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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.

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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'.

Read More: Cardiff City supporters write open letter to Vincent Tan calling for return to blue

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.

Watch: Reaction to Cardiff City rebrand announcement

FA Cup: Welsh clubs draw Championship sides

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Swansea City have been drawn away to Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City at home to Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The fixtures will take place on the weekend of 24 January.

Swansea secured their place in the fourth round after a 6-2 win at Tranmere at the weekend and Blackburn beat Charlton.

Cardiff became the first side to reach the round afterthey won 3-1 against Colchester whilst Reading won away at Huddersfield.

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Full-time: Cardiff City 2 - 4 Watford

Cardiff City has suffered defeat at the hands of Watford this afternoon at Cardiff City Stadium.

A goal by Adam le Fondre initially put the Bluebirds in the lead, but it couldn't last as the visitors rattled in four goals - two of them by Adlène Guédioura.

The hosts fought back with a late goal by Kenwyne Jones at 90 minutes but it wasn't enough to secure a win.

Full-time score: Cardiff City 2 - 4 Watford.

Full time: Charlton 1 - 1 Cardiff City

Cardiff City were left frustrated as 10-man Charlton grabbed a late equaliser to draw 1-1 in the Championship.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson scored from long range with just two minutes remaining. Igor Vetokele then missed a great chance for the hosts to grab all three points.

Gudmundsson's late equaliser denied Cardiff a much-needed victory in the Championship. Credit: PA

Cardiff went ahead after just 12 minutes, through a header from Tom Adeyemi. Charlton played with a man down for an hour, after Callum Harriott was sent off, but fought back strongly to earn a point.

The result means Russell Slade's Cardiff are now without a win in their last four Championship games, and remain locked alongside Charlton in mid-table.

Half-time: Charlton 0 - 1 Cardiff City

Cardiff City lead 1-0 against Charlton Athletic at half-time in the Championship.

Defender Tom Adeyemi scored with a header after 12 minutes, following a long throw from Aron Gunnarsson.

Callum Harriott was sent off for the home side after 33 minutes, for a lunge on Cardiff winger Craig Noone.

Callum Harriott protested his innocence but Charlton were reduced to 10 men. Credit: PA
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