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    Mentioned this in another thread yesterday. The region of Catalonia is today holding a poll to gauge support for independence from Spain. Not sure what their next step will be if the majority are in favour but it will be interesting to see the result coming so soon after Scotland's rejection. Also if the Catalans break away, will the Basques follow suit...then the Galicians??.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/r-pas...ndence-2014-11
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    There will be Independence in Cataloina as most Catalans want to be independent from Spain and over 300 years ago they were independent and just look as Spannish history and how Catalans were treated by Franco army and the stories still get worse of what Franco army did in Nortern Spain. FC Barcelona would be no more only for Irish man Frank O Farrell took them on tour of America and most of players never returned to Barcelona as they feared for there lives on return. Franco was king of Spain and the kings team Real Madrid. Just wait and see what happens next when Cataloina votes YES (SI). You will have a break away and who will be next the Basques or Galicians ????

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    I hope they get their independence as I've a very good friend from Catalonia she has told me so much bout it I really hope they Win
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy shy lad View Post
    There will be Independence in Cataloina as most Catalans want to be independent from Spain and over 300 years ago they were independent and just look as Spannish history and how Catalans were treated by Franco army and the stories still get worse of what Franco army did in Nortern Spain. FC Barcelona would be no more only for Irish man Frank O Farrell took them on tour of America and most of players never returned to Barcelona as they feared for there lives on return. Franco was king of Spain and the kings team Real Madrid. Just wait and see what happens next when Cataloina votes YES (SI). You will have a break away and who will be next the Basques or Galicians ????
    Patrick O'Connell was the Irishman who managed Barcelona.

    The Madrid government has declared the vote illegal so it will be interesting to see what the next couple of years will bring. Early indications are that the majority (of those who voted) are in favour so it appears to be game on
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    Barcelona , one of the best cities for food , love it .

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    Interesting stat: In 2008, before the recession in the Eurozone, in an opinion poll only 17% were in favour of Catalonia becoming an independent state. At the end of 2013 that figure had grown to 48.5%
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    Will Barca be ousted from La Liga?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallHorn View Post
    Will Barca be ousted from La Liga?
    The Spanish Football governing body has said that they will but not sure if they are just scaremongering. I'd say they will come to some arrangement similar to Cardiff and Swansea playing in the English league and other examples elsewhere. El Classico is too lucrative a fixture for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy shy lad View Post
    There will be Independence in Cataloina as most Catalans want to be independent from Spain and over 300 years ago they were independent and just look as Spannish history and how Catalans were treated by Franco army and the stories still get worse of what Franco army did in Nortern Spain. FC Barcelona would be no more only for Irish man Patrick O Connell took them on tour of America and most of players never returned to Barcelona as they feared for there lives on return. Franco was king of Spain and the kings team Real Madrid. Just wait and see what happens next when Cataloina votes YES (SI). You will have a break away and who will be next the Basques or Galicians ????
    Sorry I had Frank O Farrell and should have being Patrick O Connell. Frank O' Farrell was Man UTD manager in 1970s sorry for mix up as I want to put records right.

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    Cataluņa and Pais Vasco were strongly nationalist and the last areas to be subjugated by Franco in the civil war(the Basques in particular suffered a lot of repression under Franco)Both areas are more heavily industrialized than the rest of Spain and seemingly the Catalans believe they are paying too much in tax to Madrid.Both have the self identity of their own languages-even if only a minority speak Basque..Incidentally Spain is usually against breakaway regions like Kosovo being recognised,for obvious reasons(a club it joins Russia in.)

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