5th April 1912: Modena Football Club was born.
5th April 2012: in the morning, supporters, fans, ultras are already setting up the party!!! In the evening: the party is up!
100 years without interruption, bankruptcy and always with our glorious canary-yellow tricot!!!!
Modena F.C. was born at the end of the “Belle Epoque”and in the middle of the radicalisation of the Italian society during the Italian-Turkish war, from the union of two pre-existing teams. It was still the former capital of the Duchy, now a small town in the Kingdom of Italy with scarce industrialisation, where the petty bourgeoisie “ruled” the whole city. This petty bourgeoisie was also the main agent in the foundation of this football club (university students and military personnel included). Only after the Second World War the “people” would come nearer to this “gentlemanly” born sport, and during the Seventies even left-oriented symbols made their appearance among fans :-). Time can change everything, indeed!
A few days after the foundation, tragedy struck – as if the ongoing Libya war and the other prodromes of the First World War showing up in other parts of the world were not enough – : the “unsinkable” Titanic did sink in the Atlantic, bringing along more than 1500 lives.
Back to today, a lot of us fell in love with the team wearing “our” colours, and prove it every week-end by supporting the team at the Braglia or on-line ( as some of us had to migrate somewhere else…).
Il mio amore per te è durato più delle mie relazioni con gli uomini: auguri!!!!
My love for you has lasted longer than my relationships with men: happy birthday!
Meine Liebe für dich hat länger gedauert, als meine Beziehungen mit Männern! Alles Gute!
(which is not really a compliment towards men 😀 )
I never got to go to the stadium before my 18th birthday (my parents did not agree with terrace culture, so I wasn’t allowed to go) but I used to live near to the Braglia and my parrish church was right behind it. So I remember a lot of “nice things” from the ultras and fans during the 80s and the 90s…such as protests, running away from the police and hiding in the parish locals …I finally bought my first ticket in 2000 or 2001. I saw a match in the 3rd league. I later got to see the Second and even the First league with my “canaries”, but Serie A never raised the same warm and gemütlich feelings in me I still connect to my 3rd League memories: authenticity and family-like environment, probably a different society (the world changed a lot between the 90s and the 2000s). Even though I was there when Modena defeated Roma in Rome in 2002 or 2003! 🙂
My public photo album: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3669856429762.168712.1375400943&type=1&l=52b25da0ab
My playlist – some videos are by me, some others are not – : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCB583E0B5964FA9D
A blog about Modena F.C. History http://calciofilimodenesi.blogspot.it/search/label/1910%20-%201919
Storify page by a friend http://storify.com/AleMazzoli/il-modena-f-c-compie-100
Some press articles:
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If you love your home town, its cuisine, its language, its warmth, its beauty, you have to love your local team as well!!! My love for my Modenese essence matches my love for our colours. even though I also love the so called ultras mentality, a misunderstood way of life that deserves to be discovered (putting aside stereotypes and prejudices) and that opens the door to real passion and friendly ties.
Tìn la squèdra dla tò zitè! Tifa la squadra della tua città! Support your local football team! Unterstütze die Mannschaft deiner Stadt!
(work in progress!!!)