The Trust today issued the following statement which follows on the recent fans’ survey. It says:
The Trust would like to congratulate manager Malky Mackay and all Cardiff City players on their success in winning promotion to the Premier League and clinching the Championship title. It is a fantastic achievement.
The financial support of Tan Sri Vincent Tan, our Malaysian owner, has also been absolutely crucial in the club achieving a dream many of us thought that we would never see.
We believe it is important at this time to ensure that everyone is pulling in the same direction and that there is a strong sense of unity after such a momentous period in the club’s history.
Our recent fans’ survey showed a clear majority did not want to see any further branding changes such as removing the Bluebird from the club crest or changing the name of the club in any way.
We are very pleased that Mr Tan has given a very clear commitment to the media that there will no further rebranding, including no change to the name of the club with the Bluebird also remaining on the club’s crest. This is excellent news as we believe any further major rebranding would be unnecessary and create further disharmony among supporters.
The Trust believes it is important that there is a period of stability as we enter very exciting times for the club and its supporters.
The fans’ survey also showed strong support for a return to the traditional blue kit when we play at the Cardiff City Stadium.
History and tradition are very important to many Bluebirds supporters while appreciating the club has to move forward.
We urge Mr Tan to seriously consider returning the first team home kit to blue at the earliest opportunity with red becoming the away kit. We are sure if that were to happen it would be warmly welcomed by an overwhelming* majority of supporters.
Once again, congratulations to Cardiff City on their promotion.
*The results of the fans’ survey carried out in March can be viewed at http://www.ccfctrust.org/?p=2919