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The ELECTIONS Thread - July 2, 2006

AC2010-05-09 18:18:28 +0000 #1
As you all know on JULY 2, 2006, Real Madrid will hold elections to assign a new President along with a new vice president and possibly board of directors. The SOCIOS of the club will be the ones to vote for the new president. To my knowledge, Real Madrid has roughly 80,000 socios

A requirement to be a candidate for this postition is to have 15% of the club's budget at your disposal which is rougly 45 million Euros. Obviously, not alot of people can be a candidate

Currently there are 3 candidates for president THAT I AM SURE OF

1. Juan Miguel Villar-Mir, a former economic vice president of Real Madrid under Mendoza and then under Lorenzo Sanz. A very powerful and influential man with a massive fortune. He's been known to turn any company he touches into gold. He had a seat in the goverment during the 1970's. His runningmate for the VP spot is former WRC champion Carloz Sainz. He was set to run for president but decided to merge with Villar-Mir and run for Vice president instead. Before merging with Villar-Mir, Sainz was said to be backed by Entrecanales, a very very powerful business man. It is rumored that their choice of manager is football legend Michel Laudrup. Laudrup's contract with Brondby will expire in June but he has not signed a new contract. They are also backed by former president Florentino Perez. Villar-Mir and Sainz are favorites to win the election as of now.

2. Ramón Calderón, A member of Florentino's board bt resigned recently to run for election. Calderon is backed by Grupo Prisa, a massive media conglomerate that controls El Pais, Cadena Ser, Cuatro, and Diario AS. With all those media outlets backing him, he is certainly man to look out for. His rumoured choice for manager is getafe's Bernd Schuster

3. Juan Palacios, he is backed by Camacho who will be his director of sports if elected. They want to bring back Vicente del Bosque as head coach. I don't really know much about him

Not sure about:

Martinez Laredo - I think he's running but I can't confirm it. I don't know much about him so i'll wait till I'm sure he's running before searching for info

LEADING CANDIDATES, Villa-Mir (left), Carlos Sainz (right)

Feanor2010-05-09 18:28:42 +0000 #2
Can you tell me what exactly does mean "tohave 15% of the club's budget at your disposal " ? It means that the would-be presidents should have a personal fortune of at least 45 millions ?
AC2010-05-09 18:55:13 +0000 #3

Originally Posted by Feanor

Can you tell me what exactly does mean "tohave 15% of the club's budget at your disposal " ? It means that the would-be presidents should have a personal fortune of at least 45 millions ?

yup, the candidate must prove that he has 45 million euros or around $56 million either from his own pockets, the support of someone etc. I think there are 2 reasons for that, 1. The money is there "just incase" something happens to the club financially, the president can handle the emergency... 2. Its a good way of filtering candidates, Real Madrid needs a person with power and influence to run it. Not just some guy from the street who thinks he can do it
raulmadrid2010-05-09 19:26:48 +0000 #4
I kinda like the idea of Laudrup joining.

He has had great succes with Brondby, and they players really like him
AC2010-05-09 19:39:26 +0000 #5
I like all the choices so far.

I kinda get the feeling we're doing a La porta. When he got elected Barca was in a crisis. Then he appoints a young, ex-player with little experience to be manager
Feanor2010-05-09 19:51:19 +0000 #6
You really need to learn from Laporta, guys. Instead of spending huge sums of money on "galacticos", I think it's much better to look for promising youngsters. Kerlon, Aguero, Babel, de Jong, Mascherano, Tevez are available.
AC2010-05-09 19:51:03 +0000 #7
I thought that was what happened when we bought Baptista, Cicinho, Robinho and Sergio Ramos. All under 25
Feanor2010-05-09 20:21:45 +0000 #8
Well, Baptista was a failure. Robinho and Sergio Ramos still have much to prove. Besides, you still have some "oldies" to replace.



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