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Cardiff City Shock As Malaysian Tour Cancelled

Cardiff City Shock As Malaysian Tour Cancelled

Cardiff City fans have been hit with the news that the much anticipated pre-season tour to Malaysia has been cancelled, without warning or seemingly good reason. Chief Executive Gethin Jenkins had the following to say to the SW Echo:

"Following Dave Jones` fact-finding trip to Malaysia and a review of the logistics involved, the club has decided to look at alternative options. Therefore it is probable we will not be going to Malaysia."

There are two schools of thought available here. Perhaps Dave Jones was concerned about the 'logistics` i.e. level of training facilities, standard of opposition, travel burdens etc but you`d think those things would be looked at prior to the public announcement of a trip? Would it represent a slap-in-the-face to the Malaysians to so openly reject an open invitation to their country?

Alternatively, and perhaps more likely is that money issues are behind the decision. Whilst it would surely create more media attention/buzz to have the Bluebirds tour the Far East and face the Malaysian National side, there are a number of additional costs and we may not be able to get all the right pieces in place in time.

This is a disappointment for the fans, and hints of unseen issues behind the scenes at the club. Some fans had apparently booked flights to Malaysia, and they will be rightly angry. More worryingly is the lack of honesty at the official level. I don`t think anyone will believe a 2 line bite about 'logistical problems` - that simply stinks of Peter Ridsdale and is exactly what we did NOT want from the new management.

The squad will likely head to Portugla for a pre-season camp, as in previous seasons of Dave Jones' tenure.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday June 29 2010
Time: 9:37AM

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Dead right bluebirdshroom, the last thing we want is lines of riddles riddler style. Thought we were starting an era of some kind of openness .It really would be a slap in the face at this stage to the malaysian owners unless they were part of the financial side of this in the new financial regime. perhaps they are thinking of putting the trip cost into the playing side.I would imagine it is an expensive tour,with very little gate money to get back..
ANDYGUY
29/06/2010 11:35:00
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as i said guys summit aint up i've heard rumours from a mate who lives near training facilties that DJ and gethin jenkins have had huge bust ups over lots of issues..... either way this stinks of that fact we have no money which we all no if we are honest anyway the £6m cash injection barely paid outstanding tax bill and money owed to food companies etc plus pre season wages!!!! summits up rumour has it RIDDERS and his backers are ready and waiting to lauch a full takeover of the club time will tell!!
smakerzthebluebird
29/06/2010 19:03:00
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def not smakerz. Ridsdale did have another backer possibly interested, but he cant get back now - it would be impossible. He would only be a front man as he has NO personal wealth to invest and has lost all credibility with other shareholders. I have also heard about Jenkins rowing with everyone he can, seems like a man in WAY over his depth
bluebirdshroom
30/06/2010 09:32:00
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guys the non payment of wages sums up what i've been saying we have NO MONEY AT ALL and no sources of revenue other than further malaysian investment but i am sceptical of this worrying times for city fans!!
smakerzthebluebird
01/07/2010 01:02:00
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