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Season Review – Epilogue

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

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EPISODE 8 (Epilogue) – “Noboby never like us”

On 12nd may parma awaits for Bari, that could be last home match of the season. Cesena lost can be lethal for players moral: “After Cesena we were disappointed, until 5 minutes to the end we were winning a fundamental match: like I told to guys, as delusion pass, we have to think that we did something great, i wanted to focus on positive aspects: if three games before the end of the season we are about to play such important match it was their worth”, Mister D’Aversa says before the match.
We win 1-0: Gagliolo is the scorer. “We still believe in it. I’m sure that on Friday Foggia will make his match, trying to bring some points to home. We have to go to Spezia, win and believe” our defender motivate the team.

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On 17 may D’Aversa arrives in Collecchio for last press conference of regular season: “We have to do our best, be satisfied and proud of what we did, with a great desire to do it well till the end”.
On 18 we step the pitch of Picco in La Spezia. We have to win and hope that Frosinone in his home will not beat Foggia.
We know everything of that night, after 10 minutes Crusaders go forward with Ceravolo. In the second half Ciciretti, that scores his first oral with our colors. Meanwhile Foggia go forward in Frosinone then takes two goals for the temporary 2-1. When the match is about to finish Foggia draw. Spezia game ends but we have to wait until the end of Frosinone match.
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Parma Calcio is back to Serie A,oh yessss!

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Party continues all night long with the arrival of the tema in Piazza Garibaldi. Party will go on several days, because the target we reach is historical: Parma is first italian team ever got three straight promotions.
On Sunday 27th may in Tardini there is the great embrace with all the fans: there are all the protagonists of last promotion plus more that in previous years contributed to this triple jump. Most emotional moment of the whole night was when the trait d’union of this mission step the stage: The Captain. He has something really important to say: “Believe me, I say this with a huge knot of fear in my throat and with my heart that screams: I am proud of being part of your history, of being Captain of this team, of wearing this wonderful shirt, of being Alessandro Lucarelli, one of yours.”
Lucarelli leaves played football and Parma calcio pull back his number 6. The circle close. And now a new season and a new adventure is waiting for us. twitter.com/1913parmacalcio/status/1001029184091754496https://twitter.com/1913parmacalcio/status/1001029184091754496

Season Review – Episode 7

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.

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EPISODE 7 – “Until I’ll live”

Coming back from Avelino, Parma in awaited by the match against Palermo that was postponed because of snow. Match is a real head to head and crusaders put all their chances to… a palermitan; Emanuele Calaiò. It is an hat trick fo Arciere, and so we can keep Rosanero distant (in last minutes they are about to drop).”It has been a wonderful night, with an hat trick and a great victory, This three points are heavy, conquered against a strong team. This success give us confidence and serenityusefull for next two matches in Tardini” so Calaiò explains at the end of the match after posing for a picture with the hattrick ball.


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“There has been a continuous growth, after Empoli the group get united and I think that the basis is to give few chances to opponents, that doesn’t means to be defensive but that if we can go forward we should bring the victory till the end. Self esteem grew, working and playing with serenity things are easier” explains D’Aversa next Friday. Next match againis another head to head, this time against Frosinone in Tardini. And it is another, really important success. Calaiò by penalty misses the gola. Parma doesn’t leave and keep attacking: Di Gaudio with two goals close the matching the first half: “Even if we failed the penalty, we never gave up. We said ourselves in the pitch we couldn’t give up because it was fundamental, against such a team like Frosinone, to score first and keep ahead till the end”, says Crusader n° 20.

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Third straight home match is against Cittadella. There is a lot of enthusiasmaroind the group , that is not just running for play-off but also for a second place that could mean direct promotion. Enthusiasm that leak out from a new song that averybody sings…

Against Cittadelle is 0-0:  Their goalkeeper, that was the man of the match, was determination. Result is false in respect to what we did in the game, We deserved to win” so Mister D’Aversa in Tardini’s press conference. There is not a lot of time to stop thinking or recriminate: on Monday, in Ascoli, we have to play against a tema that have to fight for staying in serie B. Parma immediately scores with a fireball by Calaiò that means three points in a really important moment, like Iacoponi explains: ” we are a united group, where who get in instead of injuried do it well. Everyone is important. This is a really important aspect for our run to serie A. Serie B is a long league, with many matches in the middle of the week. It si good that who played less until now, take his chance to mark the difference, as it is happening”.

