Bari were relegated to Serie B after the 2010–11 season finishing 17 points short of 17th placed Lecce. During the season manager Giampiero Ventura was replaced by Bortolo Mutti in a failed attempt to save the club from relegation. On the 4th of March, 2011, Bari played its 1,000th game in Serie A.

April 1978: Two trains collide near a ravine next to Murazze Vado. Some of the carriages fall into the gorge, killing 42

"I want to express my condolences to the families and I have ordered, with no holding-back, [an inquiry] to find who is responsible," he said.

Yes, this is exactly what I meant when I spoke about the ultras’ mentality. The consequence of what the fans did at the Pescara-Bari match [in 1984], destroying bars and rioting with the police meant the Lega [football association] prevented real fans from travelling to the following away games.

In November 2009, a take-over bid was rejected.[6] A Texas-based company JMJ Holdings also gave an intent to take over in August 2009.[7][8]

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One of those pulled from the wreckage was a small child, who was airlifted to hospital.

Finally, can you explain what it means to be a Bari supporter?

The local authorities have appealed for blood donors to come forward.

Emergency services are trying to free passengers from the wrecked carriages near the town of Andria.

The iconic image of Platt at Bari in that season is of the Englishman stood over the ball on the penalty spot at the San Nicola. He was deadly from set pieces and was predatory in the box – as can be seen from his brace against Roma. These exploits soon turned the heads of Juventus who decided to rescue Platt from the prospects of playing in Serie B. It was a huge move for the man from Crewe. It was a shame that Platt’s romance with Bari did not continue but the memories remain.

It was unclear what led to the collision, which happened in good weather at 11:30 local time (09:30 GMT) in the southern region of Puglia.

The line, managed by Ferrotramviaria, is used by thousands of people daily on about 200 trains. Work is under way to make it a double-track line.

From one iconic ex-Bari player to another, Antonio Cassano was born in the city and grew up in the youth team but it does not look as if he will return. What does he represent for the club and fans?

Following the attack, the harbor was closed for operations for three weeks and it did not return to full capacity until February 1944.

Bari's Giuseppe De Luca was the victim of Comi's alleged Luis Suarez-esque intervention during the 2-1 defeat. In addition to his claim of being...

Mednarodni sodnik Borut Šivic, ki se ta teden mudi na finalnem turnirju FUTSAL LIGE PRVAKOV v Bakuju, bo danes drugi sodnik na tekmi za končno 3.mesto v letošnji sezoni FUTSAL CUP-A. Kairat 16.00 Araz First referee: Marc Birkett (ENG) - Second referee: Borut Šivic (SVN) Stadium: Sarhadchi Olympic Sport Complex, Baku (AZE)  

The official presidential history of Bari, since 1929 until the present day.

Bari have had many managers and trainers, some seasons they have had co-managers running the team, here is a chronological list of them from 1928 onwards:[12]

The Bari supporters formed their first group in 1976, led by Franco Marvulli, nicknamed “Florio”. They united under a banner that read “Alè Grande Bari Club Ultras”. During that same season positive results on the field helped Bari earn promotion to Serie B and, following the example of many other Italian cities, Bari’s organised support was created.

There is often a sense that the ultras movement can be a negative phenomenon, what are is your opinion?

Although the club was founded early on, clubs from the Mezzogiorno were not very well represented in the early Italian football championships and thus Bari did not take part in the early seasons. In fact only Campania had a regional section in the league from that area prior to the First World War. The war would see the original club becoming defunct, before being reorganised under the same name.

Despite some good crowds in Serie A in the following seasons, the stadium’s final hurrah on the international stage came in 1991 when it hosted the European Cup final won by Red Star Belgrade. The gradual decline of the ground heightened as Bari slipped out of Serie A and found themselves playing in front of 5,000 fans.

What moments have been the most memorable for Bari?


Four days before the discussions were held, a Malaysian flag was spotted hanging from...

Today politics is on the decline in the stadia. However, it has not disappeared. At Bari for example, there is controversy within the ranks of the ultras as to whether the colour of the shirts they wear should be black or red… [a metaphor for the struggle between small left-leaning and right-leaning political factions within the support].

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Prime Minister Matteo Renzi interrupted a trip to Milan and returned to Rome, after ordering an investigation into the crash.

Local pride or “campanilismo” is often very prominent across Italy. Is being from Puglia important to Bari fans?

“If I hadn’t scored that goal, I might still have ended up playing in Italy but, realistically, I’m sure it was the catalyst,” said David Platt about his extra-time goal against Belgium in the last-16 of Italia 90.

In a statement released by the club, it was confirmed that a preliminary agreement was made on April 8 when Datuk Noordin acquired a 50 percent stake of the Italian side.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Apulia regional leader Mario Loizzo said he was "deeply shaken" by the crash.

Easy to get to thanks to budget airlines flying to Bari, the city has an atmospheric old town and a handful of sites worth seeing. Outside the city, the region of Puglia offers a lot more and Bari is an ideal starting or finishing point when exporing the area.

Bari is a busy sea port and doesn't have much of a reputation as a tourist destination but is actually a decent place to stay for a few nights either side of a game.

An important example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, the church has a simple Romanesque façade with three portals; in the upper part is a rose window decorated with monstruous and fantasy figures. The interior has a nave and two aisles, divided by sixteen columns with arcades. The crypt houses the relics of Saint Sabinus and the icon of the Madonna Odigitria.

"I think we must have absolute clarity on this. We will not stop until we understand what happened."

Prva tekma četrtfinala pokala med ekipama KMN Oplast in KMN Benedikt, ki se je v petek odvijala v kobariški dvorani, je zmago s 5:3 prinesla domačinom. Po prvem polčasu so vodili gostje, zadetek je v 13. minuti dosegel Bojan Klemenčič, ...

Bari are based in the city of the same name in the south east of Italy. They are one of quite a few teams that have spent the last few decades being promoted to, and relegated from, Serie A.

July 2002: A passenger train derails in Rometta Messina, killing eight people