Blue parquet, green seats and a relaxed, almost living room atmosphere. This is how Palaverde presents itself at its debut in the 2021/22 season, in the first home game of the Super Cup. The public is certainly not that of great occasions: of the 1900 seats available, only 563 were sold in advance or booked by the consortium members, that is to say 30% of the theoretical possibility of entry. There is even a representation of the Irriducibili, the hottest fringe of the Brescia supporters, to sing some chorus of encouragement for the visiting team.
On the other hand, I Fioi dea Sud are missing, the curve is practically deserted and there is an almost friendly atmosphere rather than an official match: “It will go better with the qualification phase for the Bcl – this is the optimistic forecast of Ruggero Miano, historical supporter who embodies the old guard of the fans – I think it is normal to see a little less people on these occasions, for the derby with Reyer on 3 October there will be a different atmosphere. The team seems to me well built, with substance, with a good dose of character guaranteed by coach Menetti. I am very pleased with the inclusion of some young people who represent the future of this sport, an aspect that is of great interest to the club. Palaverde turned blue? There is, we still leave some green which is part of the story ».
Even among a few close friends, tension is felt during the match, baskets are applauded, referees are protested, Nutribullet is encouraged as possible. «The season has just begun – said a tall historical fan like Carlo Zanatta – We are still on a good path. Let’s start from the good results of last year, plus we will have the Cup that will give us a new dimension. There is also a renovated Palaverde, the parquet with the new colors responds to a need but it is also a beautiful visual result ». And on a technical and character level, what TVB will it be? «The guides are the elders of the group, Imbrò and Chillo, players who by now know the environment and its spirit as they have been here for several years. I strongly believe in the determination of our coach, it will be up to him to find the methods and motivations to make the most of all new arrivals, young and not only ». –