History Awaits

One last match in the purgatory of Serie B is all that remains for Palermo.

After an abomination of a season that led Palermo into a shock relegation to Serie B, the Rosanero rebounded with a championship that will never be forgotten. The Sicilians knew the challenge of returning back to the top flight and all the heavy consequences of not making back in their first try. What Palermo accomplished in the 2013-14 season was something that went beyond even the most optimistic supporter’s wildest expectations. It’s a fabulous story for a club that is rich in fans but scant in silverware.

Even starting the season off poorly – a handicap under the well-intentioned but overwhelmed Gennaro Gattuso – Palermo utterly dominated the league. With the masterful Beppe Iachini leading the way, the Rosanero righted the ship and conquered the opposition like Julius Caesar in the Gallic Wars.

Record after record was toppled and re-established under the guise of “Palermo Calcio”. It simply appeared as though the Sicilians were playing in their own league while the rest of the teams settled for the scraps that remained. Of the most convincing records, Palermo’s 13 away wins will surely stand for a long time to come and serves as a chief testament to just how good this squad was overall.

Now, one record is left. Palermo has already tied the all-time Serie B points record at 85 but has a chance to take that title too. One point at home against Crotone is all that is needed. One point to further redefine history. One point to mark Palermo as one of the strongest teams to ever play in the history of Serie B.

One point. That’s it. Yet, knowing this squad and its leader Beppe Iachini, one point is not worth settling for. Palermo, let’s make it three.