Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Live Coverage: Twitter chat session Sandro Rosell

At 9 pm Barcelona time, a one-hour Twitter chat session with Sandro Rosell will start. This blog will try to cover the session live by translating the answers published at Rosell's twitter account.



* Sandro Rosell ready for the chat. At the right of the picture you see Rosell's brother Sergi, at the left internet entrepreneur Didac Lee. *


Good evening, I'm here with the friends of my 2.0 Council to start the chat with all of you.

There will be things you will ask me that I won't reply now since we're not yet campaigning. We'll have time to talk about that later on.


Foster, the sports area, the economic area, the social area, everything that has to do with the future of our club we of course want to maintain or improve!

Will you count on Guardiola?
What is functioning well won't be touched, I will do my best to improve the other things.

What has been your reaction when you heard about the renewal of Pep Guardiola?
It's very good news. Thanks Pep.

Will you keep Guardiola?
Great idea, if you allow me and there are no copyright problems, I will include it in my election program.

Sandro Rosell is a Mac user!!!
I have bought my first Mac in 1983 and it was a Plus, who worked on floppy discs without hardware.


You created the media phenomenon Brazil.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the media phenomenon Brazil was created by the beaches, the caipirinhas, the carnaval and the football, not by me...

After the interview published today by Expansión: can Barça be presided part-time?
Expansión asked if it "was possible", which doesn't mean I would do it. I will dedicate the time that is needed.

I'm replying as fast as I can...

You already have your board team?
We almost have the people in place.

About the access to the stadium, when will they take into account the tall people?
The stadium should be accessible for everyone.


Hello from Poland (yes, we have socis here;))! How are you going to improve situation of cules and socios who live abroad?
New Technologies, like Twitter and Web 2.0 Platforms will help to be closer, but we want you in Camp Nou...

Will you continue with Unicef on the Barça shirt (we hope so), also when an attractive economic offer comes in?
FCB is a club of solidary people and money isn't everything in life.

What will you do so the culés from outside Catalonia no longer feel distanced like is happening now with Laporta?
ALL club members of Barça are club members of Barça


as your campaign for president is very web 2.0, can supporters expect a 2.0 BarÇa?
yes, of course, FCB has to be first in the world in everything, and technology is not an exception

would you accept to hold a television debate with the other presidential candidates?
yes, i think it's a good way to discuss the different election programs

laporta has acted in a catalanist way, something the club had lost along the way, do you want to continue that line?
Barça is a Catalan club, reaching out to all social classes and politically plural

which other sports do you like? will you and see the other sports teams of barça
i like all sports excpt cricket, so i will go and watch them all

what do you think about youth teams that have 30-40-50% foreign players
great question! i think until the age of 14 it's a bad thing. from 14 years on, it has to be analyzed more profoundly

how do you see the relations with espanyol?
barça has always been a gentleman's club and that has to be continued, we have to respect everyone

i have lived in brazil and they respect you a lot there. what do you remember from your time at nike there?
the people. i've learnt a lot and i've made friends forever. long live brazil!

you didn't want to sign eto'o not to harrass florentino. is that true? why don't you reply delicate questions?
it's not true. i did the first phone call with eto'o. i won't discuss election issues until the elections.

if you didn't yet present your campaign, why are you already campaigning on twitter?
i'm not campaigning, i'm talking with twitter friends. when i will campaign, we won't have enough mbytes

do you arrive on time when the second halfs start?
i always try to arrive on time, at all my appointments, and if they are as important as a barça game, even more

you remember the first barça game you went to?
i know i started going when i was 5 years old, but the first game i remember was when i was 9 years old, against granada

i think that a youth section in the stadium to cheer the team without stopping would be great
as a club member, i would be delighted if the liverpool fans would envy us

you also think that the presidential term of office should be a maximum of two terms?
i absolutely think so!


to a lot of people: the club structures depend on the talent of the people who fill the positions

what's the main quality of laporta?
that he's a culé

do you keep on training sandro? what's your marathon record?
yes, i keep on training, now i'm doing 10 km. the best time i set in london six years ago, 3:42h


it's 10pm. the interview ends?
ten more minutes, no?

when do you plan to present your candidacy?
the first day after the election are called

will we continue without women in the board of directors? what's your policy regarding this issue?
yes, but not because of quotas but based on personal and professional value

are you having bodyguards now?
no, no i don't have bodyguards, although i have been spied upon by detectives and that's very sad...

let's have the last one

several people have asked this: my club member's number is 12.556

thanks a lot to everyone for the time we spent together. and what do you think... the next one on facebook?

i will do an effort to reply to some more questions. today has been a great experience. thanks!

that's it, blog readers. hope some of you learned something...