Saturday May 7 2011
Colomba rejects Bologna revenge

Franco Colomba was fired by Bologna before the season even started, but the Parma boss insists “I don't want revenge” in the local derby.

The Coach had taken Bologna to safety in the second part of last term and worked throughout the summer before he was abruptly axed less than 48 hours before the Serie A opener.

Now he finds himself at the helm of their Emilia-Romagna rivals Parma in a relegation dogfight.

“The only objective is for Parma to win and secure their safety. In football you must set aside personal issues,” said Colomba, who also grew up in the city and captained the team as a midfielder.

“Games are all important and this one could give us a definitive push out of the danger zone. I don't want revenge. Don't forget almost everything has changed since I was here, so that's certainly not on my mind.

“It's true there is still a historic group of players who dragged Bologna on through decisive moments last season and in this. They achieved great things in difficult circumstances.

“My lads know full well who they are facing and I tried to give my suggestions as best I could. In Serie A you cannot have an easy game.”

Amauri is out of action along with Raffaele Palladino and Fernando Marques. Goalkeeper Antonio Mirante has not taken part in full training all week, but is in the squad, although Nicola Pavarini is favourite to start.

Hernan Crespo should partner Sebastian Giovinco in a 4-4-2 system, again leaving Valeri Bojinov on the bench.

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