On The Continent: More Barcelona troubles and Bruno Labbadia brings his Big Sam Energy

Luke Moore and Andy Brassell are back with a brand new episode of On The Continent and, my word, it’s all kicked off at the Camp Nou. 

Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu is fighting for his job as former VP Emili Rousaud filed a lawsuit against the Catalan club, claiming “corruption is evident.” We discuss the fallout from Rousaud’s lawsuit, address the power struggle involving Lionel Messi and the hierarchy and wonder whether the disgruntled pair of Ivan Rakitić and Marc-André ter Stegen may force moves away from the club. 

We also check in on the rest of Europe, as Bruno Labbadia brings his Big Sam Energy to Hertha Berlin and Florian Maurice takes up the sporting director job at Rennes. There’s also time to wonder what the longterm outlook for football fandom is, in light of the news that French Ultra groups are united in their protests against games behind closed doors. 

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