A Message From The Trust Chair

Keith Morgan. Trust Chair

Well, what a year it has been at Cardiff City both on and off the field.

A second year of struggle saw the Bluebirds narrowly escape relegation to League One, saved only by Reading’s points deduction.

The punishment by the EFL over the Emiliano Sala transfer fee meant once again that we were unable to buy new players. But the new manager Erol Bulut and the senior management team managed to bring in some excellent signings, including the return of Arron Ramsey and Greek internationals Dimitrios Goutas and Manolis Siopis.

This led to improved results and, hopefully, additional signings in the January window will strengthen the team significantly and lead to a push towards the Championship playoff places.

Off the field, the new Fans Advisory Board (FAB) is being set up at Cardiff City and is expected to hold its first meeting in February. The Trust has two representatives on FAB, vice-chair Mike Spear and myself.

As you will know the Trust has been pushing for far greater involvement in our football club for many, many years and new legislation from the UK Government is ensuring that this now happens.

The Trust played a key role in pushing the need for legislation through the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) and we’re very pleased that clubs by law now have to consult their fans.

I would also like to thank all those members who were able to help our foodbank collection earlier this month. More than 1,000 items of food were donated and the Cardiff Foodbank received over £400 in cash and online donations with the Trust also making a £100 contribution. In these really tough economic times, it was a brilliant effort. We’d once again like to thank Cardiff City, its staff and players for their superb support.

We do appreciate your support for the work of the Trust and anything you can do to encourage other fans to join us would be appreciated. Membership is from just £12 a year – less than four cups of coffee in the local Costa Coffee or Starbucks.

And when you’re next at the Cardiff City Stadium why not pop into our office near Gate 5 for a chat?

Wishing you and your families a happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Keith Morgan


Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust