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Matches Palermo Friendly

Doubt many will travel, but there's thousands of Sicilians and their families based in the UK.
 
Palermo are training at the Man City football academy from 23rd July to 2nd Aug, then coming down to Oxford for the friendly on the 3rd Aug, as part of their pre season build up.

They are owned by the City Group so assume Des contact's have played a part in getting us this game.
 
I've done some extensive pre-match research on our opponents (......OK, I went to their Wikipedia page) and I obviously had no idea of their somewhat chequered past. They are in Serie B now, but went out of business as recently as 2019, when a reconstituted version of the club then entered Serie D. Like a few clubs we know, they've had some seriously dubious owners who promised the world and inevitably didn't deliver.
Mafioso?
 
I would imagine that in the Italian second division, they play in worse!

I was curious and took a look.

In 2024-25, they will be playing everywhere from a 58,000 seater stadium in Bari, to the 3,500 Stadio dei Marmi in Carrara which looks like a big athletics track with about six rows of seats!

Kasstad will be on the smaller side of average for them, but not the smallest garden shed they'll play in next year!
 
I was curious and took a look.

In 2024-25, they will be playing everywhere from a 58,000 seater stadium in Bari, to the 3,500 Stadio dei Marmi in Carrara which looks like a big athletics track with about six rows of seats!

Kasstad will be on the smaller side of average for them, but not the smallest garden shed they'll play in next year!
And the Luigi Ferraris/Marassi stadium. One of the best football stadia in the world in my book.
 
It's gunna reaching a scorching 35 degrees in Palermo this week, no wonder they need to come up to Northern Europe.

Top friendly this, I wonder if next season we could start doing away games in Europe next season? For a small time it seemed to be the norm we would go to Austria, Spain, Scotland etc?

Imagine an away game to Como or Lugano or something, would be ace!
 
Lotsa wise guys on this thread. Mebbe soma youse gonna wake up with a nag's head inna your bed or wearing concrete shoes at the bottom of the TW sewage plant?
 
Aren't we still only one of 4 (maybe 5 now?) British teams to beat Roma in Rome?! Some stat for a pub quiz.
 
Lotsa wise guys on this thread. Mebbe soma youse gonna wake up with a nag's head inna your bed or wearing concrete shoes at the bottom of the TW sewage plant?

With TW's maintenance standards then the water may just about creep over the top of the concrete shoes.
 
Some Palermo fans have enquired about match tickets.

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With TW's maintenance standards then the water may just about creep over the top of the concrete shoes.
Due to increased costs and necessary cutbacks, members of the 'family' have had to downgrade to boots made of plaster. They unfortunately don't have quite the same durability as concrete, but it does mean more offenders can be processed in quicker time (the quick-drying variety is preferred)
 
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