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Nuovo Inizio back at the helm of Parma Calcio

We are supporters, not journalists. Our mission is to bring Parma Calcio and Parma closer to abroad fans and, hopefully, vice versa, but we think all you outside Italy would like to know more about what happened yesterday: the Nuovo Inizio back at the helm of Parma Calcio.

Nuovo Inizio – a 7 parmesan businessmen group composed by Guido Barilla, Giampaolo Dallara, Capital B in the person of Mauro Del Rio, Marco Ferrari, Erreà in the person of Angelo Gandolfi, Giacomo Malmesi and Impresa Pizzarotti in the person of Pietro Pizzarotti – refounded together with Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, Parma Calcio 1913 after the failure. Nuovo Inizio had the intent to save Parma football team, restart football passion in Parma and entrust it in the hands of a reliable football specialized businessman that was found in Chinese Jihang Lizhang and Link International. Almost one year and an half ago they sold majority quote to the Chinese group, keeping the 30% (10% still in the hand of PPC, as you already know) and the promise of being the guarantee for Parma town and fans that they would intervene incase of need.

This happened yesterday. After Link International agreement non-fulfillment, due probably to Chinese government restriction on football investments, Nuovo Inizio exercised their rights and retook 60% of Parma Calcio. In their official statement and press conference they underlined intention of a capital increase and to keep being a guarantee for the Club future and, maybe future transfer to some real trustable investor, if there will be ever condition to. Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche will still have his role of citizenship representative and will keep having a member inside the board.

Just a quick overlook on who composes Nuovo Inizio. We will talk about them on WikiParma soon. A huge thank you to Facebook page Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria, for conceding us to use their pictures.

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pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Guido Barilla: Italian businessman and the chairman and CEO of Barilla Group, the world’s largest pasta company, which is 85% owned by Guido, his brothers Paolo and Luca, and a sister. (from Wikipedia)

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pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Giampaolo Dallara: Italian businessman and motorsports engineer. He is the owner of Dallara Motorsports, a company that develops racing cars. (from Wikipedia)

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pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Mauro Del Rio: founder and president of Buongiorno, a DOCOMO Company that develops apps and services for mobile devices. He is also, between other roles, chairman of DOCOMO Digital, the European holding of NTT DOCOMO. (from LinkedIn)

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pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Marco Ferrari: former CEO and chairmen of Zodiak Active and founder of industrial holding NEXT 14. Former minority Parma FC owner from 2009 to 2013 when he left the board. (from ParmaLive)

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pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Angelo Gandolfi: founder and president of Erreà, sport equipment company supplier.

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pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Giacomo Malmesi: lawyer and former Parma Calcio vice-president.

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pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Pietro Pizzarotti: member of the Mipien board, the holding owner of 94,5 % of Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A., the construction company founded by his family more than 100 years ago. (from Pizzarotti.it)

Nobody will ever talk about Parma anymore

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“Nobody will ever talk about Parma anymore” so they said on the other side of the river Enza, Reggiana supporters. We don’t call them Reggio Audace, in respect for their history (whatever it is) because football is made by fans, not by chairmen, televisions or courthouses.

Well, they was wrong.

Here and AT THIS UPDATED LINK you find a list of articles or podcasts about us. Something you can not miss at all and that can help you remember part of our history, the feeling of being in Tardini Curva Nord, the taste and the atmosphere there was and there is in Parma.

–  Mani Djazmi podcast from World Football program on BBC World Service, where we undeservedly participated.

🎧 World Football PODCAST (aug/sept 2018):

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

🗞️ Mani Djazmi artiche on BBC Sport (aug/sept 2018):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/45364161

🗞️ Our quick report with some pictures here (aug/sept 2018):

https://parmafansworldwide.com/2018/08/31/hello-from-bbc/

 

Golazzo “The totally italian football show” podcast by James Richardson, Jimbo, with Gabriele Marcotti and James Horncastle bring us back to nineties and recap our recent history with some interesting stories and some original historical audio.

🎧 GOLAZZO “The rises and falls of Parma” (may 2018):

https://audioboom.com/posts/6835731-the-rises-and-falls-of-parma

– Very complete and accurate article about our recent history on These Football Times

🗞️ THESE FOOTBALL TIMES “Alessandro Lucarelli: Parma’s selfless hero who took them from the fourth tier back to Serie A” by Gary Thacker @All_Blue_Daze (sept 2018)

https://thesefootballtimes.co/2018/09/07/alessandro-lucarelli-parmas-greatest-legend-who-took-them-back-from-the-brink-in-the-fourth-tier-to-serie-a/

 

Give me sport – givemesport.com – Paul Roger Mitchell article about a well-remembered episode during our tough failure season. We put the link to our post as introduction to Roger article, that you find linked there.

🗞️ GIVE ME SPORT – “Fan ownership could solve Serie A crisis after Parma debacle” by Roger Paul Mitchell (2015)

https://parmafansworldwide.com/2018/08/01/461/

 

– On 90s era

🗞️ THESE FOOTBALL TIMES – “The insatiable rise of Parma in the 1990s” by Luca Hodges-Ramon (November 2016)

https://thesefootballtimes.co/2016/11/22/the-insatiable-rise-of-parma-in-the-1990s/

Osvaldo Casanova on Parma Calcio

Osvaldo Casanova Parma Calcio prints – www.parmafansworldwide.com

We already talked about him while presenting our logo, the Hidden Crusader, because he is the author of the original illustration from which was created.

