This is the part of football we like the most: meeting good people.
Thank you to Darren Bentley, Burnley Football Club Media Manager, that agreed to kid with us and took a pic with our Hawaiian style holiday hat.
The story behind this pic?
As you know, we have been in Burnley last August to follow friendly match in Turf Moor and met many abroad fans there – read the post “About Turf Moor, cricket and relatives” – receiving a great welcome from Clarets fans.
We started a Twitter chat with Darren after that he posted a picture of him and his colleague, the commentor Phil Bird, with an Hawaiian style Burnley shirt during the match between Burnley and Parma, so that we decided to ship them our Hawaiian style hat.
It was a way to say thank you to Burnley people and to express the wish to meet them again on the field, who knows, hopefully not for a friendly match.
This is a translated post from the original Boys Parma 1977 statement after Atalanta fans used Tardini as they home ground in the first Serie A matches since their one is closed for renewal works.
“ATALANTA FANS IN CURVA NORD
Model behavior of Atalanta fans in our Curva. During two matches they treated our Curva with maximum respect for our traditions and our Ultras history. We never doubt about that, since we had chances to discover fairness, loyalty and respect of Bergamo people in meetings, in stadium and in the streets. Vecchia Guardia lads hommenaged Bagna [Matteo Bagnaresi, the Parma Ultra died during a travel to a match and to whom is nominated Tardini Curva Nord] with a scarf, left under his plate.
We know that many Parma supporters, when coming in town to watch a match, take the chance to have dinner in one of many amazing restaurants and trattorie spread in Parma town and province.
Last time we have been in London – for the First Parma Fans Worldwide Meeting – we decided to eat in restaurant suggested by trusted parmesan friends: In Parma in Fitzrovia, London. We felt the need to feel at home after more than one week around UK and, to be honest, to check if those praises to the restaurant were right.
Trust us when we say that if you feel the need to experience real, original parmesan food in London you can’t miss “In Parma” (10 Charlotte Pl, Fitzrovia, W1T 1SH, London) and sister restaurant “Via Emilia” (37a Hoxton Square N1 6NN, London), where you can find traditional dishes made with trustable original product from Food Valley.
Via Emilia is competing in these days to win the prize as Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in London 2019. To support it, vote here: https://loveitalianlife.com
Parma Calcio decided to donate a kit to every kid that started school in Parma town and province.
The venture, called “Forma la tua passione” [Cultivate your passion], is made in collaboration with Erreà and Ringo (young teams main sponsor) and consist in distributing a Crociata jersey to every kid – almost 3000 – that is starting primary school this week.
A great way to stimulate the support and testify the importance of youngers in Parma Calcio project, as made with low price ticket policy.
Boys Parma made a call to all Curva Nord in order to meet in their headquarter on Tuesday 10th at 9 PM
The announcement was followed by a video that collect the three straight promotions, since failure to coming back to serie A.
From the post on Boys Parma Facebook page:
In the video we remember the three emotional seasons that brought us back to our category. It has been wonderful restart from Serie D, a special unity was created between fanbase, town, team and board, tipically Parmesan, the same that could be experienced in Nineties and that contributed to bring in our town many Cups. Baraye with the balaclava under Curva Nord is the symbol of this special link that contributed to the climb. This link it slowly low down changing league because of the changing of the relationship between fans and club, until having that distance that is typical – a sort of routine – in serie A, and that we all were used to and that we want to avoid. Serie D is not that far away, we all remember it well the climate we created together. We started from Arzignano, we run a lot with the awareness and a little effort by all the parts of Parma framework we will go even farer.
Tuesday 10th, in our headquarter, we will make a meeting open to everybody that is interested in this theme. We are waiting for you to come back being what we were.
Parma Calcio and Erreà just announced the release of 2019/20 away kit, the last one missing for this season.
You have to wait until tomorrow at 6 PM CEST to discover it.
The release will be made on social networks and simultaneously in Tardini Off, the temporary store that will be open in Piazza Garibaldi from 10 to 1 and from 3 to 7 PM from 28 august till 1st September.