GPS WITH TAPE
One of the reasons that explain the number of injured players has dropped this season is that the doctors and physical coaches have imposed to the players is that they train each day with a GPS display on them to control how much they work. Barça work with the Irish company Statsports, and each player has his personal vest. Days ago, just after discovering that the use of the GPS helps to avoid injuries, the marketing responsibles of the club gave an order. There is no agreement with Statsports and there's no need that the name of the Irish brand appears on pictures with the first team trainings. The solution: place a black tape over Statsports name and avoid free advertising.
THE LAST GOSSIP
It has been a bad week. Also because Fernando Borderías has left. Master of journalists, mentor of sports journalism in Barcelona of the last decades and unstoppable source of news. If this little space was in his hands, I can tell you, you would've missed it few Fridays. Those who rule would live a little more worried, with the certainty that Fernando, soon or later would reveal all their secrets. Days ago, already ill, the "Borderline" requested that somebody would ask one Barça director for his unkles, who was president of a Real Madrid fan club. "The unkle of one Barça director -vice-president to be clear-, president of one of the oldest Real Madrid fans club in Catalonia? This is a gossip all right!" We thought. After that, we checked that the fan was already dead and we decided to respect he memory of the Real Madrid unkle of Barça's vice-president. Now, as a little tribute to Fernando, we hope nobody argues about the last gossip by Borderías.
POETRY AND LEGAL DEFENSE
Aritmética del Desgaste (Esto no es Berlín Ediciones) is one of the most poetry books of the year 2014. It's author, José Angel González Franco, received the sponsorship by Pere Gimferrer himself, who sponsodred the author. Gimferrer, the most important Catalan poet alive these days, wrote the prologue of this book. It is an exceptional situation. Why does a poetry book appear on the gossip? Because the author, José Angel González Franco, is now one of the few trustworthy man of the president Bartomeu. We are talking about one of the most prestigious criminal lawyer and defense of Bartomeu's interests front the judge Ruz.