No name change for Cardiff

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan says there is no chance of the club
changing their name to the Cardiff Dragons.

The Malaysian billionaire has already made the controversial
decision to change the club’s colours from blue to red and has also
installed a new crest.

And, with Cardiff eight points clear at the top of the
Championship, it has been suggested that promotion to the top
flight might spark further rebranding.

Asked in a BBC programme whether a name change to Cardiff
Dragons was possible, Tan said: “When we know the final result of
this season, then we will think what’s the best way to brand
it.

“When we get there we’ll make a decision and, when we make a
decision, we will convey it to everyone.”

However, the prospect of a possible name change caused anger
among Cardiff fans and Tan has now issued a statement saying it is
not a possibility after all.

“I can assure all supporters that we will not be changing our
name from Cardiff City Football Club, a club I am very proud to be
a part of,” he said.

“Our name is our identity and remains at our core. I would not
want any of our supporters to be concerned that this change would
be made, hoping that this personal commitment from myself removes
any fears.

“I believe the colour change is positive and will bring good
tidings to Cardiff City Football Club. At this point of time, no
decision has been made to change the club crest for the next
season.

“For the present day, all I would ask is that we all join
together, continuing your excellent support at what is a critical
juncture in our season.

“Our collective aim is to back (manager) Malky Mackay and his
team as they work hard to bring us all success. Working together we
can achieve great things in the name of Cardiff City Football
Club.”