Time for the Bluebirds to sort out their priorities!
Despite a few surprises in the closing fixtures Cardiff were finally relegated, eventually finishing at the foot of the table. As disappointing as it is, it looked like the Bluebirds’ fate was decided a long time ago - so to battle for as long as they did is a credit to the players.
May 19th, 2014
Since the close of the 2013-14 season, there has been more and more rubbish coming out of owner Vincent Tan’s mouth. There has been talk of changing seats in the stadium to red, and also changing the club colours back to blue should they make a return to the top flight.
One serious question needs to be asked right here: what exactly is the owner’s priority?
The Cardiff fans tasted Premier League football for the first time this season and no doubt they want it back as soon as possible, so why exactly aren’t the sounds coming out of the club reflecting just this?
I have made it clear in past articles that I believed if they stuck with Malky Mackay, they would’ve stayed in the division, but that is just that, in the past.
It is now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job to try and keep hold of as many of his players as he can to enable them to challenge for an immediate return.
The Premier League vultures will be circulating, and no doubt players like Jordan Mutch, Steven Caulker and Gary Medel will be on the lips of many managers this summer.
The board need to stop this fascination in alienating the fans and instead get them onside, by showing support and determination for a promotion challenge.
We have all seen so many clubs flirt with the Premier League in the past only to be one-season wonders and then fade away. This is the last thing the Welsh side want.
The Championship gets stronger by the season, so any in-house fighting won’t help you in your cause.
The club needs the togetherness they had which enabled them top-flight promotion in the first place, and that comes from the top all the way down to the supporters.
Mr Tan – it is time to keep your mouth shut and get your priorities in check.