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Around J Experience Juventus vs. Tottenham - 13rd February 2018, Turin

Match Day plan, discounts & benefits – Juve v Spal (Turin 28Sept19)

Getting ready for Juve-Spal and for a great time in Turin? Have a look at our Match Day plan + discounts and benefits!

 

Match Day Plan 

10:30 Italian Brunch at Scalo+ in Via Tarino 3, Turin, right next to the Mole Antonelliana! Top quality food and drinks. You will feel at home in this new and fresh restaurant/bar where you will meet many other international black and white fans. The restaurant is located in downtown, only 5 minutes walking from Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Fixed price = 15€ (you pay directly the restaurant – drinks not included).

12:00 Departure from Scalo+ and transportation to the Stadium

12:20 Arrival at the Stadium in front of Curva Sud (gate C). Free time for all the participants to enjoy the incredible atmosphere around the stadium. You can enjoy few drinks while talking with many other international fans and taking pictures in front of Curva Sud or decide to visit the Juventus Mega Store. Everyone can join, this is 100% free (you only pay for what you drink and/or eat).

14:00 Live video on YouTube – then shared in all the Around Turin social accounts with more than 1,7M followers!

15:00 Juventus vs. Spal

17:30 Departure from the Stadium – transportation to city centre.

There will be many people from all over the World! Families with kids are also welcome! For more info and reservations please write a WhatsApp message to +393294240623! You can find many testimonials here: http://ww.aroundturin.com/testimonials/

 

Discounts and benefits you might enjoy thanks to Around Turin.

  • We strongly suggest to spend 2-4 hours at the Torino Outlet Village where you can shopping in style at outlet prices and enjoy great food! Once you arrive at the Torino Outlet Village go to register yourself at the info point and mention Around Turin sent you to get access to numerous discounts! More info about the Torino Outlet Village here —>  https://www.torinooutletvillage.com/en
  • Turin FREE walking tour run by our friend. Here more info: http://www.freetourturin.com
  • Join Turin Pub Crawl to discover an unbeatable mix of clubs, pubs, music venues and parties! http://pubcrawlturin.com
  • Get a Juve Tattoo at discounted price by the great Lele Bianchi, the best Juve Curva Sud tattoo artist. Text me for info about the tattoo. 
  • My season ticket buddy and dear friend Lorenzo has designed, produced and sold professional shavers since many years. Feel even closer to Turin and get a 10% discount and FREE shipment worldwide with the coupon ATurin10Sezze —> https://www.sezzeprofessional.com. You can get even more benefits (no shipment costs!!) by visiting his store while you are in Turin and mention you are an Around Turin friend! Address: Casa del Rasoio, Corso Marconi 31/bis, Turin
  • TOP CHOICE Restaurants — Slurp (the two locations in via Massena 26 or Piazzale Emanuele Filiberto 6), where we always go before or after the games. Owned by our great friend. Great italian food and top quality wines in a very nice environment. If you plan to go there and want a special treatment, just send me a WhatsApp message and I will take care of you. Same goes for Scalo + in Via Tarino 3!
  • If you are still looking for an Hotel, check the Ponte Sassi, 3* Hotel run by my friend Luca. Special prices for the Around Turin friends: 50€/night for the single, 70€/night for the double, 90€/night for the triple and 120€/night for the quadruple room (prices include breakfast and wifi). There is a bus stop right in front of the hotel and you can reach city centre by bus in 10 minutes. If you want to book at these prices just send a mail to info@hotelpontesassi.com and mention Around Turin. You will pay directly the Hotel at the check-out.
  • Don’t forget to play the SKRILL CUP and win 10 weekends in Turin! Guess the Half Time (HT) and Full Time (FT) results of the Juventus games, compete with all the other fans around the World and win!! Follow the link to play, it’s free! https://skrillcup.aroundturin.com/

Match Day plan, discounts & benefits – Juve v Napoli (Turin 31Aug19)

Getting ready for Juve-Napoli and for a great time in Turin? Have a look at our Match Day plan + discounts and benefits!

