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    Sandro Rosell

    It`s official. Sandro Rosell said that he will run for president once Laporta`s term expires.
    He also promised 3 world class signings for FC Barcelona. Wonder who he has in mind...

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    oh wow!! World class signings?!!!! Brilliant. We need more stars..if there's anything this team lacks its some big names to fill all our gaps. God i love sandro. Laporta is pissing me off.

    not.

    Laporta has gone a long way in making it clear that we shuldnt have more than 2.5 stars in our squad. We dont need big names in every position. Im not looking forward to laporta leaving
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    And you shouldn`t. His friend Sorriano will probably run too. So after Laporta theres a good chance we`ll see another version of him

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    There is a potential Eto'o and Henry leaving in 2010, so two new additions, stars, wouldn't be that odd. I think I read somewhere, that Pato was a target for Rosell, that, I wouldn't mind.. But let's see what his plans are

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    If Pato is his target then it is great. But I already don`t like him. Laporta was brilliant and to bad he can`t continue. We shouldn`t have more then 3 stars in team.
    I thought that we will buy just right back(backup), left back(backup) and maybe a winger and this isn`t really what I wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zqa- View Post
    There is a potential Eto'o and Henry leaving in 2010, so two new additions, stars, wouldn't be that odd. I think I read somewhere, that Pato was a target for Rosell, that, I wouldn't mind.. But let's see what his plans are
    Yeah, but what im saying is sandro should realise lots of cules have moved on and realise unity in the team is more important than building a team of stars.

    To be fair, the mentioning of the stars is just something bojan picked out, so its not as if his whole manifesto is based on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maz View Post
    Yeah, but what im saying is sandro should realise lots of cules have moved on and realise unity in the team is more important than building a team of stars.

    To be fair, the mentioning of the stars is just something bojan picked out, so its not as if his whole manifesto is based on that.
    Yeah maz. The press took out the most interesting thing for them ("3 spectacular signings"). Same as you, I`m in the dark about about the rest of his plans. I do know however that Sandro supported Guardiola right from the beginning.
    Rumors is, and I`m not sure if it`s true, Pep gets along with Rosell much better than with Laporta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zqa- View Post
    There is a potential Eto'o and Henry leaving in 2010, so two new additions, stars, wouldn't be that odd. I think I read somewhere, that Pato was a target for Rosell, that, I wouldn't mind.. But let's see what his plans are
    Pato and Benzema were his targets last year
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    There are probably lots of people pep gets along with that wouldnt be best candidates for presidency!!

    Im skeptical about rosell. I dont think it was ever confirmed that the attempt to 'overthrow' laporta a few summers ago, and again recently, was masterminded by rosell, but its pretty much accepted that thats the case. And because of that ill always be very cautious of him. I hate that he tried to destabalise the club because he didnt like laporta.

    Not to mention it makes rosell seem like a bitch and makes me think..would he have the personality and character to run one of the biggest clubs in the world? He clearly has an ego (he fell out with laporta and left the board)..but theres nothing worse than a bitch with an ego.
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    Don't know that much about him other than he snapped up Ronnie because of his good relationship with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maz View Post
    He clearly has an ego (he fell out with laporta and left the board)..but theres nothing worse than a bitch with an ego.
    So.. Would you rate all the others as bitches with ego? Because, you know, almost 90% of the initial board left because they didn`t get on with Laporta. Txiki is pretty much the only high-profile executive that stayed.

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    I like Rosell but in Laporta we trust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    So.. Would you rate all the others as bitches with ego? Because, you know, almost 90% of the initial board left because they didn`t get on with Laporta. Txiki is pretty much the only high-profile executive that stayed.
    I'm with you on this Bojan, IMO Txiki is a Yes Man that's why he stick it out with Laporta. The problem with Rossell is, he is not a Catalan, is he? Though I want him to be the next president. How would he accomplish that knowing that Catalans have a "love their own" mindset?

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely and I think that's what happened to Laporta. Thank God 2010 is around the corner!


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    Yeah, but he have to step down in 2010, so ... He he.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    So.. Would you rate all the others as bitches with ego? Because, you know, almost 90% of the initial board left because they didn`t get on with Laporta. Txiki is pretty much the only high-profile executive that stayed.
    He was one of his most outspoken critics and was vice president at the time. Perhaps the others were as outspoken, but the media focussed alot on what rosell had to say. Not to mention he critisised him in his book. Which other board members were on level with rosell in terms of voicing their criticism?

    And 90% of the board did not leave. I dont know the figure but it was no way near 90%. It was rosell and some of rosell's supporters. About 5 or 6 members. And the board was made up of somewhere between 12 and 18 members. 90%??

    Rosell tried to remove laporta on several occasions. He wanted to be in charge of the club, and wasnt willing to compromise with laporta when he was vice president. This is the same laporta that went on to bring us a second la liga title, the Champions league trophy, and Pep. Whether rosell was pro-Pep or not doesnt change the fact that laporta has been very important for the club. All the time rosell continued to try to destabalise laporta. A definite bitch move.

    As for some of the board leaving ~6 months ago, in my opinion it was because they believed that laporta would not survive the vote-of-no-confidence, and thus resigned in order to form their own new board which would run for presidency and continue with laporta's legacy. As far as i know they didnt critisize laporta.

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