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Positive moment continue next league day; on 21st April in Tardini we beat Carpi 2-1 with Barillà two goals. Worst news are the injuries for Lucarelli and Munari: ” I am really happy, because the team reached three points we were looking for. We are sorry for two injuries to Alessandro and Gianni. This victory is dedicated to them” tells Nino at the end of the match.

In Verceli we lost 1-0. D’Aversa doesn’t want to see moral crash: “All we have to do is to work for solving problems, pass obstacles and keep doing what we are doing. Today first half performance have to be a bad moment we want to leave behind our way”. Agaist Ternana on 1st may we take again three points. Hero of the match is “la Belva”, that scores the first goal and then so suggest the second:

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Enthusiasm is again high and when next week in Cesena Ceravolo propitiate an own goal everything seems going in the right way, But then in Manuzzi we leave three points, with Cesena that win in the last minutes.

There are two more games in the regular season. And then maybe, It will happen…

Season Review 2017/2018 – Episode 5

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.

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EPISODE 5 – “The New Year”

Trip into 2017/18 season restart with hew year beginning and like every season, there are new team mates from winter transfer market.

This market see a really active Parma Calcio. Forward Alessio Da Cruz arrive from Novara and in press conference he explains that; “This is a big club with a great history, so I’m proud to be part of it”. He will not be the only new purchase. With him also Armando Anastasio from Carpi. Antonio Junior Vacca from Foggia, Marcello Gazzola from Sassuolo (for him it will be a coming back since he played in Parma young team “Parma is the team of my heart, I’ll give all myself”) and Amato Ciciretti, from Benevento.

Meanwhile the group is preparing league restart on 20th January in Cremona. In Tardini there is Livorno for a friendly match: 2-1 for Crusaders.

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On 20th January league is back. In Cremona we have a good start but in the end Cremonese score the winning goal. Is Frattali to keep the moral high: “Since tomorrow we roll up our sleeves to think about next match in Tardini against Novara”.

One week later Novara arrives in Tardini: ” I want that team win, putting the right determination to do it”, so D’Avesa says in Collecchio press conference. He will be satisfied. Parma will make a personality performance , winning 3-0. First to score is Captain in first half, then Calaiò on penalty, then Scavone in the second half. “We gave a strong signal , we are here and always go into the pitch with the will to win”. So Siligardi, one of best of the match, explains.

In Brescia we loose 2-1. Anyway the good news is return to goal by Fabio Ceravolo, for the temporary 1-1. An important goal, at least for forward moral, that suffered for an injury against Virtus Entella and had a stop. His coming back was faster than supposed: “Mine was a return to goal, but the great regret is that we lost this match since the group mission is the most important one. Anyway this personal good news makes me happy, because I had three hard months. I take this chance to thank all the people that gave me their support and expecially physiotherapists and all Parma medical staff”. he tells.

“La Belva”  unlocked and give us a great help in next game, when in Ennio Parma waits for Perugia. Former Parma player Alberto Cerri scores under Curva Nord the temporary 0-1 and he don’t exult. Crusaders don’t give up and and find the draw by penalty with second straight Ceravolo goal: 1-1. Society decides for a retreat in Collecchio.

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Season Review 2017/2018 – Episode 4

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.

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EPISODE 4 – “Crusaders and the Dragon”

After three straight victories in October against Virtus Entella, Foggia and Avellino, Parma run is stopped for a day in Frosinone. In this head to head match we loose 2-1, but we come back home with the certainty to be strong group, able to react in difficult situations. In first half we go down 2-0, then we score and in the second half in many occasions we are close to draw. It ends 2-1: ” We have to restart from second half and keep working” so said at the end of the match on of senators, Gianni Munari.
As already happened, guys find energy to restart. Next week a new away match, in Cittadella home. Not such an easy match, that see Crusaders take advantage with Calaiò in first half and see Cittadella draw in the second, fifteen minutes before the end of the match. But Parma is there and at the end of a beautiful scheme, Calaiò scores against the goal that allow us to leave Tombolato Stadium with 3 points.

https://giphy.com/embed/3iCwh256PpmSCzi8F7via GIPHYOn Saturday 18th November we have Ascoli in Tardini but before that it is time for a long waited, important and historical announcement: Jiang Lizhang is the new Parma Calcio 1913 president. Announcement was made on 15th november and one day later Lizhang present himself and the group to the city in a press conference in Tardini: ” Fortunately we don’t start from zero, Parma managers did a great job in last two years , and created concrete basis for club future. We have a great technical and managerial team. My entrance in the society doesn’t mean that I will make a revolution in a strong identity team like Parma, but we want to write a new chapter in club history”. Explain this and other things the new president.

