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.”