Friday, January 8, 2010

Weekly Round-Up (6): Laporta's brother

Every week an overview of the posts from this blog is published on Barcelona news site totalBarca.

As time goes by, it becomes more and more clear that one single board candidacy is at this moment very unlikely, with the two board members who want to run for president, first vice-president Alfons Godall and assets vice-president Jaume Ferrer, having stated over the past days that it probably won't happen.

Ferrer, who feels backed by a poll carried out by his team, told in radio interviews that an agreement is difficult: "Alfons Godall is a good board colleague but I think it's complicated we would find a deal to have one single candidacy. The problem isn't who should lead the candidacy, it's about private issues, so I think it is difficult."

While some think it's a clash of egos, Godall suggested in an interview (part 1 - part 2) that Ferrer is asking to have some of his supporters in a next board, as Godall also hopes to get the support of current president Laporta: "I hope for the advice and the love of the friend who I got to know in 1968 when we met at the elementary school in Barcelona. Since then, we've loved each other as brothers."

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