Category Archives: Parma Family

Who we are? Boys!

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pic: Boys Parma Facebook page

We think that to live a complete experience as Parma fans, especially for who lives far from Parma, is important to understand who are the main characters of our (recent) story. This is why we created the WikiParma section of the website and this is why we invite you to read this communicate by Parma Ultras Group Boys 1977.

Listen to their voice now because usually you can hear it just in Curva Nord since they avoid public appearance and because mass media too often exploited them.

We hope to have kept the passion with our non-professional translation:

Born in 1977, we are a group of guys united by Ultras ideal, fans of Parma Calcio and of our town. A name, Boys, invented in 1977 by the dudes that created and passed it on from a generation to another, a name that became an ideal, survived to times and society changes, that had an “home”, a school, in via Calestani 10 since 1998, where we cultivated the values that created our mentality, that permitted Boys to live as Ultras for another 20 years, arriving in 2018, and being one of the oldest group to survive in our movement. This result have to be shared with all the guys that have been part of the Boys: if today we have 41 years is thanks to all those that passed their youth supporting Parma behind our banner. In Curva, in Parma, all of you know us, behind the banner there are faces, names, nicknames, boys, girls. For Boys, for the Group, for Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi, we put our faces, proud to do it, to bring on our ideal, our being Ultras, our living Boys.

Every decision is taken in our headquarter: by 5, 15, 40 people, the ones we are there, discuss and taken only grounding on our being Ultras and to give maximum support to Parma Calcio. We have no other interest. For this reason we never wanted to have relationship with people like Ghirardi or Leonardi, we never asked for nor accepted euros, tickets or seasonal tickets for free. We like to be without owner: with various ventures, and thanks to your essential contribution, we can keep the Group autonomy. This independency allow us to think and act only for ourselves depending on our ideals. We always paid for tickets and so for seasonal tickets; when we had “too much” money we donated and ambulance, almost 100 million liras; in bad periods, money, we put it out of our own pocket to let the Group survive. We would like to make group together, we invest profit in things like this, to bring 70 guys to Naples and let them spend 20 euros. We are not the ones that  make money off fans, the merchandise we sell is intentionally at low prices.

For us it never existed to be professional Ultras, nobody never earned or had an agenda a part for Ultras ideal or supporting Parma Calcio. We are Ultras, all normal guys, like you, you know that, we know each other very well, someone since always, someone more recently, we are all Parmigiani, we are Boys, us and you.

We are not interested in cliches, in what conformists say or what Report investigation revealed. We are interested in one single thing: being Boys, being Ultras in our way, support Parma, getting into Curva with our head held high, with clean conscience, look Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi, look into your dignified eyes and being proud or beign Boys Parma 1977.

Live Ultras Live Boys for live. ”

(original post on Boys Parma website)

Boys website: www.boysparma1977.it

Parmagiani Gathering and elections 2018/2021

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pic credit: Abdul Rosyid AS (Parmagiani Indonesia)

As you should know, Parmagiani Indonesia National Gathering, took place last week-end.

Parmagiani Indonesia is a big fans community, few of them ever been to Italy but the passion they have for the team is huge and represents a reason for meet up, share experiences and have good time together. This picture is more iconic and representative than every words. If you follow their social channels and they personal accounts you will realize that, for some reason, they live in a better world.

We translated, thanks to Google Translate, the post they made at the end of the event.

“Parmagiani Indonesia National Gathering Yesterday went well … We, as the organizer committee express our gratitude to all participants who attended the event, especially those from the regions Lampung, Jogja, Surabaya, Bogor, Sukabumi, Brebes and Palembang. We also say thank you very much to the Donors who have been very helpful in this event. We ask sorry if there were any shortcomings regarding this event. See you at the Gathnas Jogja next year.
Thank you”

The National Gathering was also the change to make elections for the three years mandate (2018-2021) and this is the result from the poll:

Parmagiani Indonesia Management Structure Period 2018-2021

President: Yoga Pratomo
Vice-President: Rengga Aven Januadi
Board: Ahmad Ridwan, Deva Ikhwansyah, Slamet Saputra
General Treasurer: Doddy Adetya
Secretariat & Membership: Arie Arvianto
All Regional Chair: Iwan Saputra
Public Relations: Yohanes Efriyono, Abdul Rosyid, Ahmad Satria
Social Media Division: Rama Mulyadi, Paundra Karisma
Football Division: Enjang Nurcholis, Iis Nurrochman
Futsal & Mini Soccer Division: Merdiansyah Setiadi, Hendra Bagus Pratama

