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.
Alessandro AKA Il Plin, sent us this pic from Stamfort Bridge where he could enter due to low security controls and celebrate our salvation, in fact everyone in London is focused on Europa League Final today.
Before he will be arrested we have to confess that he was there couple of weeks ago with all the authorizations and that he also met legendary Gianfranco Zola during his staying in UK.
We take this chance to send to Magic Box our bigger “Good luck” for tonight match.
These are the kind of ventures we are more proud of: demonstrate that is possible to be rivals on the pitch but friends outside. Football is both, rivalry and friendship, a good reason to aggregate people and know each other in order to respect each other.
Parma Fans Worldwide Greater China Division, together with Fiorentina Supporters in Hong Kong, is going to organize a meeting to watch the match together next Sunday 19th May.
Besides of the meeting there will be a mini football shirts exhibition with almost 20 jerseys form different eras by Parma and Fiorentina, thanks to Roger Kwan, the Fiorentina shirt owner and member of Fiorentina Supporters in Hong Kong which take part to the exhibition.
All of you already know we are about to meet UK Parma fans in London next Monday to watch together Bologna vs Parma in Golazio bar – 59 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EZwww.golaziolondon.com – free entry, but confirmation is appreciated at email@example.com
What you did not know is that there is a special guest that we invited and that would have been with us if his duty with Chelsea wouldn’t bring him in Boston right after the Leicester match on Sunday.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Gianfranco Zola, Magic Box, has a message for you.
Ultras Boys Parma 1977 group is organizing a travel by train leaving from Parma station at 447 PM with train “regionale veloce 11545” and with tickets to by independently.
Third option is one that involves us personally and is to catch a flight to London and join us in Golazio bar – www.golaziolondon.com – where we are organizing the first Parma Fans Worldwide meeting in London. We don’t suggest specific flights but just to be there by 6 PM (London time), match starting time. Bring your jersey, your scarf, your flag and your Parma (or Calcio) lover friends and join us there.
We will be there since 5/530 PM and until the latest beer possible. Contact us by whatsapp or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. Entrance is free but better if we have a quick idea of the number of participants in advance.
Sometimes you start following a team because of your classmate, sometimes because of the colors. Some other because of the name. Casualties, maybe. Or maybe not.
Colin and Neil are from Belfast, both strong supporters of Crusaders FC that started an interesting sort of gemellaggio between their local team and Parma Calcio, Italian Crusaders, following also matches in Italy.
Yesterday Crusaders FC won the Northern Ireland FA Cup – 3-0 against Ballinamarland – and our guys sent in real time a shot with the trophy and their Parma/Crusaders flag.
We took the chance to thank you Colin and Neil for their contribution to our Travelling Parmigiani photo album and, of course, congratulate with Crusaders FC for the victory.
To rise the hype on the event, well know Parma satyrical parody creator il Plin, exceptionally made one of his piece in English- even if he doesn’t speak English at all, so be understanding – to invite you to the event and, why not, see the birth of a London Parma Fans Club.
See you in Golazio bar – 59 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EZ www.golaziolondon.com – on Monday 13th some minutes before 6 PM (even if we will be there all night long) and remember to send a confirmation email at email@example.com