Vincent Tan blinks as Cardiff fans back Mackay, who refuses to quit

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Vincent Tan has reportedly lifted his threat to sack Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, who reiterated his decision not to resign after the club’s supporters chanted “Vincent out! Malky in!”

Here they are chanting “Don’t sack Mackay!” after the game against Liverpool:



Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman said that Mackay was is “in charge for the foreseeable future and will be until something else happens”, reported the BBC.

And The Independent has carried a report: The worst owner in football? Vincent Tan faces fan backlash as Malky Mackay clings to Cardiff job

Anyway, this is what happens when Big Money from certain sources gets mixed up with football.

And the fact that the Cardiff football players’ jerseys have the word Malaysia emblazoned on them could now backfire.

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Harun
Harun

Sick to see people in Malaysia supporting Cardiff City FC because of its Malaysian boss.
Now Malaysians dare not identify themselves as Malaysians while in Cardiff because of the fan backlash.

(Someone) is said to be (allegedly) setting up a casino in JB, as (his company) has just acquired the hotel in the JB duty free zone(?) Of course the state government is quiet on this matter.

OWC
OWC

The latest The Edge weekly dated Dec 16 reported that Berjaya Assets has big plans to transform its Johor Baru land into a “huge entertainment resort with a chain of high-end restaurants and posh clubs, possibly spiced up with slot machines.”

http://www.kinibiz.com/story/tigertalk/64827/a-second-casino-in-johor.html

http://asiagamblingbrief.com/intelligence/latest-headlines/1336-berjaya-assets-eyes-entertainment-resort-in-johor-baru.html

Kelty
Kelty

Don’t sack Mackay song @Anfield: Liverpool vs Cardiff City
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLBAR3G-bJM

The song upstaged ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ at Anfield as Liverpool supporters also lend their voices.

Hooi Guan
Hooi Guan

I lost my confidence on Dez Corkhill and Shebby Singh when both of them show their support to Vincent Tan (whom they addressed as Tan Sri as a sign of brown-nosing?) on Astro’s ‘Turning Point’ program last nite in this Resign-or-be-Sacked saga.

Shebby himself is famous for sacking many Blackburn managers.
Dez is a cari makan guy in Malaysia, continuously hyping the local… football on Astro.

sputjam

Did they actually chant “****** u vincent tan” I hear?

Argo
Argo

Vincent’s new Cardiff logo has the red dragon on top of the little bluebird, symbolising his arrogance supressing the poor bird?
Very disrespectful!

syam
syam

K Rajagopal’s timing just right. Finished contract with FAM. Now he can manage Cardiff to the envy of Shebby Singh.

caravanserai
caravanserai
The football business It isn’t an easy game to play There are rules to engage Once you forget the backlash begins You depend on the people To come and watch the game It’s a live product to bring in the millions Once you aren’t in it the nightmare begins Berjaya Tan has no clue In Britain it is a different ball game The fans are critical and fanatical Once he oversteps it he gets the lashes In his home field he can do The way he wants it with Amno support He thinks he can apply the same tactics He… Read more »
TCN
TCN

Ha! Ha! This is a good slap in the face for our great Vincent Tan! He thinks he can run the football club like how he ran Berjaya! Unfortunately for him, the English couldn’t give two hoots who he is!!!!

KTWong87
KTWong87

And lest we forget, Tourism Minister Nazri thought it was perfectly OK and good to splurge RM15 million of the rakyat’s money to place the Visit Malaysia logo on the front of Cardiff’s jerseys.

Are the large numbers of angry Cardiff supporters, and the even larger numbers who witness the outcry against Vincent Tan’s clueless and despotic handling of the Cardiff team, not associating Vincent with the the very prominent logo?

Huge chunk of the people’s money up in smoke…

Rich Daddy
Rich Daddy

Aiyaa don’t exaggerate the impact of Cardiff club crisis. Lots of people don’t care about Cardiff / football / political issues. They just want to be relaxed and enjoy their holidays in Malaysia. I think Chelsea owner is way more ridiculous than this Tan Sri.

alrawa
alrawa

Sack Mckay and compensate him with free TOTO 6/10 numbers for one year!

radhi
radhi

Vincent Tan jokes about changing Cardiff City’s name
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2cC_RQyhP8

I think Vincent Tan made a big mistake.
He should have invested in KL FC (now caught in game-fixing controversy) as it is cheaper and it suits his kampong mentality better to play in liga tempatan..

radhi
radhi

If Vincent Tan wants to sack Mackay, then he must pay 3 million pounds in compensation.

But he wants to save the money by pressuring Mackay to resign.

This is a bad reflection of Berjays’s HR practices?

Malaysia brand name on the Cardiff jersey is thus tainted?

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan

Cheapskate HR practice? Now we know why 7-11 employees are lowly paid.

Priyanka
Priyanka

Vincent Tan’s effort to promote Malaysia on Cardiff Jersey may backfire ?
The British may boycott Visit Malaysia 2014 campaign now that Vincent has angered the football fans there ?
Tourism Malaysia have to step in now fast to contain the fire to spread even worse ?
Will Vincent Tan now a liability to Malaysia ?
Tony Fernandez can learn not to repeat such mistakes at QPR football ?

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