welcome, if he will respect our history and if he will have the patience to understand who and what we are. 

It cant be differente for us, that first we tasted what means – as forestér – to be welcomed by Parma Family.

But for tonight, I still damn this football that took away the best seven presidents I could ever desire. I had a dream. And tonight I don’t want to fall asleep because I know that tomorrow it will end.

Seven times THANK YOU.

The important thing is to honor it

The (double) second Parma Calcio jersey is out since today and it is a surprising change from the classic 90s looking striped kit that characterized the latest second jerseys in past seasons.

The two second kits are the negative of each other: a yellow one with a dark blue stripe on the chest (with the same texture of the new training line) and a blue one with a yellow stripe, quite classic Boca Juniors looking.

As in latest two years we will have 4 kits then.

As always the only one thing what we hope for is that who will deserve to wear it on the pitch will sweat and honor it.

Direct link to official Parma Calcio store: https://shop.parmacalcio1913.com/it/13-kit-gara

Here the four kits

“Different stories, same passion”

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