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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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'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

Swans manager Monk hopes Gomis will provide competition for star striker Bony

Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Swansea manager Garry Monk says he hopes striker Bafetimbi Gomis will provide competition for their top scorer Wilfried Bony.

Gomis scored twice during the Swans' 6-2 victory over League Two side Tranmere in the third round of the FA Cup yesterday. The French international will stand in as Swansea's first-choice striker while Bony is away at the African Nations Cup.

Monk says he's keen to keep his squad together and hopes to add to the 'quality' he has during the transfer window.

Read more on ITV Sport.

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FT: Tranmere 2-6 Swansea

Modou Barrow celebrates his goal against Tranmere Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Swansea City romped to victory over Tranmere in the third round of the FA Cup. Goals from Nathan Dyer, Tom Carroll, Modou Barrow, Wayne Routledge and a brace for Bafetimbi Gomis sealed the win for the visitors. It could've been a hat-trick from Gomis but a volley from inside the box in the 81st minute was ruled offside. Final score Tranmere 2-6 Swansea.

Swansea City's Nathan Dyer battles for the ball with Tranmere Rovers' Janoi Donacien and Marc Laird Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

HT: Tranmere 0-1 Swansea

Swansea are away to Tranmere in the third round of the FA Cup. Nathan Dyer's strike after 33 minutes put the Swans in the lead at half time. Tranmere 0-1 Swansea (HT).

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