It’s been a good week despite the over-run. Parma have probably been the most enjoyable club to study thus far. In hindsight I would’ve liked to have touched more on their European triumphs and fall from grace in the 2000′ rather than using my knowledge of ’90’s Parma as a crutch, but I’ve had great fun reminiscing on so many great memories. Some of the squads Parma had in the ’90’s were just ridiculous, and it’s amazing that such a high volume of top notch players passed through the Tardini during that time period.
I could easily have spent another week writing about Parma, but I’ve got to move forward to this week’s feature club.
Genoa have always intrigued me in the same way as Torino. They’ve won Serie A and have a very rich history, but that’s about all I know. They weren’t particularly successful during the formative stages of my calcio eduction, so I’m not as knowledgeable on them as I am Parma, for example. There’s so much information available on their history that I should be able to sufficiently educate myself this week.
One thing I find particularly interesting is Genoa’s apparent “English roots”. Honestly, I don’t have a clue what that means, but, as a Brit, I’m really looking forward to finding out.