 

Match Day Plan – OPENING PARTY – SEASON 2019/20

16:00 Italian Tapas Party at Slurp! in Via Massena 26, Turin – Italian tapas, top quality food and wine. You will feel at home in a fantastic and electric atmosphere where you will meet many other international black and white fans. The restaurant is located in downtown, only 5 minutes walking from Porta Nuova train station. Fixed price = 25€ (you pay directly the restaurant).

18:00 Departure from Slurp! restaurant – transportation to the Stadium

18:20 Arrival at the Stadium in front of Curva Sud (gate C). Free time for all the participants to enjoy the incredible atmosphere around the stadium. You can enjoy few drinks while talking with many other international fans and taking pictures in front of Curva Sud or decide to visit the Juventus Mega Store. Everyone can join, this is 100% free (you only pay for what you drink and/or eat).

19:30 Live video on YouTube – then shared in all the Around Turin social accounts with more than 1,7M followers!

23:15 Departure from the Stadium – transportation to city centre.

We will be 40-50 people from all over the World! Families with kids are also welcome! For more info and reservations please write a WhatsApp message to +393294240623! You can find many testimonials here: http://ww.aroundturin.com/testimonials/

 

Discounts and benefits you might enjoy thanks to Around Turin.

  • We strongly suggest to spend 2-4 hours at the Torino Outlet Village where you can shopping in style at outlet prices and enjoy great food! Once you arrive at the Torino Outlet Village go to register yourself at the info point and mention Around Turin sent you to get access to numerous discounts! More info about the Torino Outlet Village here —>  https://www.torinooutletvillage.com/en
  • Turin FREE walking tour run by our friend. Here more info: http://www.freetourturin.com
  • Join Turin Pub Crawl to discover an unbeatable mix of clubs, pubs, music venues and parties! http://pubcrawlturin.com
  • Get a Juve Tattoo at discounted price by the great Lele Bianchi, the best Juve Curva Sud tattoo artist. Text me for info about the tattoo. 
  • My season ticket buddy and dear friend Lorenzo has designed, produced and sold professional shavers since many years. Feel even closer to Turin and get a 10% discount and FREE shipment worldwide with the coupon ATurin10Sezze —> https://www.sezzeprofessional.com. You can get even more benefits (no shipment costs!!) by visiting his store while you are in Turin and mention you are an Around Turin friend! Address: Casa del Rasoio, Corso Marconi 31/bis, Turin
  • TOP CHOICE Restaurant — Slurp, via Massena 26, where we always go before or after the games. Owned by our great friend. Great italian food and top quality wines in a very nice environment. If you plan to go there and want a special treatment, just send me a WhatsApp message and I will take care of you.
  • If you are still looking for an Hotel, check the Ponte Sassi, 3* Hotel run by my friend Luca. Special prices for the Around Turin friends: 50€/night for the single, 70€/night for the double, 90€/night for the triple and 120€/night for the quadruple room (prices include breakfast and wifi). There is a bus stop right in front of the hotel and you can reach city centre by bus in 10 minutes. If you want to book at these prices just send a mail to info@hotelpontesassi.com and mention Around Turin. You will pay directly the Hotel at the check-out.
  • Don’t forget to play the SKRILL CUP and win 10 weekends in Turin! Guess the Half Time (HT) and Full Time (FT) results of the Juventus games, compete with all the other fans around the World and win!! Follow the link to play, it’s free! https://skrillcup.aroundturin.com/

What to do in Turin? Restaurants, Hotels, Sport Bars and much more…

Here you can find some suggestions/tips about Turin.

 

