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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

Boys Parma statement not to miss

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Lega Pro final in Florence – pic from Boys Parma Facebook page

Boys Parma 1977 made a public statement on Facebook we think it is important to be spread in order to understand more about Parma, Parma Calcio, fans and Ultras. We hope to have been quite accurate non-professional translator.

“An old Hellas Verona Brigate Gialloblu chant said ‘Players, presidents and coaches will change…’ and soon became a real motto and part of our actual mentality. It was 6th April 1994, replay match of a suspended derby, our last game in Mirabello stadium. 3 points donated from Parmalat to Reggiana to help them in not be relegated. Dishonoured derby,  colors sullied, a town hurt, a fan base wasted. We brought consequences of this grief for years, influencing the Group future and the relationship with Curva. Since 6th April 1994 we never made a chant for players. A guideline extended to all Parma fans, sign of a mature Curva Nord that understood that football arrived at a no-return point, where giocatori bandiera, iconic player for a team, would have been a beautiful memory and that we had to concentrate on one thing only: yellow and blue jersey. And in these years, the only light at the end of the tunnel was it: the jersey. Tough years, with highs and lows, with promotions and failures, with celebrations in the square and protests. Even if our passion have been molested by institutions, Lega Calcio, thieving presidents and  mercenary players, we are still here, blowing out our 41st candle on the birthday cake of Ultras history in Parma. And exactly when you think that the time won’t ever be back, when you resign yourself to modern football coming, then something comes out of the blue and you fall in love again with that game you  never stop loving. We are talking about Capitano, of course, but not just about him. Recently was reported our Parma Chinese presidency after a quick break left. Well, behind this move there has been the hand of previous management, composed by Marco Ferrari, Paolo Pizzarotti, Guido Barilla, Mauro Del Rio, Angelo Gandolfi, Giampaolo Dallara and Giacomo Malmesi, the ones that from Serie D took us to Serie A, the ones that kept the promises made before Lizhang coming. We would like to underline how the people we just mentioned made their choices in Parma town, in Parma Calcio and his fans interest; as they understood Lizhang was not apt to being part of the group they didn’t loose time: ‘We put Parma Calcio interest before everything. Seeing how was the situation, we thought it was our duty return majority owner. Prudence management and financial strictness will be the basis of our work. Saying this our priority will be let the Club grow and enhance. our mission was and is still the salvation on the pitch’. Shortly, we had the demonstration that a board made by parmesan people is the basis for the health of our team and our town, exactly as we asked for after Ghirardi shame. Stronger because of this, now we have to give them and the team all our support and our affection, leaving behind all sterile polemics after a single sport event, concentrating on salvation. Because we are interested just in this, salvation, expecially the economical one! Now full steam ahead and let them understand we are by their side, because with that ‘WE are Parma’ management took legitimately an honor place.”

Ultras attitude

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You surely have notice that yesterday in Turin there was no flags and banners in away fans are, almost no chants and many people without the scarf in sign of protest. Neither ultras group Boys Parma 1977 were there, even if they all already paid regular ticket they prefer to go back than gettin into without they symbols.

Facebook page “I ribelli degli stadi” summarized well the facts:

“‘Megaphone can’t enter’

‘Drum can’t enter’

‘Banner can’t enter’

‘And flags neither’

And so, in Turin, as protest, also Parma ultras stayed outside the stadium.”

You have to know that all of them had paid regular ticket and that they, after taking this pic, went back home. No public order problems at all around the town.

This is the translation of the post that Boys Parma 1977 published today on their website. We are not professional translator, you can find the original post at this link.

“What happened today is surreal, without any logic, without any common sense.

Down from the bus we walk to the entrance, with megaphones, drum and banner on the shoulders. They don’t let enter anything, neither Coordinamento banner [Coordinamento – CCPC – is Parma coordination group for non ultras fans clubs]. No hint of a dialog, we receive a strict NO.

For us, getting into without banner IS IMPOSSIBLE, IT IS OUR ESSENCE, IT REPRESENTS THE MEANING OF LIFE FOR EVERY ULTRAS GROUP.

In front to such upstanding enforcers, that with the system by their side let us pay for banners on Superga got into during their derby, with Juventus connivance. Today they do their duty forbidding any kind of freedom.

With unnecessary arrogance. The same one that forbid Federico Aldrovandi face.

FOR PARMA

FOR THE JERSEY

FOR OUR BEING ULTRAS”

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

Live from a cage

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credit to Morena Vezzoni

 

If you think Parma fans where few yesterday night read here.

Buses left Parma at 10 am in the morning, were blocked at highway exit for security search – men had to keep belts away – then let get into the stadium after match start. People that spent one or two day off the work, made 1600 km trip in 24 hours, couldn’t watch the entire match. They were back in Parma at 8 am. The first place where they put them was this, then moved a bit closer to the pitch.

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credit to Morena Vezzoni

If you have Instagram there is also a video thanks to Parma Club “Oltre I Confini”

 

Our consideration is that if Serie A is miles away from having sold out stands is also because this kind of reception. 187 people put in a cage and obliged to watch a partial show – a bad match but this is another story – from there.

We lost respect for fans somewhere and security reasons can be the excuse.

Only consolation is that we feel that, in Parma, the Club is far from this kind of policies and opposite team fans can always watch from a good place the match and pay honest price for the tickets. As told some days ago, not everywhere it is cheap like in Tardini.

