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Sunday, 13 May 2012

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Whilst I can understand many fans' ambitions to see Cardiff City get into the Premier League I will be unable to stomach watching Cardiff play in red. I'll cancel my season ticket.

Yes red is just a colour so it might seem silly, irrational and illogical. But then again, so is football.

Cardiff recorded an average of 22100 last season. If you believe that only 221 (1%) of the support will leave the club I think you're mistaken. I personally know of half a dozen other people who are planning on cancelling their season ticket should City make the switch to red. I suspect many more will follow.

I wish people would understand that the issue is far more complex than just a red shirt...great article Leighton by the way....I see it has a way the Malaysians can promote the club world wide in an effort to create financial rewards for the club...we cannot and will not be allowed to have benefactors putting in a £1 million a month when the financial fair play rules come in...so the owners are looking at new ways of generating income.

An ideal world would see us at home in blue but it seems the Billionaire, ultra successful businessmen believe that a branding change is beneficial...so I choose to trust them.

I'm not a football fan but the colour can change to red but keep the blue bird logo as the fans can still call them blue birds with a twist of good luck from the red. Hopefully everyone will be happy.

A few points from an interested outsider:

1) Not *every* team can play in red, even if (as seems increasingly likely) more and more are taken over by Asian investors. You'll need an away kit of a different colour... like blue, perhaps? (And are you going to drop the no. 4 shirt because the number is unlucky in parts of Asia...?)

2) In the late 1960s, Formula 1 cars began to change from their traditional colour schemes, and within a decade they were virtually all "branded fag packets". Apart from the tobacco, I can see the same happening in football. If you continue to accept "that's the way the world is going" as a conclusive argument, it *will* happen.

3) Someone promising massive investment doesn't guarantee that you'll do a Man City. The obvious cautionary tale is Blackburn: you *could* end up losing part of your heritage *and* not succeeding on the pitch. Nothing is certain - if it was, sport would be pointless!

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