Since Angel Haro and Jose Catalan were voted in they’ve had an agenda of change and model of restructuring they want to implement to bring this grand club up to date and into the 21st century. We’ve recently had the deal to create Real Betis’ first basketball team after the club decided to rescue the suffering CB Sevilla team. We’ve also had the installation of Betis TV and even the demolition of Gol Sur in anticipation  of a bigger and better stand.

Change is also afoot within the management system. In the next few weeks, the club will make a series of changes within their professional management structure with the idea to modernise the club and take us to the next level.

The first change involves the marketing channel which was announced earlier this week, and confirmed on Thursday by the Consejo. We now have Ramón Alarcón in the ranks, the new Marketing, Communications and Development Director.

Betis will now have three heads of what is considers to be major strands:

  • Sporting Director – Miguel Torrecilla
  • Corporate Director – Federico Martínez Feria
  • Business/Marketing Director – Ramón Alarcón

In my view it’s about time the club started to modernise. It was not that long ago when you couldn’t apply for tickets online! For this reason I think Haro and Catalan are the fresh air the club needed after a lot of dirty, mucky stuff.

I’m  not sure of the SEO marketing structure at Real Betis in truth, but if the team happen to come across this backlink and Ramón Alarcón happens to be reading, get in touch.

Las obras del nuevo Gol Sur del estadio Benito Villamarín siguen avanzando (Foto: RBB)


Osasuna vs Real Betis (Friday 21st October, 19:45 UK)

After the ridiculous last weekend comes a much more winnable game against Osasuna in Pamplona. It’s not been labelled as a ‘final’ for Gus Poyet but it’s certainly a big game and a chance to turn the page; lose this and the pressure is on big time.

On paper this game doesn’t look like it will be the greatest game you’ll ever watch. In true Osasuna fashion, the are currently inhabiting the relegation zone with just one victory this season (only one less than Betis). However their goals scored and against stats are actually better than Betis’ which tells you how poorly we have started the season. Not impressive at all.

There are likely to be a few changes to the team that suffered against Madrid. It’s thought that Ryan Donk will come into defense for the injured Pezzella, and Mandi will be kept instead of Bruno. Alex Martinez will start at left back after a technical reason by Poyet to leave out Durmisi. We may also see, finally, Sanabria be paired with Ruben Castro up top, however Musonda isn’t fit enough to make the journey having trained away from the squad this week.

Osasuna are on a role after getting their first victory of the season last week away at Eibar. They still haven’t won at home this campaign though after losing two and drawing two. Despite this, guess who there last victory at home was against? Correct – Real Betis!

This game is further complicated by the fact that El Sadar also proves to be historically troublesome for Real Betis. Our last victory there was a 2-0 win in the 2008-09 season with goals from Aurelio and Pavone.

So we’ll all set for another Friday night of entertainment, the last game for a couple of weeks until we return again to this slot. Really, I know RFEF put teams who don’t play in Europe down for the Friday games but this is getting ridiculous now.