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 1977 made a public statement on Facebook we think it is important to be spread in order to understand more about Parma, Parma Calcio, fans and Ultras. We hope to have been quite accurate non-professional translator.
“An old Hellas Verona Brigate Gialloblu chant said ‘Players, presidents and coaches will change…’ and soon became a real motto and part of our actual mentality. It was 6th April 1994, replay match of a suspended derby, our last game in Mirabello stadium. 3 points donated from Parmalat to Reggiana to help them in not be relegated. Dishonoured derby, colors sullied, a town hurt, a fan base wasted. We brought consequences of this grief for years, influencing the Group future and the relationship with Curva. Since 6th April 1994 we never made a chant for players. A guideline extended to all Parma fans, sign of a mature Curva Nord that understood that football arrived at a no-return point, where giocatori bandiera, iconic player for a team, would have been a beautiful memory and that we had to concentrate on one thing only: yellow and blue jersey. And in these years, the only light at the end of the tunnel was it: the jersey. Tough years, with highs and lows, with promotions and failures, with celebrations in the square and protests. Even if our passion have been molested by institutions, Lega Calcio, thieving presidents and mercenary players, we are still here, blowing out our 41st candle on the birthday cake of Ultras history in Parma. And exactly when you think that the time won’t ever be back, when you resign yourself to modern football coming, then something comes out of the blue and you fall in love again with that game you never stop loving. We are talking about Capitano, of course, but not just about him. Recently was reported our Parma Chinese presidency after a quick break left. Well, behind this move there has been the hand of previous management, composed by Marco Ferrari, Paolo Pizzarotti, Guido Barilla, Mauro Del Rio, Angelo Gandolfi, Giampaolo Dallara and Giacomo Malmesi, the ones that from Serie D took us to Serie A, the ones that kept the promises made before Lizhang coming. We would like to underline how the people we just mentioned made their choices in Parma town, in Parma Calcio and his fans interest; as they understood Lizhang was not apt to being part of the group they didn’t loose time: ‘We put Parma Calcio interest before everything. Seeing how was the situation, we thought it was our duty return majority owner. Prudence management and financial strictness will be the basis of our work. Saying this our priority will be let the Club grow and enhance. our mission was and is still the salvation on the pitch’. Shortly, we had the demonstration that a board made by parmesan people is the basis for the health of our team and our town, exactly as we asked for after Ghirardi shame. Stronger because of this, now we have to give them and the team all our support and our affection, leaving behind all sterile polemics after a single sport event, concentrating on salvation. Because we are interested just in this, salvation, expecially the economical one! Now full steam ahead and let them understand we are by their side, because with that ‘WE are Parma’ management took legitimately an honor place.”
General Manager Alessandro Lucarelli speaks after appeal verdict and his words were reported yesterday on Tuttosport column.
Thanks Capt… ehm, General Manager to allow us to publishing it.
+++ this is a non professional translation made by fans for fans. You can read the original text on Ale Facebook page and on 11st august 2018 Tuttosport edition +++
“In last three years we have been winner three times on the pitcth and two times outside the pitch. We always knew we were right, that we deserved these three promotions with sweat and effort but we had to defend from worst accusation you can ever receive in football world. All this could put us in a bad light and blemish what we conquered. We silently fought, without give ever chance to attacks we received in these two months to hit us. And also in this case we are winners. Now, with all our enthusiasm, we can finally concentrate only on Serie A: will be 38 battles, with just one target: defend the category with tooth and nail.”
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As we use to do, we give you the chance to listen to Parmesan’s voices. Our mission is to bring Parma and Parma Calcio closer to abroad fans and this is one of the special occasions to do it.
You already heard Fulvio Ceresini reaction to first verdict on well-known investigation we had to relate to this summer. Now we propose you the post that Marco Ferrari, former Parma vice-president and co-founder of Nuovo Inizio, the Society that allowed, together with popular shareholder Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, rebirth of Parma Calcio three years ago, published on Facebook few minutes after the appeal verdict that determined Parma non-involvement in WhatsApp messages absurd affair.