WHAT TO DO IN TURIN

  • Torino, the first capital of Italy,  must be discovered step by step strolling along its streets, piazzas and the 18 km of porticos: Piazza Castello, Piazza san Carlo, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Piazza Carlo Alberto, Piazza Carignano, Via Po, Via Garibaldi, Via Roma, Via Lagrange, Via Carlo Alberto, Via Sant’Agostino, Piazza Palazzo di Città, Porta Palatina, Via Cesare Battisti, Galleria Subalpina,…
  • Coffee + Gianduiotto (the typical chocolate from Turin) in one of the old bars in Turin (Bar Baratti & Milano, Bar Mulassano, Caffè San Carlo, Caffè Torino, …)
  • Visit the Mole Antonelliana, the building symbol of Turin (Cinema Museum inside the Mole + the elevator to the top of the building)
  • Have a relaxing walk at the Parco del Valentino and in particular at the Giardino Roccioso and the Medieval village (Borgo Medievale). Ideal for jogging!
  • The Royal Residence declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco (located in Piazza Castello) plus, if time available, visit the Reggia di Venaria, a Savoy Royal Residence, added to UNESCO world heritage list since 1997, located a bit outside Turin.
  • Have an aperitivo in one of the bar in Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Aperitivo is typical from Turin and is basically finger food + a drink at the cost of around 10€. La Drogheria, Piazza Vittorio Veneto 18. It’s a nice bar with some good aperitivo from 6pm onward. There are many other nice places like this in the same square
  • The areas with more bars and nightlife are mainly 3: San Salvario (all the streets around Largo Saluzzo, near Porta Nuova train station); Zona Vanchiglia (all the streets around Piazza Santa Giulia and Via Santa Giulia); Quadrilatero Romano (all the streets around Via Sant’Agostino/Via Santa Chiara).  
  • We strongly suggest to spend 2-4 hours at the Torino Outlet Village where you can shopping in style at outlet prices and enjoy great food! Once you arrive at the Torino Outlet Village go to register yourself at the info point and show the Around Turin coupon to get access to numerous discounts! More info about the Torino Outlet Village here —>  https://www.torinooutletvillage.com/en
  • Turin free walking tour run by our friend. Here more info: http://www.freetourturin.com
  • Join Turin Pub Crawl to discover an unbeatable mix of clubs, pubs, music venues and parties! http://pubcrawlturin.com
  • Shopping is good everywhere in city centre but in particular in Via Garibaldi, Via Roma and Via Lagrange. 
  • Get a Juve Tattoo done by the great Lele Bianchi, the best Curva Sud tattoo artist. Text me for info about the tattoo. 
  • My season ticket buddy and dear ⚫️⚪️ friend Lorenzo has designed, produced and sold professional shavers since many years. Feel even closer to Turin and get a 10% discount and FREE shipment worldwide with the coupon ATurin10Sezze —> https://www.sezzeprofessional.com. You can get even get more benefits by visiting his store while you are in Turin and mention you are an Around Turin friend! Address: Casa del Rasoio, Corso Marconi 31/bis, Turin
  • More info about Turin here: https://www.turismotorino.org/en and http://www.turinitalyguide.com
  • https://blog.inspirock.com/things-to-see-and-do-in-piedmont/

 

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS:

  • TOP CHOICE — Slurp, via Massena 26, where we always go after the games. Great italian food and top quality wines in a very nice environment. If you plan to go there and want a special treatment, just send me a WhatsApp message and I will book for you.
  • Eataly in Via Lagrange 47 for a great pasta/ice cream/coffee
  • Sfashion Cafe, Via Cesare Battisti 13 for a great pizza (napoli’s style)
  • Open Baladin, Piazzale Valdo Fusi, for the best burgers and craft beers in town.
  • Scalo Vanchiglia, Via Tarino 3, great food and pizza just behind the Mole.

 

RECOMMENDED HOTELS:

  • Hotel Ponte Sassi, 3* Hotel run by my friend Luca. Special prices for the  Around Turin friends: 50€/night for the single room with breakfast and wifi, 70€/night for the double room with breakfast and wifi, 90€/night for the triple room with breakfast and wifi, 120€/night for the quadruple room with breakfast and wifi. There is a bus stop right in front of the hotel and you can reach city centre by bus in 10 minutes. If you want to book at these prices just send a mail to info@hotelpontesassi.com and mention Around Turin.
  • Golden Palace, 5* hotel
  • Turin Palace, 4* hotel
  • Grand Hotel Sitea 5*
  • NH Piazza Carlina 4*
  • In general you can always check on booking.com for availability/price/location of the different hotels in Turin.

 

RECOMMENDED SPORT BARS:

  • Huntsman Pub in Corso Vittorio Emanuele 43, close to Porta Nuova train station
  • Planet Cafè in Via Principe Amedeo 2, close to Piazza San Carlo

 

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– suggestions for one day trips to the beautiful places around Turin! Vineyards in the Langhe area (villages of Barolo, Alba, … ), a day trip at the beach in Liguria or to the Alps (the highest mountains in Europe), visit Milano, Cinque Terre, Como’s and Garda’s Lake, Florence Roma Venice and much more!

