UK time is: 15:01:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Forza Saronno! Forza Owls!

The Vital SWFC forum recently welcomed some visitors from Italy with an interesting story to tell.. the early history of FBC Saronno.

Saronno is a small town in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, population 40000 or so, close to Milan. The football club was established in 1910 by a famous Italian entrepreneur called Gaetano Gianetti. He obviously had incredibly good taste, as he set his team up to play in the famous blue and white stripes of Sheffield Wednesday.

So equipped, the grand-fathers of the present supporters started to play football in Saronno, reaching the Italian first division in their early years, and winning the 'Coppa del Re', the King's Cup.

In March of this year a group of dedicated Saronno supporters visited Hillsborough in order to try and establish a link between their two teams, speaking to communications manager Colin Wood. They took in the 2-2 draw with Wolves, and would be interested in taking the dialogue further, first with fans, then possibly stronger links with the club. They're hoping to come back to the UK for the Sheffield derby match in January.

You can visit the fans website here (photos of their trip to Hillsborough earlier this year), the Fronte Ribelle site here and also the official site here. It's in Italian, but have a look around and use Google to find out more about them.

We're happy to welcome all fans of FBC Saronno into the Vital SWFC community and help them in their quest for recognition.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Auckland Owl Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 15 2007

Time: 12:00PM

Your Comments

Absolutely fantastic. A big hello to our Italian contingent! :D
NicNac
hello to the italian lad
s66owl
We could do with all the extra support we can get at the moment, Hope the club will lift the derby ticket restrictions for Italian friends. P.s good luck to your national side for saturday
duds
Well said duds, but as for Satureday, got to go for the Scts all day, sorry my new Italian friends.
will it ever happen
nice one, ciao!
Holl
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Madine joins Coventry City on loan (Thursday October 30 2014)

Westwood called up to Ireland squad (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Everton recall Hope from Owls loan (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Owls out to improve Hillsborough form (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Gray pleased with Brentford point (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Owls youngster makes England U20 squad (Thursday October 2 2014)

Gray hopeful over Lees injury setback (Sunday September 28 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 14 5 7 2 1 22
10. Ipswich 14 5 6 3 4 21
11. Cardiff 14 5 4 5 1 19
12. Sheff Wed 14 4 7 3 0 19
13. Brentford 14 5 4 5 -3 19
14. Reading 14 5 3 6 -5 18
15. Millwall 14 4 5 5 -2 17

Breaking League News

Birmingham Trial Forest Midfielder
Birmingham : 31/10/2014 14:47:00
Praise For Hoolahan from Chris Martin
Norwich : 31/10/2014 13:30:00
Boro visit New York Stadium
Middlesbrough : 31/10/2014 13:11:00
Head coach hails squad
Middlesbrough : 31/10/2014 13:06:00
The Opposition View - Blackburn
Reading : 31/10/2014 13:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Will Wednesday do this season?
Suggested By:  
Top 2 14%
Play-offs 27%
Mid-table 50%
Relegation scrap 8%
Relegated 1%