+++this is a non professional translation made by fans for fans. You can find original italian version on Marco Ferrari’s – that we thanks a lot for his authorization – Facebook wall+++
“WE WERE RANGERS, ETOR CHE PIPPEINS (not Pippeins, ndt)
Since long time I have not an operative role and I don’t have a place in Parma Calcio society. I fell free then, in a strictly personal way, to share some thoughts on recent facts.
With all our limits, rebirth of Parma in just three years could have been a positive advertisement for italian football in general. They preferred spit on it. Many times. In less more than one year we have been put on all first pages of italian and abroad newspapaers for two of most infamous accusation in sport: football bets and sport illicit.
I still remember the headline of an important newspaper after Parma vs Ancona: “Parma, the shadow of Camorra”. Some facts of that days nauseated me and had an important role in my decision of leave every place in Society. Not even the time to forget ‘Pozzuoli millions’ – that never existed as all investigations demonstrated – that “Cazzein affair” begun. With Parma Calcio virtually relegated for sport illicit on websites and newspapers worldwide.
Calaiò messages – careless and inopportune – has never been a sport illicit. Common sense of everyone have ever been in a locker room and is little used to WhatsApp spirit and emoji says this. It is the pitch, that knows that Parma always got what deserved in these years, to say this. Finally, today, it is also a Judge to say this.
Today verdict cancel a spot put too much easily – by many – on our patch. But – sincerely – I can not be happy for it. Because in last two months we already suffered a condemnation that nobody could payback: we deserved on the pitch to be Rangers and they tried to make us seem Pippeins.
After hell tour in 2015, Parma fans, staff, team and everyone contributed to an historical venture, deserved to enjoy with enthusiasm Serie A return.
We all have been obligated to pass horrible weeks scanned by many, too many bad words in this Great Ugliness summer.
Waiting that Time – like a wise friend suggests – will put as usual ‘each queen in her throne and every clown in their circus’.”
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” This time I’m not writing as Parma fan, but as a person that for 25 years lived inside this football world and that saw things that you people…
FIGC that control and organize italian football is actually under commission… and this is already illustrative… It control it so well that, not considering for compassion our national team results, in last six years lost 38 societies, failed or that could not inscribe in its respective leagues and many other will follow. It control it so well that don’t see, or pretend not seeing, fake financial reports in innumerable society, at every level, technically failed since years, that makes creative finance selling brands and making fake capital gain. You will see that Chievo will be the most unlucky team to sacrifice to the reasons of rightness and rule respect.
Then… what do they fabricate this industrious football governors? What do they decide to do while his rotten world is imploding? They decide to give a signal that they are there, attacking the newcomer, the helthier, but that arrived to higher leve probably unexpectedly too fast and probably to the detriment of other of friends of friends, They invent from nothing a farce process, keep us on check for more than two months and condemn us to a penalty that, compared to real crimes committed by confessed criminal, that result excessive… to say it in French… nauseating.
Is Alessandro Lucarelli that face the camera talking about the attacks that Parma still suffers.
Interviewed by Sky Sport Italia, Parma new club manager, still acting Captain, about the situation says:
“In opposition to what seems from outside we are totally calm about this situation because as we use to say ‘do no evil and have no fear’. Our awareness is clean, as a team and as a society. We are in this trial because we have to but I think that all this it is almost ridiculous because we conquered promotion during the season.
They are riding this wave because they want to get benefit from it but if they wanted to be promoted then they should have demonstrated to deserve it on the pitch as we did. They now act like justice and truth defender when at least once in a week they are in front of a judge for extremely more serious care than ours. So, I have nothing to answer to this continuous attack we receive, I am still convinced that Justice will give us reason, unfortunately our promotion is bleamished because people just read headlines without deepen, anyway we all should laugh on all this situation.”