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FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

We now have a fundraising campaign organized by Juventus fans. We can literally reach millions of people on social media: if we all contribute with a small donation we could really make a big difference. #togetherforju

Please follow the link and share. 

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SKRILL CUP

You have now the chance to win 10 weekends in Turin! Guess the Half Time (HT) and Full Time (FT) results of the Juventus games, compete with all the other fans around the World and win 10 Weekends in Turin!!!

Follow the link to play! https://skrillcup.aroundturin.com/ (the contest will start again with the new season).

 

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Around Turin tee

‪Some people asked for it.. so the Around Turin t-shirt is now available online. As I don’t have time to work on the production, logistic and shipment, I asked for support to our friends at Italian Football TV who are masters in this.

https://italianfootballtv.com/products/around-turin-tee

However, if you are planning to come to Turin, you can also get it when we will meet on match day, just let me know in advance. Note: I’m not actually selling them, you will eventually give me a contribution just to cover the cost (beers are accepted 🤪).

 

 

 

Modern days…

Millions of fans around the world are clearly upset about the possible swap Dybala/Lukaku. The #dybalanonsitocca (don’t touch Dybala) is quickly becaming a trend on social media.

While many understand there might be technical and/or financial requirements to be met, many are literally heartbroken and losing faith in Juventus mainly for the way the Club have been dealing with the fan favorites in the last years.

The jersey #10 has always been iconic but the continuous changes in the past made it more a marketing tool than an icon/sense of belonging.

Fans are disoriented, sometimes disillusioned, and are struggling to fit into the new dimension the Club itself is shaping for the future: financial results, marketing campaigns, brand awareness… a complete corporate overhaul. #LiveAhead indeed.

Where however, I’m afraid, there won’t be much space for passion, loyalty and romanticism which have been the most important ingredients of a recipe called “football”.

Things have clearly changed (for the best many people say… for the worse some other reply). The passion is slowly dying and fans feel being treated as simple customers of a football stadium or as targets of a marketing campaign.

This is the price to be paid if we want to compete at the top level and keep winning.

This is the new face of the modern football.

Do you want to be part of all this?

Well, that’s your call!

Message From President Donald J. Agnelli (Pt. 1) – “Working Hard!”

Folks, I am very happy to be writing this today, because frankly, you all want to hear from me, let’s face it, I have many, many followers on Twitter, and I’m always getting questions from my fans, and so this will be a very highly rated regular column, it will be the greatest column for my great friend Maurice at around “Turin,” many will know this. Especially this time of year, your favorite President, the “Transfer Man” has been very busy, Believe me! I am working on many, many “transfers” for the greatest players, who all want to play for Juventus. Will buy!

 

First, as everyone knows, I just got done making one of my greatest deals yet, the deal for the greatest defender in the world, who every other club was trying to sign (but they can’t!), Matthjias DeLigt! He is a very strong, very beautiful young boy, and a strong Christian (goes to “church”). Cheating Barcelona, a team who has been SANCTIONED for making very illegal transfers (and must be again – Griezman!), was very upset that I signed him. Their dopey fans have been very rude and have been saying some very disgusting things, total lowlifes, but that goes to show why Matthjews chose Juventus! We are very classy (and rich!)! Once I talked to his agent, my great friend Mino Raiola, who was also unfairly prosecuted by so called “authorities” it was very easy to sign him.

 

By contrast the rest of Serial A, a very poorly run league with pathetic clubs, has not been making the same level of moves. Sad! For example, lowlife Napoli, who have a crumbling stadium and drug dealers and criminals all over their stadium, had to struggle to pay the very low release clause to sign Hermes Manolas, a very erratic gyro chef who is also a “defender” and very serious Pagan worshipper, prays to Zeus, does not believe in the Holy Trinity. Not like Matthijas who is a very generous young Christian boy, and defends like a lion!

