Category: Cardiff City


In case any of you were too busy watching the relegation battles on Tuesday night, you may have missed the news that, after three straight years of play-off heartache, Cardiff City were promoted to the Premier League after a 50-year absence from the top flight.

Vincent Tan, Malaysia's ninth richest man, celebrated his club's promotion along with Cardiff fans at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday (Image | football365.com)

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan celebrated his club’s promotion along with fans at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday (Image | football365.com)

The achievement has been heralded as a landmark moment in the history of Welsh football. Ten percent of next year’s Premier League teams will be Welsh… but is there really much that Welsh footballers stand to gain?

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Seeing red | Cardiff City supporters are incensed by their club’s decision to undergo a re-brand. (Image | Sky Sports)

Cardiff City have undergone a hugely controversial re-branding exercise, involving altering the club’s home kit from blue to red, and changing the badge from a bluebird to a dragon. Previously, when the plans were made known to supporters, complaints were registered to the club’s owners and a petition was started against the proposed changes. The move has attracted significant anger among Bluebirds fans.

Responsibility for the move lies with investors in the Championship side, Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Dato Chan Tien Ghee. The Malaysians, who took over in 2010, are also looking to redesign the club’s training ground, pay off City’s debts, expand the recently-constructed Cardiff City Stadium, and provide significant transfer funds for manager Malky Mackay.

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