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Summary

  1. As it happened: 9th January 2015
  2. Cardiff City fans welcome the decision to return the club's shirt back to blue from red after appeals
  3. Owner Vincent Tan gave the go-ahead during overnight boardroom discussions and the badge will also change
  4. Tan said his mother spoke to him on the importance of togetherness, unity and happiness
  5. The blue kit will be worn this Saturday against Fulham after gaining special dispensation from the Football League
  6. The rebrand was introduced by Tan in June 2012, following his multi-million-pound investment
  7. The controversial colour change and redesign of the club crest to include a dragon caused anger and protests among supporters

Live Reporting

By Gemma Ryall and Michael Burgess

All times stated are UK

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That's all from this live page after Cardiff City confirmed they will change their home shirt colour from red back to blue.

Cardiff City executives announce return of the colour blue for the club's kit during home games

Cardiff City Football Club executives
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Cardiff City Football Club executives

Chairman Mehmet Dalman at the news conference announcing the kit returning to blue

Chairman, Mehmet Dalman
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Chairman Mehmet Dalman

Former Cardiff City and Wales defender Andy Legg

tweets: I'm so pleased to see common sense prevail and Cardiff City get their identity back brilliant news, now the fans can MAKE SOME NOISE

Cardiff City's chief executive officer Ken Choo at the news conference announcing the blue kit

Chief executive Ken Choo
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Chief executive Ken Choo

Stephen Doughty, Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth and Cardiff City season ticket holder, says: "This is just fantastic - the news we have all been waiting and hoping for.

"Since the change of colours, I have expressed my view both publicly and privately to Tan Sri Vincent Tan and his team, and impressed upon them the strength of feeling among the fanbase, as well as among the city as a whole and the wider footballing community."

Welsh Conservatives Leader Andrew RT Davies

tweets: Great news for Cardiff City fans with today's announcement that they'll be back in blue! All the best for tomorrow's game with Fulham.

Supporter @Ross_wil_i_am9

tweets: Today Cardiff City will announce their return to blue irrespective of your team that's a giant victory for football. An example of fan power

Cardiff City Supporters Club

tweet: happy! Happy! HAPPY!

Swansea City supporter Helen Lawrence writes on Facebook: Farcical, why did tan think changing to red was the right thing. I am a swans fan, what he tried to do at cardiff was awful. They are the bluebirds and always will be. Well done cardiff fans for standing your ground.

Former Cardiff City director Steve Borley

tweets: Momentous day for the fans of @CardiffCityFC. This is a fantastic gesture by VT in response to the meeting last night.

Fan Dan Lages

tweets: Great news, Cardiff are blue again. Now, time to get behind the team and the owner

Cardiff City supporters @Davisonandbrown

tweets: @CCFC_SC Huge love to everyone ever included & involved in this winning struggle.. Watch the Bluebirds Fly...

Former Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd

tweets: GREAT NEWS! Cardiff back to blue, now hopefully players fans and owners can come together and help get back up the table competing again

Cardiff City Supporters Club

tweets: Tomorrow is going to be great!

Leeds United supporter @rhysjos

tweets: @simondavies45 @BBCWalesNews So will they play better in blue?

Cardiff City forward Adam Le Fondre

tweets:

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BBC Wales' Ashleigh Crowter

tweets: The Cardiff City Chief Exec is wearing a blue tie.

Cardiff City press conference
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Daily Telegraph Football Correspondent Henry Winter

tweets: Great work by Cardiff City fans in persuading Vincent Tan to revert to blue home kit. #bluebirds #backinblue

Have your say on the colour change. Rob Phillips

tweets: Long day. Special #CallRob from 7pm to 8.15pm on @BBCRadioWales with Jason Perry. 03700-100-110; text 8-10-12

Key points from

Vincent Tan's statement:

  • Met with chairman Mehmet Dalman and chief executive officer Ken Choo and fans on Thursday evening
  • 70 representatives of supporters at meeting
  • Vincent Tan received guidance and advice from mother
  • From Saturday, 10 January home kit shall be Blue
  • Away kit shall be red
  • For the 2015/16 season, Cardiff City's home kit colour shall be blue. Away Kit colour will be red
  • Club badge will be redesigned to reflect the dominance of the Bluebird
  • Debt to equity resolution is not straightforward. Will be dealt with in due course
  • 2015/16 Season: Non-price freeze season tickets will be reduced and price freeze season tickets shall be adjusted accordingly to match these prices

Rob Phillips

tweets: Mehmet Dalman says Vincent Tan is "not a quitter,he's a dreamer and winner by nature." Dalman adds: "rest assured we are not going anywhere"

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Service and Cardiff City fan

tweets: Congratulations to @CCST1927 @CCFC_SC and Bluebirds Unite on the return to blue. And well done @SteveCMB and in particular Mehmet Dalman.

BBC Wales Sport's Rob Phillip

tweets: Mehmet Dalman says he has informed squad of return to blue.

BBC Wales Sport's Dafydd Pritchard

tweets: Asked about possibility of fan representative on Cardiff board, Mehmet Dalman says owner Vincent Tan is "open to the idea".

Cardiff City FC

tweets: Everyone happy? Yeah? Right, get yourselves, your friends, your family or anyone you know down to the CCS tomorrow. Get the stadium packed!

Cardiff City have

tweeted a picture of owner Vincent Tan and his mother:

Vincent Tan and his mother
Cardiff City FC

Tim Hartley, chair of Cardiff City Supporters' Trust, said: "This is blue letter day for Cardiff City and its fans. It reunites the club and its supporters so everyone can move forward together.

"We're very grateful to Vincent Tan for returning our club to blue and hope supporters will turn out in very large numbers and in blue to celebrate. Our history and traditions are being restored.

"I'd love to see a carnival atmosphere at the Cardiff City Stadium with every fan getting behind the team and cheering them to victory against Fulham. Let's fill the stadium.

"This whole episode has highlighted the vital importance of regular dialogue between football clubs and their supporters and we hope the club embrace that in the months and years ahead. As supporters we have the best interests of the club we love at heart and our views need to be taken into account."

Fan Daniel Roberts

tweets: Cardiff are returning to blue but I now feel so out of touch with the club that I'm not excited by it one bit...Wooo Vinny Tan

BBC Wales sport reporter Rob Phillips

tweets: Vincent Tan says decision taken with the "guidance, blessing and influence" of his mother. "My wish is to unite and make club successful"

Fan Graham Astley

tweets: @CardiffCityFC I just want to thank Mr Tan for this change of colour shirts you will not regret it CARDIFF ARE BACK .

BBC Wales sport reporter Simon Davies sent this picture of club officials at the press conference.

Cardiff City press conference
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Fan Andrew Payne

tweets: Cardiff city are back to blue!!! The fans won!! Now concentrate on getting results!! @CardiffCityFC

Cardiff City supporter @rgibbs30

tweets: @CCFC_SC @CardiffCityFC well deserved to everyone fighting for this one happy city today now let's get behind the team and make some noise!!

Cardiff City FC

tweets: The crest will proudly reflect #CardiffCity history and tradition along with elements reflecting his culture and beliefs.

Simon Davies, BBC Wales

tweets: Cardiff fan rep Vince Alm says Vincent Tan has shown he's a good leader by uniting the fans

Media Wales' sports reporter Steve Tucker

tweets: Vincent Tan's mum helped changed her son's mind. Wow! @CardiffCityFC will play in blue at home! Confirmed in statement.