Skip to main content

Josep Maria Bartomeu to edge Joan Laporta, Agusti Benedito in Barcelona election

josep-maria-bartomeu-joan-laporta-agusti-benedito-barcelona-election-barca

Despite the vast majority of football clubs being owned by either pretentious millionaires or a consortium of rich shareholders with a visible leader, Barcelona is a club in which the future is decided by its 144,000 members.

Given the institution’s democratic nature, a new president is granted a mandate of six years to lead the club’s fortunes. Having said that, the president has the power to call for an early election if he so wishes -- which is exactly what happened this time round, with Josep Maria Bartomeu anticipating the election a whole year due to the crisis that exploded in his hands in early January 2015 and resulted in the sacking of sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, who was to blame for many controversial signings and strange decisions.



Having already collected at least 2534 signatures in their favour at this point, it has been confirmed that Josep Maria Bartomeu, Joan Laporta, Toni Freixa, Agustí Benedito and Joan Batiste have now officially become candidates for the presidential election which will be held at the Camp Nou on July 18th -- and they are not just talking about big transfersthey have also made La Masia an absolute priority.

READ my full "Bartomeu to edge Laporta, Benedito in race for Barcelona presidency" column for Weloba here.

It's your turn


Who would you vote for in the Barcelona elections? Can Bartomeu do a better job than Laporta? I'd love to hear your views. Share your comments with our community in the box below.

Popular posts from this blog

Who should Barcelona sign this summer? | The Barcablog Podcast

Marco Verratti and Thiago Alcantara are only two of the names discussed. Who else should be considered to join Barca during the summer transfer window? What does the team truly need?

This video is brought to you by FUBOTV. We have secured an EXCLUSIVE discount for you to watch ALL FC Barcelona matches in HD by clicking HERE -- You will also be supporting our podcast as well as we get a very small commission whenever our link is used.

The Barcablog Podcast #2 | Pique, Ramos, Verratti, Thiago, Ronaldinho and more!

Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marco Verratti, Thiago Alcantara, Ronaldinho and Dani Alves are only a few of the names discussed by Francesc and Dan in Episode #2 of The Barcablog Podcast. As always, you are in for a treat -- If you love FC Barcelona and opinionated Cules speaking their mind, that is!

This episode is brought to you by FUBOTV. We have secured an EXCLUSIVE discount for you to watch ALL FC Barcelona matches in HD by clicking HERE -- You will also be supporting our podcast as well as we get a very small commission whenever our link is used.

Enjoy the show!

Barcelona Podcast: Who is the best Brazilian to ever play for Barca?

Barcelona fans have witnessed the very best of Brazil at the Camp Nou for decades. With so many talented stars to choose from, Francesc and Dan have a difficult task ahead in their podcast: Can anyone beat Dani Alves to the top spot of our 'Best of Brazil' countdown?

How to watch every Barcelona game online, on mobile and on TV

Barcelona, lead by their legendary attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, are on a mission to bring more trophies to the Camp Nou museum this season -- and you should not miss a second of the action!

Whether you live in or outside the USA, you can easily stream every Barca match to your desktop computer, mobile device or even your TV.
US ONLY: JOIN FUBOTV
FuboTV is a live streaming channel that offers every Barcelona match as well as the whole of La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A and Premiera Liga for only $6.99 a month.

I have personally been watching Barca on FuboTV for years and the 1080p Ultra-HD quality is certainly the best in the market right now. No more dodgy, pixelated streaming for me!

There is a 7-DAY free trial option available and if you cancel your subscription within 24 hours you will not be charged.

Click here to sign up for a 7-DAY free trial with FuboTV.

OUTSIDE THE US: INSTALL CYBERGHOST FIRST
Fubo TV is currently only available in US. To watch …

Did Barcelona deserve to lose La Liga? | The Barcablog Podcast

Barcelona lost La Liga to Real Madrid after taking the title race to the very last game. Did Messi, Neymar, Suarez and the rest of the Barca stars do enough to secure the trophy?

This video is brought to you by FUBOTV. We have secured an EXCLUSIVE discount for you to watch ALL FC Barcelona matches in HD by clicking HERE -- You will also be supporting our podcast as well as we get a very small commission whenever our link is used.

Who will win La Liga in 2017/18?

The 2016/17 season was not one that we Barca fans will want to remember. We won’t talk about how that lot from Madrid won La Liga. We definitely won’t talk about Juventus. So, what else is there? Well, of course, there is the future. Let’s talk about that!
Things can change very quickly in football and if last season wasn’t one of our finest of all time, there’s no reason to say that the next one can’t be. The dust has yet to even begin to settle on the 2016/17 campaign, but here we assess our chances of reclaiming La Liga in 12 months’ time.
Barca are actually favourites in the very early La Liga betting for next term. We’re priced at odds of even money, whilst “they” are a shade longer at odds of 11/10. Indeed, lest any real gloom linger for too long, you should also know that the oddsmakers have installed Barcelona as favourites for next season’s Champions League too!
Lionel Messi and co are rated as a 9/2 shot to lift the Champions League in 2018. Again, that other bunch from the cap…

Marco Reus, preferred transfer target for Barca fans | Barcelona News

THE BARCABLOG PODCAST | Replacing Luis Enrique, Discussing La Masia | Episode I

We are proud to bring you our first ever The Barcablog Podcast! In this episode, Francesc and Dan discuss Luis Enrique’s replacement, Barça’s chances to win La Liga, the effectiveness of La Masia, Marlon’s impact on the first team, the future of Denis Suarez -- And some more mildly interesting random stuff!

Plus a special edition of ‘Random Corner’ in which the boys break down their horrendous 'The Worst 5 Barcelona signings of the XXI century' countdown. Did anyone beat Alexandr Hleb in our Top of the Flops list?

This episode is brought to you by FUBOTV. As a thank you, we have secured an EXCLUSIVE discount for you to watch every FC Barcelona match in HD by clicking HERE -- You will also be supporting our podcast as well as we get a very small commission whenever our link is used.

Enjoy the show!

BARCELONA PODCAST: El Clasico, Champions League elimination, La Liga

The latest Barca Podcast is now live! George Bennet from GB Articles interviewed Francesc Tomas and questioned him on Barca's recent El Clasico victory, the disastrous Champions League elimination and the decisive final matches in La Liga. You don't want to miss this!

Neymar must stay to secure Barcelona long-term success

Neymar has been excellent for Barcelona since he joined the Catalan giants back in the summer of 2013. Despite the many question marks over whether he would accept to share the spotlight with Lionel Messi, his professionalism off the pitch and even the legality of his transfer, the Brazilian youngster has made a remarkable impact and deservedly become a Camp Nou favourite.

As our partners as Sbobet Mobile know, Barcelona are not currently leading the La Liga table but nobody in their right mind would rule them out of retaining the title. If the Blaugranas are to leapfrog Real Madrid before the end of the season and win the league for the third consecutive season, Neymar has a huge role to play in the nine games remaining.

Fortunately for Cules, Neymar is currently playing the best football of his whole career. Fully established at both club and international level, the No.11's confidence and excellent form makes him a constant danger that rivals constantly struggle to contain -- …