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Dark Days over for Cardiff City as they reach Premier League

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Cardiff City finally, after a string of near misses, reached the top flight for the first time in over 50 years with a goaless draw at home to Charlton on Tuesday night. The point was enough to guarantee the Bluebirds a place a football top table next season.

The  victory prompted owner Vincent Tan says he will spend £25million on the club after they gained promotion to the Premier League.
 
The Bluebirds have become the second Welsh side behind Swansea City to enter England’s Premier.

Malaysian businessman Tan is now all for the challenge of spending smartly to achieve success against the big boys of English football.
 
"We need to strategise well and we'd like to spend some money - maybe 20 to 25 million," said Tan.
 
"Others have spent a big amount of money and don't do well, so we will try to spend smartly."
 
Malky Mackay-managed Cardiff can secure the Championship title if they beat Burnley at Turf Moor this weekend

It's a stark contrast to earlier times. In 2008 then chairman Peter Ridsdale described himself a ''relieved'' man after the club were rescued from the brink of financial disaster,  winning a High Court battle over loan notes worth £24m from Swiss investment company Langston.

The Langston issue is still subject to negotiation with former chairman Sam Hammam.

And in 2010 the club were in court again, avoiding administration over a £2.7m tax bill.

All this is forgotten now, as is the contraversial swop from blue to red shirts instigated by Tan at the start of the season. Instead it was all smiles as 1,000s of fans invaded the pitch to celebrate the event.

JB

 

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