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Bartomeu counting on the ball in play

Every day that passes is another adventure for Josep Maria Bartomeu, as he continues to lose support on a number of fronts.

The Barcelona president’s decision to allow the match with Las Palmas to go ahead amidst the political unrest in Catalonia has ultimately cost him a couple of directors.

Both vice-president Carles Vilarrubi and Jordi Mones disagreed with Bartomeu on the matter and subsequently resigned.

They had been weighing it up for some time but the turn of events on Sunday made their decision a simple one.

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Bartomeu does not have the support of the group – it is not just these two directors that opposed him, others feel the same.

They are putting up with it for now, but it is only a matter of time, because the problems keep on coming.

The Barcelona chief’s future has been in the balance ever since the two tax scandals and the poor transfer business this summer.

The vote of no confidence against Bartomeu has been hanging over his head for some time now, with two important matters still up in the air – the contract renewals of stars Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi.

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The relationship with the squad is not good and although this had started to deteriorate last season, the issues in the transfer market have aggravated the disillusionment.

The players feel cheated because they believe that promises from the club’s hierarchy have not been delivered on and now, after what happened on Sunday, Gerard Pique is not happy.

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Messi’s goals have got Barcelona to the top of LaLiga – where they would be without him is unthinkable.

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