 

And folks, we will continue to sign the best players! Our wonderful coach, big Beautiful Mo Sarri, deserves the BEST players for his state of the art, very luxurious brand of football, which I named “Sarri Ball” and has never been used before. Very cutting edge! Unlike Crooked Inter, who hasn’t been relevant since they created a socialist witch hunt and made the crooked FIGC steal and give them trophies that they did not work for or “earn”, who are in very poor shape, and who just appointed Sleepy Creepy Eyes Joseppe Marotta, who I fired and who has very poor vision inside and outside of the boardroom, and who himself hired Bald Tony (who I also FIRED) — convicted of match fixing when he worked for me! He’s already complaining about their pathetic transfers – must resign!

 

And folks, finally we just landed in “China” land of the great wall and egg rolls the size of burritos, and let me tell you, I had a very good call with the President XI Pingpong, who is investing very heavily In Italy and Europe and driving up transfer fees for hardworking patriotic clubs, and nobody but me is willing to do anything about it – no good! And China has some very serious issues with Turkeystan, the native country of another one of my tremendous defenders, and a new signing, Merrill Demiral, who is a very strong man, but was denied a Visa to travel for our pre-season matches. Folks, not great! I called President Pingpong and I told him, if he doesn’t give Merill his “visa” then there will be some very serious consequences, and folks, he gave it to him! I kid you not, he said “Mr. A,” and he was very scared, I could tell, he was shaking, because he didn’t want Juventus to Boycott and cost his country Trillions of Euros in revenue. I stood up to the Chinese, and now we’re in China representing all of Europe. Thank you!

 

With that, I have to log off — my security team tells me that the Chinese Government is monitoring me (more wiretaps than Obama!), and I need to keep working on making the best deals anyway. Working hard!

Winners of the 1st edition of the Skrill Cup!

We are happy to announce the 10 winners of the 1st edition of the Skrill Cup 2019!

After an exciting contest and many twists in the ranking, we want to congratulate with all the participants (almost 600!) but in particular with the 10 winners who will now enjoy fantastic weekends in Turin thanks to the free nights, free dinners and free tours they have won with the Skrill Cup!

IMPORTANT! With the new season starting in only few weeks from now (the first official game will be in the weekend of the 24th and 25th of August) we will start the 2nd edition of the Skrill Cup 2019 with new fantastic prizes! The competition is free, everyone can participate. Find more info following this link: https://www.aroundturin.com/skrill-cup-intro/

On a special note, let me thank once again our fantastic friends at Skrill who made all this possible.

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A View from the Curva Sud

posted the first time on the 10th of March 2019 on juvefc.com

 

I’m a season ticket holder in Curva Sud since forvever and even if I’m not part of any organised group, I always loved to go there because that is my natural environment. I like to stand and sing for 90 minutes, I like to jump and hug my friends every time we score (without having a steward next to me telling me to sit down), I like to feel the roar of the stadium from the heart of it.

I always loved the passion and the sense of community in Curva Sud. I always felt at home in Curva Sud and I would never trade a seat in Curva Sud with a much more expensive VIP ticket including food and drinks. Never. At the moment however I feel disillusioned and frustrated and while I could agree on some of the points of the Ultras protest… I definitely don’t agree on others.

But let’s recap whats happening.

The Stadium has a capacity of 41.000 seats. Curva Sud is one entire end of the Stadium and has a capacity of around 7.000 seats where roughly 25% of them belong to organised groups (also called Ultras). The remaining 75% are ‘normal’ fans and not affiliated to any ultras group.

Ultras are a type of football fans renowned for fanatical support. The term originated in Italy but is used worldwide to describe predominantly organized fans of association football teams. Songs at the Stadium are normally launched by Ultras who, being organized, can easily involve a large number of other fans sitting in Curva Sud and in other sectors creating a unique atmosphere for everyone: fans, players, the Club, people watching on TV… they all benefit from it. This somehow worked very well since the Stadium opened in 2011 and until the season 2016/17.

In September 2017, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was banned for one year by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for his role in selling tickets to Ultras that encouraged touting. These tickets were indeed re-sold by the Ultras in the black market generating a consistent income for them and these funds also supported illegal activities linked to some mafia groups. The appeal completely ruled out all possible links between Juventus and organised crime.

