After the death of Josep Sunyol, a commission was created, called the Committee of Employees, to manage the club and ensure that nobody could take it over during the Civil War.
As Barša had, in theory, fallen into the hands of the workers, the first decision taken was to
‘confiscate’ the club and Les Corts stadium by forwarding them to the CNT-FAYA union.
The commission was made up of five people of unquestionable reputation that had always worked at
the service of F˙tbol Club Barcelona: Pere BallarÝn, Manuel Bassols, └ngel Sßnchez, general
secretary Rossend Calvet and masseur └ngel Mur. In November 1937, in an extremely cunning move
instigated by Calvet, three directors were added that had formed part of the board under Sunyol:
Francesc Xavier Casals, AgustÝ Bo and PaulÝ Carbonell. The former took charge of financial matters,
a particularly difficult task considering the club’s funds were almost nonexistent, and in
theory he took on the role of provisional president. It was this commission that maintained F˙tbol
Club Barcelona until the end of the Civil War and during its time in office, Barša won one Catalan
Championship, one Mediterranean league and one Catalan League.
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