We believe that in the picture taken by Parma players, staff and board inside Tardini locker room after “Salvation match” we are ALL IN, because – let us be rhetorical – it is the truth that “we are Parma” all together, as a Family.
Yesterday we demonstrated it: the ball seemed to enter the goal pushed by the support of us all.
We would like to say thank you to the Club, a part for the great result on the pitch, for the recognition we received before the match for the work we are doing as Parma Fans Worldwide Networkto help all the Parma fans outside Italy. This recognition have to be shared with all of you.
We cannot nominate one by one all the people we met this season in Tardini, during away matches or outside Italian borders, and the dozens with whom we chat daily. You just have to know that in that picture we are there all together.
Take a long breath now. We survived in Serie A.
We are safe and, after this season, we believe even stronger.
Boys Parma 1977 asked all the fan base to meet at 1 PM in front of the Tardini gate to receive the bus of the players arriving to the stadium and let them feel all our support for a crucial match of the season.
We have to let feel the team all the support possible during the match. As Alessandro Lucarelli said few days ago: “Fiorentina have to feel they are playing against not just a team, but against a whole town“.
Parma vs Fiorentina will be on Sunday 19th May at 3 PM CEST in Tardini. We prepared as usual a customized time zone map for our Parma Family members Morris (England), Nikola (Serbia), Roman (Russia), Rully (Indonesia) and Zach (Canada).
These are the kind of ventures we are more proud of: demonstrate that is possible to be rivals on the pitch but friends outside. Football is both, rivalry and friendship, a good reason to aggregate people and know each other in order to respect each other.
Parma Fans Worldwide Greater China Division, together with Fiorentina Supporters in Hong Kong, is going to organize a meeting to watch the match together next Sunday 19th May.
Besides of the meeting there will be a mini football shirts exhibition with almost 20 jerseys form different eras by Parma and Fiorentina, thanks to Roger Kwan, the Fiorentina shirt owner and member of Fiorentina Supporters in Hong Kong which take part to the exhibition.
We met up with a group of Parma fans to watch Bologna vs Parma. Some of the supporters we knew previously since we already met in Tardini this season or will come soon, some other were new entries. The group represented quite well the heterogeneity of our support outside Italian borders. There were: Italians living in London (both from Parma and other Italian towns); fans from London and from rest of UK (one made an almost 4 hours travel to be there!), Italians coming just for the event and an Indonesian proud member of Parmagiani. Between them also two fans that were in Wembley during Winners cup final – that didn’t know each other before – and that arrived with their sons: a new generation of Parma fans growing! There was also a Macau journalist that came to report what this crazy group of people were doing and that we want to thank you for her professionally (and patience).
It has been an unique chance to meet and share time together, thanks to the trust and the kind hospitality of Tim and his Golazio crew that made us feeling home between wonderful 90s italian football memorabilia, pizza and Italian beers.
Thanks to all who participate, to who couldn’t due to a really bad timing for a football match and to Gianfranco Zola that has been our PR 😉
Price for Parma province residents and for Parma Fidelity Card owner is 1 euroin every available stand on sale online and in Parma box offices. For all the others, price are the ones for normal matches, you can check the stadium areas at this link: Tardini stands areas and ticket prices.
“Settore Ospiti” is the areas for Fiorentina fans. “Curva Sud” is available only in Parma province box offices. Get in contact with us if you are planning to come and will give you full support for how to get a ticket and useful infos before and after the match to enjoy your experience more.
If you are around London remember we will be in Golazio bar – 59 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EZ www.golaziolondon.com – to watch the match together with the London/UK Parma fanbase. Free entry and great chance to experience an incredible Italian football bar with some amazing memorabilia. You’ll discover it.
All of you already know we are about to meet UK Parma fans in London next Monday to watch together Bologna vs Parma in Golazio bar – 59 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EZwww.golaziolondon.com – free entry, but confirmation is appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org
What you did not know is that there is a special guest that we invited and that would have been with us if his duty with Chelsea wouldn’t bring him in Boston right after the Leicester match on Sunday.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Gianfranco Zola, Magic Box, has a message for you.