This sentence signed a ‘point of no return’ for the relationship between the Ultras and the club and many things started to happen:

– Curva Sud banned for one match (as part of the sentence)

– No more extra tickets given to organized groups who obviously lost that business

– Many Ultras (identified by the Club as trouble makers, the same ones who previously attended matches freely) received a banning order (DASPO)

– Organised groups are not allowed anymore to sell their merchandising inside and outside the Stadium

– The Club stopped giving organised groups a limited number of free tickets destined to those ultras setting up all the banners many hours before each game

– Growing limitations on what is allowed at the stadium. Drums, many banners and flares are all currently banned. It is getting harder than ever to generate atmosphere.

There are additional factors which are affecting all the fans and not only the Ultras:

– Continuous price increase year after year. In 2011 a season ticket in the Curva was at €275, now it is €650 while the average job salary for a fan in Curva (which we can estimate in 1200-1400€ per month) basically remained the same in the last 8 years because the economic situation in Italy is not that healthy. Note that Champions League and Coppa Italia games are not included so adding them you easily reach a cost of €1000 per season if you want to see all the home games. In addition many fans don’t live in Turin so you should add the travel costs (transportation, food, sometimes hotel, …).

Many say… “well we signed Ronaldo, the fans should not complain with the ticket price increase”… However, a €100 increase for 7000 seats is €700,000 and one could wonder if it is worth alienating the most loyal fans for such a sum which could easily be gained over a 5 minutes negotiation when selling/buying a player (just like the Bayern Munich President said few years ago… and now Curva fans in Munich pay around €200 for the season ticket).

– New rules related to season tickets holders who want to resell their games. In many cases the official date and time of the game is set just two-to-three weeks before the actual game so you can’t plan anything. Sometimes we even play on a Friday night and many can not travel to Turin because of work. As a general rule, if you can’t go to a game, you can only re-sell to someone with a Tessera del tifoso card which reduces your chances of getting some money back. Moreover, the Club imposed the rule that each season ticket holder can only sell games to a maximum of 3 different people during the season (with Tessera del Tifoso) or as an alternative, sell it back to Juve with very favorable conditions for the Club: you basically get €10-15 back from the Club but the Club will then re-sell that ticket in the market at full price (it’s like they sell it twice…).

Like it or not Juventus is now driven by business which is perfectly fine knowing that the Club (and us!) want to compete with all the other big teams… however this has some negative effects on the fans too and not only because of the money involved. There is no more room for romanticism anymore (ask Claudio Marchisio). What’s the point in getting excited about a player if they can be sold just because a good offer comes the next summer? Things have clearly changed (for the best many people say… for the worse some other reply). The passion is slowly dying and fans feel being treated as simple customers of a football stadium.

Curva Sud Ultras are currently on strike and the Stadium became little more than a theatre in recent months. Certainly the lost business around tickets is the main reason BUT all the other points mentioned above must be taken in consideration. If the organized groups don’t sing… most likely no one else does it (even if in the last game something new happened and other sectors started to sing something… )

At the moment I feel disillusioned and frustrated and while I could agree on some of the points of the Ultras protest… I definitely don’t agree on others. I don’t agree on the racist songs (who are mainly done by few people in Curva and mainly to have the Club fined and have the Curva Sud banned)

I don’t agree on the permanent silence as a form of protest but most important I don’t agree on imposing the silence to others.

I don’t agree when songs/insults against other teams are more frequent than songs/support toward our team and players.

I’m firmly convinced that organized groups provide a service and they could be extremely powerful if properly managed. If organized groups (and note… they can be in Curva Sud, Curva Nord, Tribuna… I don’t really care!) do their job and let the stadium become a fantastic noisy stadium like it was before… then they deserve something back. Everyone will benefit from it so it makes a lot of sense (to me at least) to reward them back.

I like the Bayern Munich approach. Why don’t we do something similar? Season tickets at €200-300 per season for the members of recognized organized groups. It’s an investment done by the Club but in exchange they get fans who guarantee full support for 90 minutes. Define some guidelines, agree on some rules. No racist songs, no bad behaviors or you are out forever. We have the technologies to punish who is behaving bad, let’s use them!

There must be a common ground between organized groups and the Club. There must be a way to enjoy a fantastic stadium filled with passion and noise.