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Hidden Crusader against Evil Forces

We are asking you the last effort to bring the Hidden Crusader to the top of the International Football Blogging Industry.

Hidden Crusader is you and for you Parma Fans Worldwide worked during all this season. We aimed to let people in Parma understand that abroad fans are Real Fans, and we reached. We aimed to let abroad fans understand that in Parma they are welcome and if some door seem closed, you just have to knock, and we reached.

For a quick resume of our story read “Parma: small town, big Family”

Now we arrived to the unhoped-for goal of having been nominated as Best Forum and Best International Content Creator at the important Football Blogging Awards. One last step to the international consecration.

If you believe that Football without Fans is nothing, support us!

Few hours until the voting closure at 23:59 of 21st April GMT, few hours to vote in for different ways:

1 – HERE:  You can click on the right bar (or bottom, if you’re using a mobile device) white widget putting 2 votes, one for “Forum” and one for “International Content Creator”.

2 – ON FBA WEBSITEhttps://footballbloggingawards.co.uk/vote-now/ choosing “Parma Fans Worldwide” in Forum and International Content Creator fields . You are not obligated to leave name and email. 

3 – ON TWITTER: paste this in a tweet 

“I am voting for @parmafansww in @TheFBAs for #BestForum”  (ready Best Forum tweet at this link

then

“I am voting for @parmafansww in @TheFBAs for #BestInternationalCreator” (ready Best International Content Creator tweet at this link)

4 – ON INSTAGRAM: head to the Football Blogging Awards Instagram pageclick on the relevant category (Best Forum and International Content Creator)  image, and tag our account @parmafansworldwide in the comments.Football is made by Fans, vote for Parma Fans Wordlwide at Football Blogging Awards!

Supporters are there in glory days and during the losing ones. So, anyway it goes, thank to all of you.

Collector’s Corner Forum

courtesy: Parma Locker Room

COLLECTOR’S CORNER FORUM

You started because one of your friends tried one time and convinced you. He said “Com’on it’s easy, it is not that expensive, you’ll enjoy”. So you got your first experience.

After that, you said to yourself you would never repeat it again. Because you don’t need it. Because one time is enough. But.

But your friends get more and more and you are there with only that one. So you say yourself “Why not? It is not dope. What can happen?”

Nothing. Nothing special but you now can’t stop it.

Do you have that La Spezia promotion red jersey? And the 1999 iconic yellow and blue? With Parmalat flower or without? There is difference. And Black Phoenix? With sponsor or without? Match worn? Really?

Nothing, Nothing special but you just can’t stop it.

Collecting can be like a drug. Every addict need a trustable dealer or at least someone that can give him good suggestions about the goods and who are sellers to trust. So we created the Collector’s Corner. A Forum – still in trial version, so be patient – where show your collection, meet other addicts and ask for suggestion about Parma merchandise originality, seller trustability and any kind of good advice needed.

Since the Forum will be a free space we ask everyone’s collaboration to start it up well and keep it an honest information exchange place between Parma Fans, not a marketplace.

In ParmaFansWorldwide style.

courtesy: Parma Locker Room

It’s a long way

Voting in support for our run for Football Blogging Awards as Best Forum and Best International Content Creator will end at 23:59 on Sunday 21st April 2019 GMT. Until then we need all you possible support because, even if we are a fans community, we are competing against some mainstream website made by great professionals.

To discover who we are read: Parma: small town, big Family.

You can vote in 4 different ways (and all of them count):

1 – HERE:  You can click on the right bar (or bottom, if you’re using a mobile device) white widget putting 2 votes, one for “Forum” and one for “International Content Creator”.

2 – ON FBA WEBSITEhttps://footballbloggingawards.co.uk/vote-now/ choosing “Parma Fans Worldwide” in Forum and  International Content Creator fields . You are not obligated to leave name and email. 

3 – ON TWITTER: paste this in a tweet 

“I am voting for @parmafansww in @TheFBAs for #BestForum”  (ready Best Forum tweet at this link

then

“I am voting for @parmafansww in @TheFBAs for #BestInternationalCreator” (ready Best International Content Creator tweet at this link)

4 – ON INSTAGRAM: head to the Football Blogging Awards Instagram pageclick on the relevant category (Best Forum and International Content Creator)  image, and tag our account @parmafansworldwide in the comments.

Football is made by Fans, vote for Parma Fans Wordlwide at Football Blogging Awards!

Support we like: Mirko we are with you

We discovered little Crusader Mirko “the Fighter” story after Torino vs Parma in Olimpico, when Roberto Inglese, keeping the promise he made, dedicated him the goal.

Mirko has a talent for writing since his piece of journalism about Parma draw against Juventus arrived straight to the heart of every Parma fans and conquered the whole Tardini support after Boys Parma 1977 dedicated him a banner.

Yesterday a group of Torino fans would like to add their support for this little big man, Mirko The Fighter, hoping to win his own battle against a strong but not invincible opponent. Honor to them, despite football rivalries, for the sensitivity and a bit hug to our Fighter.

