Barcelona Confidential – look out for it
Late the other night, we tuned in to a cracking documentary Barcelona Confidential. It chronicles the 2004 boardroom elections at Barcelona FC and the subsequent tenure of Joan Laporte and his board. What drama! What comedy! What a great job running one of the world’s most glamorous football clubs!
The new board brought Barca into the 21st Century both on and off the pitch. And the characters involved are fascinating – if only because they’re so normal, excitable and, to be honest, simple. Seeing a board member scribble out a diagram on a scrap of paper illustrating bonus payments to an agent was… just not how it was portrayed in Footballers’ Wives.
If you can, watch it. It’s great.
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