Someone arrived in Cagliari by ferry boat, the most by plane from different airports to watch the match in Sardegna Arena: a 32 hours trip – 48 for the brave Polish – in which we spent time together – CCPC, Boys, spare supporters – ate great food, enjoyed incredible weather, listened to a song contest on the bus, had (probably) too many drinks and yes, also watched a football match. But in the end, it was quite less important than the rest.
Because when you experience this, the result it is almost a detail.
As said, the assumption that it was easy to travel to Cagliari revealed to be true. And we tasted one more time a true, 100% genuine, family experience. Thanks to a group of people that share the same footballistic passion, even if declined in different ways.
Mention of honor, a part for Lukasz, Parma Club Poland President, goes ex aequo to Giamma and to Rolando “Brio”, a 92 – ninety-two – years old supporter that left Parma by coach at 3 am Saturday morning and arrived back home 32 hours later almost without sleeping. If you don’t trust us is because you never tried to fall asleep on Cagliari airport seats: mission impossible!
Think about this when your wife is bothering you because you spend couple of hours to watch your team on tv or dream about take a plane and flight to Tardini.
We talked many times about Parmagiani Indonesia, probably the biggest and best organized local Parma Fans community outside Italy. A part of chatting in social networks, organizing couple of national gathering per year, playing a football league with three different teams (5, 7 and 11 players) they do the most important thing: they meet up and spend time together.
This is a quick collection of pictures of last match against Inter meetings. Consider that in Indonesia the match was displayed live at 4 AM. Yes, you understood, they woke up to watch their team at 4 am. In some cases they watches in a bar – sometimes together with Inter fans, and this is great – in some other at home.
You can think three things, now:
1) that they are crazy, but at a closer look nobody is normal, you know
2) that you are proud of them, and we all are
3) that you are not the only one to set the alarm clock in the middle of the night to watch Parma on TV and that you need to find other crazy people like you to meet up. And we are here to help you in that.
Special evening in Curva Nord today before the match. Boys Parma 1977 will make a cake distribution in order to support they lottery.
This is the translation of their communication:
“Saturday night we are back in Tardini, our home, against Inter. It have to be a special night for all the Gialloblu fan base, because we don’t want to let the enthusiasm we brought back from Turin turn off and, with a fenomenal 3-3 at 93° minute served to Old Lady, we would like to continue riding this wave of optimism and fervor!
We would like to celebrate together with you, to all Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi fans. Us, the Boys 1977, decided to place a desk under the Curva where we will offer sweets and slices of cakes made by girls, mums, girlfriends of Group guys and we will have the chance to take our charity lottery on, friendly dumping a ticket on you in exchange of a wonderful slice of cake!
We remind you that the money collected by Boys 1977 lottery, a part for helping who in need (this year our charity objective will be Casa Azzurra in Corcagnano), we support expenses of the Group, like headquarter, choreographies, flags, etc… We would like you to remember the importance we give to this lottery, asking once again the help of you all, Glialloblu fans… Come many on Saturday evening before the match, buy a ticket, celebrate together the 3-3 and we will also eat a slice of cake… hoping to leave the after-dessert bitter, after 90 minutes, to guest supporters!
We wait for you! Com’on Curva Nord Curva Bagnaresi!”
Tim is the founder of Golazio, a “Football Italia bar” in London serving pizza and Italian craft beers, well-know by every Calcio fanatic in UK
He is a Italian football lover and shown us that wonderful Gigi Buffon iconic worn kit in front of another iconic Parma jersey hang on the wall of his bar.
If you are in South London and looking for a place where to watch Parma vs Inter live – or some historical ’90 Calcio match – now you know where to go. With such memorabilia around you’ll feel surely like home.
We just realized that Mirko, the Fighter, Marcello Gazzola and Roberto Inglese little friend, is the author of this wonderful piece of journalism published on Monday on Gazzetta di Parma and badly translated by us.
Nothing to add but, Forza Mirko, we are all with you.
“At 21st Serie A round, Juventus face Parma at home at 830 pm. First 15 minutes Parma plays well, attacking and pressing in rivals half. At 36° minute Juve go ahead with Cristiano Ronaldo. Teams go batch in locker rooms with 1-0 result.
Second half starts and Parma can’t find his way and Juve take advantage to double with Daniele Rugani at 62nd minute. After two minutes Antonino Barilla scores with a wonderful header. After two minutes more Ronaldo scores again and result is 3 -1.
At minute 74 Kucka pass to Gervinho that scores with a backheel. It seems all done when at 93rd minute Inglese pass again to Gervinho that shot, Perin hit the ball but the ball goes first hit the bar the enter: 3-3.
Boys exult together with the whole town and a scream rise from room n° 2… Mine!
From Oncology Division, Parma Children Hospital, it’s all.”