Posts Tagged "Cardiff City"

The Revisionism Of Ridsdale

By on Apr 18, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

I knew it wouldn’t take long. Peter Ridsdale remains far better at taking credit than earning it. So he was always going to consider himself pivotal to Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League. It was just a pity that, last night, the BBC fell in with (for?) PR-Pete’s spin so readily. Ridsdale’s ability to be around when the plaudits are handed out resembles...

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Congratulations, Bluebirds

By on Apr 16, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

Tonight Cardiff City have finally reached the summit of the English football pyramid after years of faltering at the last hurdle. Congratulations to them. Where the majority of fans will be elated at the thought of playing Manchester United and a top flight derby game with Swansea, there are a few who called themselves fans this time last year that find themselves...

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Would The Real Vincent Tan Please Stand Up?

By on Mar 1, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 1 comment

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of what now looks likely to be stage two of the rebranding of Cardiff City is how easy it has all proved for Vincent Tan so far. There were, presumably, meetings held at the club towards the end of last season at which the possible risks of him pursuing such an aggressive rebranding of the club were explained. Since then, though,...

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Turning Cardiff Red, The Vincent Tan Way

By on Feb 14, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 2 comments

On the pitch, Cardiff City are having a season that has been about successful as any of their supporters could hope for. The club is eight points clear at the top of the Football League Championship with only a third of the season left to play, and barring a spectacular collapse a place in the top division of the English football system for the first time in a...

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When A Chairman Isn’t A Chairman: Part Three Of The Riddler Trilogy

By on Oct 5, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

If the Insolvency Service (IS) had wanted to really punish Preston North End “chairman of football” Peter Ridsdale for his recently-revealed derelictions of directorship duties, they would not have stopped at barring him from holding company directorships for seven-and-a-half-years. They would surely have barred him from any personal PR-activities. No setpiece...

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