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Barcelona supporters' club in China organises party to celebrate Bartomeu's resignation

Posted Friday, October 30, 2020 by Marca.com38 hits

A Barcelona supporters' club in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, in the southeast of the country, organised a celebratory dinner after the resignation of former Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Many Barcelona fans around the world were deighted to see Bartomeu and his board depart the club, and it seems that was the case in Shenzhen, too. According to the sports website Dongqiudi, this...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - Bye Bartomeu

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by 7M Sport137 hits

Let's start our 7M Daily Laugh today.   Bye Bartomeu       Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in 39       LOL       Thank you for everything legend       Real Madrid Fans Today!       Real Madrid Draw Their UCL Match Against Monchengladbach.       Thanks For All The Memories!    ...Full Story »

Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona president

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Marca.com67 hits

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his board have handed in their resignation following a meeting held on Tuesday evening. Bartomeu came to the decision ahead of the vote of no confidence against him which was set to be held at the beginning of November. Despite presenting a tough stance on Monday, when he said that resigning had not crossed his mind, Bartomeu will leave his post a...Full Story »

Bartomeu resists and will not step down as Barcelona president

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Marca.com38 hits

Barcelona's directors held a meeting on Monday with Josep Maria Bartomeu deciding against resigning as the Blaugrana president following the motion of no confidence against him and his board, who won't step down either. The board is awaiting the final decision of the Catalan government on whether the referendum can be held on November 1 and 2. On Monday, Barcelona sent a letter to Pere Aragon...Full Story »

'I couldn't let Messi leave Barcelona' - Bartomeu opens up on transfer saga

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by Goal.com76 hits

The Camp Nou chief has come under fire for his handling of the situation but is adamant the end result was a success Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has declared he could not allow Lionel Messi to leave the club and suggested congratulations were in order following the star's decision to stay put. Messi handed in a shock transfer request last month but Barca refused to allow the Arg...Full Story »

Messi hits out at Bartomeu: He did not keep his word

Posted Saturday, September 05, 2020 by Marca.com53 hits

As Lionel Messi revealed that he will stay at Barcelona, he had harsh criticism of Josep Maria Bartomeu's role in the transfer saga. Bartomeu insisted that Messi wouldn't be able to leave since the June 10 clause in his contract had passed, but the player claims there was a verbal agreement that a decision could be made whenever the 2019/20 season finished. "I told the club, including the pr...Full Story »

Coincidence or smokescreen? Bartomeu's car turns up at Jorge Messi's apartment... driven by his son

Posted Thursday, September 03, 2020 by Marca.com51 hits

Josep Maria Bartomeu's car turned up for talks with Jorge Messi in Barcelona, but the Blaugrana president didn't. In bizarre scenes, the Barcelona president's car arrived outside Jorge's apartment in the Catalan city without him in it. Instead, Bartomeu's son was driving the car, which had an L-plate on the rear window, alongside Bartomeu's wife. It could a coincidence because Bartomeu's ho...Full Story »

WHAT A MESS Lionel Messi transfer request: Furious Barcelona fans protest against president Bartomeu outside Nou Camp

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk78 hits

Angry supporters congregated at the club's stadium and protested against president Josep Maria Bartomeu, demanding his resignation. Barcelona fans congregated outside the Nou Camp to show their support for Lionel Messi Credit: AFP or licensors The Argentine icon has decided he wants to quit the club after a series of fallouts with the hierarchy Credit: Reuters It is understood the board will ...Full Story »

Bartomeu, at least let Messi leave with honour

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by Marca.com75 hits

The day of Lionel Messi saying goodbye had to come. All Barcelona fans awaited with anguish that moment that seems to have come with the now famous fax. The problem is that Barcelona fans imagined this glorious era ending with fireworks, under the shelter of a new title - perhaps a Champions League - and surrounded by success and happiness. The end, however, could come after a horrible trophy...Full Story »

Lionel Messi summer transfer decision confirmed by Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2020 by Express.co.uk112 hits

Barcelona are a club in turmoil. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted Lionel Messi will not be sold this summer and will lead the rebuild with new manager Ronald Koeman. The ramifications of Barcelona's stunning 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on Friday continues at the Camp Nou with sporting director Eric Abidal following Quique Setien out of the club. The Spanish side have move...Full Story »

'Koeman will be Barcelona coach' - Bartomeu confirms imminent hiring of Dutch boss

