The Million Pound Gift from Cardiff City FC

Cardiff-City-FCs-new-club-badgeCardiff City has long been one of Wales’ most successful football teams. Still the only non-English side to have won the FA Cup, the club have enjoyed a revival of fortunes on the pitch in recent years. After reaching the FA Cup Final in 2008 and the final of the Football League Cup in 2012, Cardiff entered the Premier League at the beginning of the 2013-2014 season. The owner of Cardiff City, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, has not only brought increased funds to the club, but also revealed a philanthropic side when he announced details of a one-million-pound donation to charity in August 2013. Continue reading

Robbie Williams & Port Vale

x factor 3 111210In 2006, Let me entertain you singer, Robbie Williams, became the majority shareholder in Port Vale Football Club. However, ahead of an extremely important management meeting next week, he has handed his proxy shares vote over to the Port Vale Supporters Club. When Robbie bought his shares seven years ago, they were worth £249,000. This means that the supporters club will be able to use his vote when they decide the fate of the five-man board on Wednesday.

Robbie Williams’ spokesman said ‘’In order to give the Port Vale fans a chance to voice at the forthcoming EGM, Robbie Williams has decided to give his vote to the supporters club for Port Vale. The supporters club are from now on responsible for giving our fans the opportunity to be heard at the EGM. The directors of vale will be now voted off the board if they do fail to attract the support from at least 50% of the votes which are cast at the EGM.’’ Continue reading