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“I had the chance to speak with new president and I am really glad he arrived: I totally trust him, italian property is strongly linked with the team and the city and this choice was made for Parma right.” So D’Aversa declares at the eve of game against Ascoli that we win 4-0. Match confirm strength of our defense not just concerning taken goals but also scored if we thing that is Iacoponi to score the first goal of the game. And then there is Frattali that, when we are 2-0, stop a penalty: “I’m happy because I contribute to the final result since last minutes could be more suffering. Our thought is to win every match without thinking about others, keep standing down to earth.” Crusaders number 1 warn.
In Carpi we loose 2-1. Landlords score promptly then Parma react with insigne but it is not enough to draw. “A stop we have to forget” so Mister says. Another time the reaction come: next week we win against Pro Vercelli 3-0. Crusaders close the match in the second half with two close goals of Insigne and Scavone, before Corapi one and his run under Curva Nord. This is also the debut match of Frediani: “I’m enjoying this moment together with my mates, that have always been supporting me”.

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So it begin last month of 2017 and the first half of the league. To start winning again Parma will have to wait the new year: four straight draw, three of them 0-0. In Terni it ends 1-1: Di Gaudio with a kick from far scores one of most beautiful goal of the season, but then Ternana draw: “We tried to win, but we didn’t reach. This is anyway a good draw on a difficult pitch” So the palermitan says after the match.

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The year is closed with three points in three matches: in Bari and in Tardini against Cesena and Spezia it ends 0-0. While society is about to announce some new arrivale in the transfer market, the team stop few days for winter break that will last until 20th of January.

Season Review 2017/2018 – Episode 3

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

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EPISODE 3 – “Last lost in Tardini”

Parma come back from Venice with three important points and on 29th september night match plays against Salernitana. Crusaders starts well, very well. At the end of the first half we have scored two goals with defencders: Di Cesare at 17° and Lucarelli at 33°. But in the second half our opponents grow. Sprocari reopen the match and then, in seven minutes, from 71°and 78° we loose two players: Di Cesare and iacoponi are sent out with red card, then Vitale draw on penalty. Parma defends and at the end is one point. “We throw away a match that we dominated in the first half and for being too presumptuous and having a bad attitude in the second half. After the break we came back too lifeless and we can’t allow this” so Captain Lucarelli warn.
We need the right pressure also because next match is on Palermo pitch, one of most difficult away matches of the season. Rosanero show immediately their intentions, leading the match with La Gumina after ten minutes. Crusaders draw with Gagliolo at 70° with a head shot. Gagliolo scores also at the end of the match but the referee declare void the goal: it ends 1-1. “After the draw, in the pitch we had the feeling that we could win the match. We attacked a lot and had our chances” so explains Riccardo Gagliolo after the final whistle.

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Home match with Pescara will be historical in his own way: it will be last home defeat of the season. Parma can’t know that and, by the way, after the Brugman joke five minutes before the end of the match, in press conference AD Luca Carra says: “I saw a team that played and that improved compared with last matches. All together we hav to get out this situation”.
Call to unity, in addition to a renewed trust in D’Aversa, gives good effects with three straight victories, that relaunch classification and moral. We start with Virtus Entella. 21st October will be a three points evening but it opens with Ceravolo injury: forward was back since the beginning but after 28 minutes he have to leave the pitch. Crusaders plays also for the teammate and, again, is the Captain to let us lead the match: first half we are 0-1. Lupi draw but in the final Calaiò and Insigne score: 1-3 !
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Foggia will be next week match and it will be a good match: 0-3 with Gagliolo, Insigne and Calaiò. Insigne 0-2 goal is most important of the match and one of most beautiful of the season: “We started a growin program, tonight we continued what we beginned to do in past days. It is a long way journey, we already played one hour great football against Salernitana, coming here in such an important stadium with such a hot tifosi and making this performance is synonymous of personality”, Mister D’Aversa is satisfied.

It is Avellino then: 2-0. Di Gaudio, at his first goal with our colors, then Insigne, third straight goal of the season in last minutes like against Virtus Entella. “We closed very well this three matches. Surely we were not bad when we lost and now we are not phenomenals. We need continuity and play every match like this with concentration and determination. Just acting this way we can get satisfaction”. This is Di Gaudio comment.

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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.

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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…”

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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.
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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…