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1st London Meeting

This could be an historical event, at least for Parma Fans Worldwide.

On Monday 13th May at 6 PM UTC we are organizing the first Parma Fans Worldwide meeting in London to watch together the Bologna vs Parma match, that will be played extraordinary at 7 PM CEST, so 6 PM in London.

Meeting is set in Golazio bar – a well known Italian football (and food) specialized bar – that we want to officially thank for the great opportunity they are giving us.

Some fans that already gave their availability are coming from other Regions just for meet up, have a beer and a slice of pizza together and, for one time at least, watch a Parma match with other Parma fans and this encourage us a lot.

If you’re proud of being a Crusader and you’re around London on 13th may, no excuses, come there!

Golazio bar is in 59 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EZ www.golaziolondon.com

Please, confirm you’re coming by email to info@parmafansworldwide.com or WhatsApp, and write us for any question trough our social channels: Facebook pageTwitterInstagramYouTubeTelegram. There is also a Facebook Event.

We will be on tour in UK since on Thursday 9th there will be Football Blogging Awards gala event in Manchester, where we have been nominated in two categories, if you still didn’t vote for us, do it now!


Travelling Parmigiani: Ferry in Parma

Parma European glory days memories are still alive. Ferry is a Vitesse fan and historian of his team that is writing a book about the story of his club around Europe.

To realize it, he is visiting the most important Clubs where Vitesse played and of course he made a stop in Parma, that faced Vitesse in the season of our first Uefa cup.

He attended the Parma vs Torino match and collected from Ultras and fans in town some very special memories for his book. He also donated to Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs the original pennant of Arnhem game.

See you again, Ferry, in GelreDome, why not!

Travelling Parmigiani: Clint in Cuba

Director Sergio Leone used to repeat that he liked Clint as an actor because he has just two expressions: dressed in yellow and dressed in  blue… No, that’s another story, but it was to introduce you the Travelling Parmigiani of the day, Clint, a Maltese Parma fan that is travelling around Cuba and always choose the best place to take a portrait.

You don’t need a scarf, you don’t need a Black Phoenix on. Those colors, those colors are enough to feel, a bit, to be in the right place.

Thanks to him for accepting our joke, to the photographer and also to Sergio Leone.

Keep contributing to our Travelling Parmigiani photo album!

Travelling Parmigiani: Dmitriy in Frosinone

The  away match closer to Parma is coming next weekend, since Gialloblu will face Sassuolo in Reggio Emilia, as we already told you. We hope that this Travelling Parmigiani tale will encourage as many fans as possible to buy the ticket despite weather reports and fill our stands in Mapei Stadium.

Why? Because Dmitriy made almost 7000 km in 5 days (by plane, bus and train) to watch a couple of Parma matches last week, and this season is his third visit to Italy. We asked him couple of questions because his travel can be an example for other Hidden Crusader out there.

– When did you start supporting Parma and why?

I’m a Parma fan since 1994. On 23 august 1994 there has been the farewell match of Spartak Moscow legend Fedor Cherenkov – a sort fo Gigi Buffon for Spartak fans – against Parma in Moscow. I’m a Spartak fan since I was a kid and Cherenkov was my idol. After watching that match at the stadium I became also a Parma fan. Parma way of playing was different by other Italian team especially because I don’t like teams that suffer for 90 minuets and then at 91 score the winning goal. Parma was different.

– How many times you watched Parma matches live lately?

In Serie B in Tardini with Novara (3-0) and away against Salerinitana (0-1), unfortunately following match against Palermo was delayed for snow and I couldn’t watch it. This season I’ve been at home match against Cagliari (2-0), away against Juventus (3-3), with Atalanta home (1-3) and Frosinone away (3-2).

– What about your last trip? 

I love Parma town and visiting it even if there are not matches. To be honest I love Italy in general and I would like to visit all of it. This time I arrived in Milan from Saint Petersburg, then I spent a day in Piacenza, two in my loved Parma where, a part to attend the match against Atalanta, I visited wonderful Reggia of Colorno and Torrechiara Castle. Then I moved to Florence before going to Rome and Frosinone to watch the match with Parma supporters in away stand. 

The trip has been interesting itself but of course the two lost matches this time wasted my mood, especially the one against Frosinone: even with a lot of injured players  we lost three points and I hope we could take control again on our season as soon as possible.

Let me say that I visited many italian cities but Parma is the most beautiful and the one I love the most.

I would like to thank you Parma Fans Worldwide for the help given to all of us abroad fans.

Mirko, fighting reporter

Mirko with Marcello Gazzola

Hi, my name is Mirko, I write you from Children Hospital Oncology Division [English Translation follows]

🇮🇹 “Ciao sono Mirko, vi scrivo dal reparto di oncologia pediatrica.

Sono le 11:00 e dalla finestra della mia stanza, numero 4, vedo arrivare un gruppo di tifosi del Torino con in mano uno striscione con scritto: MIRKO SIAMO TUTTI CON TE. Ma allora è vero che siete tutti con me nonostante il mio cuore gialloblù. Che emozione!

Alle 15:00 sono in collegamento pronto per il match Parma-Torino. La partita è equilibrata e finisce sullo 0-0. Il Parma si porta a casa un punto molto importante per la salvezza, mentre il Toro con una vittoria avrebbe potuto puntare alla Champions League. Migliore in campo per il Parma, Gazzola, abile nel recuperare palla e nel sostenere la squadra fino alla fine. Per i granata, Berenguer, bravo nel recuperare tanti palloni e attaccare l’area del Parma.

Ringrazio i tifosi del Torino, sempre nel cuore quelli del Parma.

Dalla mia postazione anche per oggi è tutto

Mirko💛💙”

🇬🇧 “It’s 11 o’clock and from the window of my room, number 4, I see a group of Torino fans handling a banner with written: MIRKO WE ARE WITH YOU. So it si true that you are all with me despite my yellow and blue heart. What an emotion!

Ar 3 PM I’m connected and ready for the Parma vs Torino match. Game is in balance and ends 0-0. Parma conquer one very important point  for salvation, although Toro, with a victory, could dream about Champions League. The best on the field for Parma was Gazzola, skillful in retrieving the ball and supporting the team until the end. For granata, Berenguer, good in both, getting back the ball and attacking Parma’s box.

I say thank you to Torino fans, Parma ones are always in my heart.

From my station this is all.

Mirko💛💙”

We are happy to have been contacted by Mirko the Fighter and to host his personal reportage on yesterday match.

Who is Mirko? Read Support we like and Forza Mirko. 

“Sometimes you know you won despite the result on the pitch”

Travelling Parmigiani: Guðjón in Olympic Stadium

As you know Iceland is a land where many Parma fans come from, not last the Liechtenstein national football team coach Helgi Kolvidsson about whom we talked about some days ago.

Guðjón is a long time Parma fan that never forgets his team when travelling. Yesterday he attended Premier League match West Ham vs Everton in Olympic Stadium with a wonderful gialloblu jersey.

Nothing else to add but: well done Crusader!