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2020 by Goal.com63 hits

The club will turn to the former defender in the wake of an embarrassing Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that Ronald Koeman will be named the club's next head coach. Koeman will be brought in to replace Quique Setien after the Spanish boss was dismissed in the aftermath of Barca's 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Ch...Full Story »

Barcelona will not sign Lautaro or Neymar this summer, admits Bartomeu

Posted Monday, August 03, 2020 by Goal.com72 hits

Barcelona will be unable to complete a deal to sign either Laurato Martinez from Inter or Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar this summer, according to president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Although both players have long been linked with a switch to Camp Nou - in particular the Argentina attacker - Bartomeu has admitted that the coronavirus crisis has put the club’s finances into a state of ...Full Story »

Bartomeu has 'no doubt' that Messi will finish his career at Barcelona

Posted Monday, July 13, 2020 by Goal.com44 hits

The Catalan boss is supremely confident the Argentine star won't be leaving Camp Nou anytime soon Barcelona president Jose Maria Bartomeu has reiterated the likelihood that Lionel Messi will end his career at the club. The 33-year-old is currently contracted until the end of next season with Barcelona holding talks with the Argentina attacker about an extension. While there's been specula...Full Story »

Xavi will be Barcelona coach sooner or later - Bartomeu

Posted Monday, July 13, 2020 by Goal.com56 hits

The Spaniard will be returning to Camp Nou as a coach in the future, but exactly when remains to be seenBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted Xavi will become the club's manager "sooner or later" but revealed the club is ready to back Quique Setien for next season. The Catalans have struggled to impress under Setien and are currently second in La Liga with Real Madrid in pole...Full Story »

Messi leaving Barcelona? It's Bartomeu who's now facing an early exit

Posted Sunday, July 05, 2020 by Goal.com85 hits

Lionel Messi never used to say much. As a kid, he was famously introverted. Former Barcelona youth team defender Robert Franch told Goal how Messi joined the Infantil B side "without us even hearing him say hello". Even after establishing himself as the best player in the world, Messi shunned the limelight. He was always content to let his football do the talking for him, and it spoke volum...Full Story »

'Messi will renew & summer return for Neymar possible' – Bartomeu battling Rousaud on Barca's transfer plans

Posted Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Goal.com48 hits

Former Barcelona vice-president Emili Rousaud has said he believes Lionel Messi will soon sign a contract renewal, and that Neymar could return to the club in the summer. Rousaud recently departed Barca in controversial fashion, resigning his position and saying he is ready to go to legal war with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Among his allegations, Rousaud has said “corru...Full Story »

Leaks, scandals and mistakes leave Barcelona braced for civil war as Bartomeu prepares boardroom clear-out

Posted Thursday, April 09, 2020 by Goal.com35 hits

Tensions at Camp Nou have reached a new high as Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu prepares a wholesale cull in the boardroom, which is set to be resisted by senior club figures. Bartomeu, who has been in charge of the Spanish giants since July 2015, has found his position under severe pressure this season following a series of errors. The president's perceived mishandling of the situation...Full Story »

'Don't talk too loud, Barcelona!' - Guardiola bites back after Bartomeu's FFP comments

Posted Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Goal.com99 hits

Pep Guardiola has fired back at Josep Maria Bartomeu after the Barcelona president praised the sanctions levied against Manchester City by UEFA. UEFA announced on Friday that Manchester City have been banned from competing in the Champions League for two years while handing down a €30 million fine (£25m/$33m) to the Premier League champions. The ban stems from violations of Financ...Full Story »

Barcelona hire PR company to clean the image of Bartomeu and criticise players, ex-players and opponents

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Marca.com74 hits

It has emerged that Barcelona hired a PR company, I3 Ventures, to cleanse the image of Josep Maria Bartomeu on social media, in addition to disparaging players and former players who opposed his premiership. This latest scandal comes in the wake of Lionel Messi's rather public dispute with Eric Abidal, which Bartomeu himself was actually forced to try and mediate. According to a report by Qu...Full Story »

Bartomeu to write to Rubiales about Barcelona's denied penalty

Posted Sunday, December 15, 2019 by Marca.com83 hits

Josep Maria Bartomeu will write a letter of complaint to Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), after Barcelona were denied a penalty during their draw with Real Sociedad. Gerard Pique appealed for a spot-kick after he went down under the challenge of Diego Llorente in the area. Referee Gil Manzano gave nothing, which further infuriated Barcelona after Sergio...Full Story »

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