Trust chair Keith Morgan, who is a football finance expert, was among a group of fan representatives who attended a meeting with Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman and other club officials before today’s Leeds United FA Cup game.
Below is Keith’s report on the key points of the meeting:
1. Transfer Embargo – I was wrong in an earlier post. As well as the EFL embargo, a FIFA one does exist in parallel but they are not consistent with each other. What is clear is that the club cannot presently meet the criteria to lift either. The club has written to the EFL pointing out some inconsistencies in their embargo ruling and expects to receive a response within the next week to their request to have the embargo lifted.
2. Appeal to Swiss Federal Tribunal – This is ongoing but no date has yet been set for a court hearing.
3. Other legal actions to recover losses arising – These are ongoing but full details could not be revealed due to legal confidentiality. However, it was stated that the claim against the club`s insurance brokers was a negligence claim.
4. Neil Warnock – It was categorically stated that the directors had had no contact with Neil Warnock about a possible return to CCFC and that they had no intention of doing so in the future.
5. Vincent Tan Financial Support –Mehmet Dalman stated that Vincent Tan had recently confirmed on several occasions that he was pledging to continue financially supporting the club.
6. Other matters discussed – It was revealed that not only was the Emiliano Sala transfer not recognized as complete by the Premier League at the time but was also not recognised by the players union the PFA. It was also said that players were being loaned out despite there not being the ability at present to bring replacements in as a manager`s decision on the basis that he didn’t believe they would have a part to play in the first team squad this season.
There is expected to be an update on various matters available within the next week and Trust members will be notified as soon as this is available.
- You can join the Trust for just £12 a year through our website or call into our office before the Wigan game. We’re near Gate 5 and open 90 minutes before kick-off. The more members we have the stronger voice fans have.