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Season Review 2017/2018 – Episode 2

Football, like life, is a story to tell and our story, in last three years, IS the football.

We do it from fans to fans: even if translation is rough we are sure you will appreciate it anyway.

+++ this is a non professional and free translation made from the original post on Parma Calcio 1913 official website that you can find at this link http://parmacalcio1913.com/season-review-201718-puntata-2-uniti-nelle-difficolta +++

EPISODE 2 – “United in difficulties”

Meantime transfer market close and Parma Calcio have time to do the last strike: Fabio Ceravolo, known as “la Belva” (the Beast, ndt) arrives from Benevento: “I chose this team because my flame have always to stand switched on. When you hear Parma is interested in you, you can not regret…”

Credit to http://www.parmacalcio1913.com

After victorious match in Tardini for Crusaders comes first away match, against Novara. In Collecchio, on 2nd September, it is the day of the debut of… the new official Bus, driven by historical driver Aldo. Before leaving to Piedmont, D’Aversa takes stock of the situation in press conference: “We passed the first obstacle, now we have to try doing the best possible in other 41 that still miss to the end. Pressures don’t have to worry, but encourage us. Our will, in this season, is to do our best. It will be clearly fundamental to keep balance when difficulties will come. We could pass obstacles on our way only thinking with serenity to daily work”.
Also second obstacle is passed: on 3rd September Parma beat Novara. Crusaders, that play in Piola Stadium for the first time in the season with third red kit (and still without sponsorship, but will arrive soon) win 0-1. He will be Antonino Barillà to score the winning goal from a corner scheme. It is such an important and difficult victory for Parma, considering that Novara got one post for half time with Ronaldo and Macheda: “We fought on every ball until the end. The goal, that I dedicate to my daughter, it is the proof of weekly work of everybody. So, this is not a victory in the sign of Barillà, but in the sign of Parma Calcio, that fought until 90° bringing back three points” so explains the midfielder after the match.


Parma, after two matches won, on third day come back to Tardini against Brescia. D’Aversa says: “We don’t have to undervalue this match, they have really good young players. It will be a more difficult match than the two before”. The rain comes to mess things, on 10th September a big storm pass over Parma and it is difficult to play, especially in second half. Parma vs Brescia is one of that matches in which who scores first, win. And Brescia do that, at 59° with Ferrante.
“We are sad not to neither draw. Field was unplayable, anyway we should have conquer at least a draw. In the first half we made the match and tried to do what we trained for, arriving to score” will explain at the end Iacoponi.

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Ransom doesn’t arrive soon. After first seasonal defeat, two more will come. In Perugia, in second away match of the season it ends 0-3: Han in the first half and Bonaiuto scores two goals in the second half: “Difference was made by determination in doing things, we did not win a tackle in the first half. At the beginning of the match wwe had two chances to score, but I didn’t like at all determination, that completely lack.” Explains D’Aversa after the match.
Other home match, other defeat: now is Empoli to beat us. On 19th september we lost in Tardini 1-2: Tuscans forward with Caputo, then Captain Lucarelli draws. Joy is short because Simic scores again for Empoli. Lucarelli talks: “Best medicine is daily hard work, with humilty and with desire to get out this moment. But we have to go there with the desire to make good result. Attitude, hunger and spite are important to win”.
It is not a simple moment: after two victories, three defeats in five matches, and on 23rd September we go in Penzo Stadium against Venezia, rival in Lega Pro in the past season. “We have to make the pitch talk and get out this difficult moment” explains D’Aversa. And the pitch says that getting out of difficulties is possible, standing united. match is not easy, Neroverdi led by Pippo Inzaghi are well organized.


Parma wants victory and Di Cesare scores from a corner kicked by Scozzarella: 0-1 for us.”Today it was important to restart, after tre defeats. In past season, at one period, Benevento lost seven matches, then was promoted to Serie A”. So “Emperor” Di Cesare said at the end of the match. A prophecy?

Season Review 2017/2018 – Episode 1

Football, like life, is a story to tell and our story, in last three years, IS the football.
We do it from fans to fans: even if translation is rough we are sure you will appreciate it anyway.
+++ this is a non professional and free translation made from the original post on Parma Calcio 1913 official website that you can find at this link http://parmacalcio1913.com/season-review-201718-puntata-1-chi-ben-comincia +++

Credit to http://www.parmacalcio1913.com

New season will see us again in Serie A. While Crusaders are on holiday, waiting for new season to start, let’s taste again the emotions of Serie B 2017/18 league. This is the first Episode of “Season Review”.
Our long travel to Serie A began in the second half of July 2017, when in Collecchio started the pre-seasonal retreat. Medical visits, presentations and first training of new players (Frediani, Barillà, Siligardi and Pinto, for example), then it is time to leave to Pinzolo, Trentino, for the retreat.Before leaving, Roberto D’Aversa speaks with press: “We start with enthusiasm, we have great desire to satisfy our fans. Now we start from this group and from his enthusiasm, that also in Florence final demonstrated his greatness”.
On 20th July the team, under D’Aversa coaching, started the training. after three days, on 23rd, Crusaders play first friendly match of the season: 14-0 to Pieve di Bono, first goal scored by Iacoponi. In Pinzolo arrive two new players: Dezi and Insigne, both from Napoli.

