Whilst Luis Enrique and his battered battalion are taking care of business on the pitch, the FC Barcelona board are gearing up for the first Member’s Assembly of the Josep Maria Bartomeu era this coming Sunday. The club brass are as usual a busy bunch, dealing with issues from UEFA to recent accusations of referee bias against the club. The topic today however is straight cash homey. Board vice-president presiding over finances, Susana Monje took the stage yesterday to declare that “FC Barcelona’s finances are in good health. We are in our strongest position in history”. Some may be wondering how true this is given some strategically placed stories over the past weeks that the club could not spend in January seeing as they were destitute.
Let’s go back to the accounts from July 2015. I customarily do a summary of the club annual report when they are released but was unable to this year for various reasons. But seeing as this is what will be presented and predictably approved by the members on Sunday, the timing works out fine.