Forza Mirko. We are all with you.

Take us to the victory!

–> Voting rules until 23:59 on Sunday 21st April 2019 GMT <–

It’s all true!

Thanks to the support of you all, the first voting round brought us to be nominated- between more than 2000 candidates – to the Football Blogging Awards, the most important recognition for football content industry professionals, in two categories: Best Forum and Best International Content Creator.

It is a huge result considering Parma is not a mainstream Club and that we are a totally self sustained and no-profit project born less than one year ago and made by Fans for Fans: our mission since the beginning of this adventure was to create a network for all the Parma Fans Worldwide in order to make everybody feel part of Parma Family. And we reached, read here to discover more about us: Parma: small town, big Family.

We are now competing in two categories – Best Forum and Best International Content Creator – with the very best of each category in the World! So proud of bringing back Parma under the International spotlights and to participate to gala event in Manchester City Ethiad Stadium on 9th May.

We ask to every Parma and generic Football Supporters that believe Fans are not numbers, to support our nominations giving 2 votes for us and asking friends to do the same.



How to vote? Voting restarted, so every vote counts and you can do it simultaneously in 4 different ways until 23:59 on Sunday 21st April 2019 GMT

1 – HERE:  You can click on the right bar (or bottom, if you’re using a mobile device) white widget putting 2 votes, one for “Forum” and one for “International Content Creator”.

2 – ON FBA WEBSITEhttps://footballbloggingawards.co.uk/vote-now/ choosing “Parma Fans Worldwide” in Forum and  International Content Creator fields . You are not obligated to leave name and email.

3 – ON TWITTER: paste this in a tweet

“I am voting for @parmafansww in @TheFBAs for #BestForum”  (ready Best Forum tweet at this link)

then

“I am voting for @parmafansww in @TheFBAs for #BestInternationalCreator” (ready Best International Content Creator tweet at this link)

4 – ON INSTAGRAM: head to the Football Blogging Awards Instagram pageclick on the relevant category (Best Forum and International Content Creator)  image, and tag our account @parmafansworldwide in the comments.

Football is made by Fans, vote for Parma Fans Wordlwide at Football Blogging Awards!

Fixed low price for away fans in Tardini

It is still an unofficial news, because Parma Calcio 1913 will confirm it only once the stay in Serie A will be sure but the Club already announced they are working together with some other Clubs on a deal for fixed low price for away fans area.

The project is a common price decided together with the Clubs that will accept the proposal to improve the reception of Calcio supporters and bring fans closer to Football.

We are proud of these policies since one of many problems Italian Football attendance have is the ticket price, expecially for away fans that a part for bearing the cost for traveling they sometimes have difficulties in buy tickets with high prices (in bad stands). This season Parma fans found very various prices during away matches: from 10 euro in Marassi against Sampdoria to 30 in third ring against Ac Milan in San Siro to 45 in Juventus Allianz Stadium.

A fixed price for away fans would be an important step for demonstrating that Clubs cares about fans in stadium. We hope this project will succeed and that will be followed by many Serie A Clubs that will adopt family friendly politics and more in general, supporters friendly policies.

Football is made by Fans. Dont’ forget it.

Vote for Parma Fans Worldwide at Football Blogging Awards

We are listed to Football Blogging Awards in two categories – Best International Content Creator and Best Forum – and we ask for your help to support and spread our unprecedented fans-to-fans network project.

To resume who we are and what we did read Parma: Small Town Big Family https://parmafansworldwide.com/2019/03/20/parma-small-town-big-family/

We need to spread as much as possible our unique project.

How to vote UNTIL 24TH MARCH AT 23:59 GMT:

1 – HERE: You can click on the right bar (or bottom, if you’re using a mobile device) orange widget putting 2 votes, one for “International Content Creator” and one for “Forum”.

2 – ON FBA WEBSITE: https://footballbloggingawards.co.uk/vote-now/ writing “Parma Fans Worldwide” or “www.parmafansworldwide.com” in International Content Creator and Forum field. You don’t need to vote in every category.

3 – ON TWITTER: paste this for the International category

“I am voting for @parmafansww in @TheFBAs for #BestInternationalCreator”

then

“I am voting for @parmafansww in @TheFBAs for #BestForum”

for the Forum category

4 – ON INSTAGRAM: head to the Football Blogging Awards Instagram page, click on the relevant category image, and tag our account @parmafansworldwide in the comment

You can also nominee us – until 24th March – for the judges reserved categories at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9DV7N5V

Thank you for your support!

Parma: Small Town Big Family

Parma Fans Worldwide is a Network started by supporters set up for abroad fanbase of Parma. A fans-to-fans networking project built to bring Parma (Club and town) closer to non-italian fans, and abroad fans closer to Parma. We focus on the most human point of view of what being a Parma supporter means, that “kind of magic” we all feel once experiencing a match at the Tardini live or just walking through the beautiful city centre of Parma. 
Through a combination of work on various social channels (Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Telegram), and hidden social relationships (1 International Facebook closed group, 12 local Facebook closed groups, WhatsApp and Messenger chats in English, Spanish, Portuguese, HK Chinese) we have since August 2018, linked together Parma fans and sympathisers uniting them all under one worldwide fans account where all are able to communicate in the same network allowing them to talk and meet in person, most of the times in Tardini Stadium.
We have helped dozens of fans travelling to Parma, helping them finding tickets for home and away matches whilst giving them suggestions to ensure the had a memorable authentic local trip. 

