Juventus - Fans
The Fans and History
Black & White Fighters Gruppo Storico 1977 and Irriducibili Vallette.
Fronte Bianconero, Nucleo 1985, Fossa Dei Campioni, XXV Marzo, Official Fans, Feudo, Opposta Fazione, Movimento(Roma), Gruppo Homer.
Former and historic groups:
Venceremos, Autonomia Bianconera, Panthers, Indians, La Vecchia Guardia, Viking, N.A.B, Black and White Supporters, Area Bianconera, Drughi Bianconeri, Drughi Kaos, Gioventa Bianconera and Arancia Meccanica (Clockwork Orange).
The majority of the groups are right sided.
Piacenza(the only real and solid allie), Avellino and Den Haag (Netherlands: The Friendship started between Den Haag fans and Vikings years ago. They come and give a hand when Juve play against Torino, Fiorentina and Ajax.).
Practically the rest specially: Fiorentina, Roma, Inter, Milan, Torino and Parma.
The fans welcomed the new trainer Carlo Ancelotti in a very hostile way due to his past as Milan and Roma player and Parma trainer. Slogans were written all over the city before, during and after his arrival. He made his debut in Piacenza-Juve 0-2 and in that occasion some Juve fans put on a banner whcih said: "Un maiale non puo allenare. Ancelotti vattene"(A pig can't be coach. Ancelotti go away).
The most loved and hated name of a supportergroup was "Arancia Meccanica" which means "Clockwork Orange" in Italian. The name was chosen after "Fighters" were split in 1987 and given because of the great admiration of the movie by Stanley Kubrick. The name was really hated by the Juventus board and by the police because of the movie's violence. The group was forced to change name to "Drughi"(later "Drughi Bianconeri") name given once again in connection to the movie. Drughi was the name of the gang Alex was head of in the movie.
Juventus are called "La fidanzata d'Italia" which means Italy's girlfriend, because they are the most popular, but also the most hated team. This maybe because of their total domination of Italy for years and years. Juventus fans are spread all over the country, this has created several problems for organized supportergroups since the early 70's.