Osvaldo Casanova is an italian illustrator, proud fan of LR Vicenza Virtus, that works mainly but not exclusively on football theme.

Here you can see the three complete works that Osvaldo dedicated to Parma Calcio in last three years and that we asked him to print for us. They represent the most iconic moments of our past and recent history and are absolutely stunnnig, in our opinion.

If anyone is interested in having a copy too, can contact him directly at info@thankyoufortheroses.com

Before doing it we strongly suggest to wonder around his website and his facebook pages: you will discover some illustration we don’t hesitate call them masterpieces.

Now we all are waiting for more history to be written and, of course, illustrated.

Osvaldo Casanova on Parma history

 

Osvaldo Casanova dedicated to record 311st Lucarelli official match with Parma Calcio
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Osvaldo Casanova on 2016 and 2017 most iconic Parma Calcio moments

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

Our favourite moment

This was our favourite moment during Saturday match Parma vs. Juventus. We are looking at it in loop since yesterday moring:

Nino Barillà against Cristiano Ronaldo.

Thanks to all of you guys, you made us really proud.

ps: at this link you can download the GIF version for watshapp or messenger

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via GIPHY

 

Parma Second Kit is WOW!

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www.parmacalcio1913.com

We are probably going straight to the best football kit trio ever made in history of football kits. Thank you to Erreà for their extraordinarywork and to Parma Calcio 1913 simply to exist.

After universally appreciated Black Phoenix, the third kit armor, perfect for Crusaders that have to defend Serie A category, second kit, as it happens in past years, reminds us the glory days. We know it is abroad fans favourite because we made a worldwide poll between 32 historical Parma jersey and 98-99 model is in Final. You have time until Sunday for vote the Facebook poll in collaboration with Geo Edizioni: here all the instructions.

To watch and order brand new second kit go to this link:

http://shop.parmacalcio1913.com/en/home/203-1-maglia-gara-ufficiale-201819.html

Remember that we are available for giving all kind of help for advice for purchase and possibly, discounts.

Now we impatiently wait for first kit. It will be white with black cross as all of us expect?

Meanwhile we strongly recommend you to have a look to Erreà kits that the brand realized for football teams worldwide. A part for well know Iceland National Team jersey, there are some important historical teams like QPR, FC United of Manchester, Granada, Pescara, and expecially great shirts!

HERE the complete list of Erreà sponsorship.

#weareparma

 

 

 

New Tardini pitch almost ready

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Thanks to Franco Bardiani of PPC – Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, society that, together with Nuovo Inizio co-founded Parma Calcio 1913, we discover new Tardini pitch is almost ready.

As announced all the works for stadium renewal will end before first Coppa Italia match on 12/13 august but is fine to see some picture of works going on: our home is even more beautiful.

Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche is the society made by fans (started with 140, now more than 600) that has a minority percentage of Parma Calcio and that anyway have members in the board of direction as a guarantee of control and transparency.

It is still possible to join and you can find all the infos in Italian on their website, www.parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.com . in case of particular interest write us and will be your intermediary to contact them.

 

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credit to Franco Bardiani
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credit to Franco Bardiani

 

 

New Parma third Kit (this is not a joke)

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www.parmacalcio1913.com

We are sorry for joking on new kits before but we couldn’t find a better way to keep calm while anxiously waiting for new ones. 🙂

So Erreà and Parma Calcio finally presented at the moment just the the new third kit for 2018/2019 season that will represent out coming back to serie A… from dust, as a Phoenix.

To see in details, buy, preorder… http://shop.parmacalcio1913.com/black-phoenix/

First official match will be Parma – Sampdoria on 28th July in Trento…will Crusaders wear that?

We can’t wait!

 

This is a day to celebrate

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from Parma Calcio English twitter account

Today Parma officially opened English Twitter account.

This is something great, that means that what we kept saying in our Facebook Page and group since the beginning is true: Parma society cares about us. When we say “Us” we don’t refer to Parma Fans Worldwide community – even if we dream to start counting something one day – but to all Parma fans spread in the world.

Society is getting stronger and step by step is growing. Streaming are efficient, social communication growing, informations always by fans side even in this tough period, think about it. We tried to fill a gap when there was no translation for official statements but all the signals made us think that soon it will not be necessary and there will be a complete english website.

We have to made our part now.

Help us creating a big Worldwide Fans community, not in substitution to your country one but working as a network: helping each other, sharing experiences, giving new ideas… Maybe one day Parma Legends will organize a match in your town, Tardini will be open 7/7 even in august and summer friendly will be not just with Foggia or Sassuolo but with Dinamo Zagreb, PAS Giannina, Wolverhampton, citing some team I know you like.

If Worldwide Parma Fans community get stronger, Parma get stronger.

They are doing their part, let’s do our.

Here the complete list of Parma Calcio Official Channels.

#weareparma #thisisparma