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Forza Toro

 Ciao all,Still

For the record, I am a Toro supporter. I have a season ticket with Torino and I stand on the second tier of the curva nord. I do not have a Juve season ticket. I have been to new Juve stadium once – and that was for Italia/ Czech Republic game. I go to 6 or 7 Toro games each season. So far this year I have been to see Toro/Milan, Toro/Juve, and next Sunday, I will go to Toro/Roma. I eat and drink in Caffe Rossini on Corsa Regina Margherita- a Toro bar.

I am a big fan of Italia Football and I have attended every World Cup championship and Euro championship since 1982 except for one! always going to the Italia games. I am a football coach in Ireland, have long studied Italian coaching, and I formed a new club in Ireland called the ‘Wexford Youths’ – we are amateur and play in our version of Serie B. We are best known for our under age teams which is the biggest priority of the club. For the last 16 years at Easter, I bring a group of under 16 players to play in a tournament in Torino, and sometimes we have linked up with Toro academies to improve the technique of our players. I have been visiting Torino regularly for almost 25 years- My sister Mary lives in San Mauro. I became very attached to the Toro club mostly because of their fans- I find them to be socially minded and for me, the Toro fans are the heart and soul of the city of Torino, a city I love very much.

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<< A picture from our Caffe Calgliostro in the Italian Quarter

Salve a tutti,
giusto per dovere di cronaca tengo a precisare che io, tifo Toro! Ho un abbonamento annuale allo stadio (e non per la Juventus)  secondo anello. Effettivamente sono stato nel nuovo stadio della Juventus, ma solo in occasione di una partita della Nazionale, con precisione Italia vs Repubblica Ceca. Seguo ogni anno almeno 6 o 7 partite dei granata, quest’anno per esempio sono stato presente contro il Milan, contro la Juventus e domenica prossima saro’ ancora la, a tifare Toro, contro la Roma. Quando mi trovo a Torino, vado a pranzo o a bere qualcosa al Caffe’ Rossini, in Corso Regina Margherita, un bar granata.
Sono un grande tifoso del calcio italiano, ed ho seguito gli azzurri in tutte le competizioni internazionali (mondiali ed europei) dal 1982 in poi (eccetto un anno), andando allo stadio.
Qua in Irlanda sono anche un allenatore di calcio. Ho studiato per anni i metodi di insegnamento degli allenatori in Italia, ed ho persino fondato un team, i Wexford Youths.La mia squadra milita nella ‘serie B’ irlandese e siamo famosi come uno dei team con media di eta’ piu’ bassa, e’ una nostra priorita’.
Da 16 anni, per ogni Pasqua, porto un gruppo di ragazzi Under 16 a partecipare ad un torneo che prende vita nel capolougo piemontese e spesso e’ capitato di collaborare congiuntamente con professionisti del Torino F.C. per affinare le tecniche dei miei giocatori. Negli ultimi 25 anni ho sempre visitato regolarmente Torino anche per motivi familiari e non solo di passione, mia sorella Mary vive a San Mauro.
Insomma negli anni sono diventato molto attaccato alla citta’ ed ai tifosi del Toro, che fra l’altro ho scoperto, persone molto attive anche sul sociale. Essi rappresentano, per me, il cuore e l’anima di Torino, una citta’ che amo.
Forza Toro
Mick

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28 thoughts on “Forza Toro

  1. Hello MIck
    I really like your sentences and I love your Country too. I had the honor to work there for some time and visit as tourist quite often.
    It is also an honor to me that you are my same team supporter!
    Let’s keep in touch and I hope that we might have several interesting conversations in the future as well.
    Cheers!
    Alberto (alberto.pecorelli@libero.it)

  2. Thank you very much indeed for supporting Torino from so far! I considering irish people Like brothers…ciao all!,

  3. Your efforts will be back-paid only when they will win a cup, or the championship! It is great to hear stories like your one, Mick, cheers!

  4. Dear Mick,
    first of all:THANKS! For bringing a little bit of granata in Ireland. I write you to say that I’m proud to have a “Brother” in Ireland that supports Toro, my girlfriends had a 1 year erasmus in Galway so I had several occasions to visit Ireland, we both felt in love with your country, your green fields and you wet wheater. Me and Lorena (girlfriend) have both a season ticket in curva Maratona and, of course, we will be there for Toro – Roma. Let me know if you like to chat a little bit before or after the match, maybe in front of a good pizza/kebab/icecream/beer or whatever.
    Goodbye!
    And FORZA TORO! From Piemonte to Ireland!

    Luca

  5. E’ molto bello sapere che ci siano persone che come te amano il gioco,lo sport e il GRANDE TORO!!! ciao Mick

  6. Ciao Mick, incredible how press and web site forced the truth and said you are a big juvemerda fan.
    With great pleasure I read your comment and i look forward to see you in Maratona
    Forza Vecchio Cuore Granata

  7. Great Mick.
    In Italia i parlamentari devono indossare la cravatta, altrimenti li espellono. Forse è per rubare inosservati!
    Sono stato in Irlanda, ho preso un battellino e ho fatto Dublino – Galway sullo Shannon river. Che bello, quanto verde.
    Una pinta alla tua salute e a quella del Toro!

  8. Good job! One week ago the papers said that you were a Juve fan! In the online version of La Stampa, they wrote you are a conservative, but on the paper version they wrote independent. Anyway, Well done!!! Next sunday, against Roma, it will be very very hard…
    Forza Toro!

  9. SEI UN GRANDE!!!
    I’ve been in Dublin Temple Bar six months ago and i loved it.
    I’m very proud that people from other country could love my football club, maybe because Toro is not just a footbal club, is much much more, is Legend!! I,ve a season ticket too in Maratona and i stay every time in primo Anello near Cast. See you sunday!!! Forza Toro. Massimo Torino Italy

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