The following media statement was made by the Trust in response to the comments by club owner Vincent Tan.
Tim Hartley, chair of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust, said: “We are very
disappointed at the tone of statement from the club and we fear this will
further strain the relationship between Malky Mackay and Mr Tan.
“It is normal practice for any club manager to draw up a wish list before
the January transfer window.
“While the Bluebirds have made a steady start to their first season in the
Premier League, it is important to strengthen in January as all our rivals
no doubt will be. Malky Mackay was stating publicly the views of many fans
about the need to bolster the team to give the club the best chance of
remaining in the Premier League. Teams including West Ham United,
Sunderland, Hull and Crystal Palace are all looking to strengthen next
“While Mr Tan has backed the club financially so have fans, They have
bought up every single season ticket available despite the undoubted
disquiet and anger over the imposed rebrand and changes to the club’s
“We don’t want to see anything which undermines the manager and affects
the team following the excellent win over West Bromwich Albion.”
Mr Hartley added: “We are unaware of whether or not there was overspending
on players this summer but fans remain behind Malky Mackay.”