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Winds damages Cardiff City Stadium ahead of match

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews are currently trying to make the Cardiff City Stadium safe, after high winds overnight caused damage to the main stand.

Cardiff City are due to face Fulham at the stadium at 3pm, in their first game back in their traditional blue kit.

Cardiff play Fulham as City go back to blue

Cardiff take on Fulham at the Cardiff City Stadium later, in what will be home side's first match in blue since 2012.

David Marshall is expected to return to first team action after being rested in Cardiff's last match. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Cardiff could hand debuts to new signings Scott Malone and Alex Revell, with both named in the squad.

The Bluebirds are also expected to recall Kenwyne Jones, Sean Morrison and David Marshall to the first team, after manager Russell Slade rested them in Cardiff's FA Cup win over Colchester.

Elsewhere in the Football League Newport are in action against Portsmouth at Rodney Parade.

The League 2 side are just two points off the automatic promotion places after beating Carlisle last weekend.

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Cardiff City Supporters' Trust 'grateful' to Vincent Tan for changing colours back to blue

Tim Hartley, chair of Cardiff City Supporters Trust, said: “This is blue letter day for Cardiff City and its fans. It reunites the club and its supporters so everyone can move forward together.

“I’d love to see a carnival atmosphere at the Cardiff City Stadium with every fan getting behind the team and cheering them to victory against Fulham. Let’s fill the stadium.

We’re very grateful to Vincent Tan for returning our club to blue and hope supporters will turn out in very large numbers and wearing blue to celebrate.

– Tim Hartley
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The club said the new crest would combine a more prominent bluebird along with elements reflecting Vincent Tan's "culture and beliefs".

Confirmed: Cardiff City will return to playing in blue

Cardiff City have announced they are to return to playing in blue kit.

Club bosses said a new badge featuring a more prominent bluebird would also be introduced.

Players are to wear a red kit for away games.

The controversial rebrand drew huge protests from fans Credit: PA

It follows Thursday night's between between fans and club bosses in which supporters overwhelmingly expressed a desire for the club's colours to change back.

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Cardiff City 'return to blue' press conference begins at 2pm

A press conference is about to begin after a meeting between Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan and the club's board.

It follows last night's meeting between fans and the club's bosses over the controversial rebrand of the club.

Russell Slade expects Cardiff City to return to blue

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade said he believes the club will change their colour back to blue from red following last night's meeting between fans and the club's owners.

He added that it could even be as early as this weekend.

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The club's chief executive Ken Choo has told ITV News the change of colour would be allowed under FA rules.

Cardiff City's board will meet this morning to discuss the issue, along with owner Vincent Tan, where they will feed back the results of last night's meeting.

While all views will be taken into account, the decision ultimately rests with Tan.

Cardiff City bosses to meet over possible colour change

Vincent Tan is expected to appear at the board meeting via video link Credit: PA

Cardiff City bosses will meet later to discuss a possible change of colour for the club's kit.

At a meeting last night, fans voted to revert back to Blue.

They're hoping owner Vincent Tan will decide to abandon the controversial red strip that was introduced in 2012.

The Malaysian businessman called the meeting with supporters after a record low Cardiff City Stadium crowd of 4,194 saw the Bluebirds beat Colchester 4-1 on January 2nd.

Cardiff City fans: 'It was a very positive meeting'

Cardiff City supporters say tonight's meeting with club bosses over the controversial rebrand was 'very positive'.

A vote was taken on whether the club should change its kit back to blue, after owner Vincent Tan controversially made the change to red.

Tim Hartley of the Cardiff City Supporters Trust said there was overwhelming support for a return to blue.

"It was a very positive meeting. Seventy people representing not just the supporters but business, sponsors, local politicians.

"Mehmet Dalman is going to take the results of that vote to a formal board meeting here at Cardiff City tomorrow morning. Let's hope they will recommend to Vincent Tan that we change back to blue for next season. That's the only way this club can come back together put the past behind us and move forward"

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