Depending on your point of view, Real MadridÃ¢ÂÂs 2006 presidential election was either a high point in the clubÃ¢ÂÂs institutional history or a cringing embarrassment. The whole polemical process included police visits to the Bernabeu to investigate full-to-the-brim ballot boxes appearing from cupboards, confirmed cases of vote-rigging, a postal poll stopped by a judge and an eventual victory for RamÃÂ³n CalderÃÂ³n that is still heavily contested. It was a glorious example of the devious lengths and lows that the rich and powerful would stoop to, to become MadridÃ¢ÂÂs president and use and abuse its enormous powers of patronage. They are currently three separate legal investigations underway looking into CalderÃÂ³nÃ¢ÂÂs grubby little reign on the club. The first and second concern vote-rigging in the 2006 election and the infamous AGM of 2008 - the act that eventually brought down the former presidentÃ¢ÂÂs regime after MarcaÃ¢ÂÂs vote-tampering exposÃÂ©.The most recent probe is attempting to work out where and to whom a reported Ã¢ÂÂ¬24 million in commissions from player transfers went during CalderÃÂ³nÃ¢ÂÂs spell. The former presidentÃ¢ÂÂs defence is that he made no money during his time at the club and knew nothing about the alleged cases of corruption during the first two affairs, leaving one with the conclusion that CalderÃÂ³n is either lying or incompetent. Now that Madrid are beginning their glorious, golden era of Florentino PÃÂ©rez II and his various club related construction projects - three and counting - attentions have turned to BarcelonaÃ¢ÂÂs 2010 presidential poll which already promises to be just as nasty as MadridÃ¢ÂÂs now legendary 2006 affair. Aside from BarÃÂ§aÃ¢ÂÂs double wins over Racing and MÃÂ¡laga over the past seven days, the big, big news from Catalunya was a story from El PeriÃÂ³dico that the clubÃ¢ÂÂs director general, Joan Oliver, had ordered a private investigation firm to poke about in the lives of four of the clubÃ¢ÂÂs five Vice Presidents.