+++this is a non professional fan translation made from the video you find at this link:
On 12nd may parma awaits for Bari, that could be last home match of the season. Cesena lost can be lethal for players moral: “After Cesena we were disappointed, until 5 minutes to the end we were winning a fundamental match: like I told to guys, as delusion pass, we have to think that we did something great, i wanted to focus on positive aspects: if three games before the end of the season we are about to play such important match it was their worth”, Mister D’Aversa says before the match. We win 1-0: Gagliolo is the scorer. “We still believe in it. I’m sure that on Friday Foggia will make his match, trying to bring some points to home. We have to go to Spezia, win and believe” our defender motivate the team.
On 17 may D’Aversa arrives in Collecchio for last press conference of regular season: “We have to do our best, be satisfied and proud of what we did, with a great desire to do it well till the end”. On 18 we step the pitch of Picco in La Spezia. We have to win and hope that Frosinone in his home will not beat Foggia. We know everything of that night, after 10 minutes Crusaders go forward with Ceravolo. In the second half Ciciretti, that scores his first oral with our colors. Meanwhile Foggia go forward in Frosinone then takes two goals for the temporary 2-1. When the match is about to finish Foggia draw. Spezia game ends but we have to wait until the end of Frosinone match. Do you remember how is goes, right?twitter.com/1913parmacalcio/status/998167800765132800
Parma Calcio is back to Serie A,oh yessss!
Party continues all night long with the arrival of the tema in Piazza Garibaldi. Party will go on several days, because the target we reach is historical: Parma is first italian team ever got three straight promotions. On Sunday 27th may in Tardini there is the great embrace with all the fans: there are all the protagonists of last promotion plus more that in previous years contributed to this triple jump. Most emotional moment of the whole night was when the trait d’union of this mission step the stage: The Captain. He has something really important to say: “Believe me, I say this with a huge knot of fear in my throat and with my heart that screams: I am proud of being part of your history, of being Captain of this team, of wearing this wonderful shirt, of being Alessandro Lucarelli, one of yours.” Lucarelli leaves played football and Parma calcio pull back his number 6. The circle close. And now a new season and a new adventure is waiting for us. twitter.com/1913parmacalcio/status/1001029184091754496https://twitter.com/1913parmacalcio/status/1001029184091754496
Coming back from Avelino, Parma in awaited by the match against Palermo that was postponed because of snow. Match is a real head to head and crusaders put all their chances to… a palermitan; Emanuele Calaiò. It is an hat trick fo Arciere, and so we can keep Rosanero distant (in last minutes they are about to drop).”It has been a wonderful night, with an hat trick and a great victory, This three points are heavy, conquered against a strong team. This success give us confidence and serenityusefull for next two matches in Tardini” so Calaiò explains at the end of the match after posing for a picture with the hattrick ball.
“There has been a continuous growth, after Empoli the group get united and I think that the basis is to give few chances to opponents, that doesn’t means to be defensive but that if we can go forward we should bring the victory till the end. Self esteem grew, working and playing with serenity things are easier” explains D’Aversa next Friday. Next match againis another head to head, this time against Frosinone in Tardini. And it is another, really important success. Calaiò by penalty misses the gola. Parma doesn’t leave and keep attacking: Di Gaudio with two goals close the matching the first half: “Even if we failed the penalty, we never gave up. We said ourselves in the pitch we couldn’t give up because it was fundamental, against such a team like Frosinone, to score first and keep ahead till the end”, says Crusader n° 20.