To contact them the email is tifosiparmagiani@gmail.com

Thanks to Solo Parma

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credit to: www.twitter.com/solo_parma

English speaking fans already know it. Solo Parma is a blog/website run by a Scotland based fan that since 2013 spread information about our team in English. Solo Parma often represented the only voice to hear for English speaking fans, execially when the Club didn’t make double language communication. Thanks to John “Giovanni” for his great and constant work in support for Parma Club and also to Parma community, that you know – we risk to be redundant in remembering this – we call it community but we consider it a family.

We hope it will not remain a solitary case because we need to have as much representative as possible all over, in order to build a big worldwide fans network.

We are also really proud for what Giovanni wrote about his last experience in Parma and for having been of some help. Here is the article: https://soloparma.weebly.com/blog/a-thank-you-to-parma-fans-worldwide

SoloParma is already listed in our Worldwide Network channels list that soon will be massively updated.

Supporting Parma together

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In Parma Museum with Angelo Manfredini

The most of you already know we are quite boring talking about our mission of creating a Parma fans worldwide network. We won’t talk to much now but just post some pictures from last weekend when we had the pleasure to share our passion together with fans from all over Europe in the Parma vs Lazio week-end.

First of all thanks to all of you, guys (and girls), for making such a long journey and for giving us authorization in publishing this photos. And thanks to Centro Coordinamento and the people in Parma that are always so kind with us. The network will endure until your passion is alive.

In two days we joined Greek, Macedonian, Croatian, Polish, Scottish, Austrian, Lithuanian fans and had a wonderful time together. Meeting some player, yes, but most of all staying together and realizing that maybe we are few in our birth places but that in Parma there is also a family for us all.

Parma Club Greece made a big article on their experience that you can traslate with google. Here is the link. They – and Lukasz from Parma Club Poland – were also nominated on Gazzetta di Parma by journalist Matteo Scipioni in his weekly report on Parma match from Curva Nord.

Thanks for the picture to: Parma Club Greece, fcparma.com.pl, Dejan of Parma Boys Balkan (Parma Club Crociati Balkan), Doug (SoloParma) and Nikica.

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For Genova, by Fans

Boys Parma 1977 and Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs collected 1500 euro from the selling of a t-shirt in support for Genova citizenship after Ponte Morandi collapse.

T-shirts, realized by Sampdoria fans and Federclubs, was sold in Curva Nord on Sunday 21 before Parma vs Lazio match.

Remember about it when you will hear people talk about ultras.

34 years of Gemellaggio

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Athos Bagnoli and Angelo Manfredini in Centro Coordinamento office

Parma Calcio is a Family, when you come in the town and especially in Tardini you notice it. It is the kind of things it is more difficult to explain by words than to feel.

Between Parma and Empoli there is a friendship that last since 1984. On 25th November 1984 during Parma vs Empoli match in Serie B there was so much fog that some Boys Parma fans – usually located in Curva Nord – went in the opposite side of the stadium to watch at least the goal on that side, where Parma was trying to score: we were loosing 1 to 0 but Empoli fans didn’t know it because they could not see the opposite side goal because of the fog.

At the end of the mach some Parma fans that were in Curva Sud congratulate with Empoli fans for the victory and they were surprised by that since they supposed it ended with a 0 -0 draw. The chat ended up with some beers after the match and there begun one of long-lasting friendship in Italian football history.

Rivals on the field but friend outside: the link grew year by year and soon the Gemellaggio was officialized with a flags parade before a match. Tradition that was observed also last Sunday in Tardini before the 7th Serie A round. Before the match begun, both supporters groups sang the name of the opposite team.

We use to repeat that football is made by fans, by people. This is the demonstrations: ultras organizing friendly Fans football match before the Serie A game as a chance to stay together (here the photo gallery); presidents of both Centro Coordinamento –  the organizations that coordinate all official fans clubs – embracing for the meeting in Serie A after years like old friend does.

