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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.

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"

'We hope Tan listens', say supporters ahead of meeting

A meeting has begun at the Cardiff City Stadium after owner Vincent Tan decided to meet with supporters and stakeholders to share their views.

The Club says it recognises that one of its key assets 'is its fan base'.

Ahead of the meeting Tim Hartley, Chairman of Cardiff City Supporters said, "the vast majority of fans here at Cardiff City want a return to blue and have the Bluebird as our crest. Surely he [Vincent Tan] must understand that the rebrand has been a disaster on all fronts. I hope he listens."

Vincent Tan calls meeting with Cardiff City supporters to share their views

The Club says it recognises its fan base is one of its 'key assets'. Credit: PA

The owner of Cardiff City, Vincent Tan, has called a meeting with supporters and stakeholders of the football club today to share their views.

Just over 4,000 watched the FA cup tie with Colchester as feelings continue to run high over the the club's change to a red strip - that compares to over 22,000 for the previous match.

The Club says it recognises that one of it's key assets 'is its fan base'.

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In recognition of their importance, Vincent Tan has asked Cardiff City Chairman Mehmet Dalman and CEO Ken Choo to invite a cross-section of supporters and stakeholders for a consultative meeting, including but not exclusive to the Cardiff City Supporters Club and Supporters Trust.

The purpose of the consultation meeting is to give supporters an opportunity to openly share their views on a number of topics in relation to the Club.

We care about our fans and their views are important to us.

– Cardiff City Football Club spokesperson

Vincent Tan will not be at the meeting himself.

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