Third straight home match is against Cittadella. There is a lot of enthusiasmaroind the group , that is not just running for play-off but also for a second place that could mean direct promotion. Enthusiasm that leak out from a new song that averybody sings…
Against Cittadelle is 0-0: Their goalkeeper, that was the man of the match, was determination. Result is false in respect to what we did in the game, We deserved to win” so Mister D’Aversa in Tardini’s press conference. There is not a lot of time to stop thinking or recriminate: on Monday, in Ascoli, we have to play against a tema that have to fight for staying in serie B. Parma immediately scores with a fireball by Calaiò that means three points in a really important moment, like Iacoponi explains: ” we are a united group, where who get in instead of injuried do it well. Everyone is important. This is a really important aspect for our run to serie A. Serie B is a long league, with many matches in the middle of the week. It si good that who played less until now, take his chance to mark the difference, as it is happening”.
Positive moment continue next league day; on 21st April in Tardini we beat Carpi 2-1 with Barillà two goals. Worst news are the injuries for Lucarelli and Munari: ” I am really happy, because the team reached three points we were looking for. We are sorry for two injuries to Alessandro and Gianni. This victory is dedicated to them” tells Nino at the end of the match.
In Verceli we lost 1-0. D’Aversa doesn’t want to see moral crash: “All we have to do is to work for solving problems, pass obstacles and keep doing what we are doing. Today first half performance have to be a bad moment we want to leave behind our way”. Agaist Ternana on 1st may we take again three points. Hero of the match is “la Belva”, that scores the first goal and then so suggest the second:
Enthusiasm is again high and when next week in Cesena Ceravolo propitiate an own goal everything seems going in the right way, But then in Manuzzi we leave three points, with Cesena that win in the last minutes.
There are two more games in the regular season. And then maybe, It will happen…
On Friday 16th February the team leaves Collecchio technical centre direct to Empoli. If it is true that every season has a turning point, away match in Castellani is our one. Parma loose 0-4: D’Aversa, after the match, is clear: ” we are sad, we have to shut up and work.” then in press conference he speaks about our targets: ” what makes me trust in the future is that in difficult moments we always made good things. Now everything is painted black , we miss some certainties , but I ask to guy to thing only about tomorrow match not considering what happened”.
In Ennio against Venezia we draw 1-1. Gagliolo take the post in the first half, Venezia in the secondo half go forward with Firenze, then is Calaiò to score the draw by penalty. Scozzarella says: “I never stop to trust on our reacting power. I live daily with my team mates and I know our personality skills, we train well. We are hard working guys.”
There is a lot to work on, because next Monday we have match in Salerno. Parma do his best wining 0-1 with the first gal od Dei. This is a performance in which less seen players had chances to step the pitch, as D’aVersa underlines: “Happiness for a trainers is to see in the pitch players like Frediani or Anastasio, that had few chances but that work hard day by day, and this is a prize for their dedication… like Vacca too, it was not easy to get in in such a difficult match and do it well”.
Northern Italy is covered by snow so 3rd march Parma-Parlermo is not played.
Arciere has special dedication for it: “Dedication for the 100° goal in serie B should be a lot to do. To my family and my sons but today I want to dedicate my thoughts to Davide Astori and his family. We are all disarranged for what happened to Astori. This goal, this victoryI want to dedicate to him. Even if I did not knew him, he is part of us.” On 17th march Parla lost in Chiavari: 2-0 for Virtus Entella. Crusaders have to turn to they mental and physical energies. Once again D’Aversa spurs his guys: “I await for a pride performance against Foggia”. Before going back home, there is a good new from Parma family: young Crusaders are doing it good in Torneo di Viareggio. After pass the round, on 21st march they eliminate Milan on penalties, and goalkeeper Adorni stops two of them,
Guys pass also the next round against Veneia and arrives – against all bets – to semifinals, where they lost against Inter, trophy winner. On 25th march we wait for Foggia in Tardini, Parma have to react and we do it: 3-1. It is not an say match: Foggia is in ten men but scores at the end of the first half; Parma in the end win thanks to Calaiò, Siligardi (first goal with our colors) and Ceravolo. In Avellino Parma looks for confirmations and find them: on 29th march Crusaders win 1-2 with Gagliolo and Barillà goals n first 8 minutes.