In the picture you see well-know president of Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs, Angelo Manfredini, and his Empoli equivalent, Athos Bagnoli: both dedicated life to their football passion and in defense of fans rights despite Tv oriented and tickets price rising policies that are keeping people far from football.

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Flag parade before Parma vs Empoli on 30th September 2018
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“Proudly friends” Boys Parma before Parma vs Empoli on 30th September 2018

Ultras kept their word

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Credits to Parma Boys 1977 Facebook page

As we anticipated in this post: https://parmafansworldwide.com/2018/09/18/ultras-for-amatrice/ , Italian Ultras fans, all together,  gave materially huge help to town of Amatrice, hit by terrible earthquake two years ago.

Today there has been the official inauguration ceremony.

Here you can see pictures of the tribune and the thanks plaque given to Boys Parma 1977, that donated more than 3000 euros.

More than numbers and apart preconceptions, this pictures testify what Ultras did: look carefully at this pics, no mass media will show you. On the plaque it is written “To the Ultras world that answers and that united for solidarity donate a smile to a suffering community”

Thanks to Parma Boys 1977 Facebook page to allow us in publishing the pics.

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Credits to Parma Boys 1977 Facebook page
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Credits to Parma Boys 1977 Facebook page

 

 

 

In two years we…

Gli Scarrozzati show in Collecchio has been a success.

As we already anticipated in previous posts, it was the chance for Paolo De Gregorio and his company to meet a lot of friend from Parma area: people from the Club, from the show business and normal citizens that would like to give their support to the Sacra Famiglia Institute.

At the end of the show, as usual since 2015, they sang all together a song. This year it was “We are the World” with rewritten lyrics by The Plin.

New version is titled “Fra due anni noi”, “In two years we…” and is a joke based on the mathematical fact that since 2015 every year that Gli Scarrozzati come to Parma for a show, the Club got promoted.

So, in two years we… will win Champions League 🙂

In the video you see the song sang all together for the first time with Il Plin and Gli Scarrozzati by Parma goalkeeper Pierluigi Frattali, match analyst Marco Piccioni, Alessandro and Cristiana Lucarelli (on the screen), italian artist Platinette, Paolo De Gregorio, Antonio Barone, Leonardo Cagnolati and a lot of friends and kids that spontaneously take part to the show.

Here the lyrics with a quick translation:

Questa avventura qui, che è iniziata dalla D / Come ben sai, nessuno l’ha fatta mai [This adventure that started from Serie D as you know nobody never did the same]
E’ incredibile un tris del genere / Solo Cristo, ci mise meno a risorgere [such an hat trick it is incredible / Only Christ took less for a resurrection]

E se non c’ero io, che paravo col Pordenon / Oggi eravamo, ancora a sentirci dir Bagolon
Dai cugini che, certo che sono parenti / Eppure non li ho visti mai un po’ sorridenti
[and if I was not there with my savings against Pordenone today we would be still there hearing us be called Bagoloni (disparaging nickname used by Reggiana fans) from never-smiling cousins]

Fra due anni noi, vinciam la Champions / Vinciam perchè ci abbiamo preso gusto tutti assieme [in two year we will win Champions League and we’ll win because we all get to like it all together]
Finchè gli Scarrozzati / A Collecchio passeranno
Vorrà dire che si festeggia tutti a fine anno
[Until Gli Scarrozzati will pass from Collecchio it means that we will get party all together at the end of the season]

Da quando ha smesso, mio marito di giocar / Me lo ritrovo, sempre a casa che non sa che far [Since my husbandstop to play I always find him in the house doing nothing]
Ma che dici Cri, a casa son tutto per te / Piuttosto in campo, senza di me dubito che… [but… what are you saying, Cri? At home I’m all yours otherwise on the field, without me, I doubt that…]

REFRAIN (Fra due anni noi…)

Voi avete vinto, grazie mille aiutini / Sky in D, playoff ed infine i messaggini [You won because thousands helps: Sky tv in D, Playoff and sms affair]
Ehi ehi ehi ma basta su, fatevene una ragione / Dietro all’impresa, c’è l’amor di queste persone [hey hey hey, com’on stop! Take a reason, behind the success there is the love of these people]

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