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More matches follow like 12-0 to Settaurense and 4-0 to Dro, in Pinzolo arrive also Gagliolo and Di Gaudio, so 1st august Crusaders finish the retreat and go back to Collecchio, to follow with trainings two days later.
First official match is Coppa Italia second round against Bari. In San Nicola we lost 2-1: Crusaders go forward with a Calaiò penalty but Bari remount and kick us out of the competition. D’Aversa said: “I’m pretty satisfied of our performance, not of the result”.
After this match Crusaders plays two more friendlies against bigger opponents like Fiorentina (0-0) on 13 August and Empoli (1-1). Team is ready for the debut: two years after the societary renaissance, Parma Calcio 1913 starts the Serie B league. First one is a home match against Cremonese: “There is desire to start tomorrow. We’re honored to be the first in doing it opening the league, Parma is an historical team. Surely it will be emotional, tomorrow, the championship debut. I hope that my team will step the pitch fighting on every tackle, because i think that passion and belonging feeling of our tifosi deserve it” so spoke Mister D’Aversa.
On 25th august we debut in the league and we do it in the best way: winnning. Victory goal is scored by Calaiò, again on penalty, like in Coppa Italia in the beginning of august.

Calaiò explain: “Help the team for me is the most important thing, giving my experience in the category. Fortunately with this goal I restarted from where I left last year. Our mission is to keep united and not take goals, looking for scoring first”.Second episode will follow…

thAnks, first of all


The season is about to officially start with Prato allo Stelvio retreat, but we have to stop a minute to think about this incredible three years we just lived from the failure to the coming back to serie A with three straight promotions.

We have to say “thank you” to all the players, managers, trainers that are part of Parma Calcio 1913 or have been in last three years. Thanks to all the supporters that followed the team even in serie D and even in bad times.

In Parma there is that “kind of magic” that is not easy to explain to who is not a supporter. Our mission is to show that to everyone that would like to get closer to Crusaders passion.

Parma is not like other places. Parma Calcio is not like other teams.

Join us and you will discover it.


Parma Calcio 1913 official communication

logo-comunicatoWe try translating the official communication that Parma Calcio 1913 just spread after last news appeared on newspaper. We want to remember this is not an official note but a trial made by a fan to spread, as more accurate as possible, society words to prevent worldwide fans from fake news that are so often nowadays.

Official Communication on 20th June 2019:

Parma Calcio 1913 knows with upset and shock the supposed violation of art 7 of Sport Justice code, that would be contested today by Procura Federale to Club and to his members Emanuele Calaiò and Fabio Ceravolo because of the sending of some text messages to former teammate before Spezia-Parma and want to specify this:

-We consider that accusation of sport offence, if confimed because until today (1:55 pm on 20th June) we didn’t get any kind of communication about, is disconcerting in relation to observed behavior. We definitely can’t understand why such tenor of texts can create such type of offence, anyway we are sure that who will have to decide will do it in respect of laws, justice and good sense. Parma Calcio 1913 still have maximum trust in Sport Justice, but ask that truth will be established as soon as possible, in respect of society and his fans.

-Society – that we want to remember was never called or listened about this action –  hope for, as lots of investigation details was spread by press, spreading of texts of messages so that all italian sport fans can understand their spirit.

-In close past, Parma Calcio had to bear huge image damages caused by infamous accusation later discovered as false, without getting any tutelage. In last weeks aggressive and insinuating declarations by members of other teams increased, without nobody censured them. Parma Calcio never participate at this joke and will continue to stand far from it but has no intention to participate to a media process where day by day there are conflicting news and Society gets informed about investigation evolution by newspapers. We are the first who would like clarity, justice and respect of laws.

-In the end we would like to go on reassuring our fans, because we are sure that in any case facts we are talking about could represent an offence. So we are sure that all this incident – that is causing to Parma huge image, commercial, technical and economical damages – will end with no bad consequences for Parma Calcio. We ask all our supporters to keep close to the society and the team and all the people that are part of it, that deserve our trust for the behavior they demonstrated on and outside the field since our refoundation.

Complete original text on http://parmacalcio1913.com/parma-calcio-1913-comunicato-ufficiale-5


All together with Tino Asprilla


On Thursday 21st June, two days before Parma Legends match, there will be a charity match in Neceto, a village in Parma countryside, with Tino Asprilla and other former Parma players like Marco Osio, Gigi Apolloni, Sandro Melli, Fausto Pizzi, Roberto Mussi and Giuseppe Cardone. The event is free entrance with offer to sustain Pediatric Hospital in Parma.

This kind of things doesn’t happen everywhere, first because “everywhere” they don’t have such kind of champs as former players and second because that “magic thing” that makes people feel at home is rare.

So, it happen that a globetrotter like Tino Asprilla will participate to an event like this in a little Parma province village, finding old friends on the field and, we are sure, also on stands. Because Parma is sort of a family, for us and for a lot of players too.

Thanks to Associazione Giocamico, and all the people that will help the organizers in fundraising.

Parma Legends event


Parma Operazione Nostalgia

This is the program for Parma Legends Match on 23rd June at Stadio Tardini in Parma where a selection of former Parma players (Crespo, Veron, Asprilla, Apolloni, Benarrivo…) will play against a selection of Serie A nostalgic players.

2pm: doors opening

230pm: Darts Soccer Challenge with Dario Hubner and other players.

3 pm: Table football Legends Challenge

330 pm: players bus arrival

4 pm: taking seat in Tardini

430 pm: players warm-up

5 pm match start

545 Machenesanno’s Cup prizegiving: best 10 nostagic 90’s football t-shirts will receive prize from former Serie A players on Tardini field.

6 pm: second half

After the match guys of Serie A Operazione Nostalgia (facebook page) will organize street food festival, meanwhile there will be final row of eSport official Parma Calcio 1913 selections.

“Different stories, same passion”

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