It seems to be back at those glory times, when Parma had relationships in many countries around the world – also thanks to the Parmalat commercial links – and could include football schools in every continent, hotbeds of talents. We are starting rebuilding it, finally, and this is a great news especially for abroad fans.
Today, Parma Academy Panama, the first intentional Academy project for the reborn Parma Calcio, will be hosted in Tardini and will step the pitch before Parma vs Milan. Those young football talents, lead by Alexis Gomez, Sport Director, have been traveling trough Europe and visited Collecchio training center where they met CEO Luca Carra and all the players and had a taste of what we all hope it will be their future training center.
Boys visited also Madrid and they could touch the Champions League for the first time… who knows if the second time they will touch it will be… Good Luck, guys!
We wish all the best to Panama young talents, to Parma Academy Panama and to this International project that we hope will have more extension.
For who will ask why during Parma vs Milan the Boys and Curva Nord will stay in silence for first 15 minutes, here is Boys Parma 1977 official statement, that you can read here in the original version.
“15 minutes of silence, 15 minutes of support strike. 15 minutes to think about 9 injunctions, arrived for the Ferrara “non-fact”. Because we are talking about this.
Unfortunately we got used in past years to see violated our rights as italian citizens, used as scapegoat by the system to cover all the obscenity of football world (fixed matches, bets, stadiums year by year more expensive reserved for fans-consumers that have to spend more and more, financial and sport doping, disappearance of historical Clubs, etc.). Often we passed over regime like laws, now it is too much. In Ferrara we organize an alone trip, as alone we would like to go to the stadium. This is not allowed in our Country, and it seems a vital point for governments and police, instead of resolving hundreds problems of our Country, and we had many examples in last days. In Ferrara we were about to go to the stadium by feet, Digos [special police force] stoped us and identified us all, just for the fact of not having been on the knowledge of our trip plan. During the way nothing happened. Zero. Nothing. But 9 guys have been casually chosen to receive a Daspo. To educate all the others to accomplish the boss’s diktat. And after Ultras, as we repeat since 20 years, this will happen to all the ones who will not uniform to the regime control plans. In that same Ferrar where a 18 years old guy has been brutally killed during a police control, but who’s picture can’t be exposed in stadium not to irritate controllers. As happened 2 months ago we are here commenting inhibiting decisions related with intentions or supposed intentions. And also in this case, some guy of the group have been hittenhit, guys that bring Curva on, guys that you see every match on that grades. The same guys that organize travels for the matches, prepare coreographies and coordinates the support in Curva. Those guys that you probably don’t know by name but you surely saw at home and away matches, that you saw work hard to make our home, Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi, bigger, that you saw getting emotional during those 90 minutes. For all this and not just this, today [Sunday] for 15 minutes we will not support. We ask you to do the same.We ask you to respect our decision. We ask you to be Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi.
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.
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.
First Parma two matches of the season will be on Saturday 24th at 6 PM in Tardini with Juventus and on Sunday 1st September at 8:45 PM in Dacia Arena against Udinese.
As reported on this link – unfortunately just in italian – Parma reiterate with a statement on his official website that, like in past season tickets will be for sale not before 10 days before the match so don’t trust who try to sell tickets before that date and trust just Ticketing circuit.
Unfortunately tickets for big matches as ones with Juventus, Inter, Milan, Roma and Napoli will not be for sale online but just in Italian TicketOne box offices. And, if it will be like last season, in some case just for sale in Parma province box offices.
Don’t trust secondary ticketing websites: you risk to pay overprice and discover couple of days before the match that the tickets are not available.
Write us if you need any kind of information and if you are planning a trip to Tardini.
Lega Serie A just released the schedule for the first matches of the season, that will start on Sunday 25 August weekend and that will have three Wednesday matches – 25/9, 30/10 and 22/4 – three breaks for national team – 8/9, 13/10, 17/11 and 29/12 – and Christmas break from 24/12 to 4/1.
Parma will face Juventus in Tardini in the first match of the season.
Campionato will end on 24th May 2020.
The complete schedule (date is referred to Sunday but marches could be on Saturday or Monday too)
New Parma Calcio first kit was just released by Club and Erreà.
In total respect of Parma tradition is a white shirt with black cross. Other kits will be released in following weeks, for the moment you can puchase this one directly from Club official website: http://shop.parmacalcio1913.com/en/
An important agency specialized in monitorizing Football account social networks interactions, Social Media Soccer, just announced the results of his analysis through the whole Serie A season.
Parma Calcio won the Twitter Challenge with the best points performance ever. This competition calculates interactions generated by Serie A clubs Twitter accounts in real time during the league matches and put in relationship with the followers base.
Parma won the challenge by overtaking even Juventus, the italian club with the biggest fan base. This important result testify the great work of Nicolò Fabris and his communication team and is it a fundamental analysis that confirm the value of our Club for the sponsor’s interest.
The great results on Twitter are supported by the whole social networks collaborations: Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, where Parma had an impressive rise.
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“.
Rumors where right at least this time, this is something historical, that will make jersey collectors go crazy.
Probably for the first time in Italy two football clubs will exchange theirs kits before the match instead than after.
On Sunday 5th May in Tardini Parma will play with a blucerchiatashirt and Sampdoria with a crociata jersey, properly designed by Erreà and Joma in a maybe unprecedented attempt to celebrate a friendship that last since season 1990/91 and that was started by fans – because fans are always who make football being Football – and took on by Clubs marketing department.
The match worn jerseys will be sold on charity auction: selling of Parma shirts profits will go to Genova Gaslini Children Hospital and selling of Sampdoria shirts will support Parma Children Hospital.
Can’t wait to see them on the pitch. There will be a bit of confusion at the beginning, maybe, but surely a good time together for the fanbases in Tardini.