Football clubs have one president, mine had seven. Trustable people, professionals. Parmesan.
Football clubs have one presidents, mine had seven. Partners, guarantors, friends. Parmesan.
Football clubs have one president and now, mine, too. American, stranger. Forestér, like all of us.
I write while I cry, I write wondering about a lost football, that will never come back. I think that I would prefer go on like this, cuddled by my seven presidents, one better than the other, pride of an entire Town and fan base. Those who rebound the Club and brought it form serie D to where it deserves to be. Those who protected, team and town, from ill-intentioned and that waited and waited that the right moment came to deliver their creature into the right hands. And they did it for Love, don’t tel me I’m wrong. They did it for Love.
The same Love that a father needs to bring his daughter to the altar. I can barely imagine how hard it could have been and I damn it.
Damn this football that took away from me the best seven presidents I could ever desire. I had the dream they could last forever but it was not possible.
I would hug them one by one and cry on their shoulders. I would tell them thank you for the work, the passion, the love. Scream it in Curva Nord, together with fellows and friends. Scream all my pride for what we re and what they did , that we have been a Force, together. Scream to who will come after that he is welcome, if he will respect our history and if he will have the patience to understand who and what we are.
It cant be differente for us, that first we tasted what means – as forestér – to be welcomed by Parma Family.
But for tonight, I still damn this football that took away the best seven presidents I could ever desire. I had a dream. And tonight I don’t want to fall asleep because I know that tomorrow it will end.
The (double) second Parma Calcio jersey is out since today and it is a surprising change from the classic 90s looking striped kit that characterized the latest second jerseys in past seasons.
The two second kits are the negative of each other: a yellow one with a dark blue stripe on the chest (with the same texture of the new training line) and a blue one with a yellow stripe, quite classic Boca Juniors looking.
As in latest two years we will have 4 kits then.
As always the only one thing what we hope for is that who will deserve to wear it on the pitch will sweat and honor it.
A lightning of Parma glory days memories passes through a just released Dutch publication about the Vitesse European adventure “Vitesse Europa in”, by Ferry Reurink.
Ferry Reurink, journalist and Vitesse historitian, was our guest during past season to collect material and make some interviews about the two matches where Parma and Vitesse were involved in 1994/95 UEFA cup.
The book, full of unreleased pictures and memories, it a testify of a Football era that passed, when staying together was the essence of supporting, when traveling for an European cup match what the chance to discover places, to make friends (sometimes enemies), live adventures.
The Parma chapter has been completed thanks to the contribution of Andy Gardener (author of an english Parma supporters fanzine “One team in Emilia” during 90s), Giuseppe Squarcia (Parma Supporters Liaison Officer and former Boys) and Angelo Manfredini (president of Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs). Inside you can find some Tardini and Piazza Garibaldi unseen pictures taken by Vitesse supporters.
We would like to thank Ferry for contacting us and for his professionality and kindness and all the Parma Family that, as usual, accept our invitations with an incredible enthusiasm.
Manager Roberto D’Aversa published a farewell letter to say goodbye to board, players and Parma fan base.
Thank you, Bob, and all the best for your next steps.
after four years of success, fights, victories, smiles and goals achieved, it is time to say goodbye. We lived a magnificent experience together, we tasted the challenge, thanks to everybody’s work and sacrifice we reached unbelievable results. Thanks to the support of a property made by men, Parma fans, unite and passionate: like a Family is. And I’ve been part of this family too, together with them I grew up as a man and as a manager: Parma trusted in me and let me work serenely, together with good people. I have to say thank you to Pizzarotti Family, Guido Barilla, Marco Ferrari, Giacomo Malmesi, Gian Paolo Dallara, Angelo Gandolfi and Mauro Del Rio. We we together into history, with them the fan base can be confident.
A special thanks to my players, all I trained during this venture. As I use to say: players are the one that step the pitch, if we won they deserved it. It has been a pleasure to share this adventure with them, every one of them gave me something. I am a very demanding manager, I pretend a lot from me and from who works with me so I have to thanks all the club members: warehouse workers, fundamental, secretaries, press office, medical staff, boards, CEO Luca Cara, Chief Operating Officer Stefano Perrone and all the employers. I fought together with Daniele Faggiano, a great football expert, always ready, as a sport director, for good words at the right time.
Me and my staff – precious for me – reached great results thanks to the help of everyone: Alessio Cracolici has been a fundamental man, always there as a Team Manager. My greetings also goes to the legend of this team that I have been lucky to know both as a player and as a Club Manager: Alessandro Lucarelli was an example.
It is impossible to forget Parma’s wonderful supporters , to whom goes my huge embrace. Their passion always warmed up us, even when things wasn’t so easy. Their support never lacked. To who applauded, supported, whistled, criticized, especially to them, I say thank you. Without their push, we won’t go so far.
Thanks to all the Parma Family members (fans, board, players) that supported us into this run to the conquer of Football Content Award as “Best Club Content Creator – International”
As we use to repeat Parma is a small town but a big Family. We demonstrated it once again whatever the poll result will be.
See you in Tardini, lads, or in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, Messenger, pubs, cafes, restaurants, streets… wherever we had chance to meet and share time together in these last year.
There is time to vote until tonight at 11 pm CEST but this video, realized asking you at the last minute a contribution, is already a victory for us and a big demonstration.