Monday, March 8, 2010

Laporta wants exemplary elections

Speaking at a fan club meeting in the Catalan town of Sabadell, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said that he hopes for a model elecion process and repeated his support for the candidacy of Barcelona first vice-president Alfons Godall:

"We are starting an election process in which I cannot run and all we want is for the elections to be exemplary, that all those who run can compete on equal terms. We want elections that have the highest participation possible, in which the club member should decide.

The only thing I ask those who take part is to maintain the values that, in my opinion, the president and his board should have, namely experience, consistency, honesty and responsibility.

I think that I don't violate any rule when, as a club member, I say that in my opinion Godall has all the values I just mentioned and I can know this because being the president is not easy, it changes your life.

Godall, Sala i Martín and their team have the expertise that is needed to continue with this model, that we cannot squander. A model that has given us the current successes, and we're only a half-way.

We have a great ride ahead, in all aspects, and especially regarding the football team, since most of our players have a lot of years left. They are playing the football we love and which should be continued for a long time."

Read more:
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Could president Laporta become vice-president?


  1. Pep, All your blogs were unavailable all of yesterday.

  2. i know, kamikaze, check for the full story here: (scroll down to first post)

    to be informed if something like this happens again, add yourself on twitter or facebook ;-)

  3. I'm glad that almost everything's back to normal and quite fast .Good luck with the other blog too pep .

  4. thanks, johnny! good start of the week... :-)

  5. Short term technical difficulties for the win. At least it was not permanent and luckily I did find you on facebook.

    As for the exemplary elections, it's going to be a mud slinging contest.

  6. Every time I look at this picture I have a feeling they are just shouting "Al loro!". :)

    p.s. I'm glad your blogs are back pep, but it looks like your old comments are lost.

  7. like the comments under the posts, chris? i just clicked a bit around and i found old posts with comments. or do you mean something else?

  8. The other comments are still there, but look for your old comments.

  9. only my comments are away? everywhere? that would be strange, will check it tomorrow. but anyway, the posts are the most important thing, comments are just a little extra :)

  10. It seems the restoring of your account wasn't perfect. The strange thing is that on the main page the comment counter of each post includes your missing comments too so we can see how many comments are missing at the affected posts.

  11. yeah, it appears to be so that by making my google account "temporarily unavailable", all the comments i made when i was signed in with that account have been deleted, and weren't restored when they gave me again access to my account. don't know if this can be solved, will check it.