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History is a door

We know that all of you when go – or when will go – to Parma bring back home some memorabilia. The ticket is not enough and the Official merchandise neither: you need something more personal. Something that would tell you about that specific moment: Curva Nord Boys fanzine, stickers, advertisement poster with a Parma logo on, etc. because these object would represent a piece of history, a piece of your history in Parma.

Objects are guardians of our memories, especially for away fans like us that can’t follow the team every week, but once or twice a year.

Walking in Collecchio Training center or in Tardini restricted areas is an experience, and who had the luck to do it can confirm it. Think about how many players and coaches walked there, changed before a match, talked, fought, had fun.

Think about all the players and coaches that spend part of their life there: how many times they changed in Tardini locker room ? how many laughs or fights did that walls see?

In Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs – CCPC offices, the little yellow building at the left of Tardini Gate that some of you started to know because is the place where we met with all the abroad fans before the matches, there is one of these “memory objects”. It is a door. That door was threw away during some Tardini locker room renewal and people of CCPC found it and decided to use it in their office, creating specifically a wall for it.

That one, was the old Parma locker room door and on it you can read the signatures of some of most famous names in our 90s history. Some of them are clear: Taffarel, Brolin, Buffon, Di Vaio, Simplicio… If that door could speak!

To be honest inside that place there are plenty memory objects and most of all there are people that are the real Parma Calcio memory guardians, and they are more than kind. If you go there for visit in Parma bring and italian dictionary and knock at their door. If they have free time they surely be happy to tell you some story about Faustino Asprilla or Hernan Crespo. And we are not talking about some newspaper gossips, but about real life stories because the majority of these champions were – and still are -for real part of Parma family and memory guardians are there to testify it.

Little sad story

Two old friends, one Parma fan and one Inter fan, would like to bring their kids (aged 5 and 7) to watch a match at the stadium, now that finally Parma is back to Serie A.

They go on Inter website to choose the right place and realize that the areas with tickets concession for kids are few (and bad located). Anyway they decide to go there, not to spend too much money, and for the match they spend 60 euro each family, in a quite lateral place, almost the cheaper place possible.

Then they realize that with the SAME MONEY you can go in Parma Tardini Tribuna Est, watching the match lot much close to the pitch, because kids under 8 have free tickets in ALL areas (under 14 price is 5 euro all areas). Also have a walk in city center after the game because Tardini is in the town.

And if they would choose Curva Nord with 60 euro there would be : 2 curva nord tickets for adults (2×25 euro), 2 tickets for kids (free), 2 beers and maybe 2 ice creams.

This is what we mean when talking about PARMA FAMILY.

In an historical moment in which the System is keeping people and, most of all, families far from the stadiums, Parma Club bring on a family friendly politics. Consider that seasonal tickets for under 14 in ALL areas was 40 euro – yes, seasonal ticket 40 euros – and that – a part for 5 big matches – women have 30% discount on daily tickets.

#thisisparma #weareparma

Former players social accounts list

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thanks to all of you, champs!

At this link you will find UPDATED LIST: https://parmafansworldwide.com/former-players-accounts/

You should know we are not so interested in spy on stuff not related with the picth but we are sure some of you sometimes ask himself “How is El Tino doing?” or “What Tomas Brolin is cooking?”. They are on social networks so they also would like to tell you something.

Just an easy way to keep in touch with some of Parma players of our hearts. Like old friends of an ex girlfriend: maybe we don’t talk each other but they was never forgotten.

List is just an incomplete draft at the moment and regards just official public accounts.

To add a missing one, write us!

At this link you will find UPDATED LIST: https://parmafansworldwide.com/former-players-accounts/

Legend:

📷 Instagram

🐦 Twitter

📲 Facebook (Page)

👻 Snapchat

Adriano

📷 @adrianoimperador

Matias Almeyda

📷 @peladoalmeyda

Faustino Asprilla

📷 @eltinoasprilla

🐦 @TinoasprillaH

Dino Baggio

📷 @dinobaggiofficial

Antonio Benarrivo

📷 @benarrivo_3

Alain Boghossian

📷 @boghossianalain14

Tomas Brolin

📷 @tomasbrolin11

🐦 @tomasbrolin11

Fabio Cannavaro

📷 @fabiocannavaroofficial

Benito Carbone

📷 @bennycarbo10

Francesco Corapi

📷 @cicciocz85

Hernan Crespo

📷 @hernancrespo

🐦 @Crespo

Sebastien Frey

📷 @sebafrey

🐦 @SebastienFrey

Sebastian Giovinco

📷 @sebagiovincoofficial

Alessandro Lucarelli

📷 @ale6lucarelli

🐦 @criale1991

Marco Marchionni

📷 @marcomarchionni

Domenico Morfeo

📷 @domenico_morfeo

Roberto Mussi

📷 @roby.mussi

Marco Osio

📷 @osiomarco

Cristian Rodriguez

📷 @cristiancebollarodriguez

Giuseppe Rossi

📷 @beppe787

Cristian Zaccardo

📷 @cristianzaccardo

Kristaps Zommers

📷 @kristaps_z

Hello from BBC

Alessandro Lucarelli at the end of the interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com

 

FIRST THE LINK: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsyx/episodes/downloads

So it started.

Hello from BBC.

It was not Bale-Benzema-Cristiano or Barzagli-Bonucci-Chiellini. Was THAT BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation. We received an email from Mani Djazmi, the presenter of World Football, a weekly program dedicated to most special stories in football world on BBC World Service, that was interested in realizing an episode totally dedicated to Parma renaissance.

So it started an incredible two-days in which we followed Mani in his interviews and researches. We had the chance to talk about football and give our small help to such a great expert and professional. We will never be enough thankful for that.

We could attend to Pietro Pizzarotti and Captain Lucarelli interviews in Collecchio Training Center, see coach an players pass in front of us at the end of morning training session, relaxed and focused on Saturday match. We step Tardini pitch with well known Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs (CCPC) President Angelo Manfredini that took us also to locker rooms and honor tribune and told us incredible stories about nineties glory days. Before the official interview, while we were in CCPC office, Sandro Melli, one of Wembley heroes, get into and had a coffee in front of us. Can you imagine?

We heard from Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche (PPC) member Franco Bardiani words all the passion behind the popular action that together with Nuovo Inizio allowed Parma’s rebirth. We hate in Pepèn, well known Parmesan paninoteca and we went also to a football game in Correggio, in the deep Reggio Emilia province, where Parma played only three years ago. So many things that it was necessary three episodes to tell everything.

And now? Now Juve is coming. BBC World Football dedicates a whole program to Parma Calcio and we are so proud of all the people we met in these days. Until Parma will be made by these people we can really trust in an even brighter future.

Despite every result on Saturday night, believe us: be proud of what Parma Calcio is. It is made by great people, it is a family and, even if you are far, you are part of it anyway.

At this link you will find the podcast of this World Football episode and all the previous podcast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsyx/episodes/downloads

And here the article that Mani Djazmi wrote about Captain Lucarelli interview.

Alessandro Lucarelli: The Parma captain who kept the club going

 

Thank you again Mani, for the incredible experience.

Collecchio’s main quarter – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Inside the offices – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Mani checking audio – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Pietro Pizzarotti interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Sandro Melli at the bar in from of Angelo and other CCPC members – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Angelo Manfredini interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Franco Bardiani on the pitch – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
THE DOOR in CCPC office – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Coppa Italia and Winners Cup in CCPC office – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Football and food in province – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
On Correggese tribune – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com