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 Melegariwith 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.
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.
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.
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.
A lightning of Parma glory days memories passes through a just released Dutch publication about the Vitesse European adventure “Vitesse Europa in”, by Ferry Reurink.
Ferry Reurink, journalist and Vitesse historitian, was our guest during past season to collect material and make some interviews about the two matches where Parma and Vitesse were involved in 1994/95 UEFA cup.
The book, full of unreleased pictures and memories, it a testify of a Football era that passed, when staying together was the essence of supporting, when traveling for an European cup match what the chance to discover places, to make friends (sometimes enemies), live adventures.
The Parma chapter has been completed thanks to the contribution of Andy Gardener (author of an english Parma supporters fanzine “One team in Emilia” during 90s), Giuseppe Squarcia (Parma Supporters Liaison Officer and former Boys) and Angelo Manfredini (president of Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs). Inside you can find some Tardini and Piazza Garibaldi unseen pictures taken by Vitesse supporters.
We would like to thank Ferry for contacting us and for his professionality and kindness and all the Parma Family that, as usual, accept our invitations with an incredible enthusiasm.