Security is important, very important, but also give the chance to people that paid for a show to enjoy it.

Thanks to that 187 supporters. By the heart.

 

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credit to parmacalcio1913.com
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Credit to Morena Vezzoni
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credit to Angelo Russo

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

 

 

 

Ultras for Amatrice

On 21st September will be officially donated in Amatrice, the town hit by terrible eartquake almost two years ago, two fields, one tribune with roof, forniture for A.S.D. Amatrice for 2018/19 season and a 9 places van. All this has been purchased with money collected by Italian Ultras during the campaign “Ultras d’Italia per Amatrice”: in 4 month they could reach the sum of 161.277,27 euros.

On 21st September there will be the official inauguration in Amatrice. Parma fans (Boys 1977 + Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs) donated more that 3000 euros.

This is the list of al Ultras groups that took part to the fund raising: Ancona: Curva Nord Ancona; Andria: Curva Nord Andria; Bari: Curva Nord Bari; Barletta: Gruppo Erotico 1987; Benevento: Curva Sud Benevento;  Brescia: Irriducibili Leonessa (Basket); Campobasso: Crazy Bus / Primitive Groove (Collettivo dj); Cantù: Eagles Cantù 1990 (Basket); Carpi: Ultras Carpi Guidati dal Lambrusco; Cassino: Laterale Sud Cassino; Catanzaro: Ultras Catanzaro 1973; Cava de’ Tirreni: Curva Sud Catello Mari; Cesena: Curva Mare Cesena / Centro Coordinamento Clubs Cesena; Civitanova Marche: Civitanovesi Ultras; Crotone: Curva Sud Crotone; Empoli: Desperados Empoli 1983; Fano: Panthers Fano 1977; Ferrara: Curva Ovest Ferrara Otto Settembre; Firenze: Unonoveduesei Curva Fiesole; Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Blue Supporters Garmisch (Hockey); Genova: Tifoseria Sampdoriana; Giulianova: Ultras Giulianova 1979; Gravina: Noi Ultras Gravina / La Gravina Ultras; Grosseto: Maremmani 1912; Gubbio: Gubbio Supporters 2004; L’Aquila: G.S. Supporters (Basket); Latina: Leone Alato Littoria; Lucca: Curva Ovest Lucca; Mantova: Ultras Mantova; Martina Franca: Ultras Martina Curva Nord; Messina: Curva Sud Messina; Milano: Curva del Milano (Hockey); Milano: Curva Nord Milano; Milano: Ultras Milano (Basket); Monaco di Baviera: Ultras Antwerpen 1994; Monopoli: Bad Boys 1987 Monopoli; Nardò: South Boys 2002 Nardò; Fedelissimi 1993; Tabula Rasa; Novara: Nuares; Olbia: Ultras Olbia; Parma: Boys Parma 1977 / Centro di coordinamento Parma Clubs; Pesaro: Pesaro Ultras 1898 / Vecchia Guardia 1979 / Gioventù Pesaro / Porto Pesaro; Picerno: Teste Matte; Pistoia: Curva Nord 1921 / Pistoia 1312; Pistoia: Baraonda Biancorossa (Basket); Pordenone: Supporters Pordenone; Prato: Curva Ferrovia Matteo Ventisette Prato; Reggio Emilia: Teste Quadre / Gruppo Vandelli; Rieti: Commando Ultrà Rieti 1997; Rieti: Old Fans Rieti (Basket); Rimini: Curva Est Rimini; Roma: Curva Nord Lazio; Roma: PGU Roma; Roseto: Curva Nord Roseto 1927 (Basket); Salerno: Curva Sud Siberiano; San Benedetto del Tronto: Curva Nord Massimo Cioffi; Sassuolo: Curva Nord Sassuolo; Taranto: Taranto Supporters; Terni: Curva Nord Terni; Torino: Curva Maratona Torino; Torre Annunziata: Curva Sud Torre Annunziata; Tortona: Gradinata Est Derthona; Treviso: I Fioi Dea Sud (Basket); Tricase: Rum Boys Tricase 2006; Tricase Fans; Trieste: Curva Furlan; Centro Coordinamento Triestina Club; Udine: Curva Nord Udine; Veglie: Veglie Tricolore; Vicenza: Curva Sud Vicenza 1902; L’Aquila 5/9/2018; Red Blue Eagles L’Aquila 1978.

Thanks to Cesare Frambati and to www.ilcapoluogo.it

We are still with Frambo

We told you already Frambo story in that episode with Cassano in this article “Where we come from” that also link to a fundamental article by Roger Paul Mitchell.

We told about a t-shirt sale for pediatric hospital fund raising. Well, to prove the truth of what we were talking about this is a picture taken in Tardini Tribuna Ovest with two kids wearing “I’m with Frambo” t-shirt on Sunday 19th night match against Udinese.

It is the proof that it was not a matter of ultras violence nor a personalistic “taking the scene”. It was a matter or humanity, a matter of a fan representative asking respect for a Curva, for a worldwide fans base, even for a whole town.

Fans in Parma knows it and not just Curva ones. Everybody should know.

We found the pic on Facebook- thanks to Cesare Frambati to let us publish here – but we saw these kids with our own eyes. And it was not the first time it happened even if more than three years passed from the episode. That episode, between others, represents our proud reaction to who hurt us.

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