The result was that we shared the passion of Parma, resulting in Parma followers becoming supporters and supporters becoming fans. 
In just a few months we had online visits from 120 different countries and we stimulated the creation of 4 Official Parma abroad fans clubs and at least 3 more to come soon; we have also proudly opened a Hong Kong based division – Parma Fans Worldwide Greater China – that is now running a proper Facebook Page and Twitter account as well as translating our website to Chinese, they have also produced their own fan merchandise; helped fans meet up with other fans in their town to watch Parma matches together, organize a combined purchase from the Official online Parma store or plan a trip to Italy they would never dare if alone.

Most of all we made away fans understand they are part of Parma Family, as SoloParma admin Gio testify with his words we proudly share with you: https://soloparma.weebly.com/blog/a-thank-you-to-parma-fans-worldwide

We demonstrated to local Parma fans that abroad fans are real fans realizing a crazy video of a song that involved 70 people from 5 continents: it was our way to say “Thank You” to Club Legend Alessandro Lucarelli for staying despite bankruptcy and bringing us back to Serie A. It was a chance for those who couldn’t have the chance to meet him in person to send him this message through us: https://parmafansworldwide.com/2018/12/15/we-did-it-for-real/ A united and coordinated abroad Fanbase is like the one we are dreaming to build is something unique and golden, people is discovering it.

Parma Fans Worldwide is feeding a virtuous chain in which everyone get benefits: network allow alone fans to find others in their country with the same Football fever and now they get the deserved reception when in Parma; Club increases and enforces his fan base; more fans attend live matches in Tardini (countertrend than the rest of Serie A) and someone is starting traveling with Parmesan fanbase also for away matches – check the Chloe Beresford article for FloFC: https://www.flofc.com/articles/6363250-different-cities-same-passion-parma-fans-are-united-by-faith– as a demonstration of the improving relationship between local and abroad fans.

We are just at the beginning of our journey but we are proud of what we are building thanks to the trust and the support of everyone.

Parma is a small town but a big Family.

Join us.

Rush for Lucarelli Doc crowdfunding

Director Davide Potente with Luciano Parravicini Lux For Media Producion, is realizing a documentary on Parma Calcio Legend Alessandro Lucarelli.

A part of the shooting has already been made: original shooting in La Spezia historical night and following celebrations in Piazza Garibaldi, unprecedented interviews with Lucarelli family: all clips you’ll see for the first time in Il Mestiere del Capitano documentary.

There is still a part of the shooting to be realized and for this reason the production opened a crowdfunding campaign asking Parma and Football fans to support the project. All subscribers will be listed in movie credits and, depending on the amount they donate will receive specific prizes. Moreover everyone will partecipate to a raffle for tickets for Movie preview and party.

Go to this DIRECT LINK to the IndieGoGo portalhttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/il-mestiere-del-capitano#/ , where you can watch the teaser and choose the amount to donate. Every single contribution is important. Don’t wait more, there are only few days left.

If you are an institution or a Company interested in supporting the production contact directly Lux For Media at info@luxformedia.com 

The story of Alessandro Lucarelli, the man that for his loyalty to Parma Club and Parma people decided to remain in 4th division and that brought back the Club in Serie A has to be told to everyone.

It is our story too. Contribute in spreading it. 

Parma Fans Treble

It’s time to make some travel plan and why not make a treble!

We already told you about next Parma matches fixture list and that unfortunalely we still don’t know the exact time of last matches of the season but what we do know is that in 7 days you could have the chance to watch 3 straight Parma matches.

Parma will play against Atalanta in Tardini on Sunday 31st March at 12:30 PM CET, then in Frosinone on Wednesday evening and again home against Torino on Saturday 6th April at 3 PM CET: 7 days for 3 matches.

Consider that coming to Parma by plane you have plenty of different options – flying to and from Bergamo, Bologna, Milan or even Parma – and to go to Frosinone for the night Wednesday 3rd April game, Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs organize really cheap travel by bus (match ticket included) from Parma.

Let us suggest to consider this option since during these home matches we already know there will be many other abroad fans coming to Tardini. These are not big matches so Curva tickets cost only 15 euro and as always under 14 enters almost for free in every area. Couple of abroad supporters already planned to add Frosinone away match to experience the unique atmosfere of an away travel with Parmesan fans. We can not guarantee it will be like when we were together in Cagliari, but surely a great experience for a supporter.

Write us for every curiosity about the matches, organization, ticket info. We are here for that.

We will never stop repeating: Parma is a small town but a big Family. You are already part of it but probably you still don’t know.

Experience it.