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'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.

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

Welsh clubs' FA Cup Third-Round Draws

  • Stoke v Wrexham
  • Oxford or Tranmere Rovers v Swansea
  • Cardiff v Colchester

Wrexham face a tough game against Premier League side Stoke in the third round of the FA Cup. The matches will take place over the first weekend of January, and sees the Premier League and Championship sides join the competition.

The draw was held at 'The Deep' aquarium in Hull

Full time: Cardiff City 0 - 0 Rotherham

Cardiff City were forced to settle for a point after a disappointing draw with Rotherham.

Despite chances for Sean Morrison, Craig Noone and Federico Macheda, the home side were unable to make the breakthrough.

The result leaves the Championship side on 30 points ahead of their away match with Bournemouth next Saturday.

Half time: Cardiff City 0 - 0 Rotherham

Despite a couple of decent chances, Cardiff City were unable to break the deadlock by half time in their home match against Rotherham.

Sean Morrison, with two headers, came closest for the Bluebirds, while midfielder Craig Noone had a shot saved.

Cardiff, on 30 points, started the day 2 points off the Championship play off places.

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