Cardiff City Interview with Mehmet Dalman

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Scott Johnson AKA Roathboy had an interview with Dalman which has been released this morning, I've had a look and here's some talking points from it (feel free to add your own)

> Vincent Tan himself makes the manager sacking decisions.

> Dalman was not happy with the appointment of Morison or Hudson due to their "inexperience"

> They are searching for a manager but also giving Dean Whitehead time...

> Warnock is not off the table. Dalman at least wants a "Neil Warnock type"

> The Sala case is currently under review in federal court in Switzerland, the 2nd & 3rd installment depends on that decision

> Dalman was not in favour of signing Sala

> Dalman: "We acted honourably in terms of buying a player, who was put in an aeroplane that was not fit to fly, with a pilot that was unqualified and they both died. I think we’re morally entitled to ask why we’re the only people paying for this."

> Dalman: "I don't think it's right £3-4 million is still going to agents."

> In the summer we put in an attractive offer for Bale, talks were positive but Bale chose to go to LA.

> On Cardiff not being primary focus for board members: "I have no executive powers and neither does Steve Borley... the daily responsibility is with Ken Choo and Philip Jenkins."

> On Tan potentially selling the club in the past: "We’ve had interest, but at a valuation that felt unreasonable."


Positives

There are buyers

We dodged a bullet with Bale, but that was luck rather than judgment.
 

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So the key football decisions are made by a bloke with no clue about football and hasn’t set foot inside the ground for ages.?

Great to see you back.
 

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I never want us to lose but I’m half hoping we get tonked today so Whitehead isn’t given the job and they speed up the search for a proper manager.

I honestly thought the Leeds game would have led to action. It's like there is an arrogance that we can have 4 games left at the end of the season, needing 10 points to stay up, and we'll do it. No panic.
 

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@The Colonel - I think this needs to be a sticky, it's probably more important than today's match. For me, it spells a return to the lower leagues in the next year or two.
 

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They are searching for a manager but also giving Dean Whitehead time...

> Warnock is not off the table. Dalman at least wants a "Neil Warnock type"
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Relegation is happening.

Warnock said he will only consider starting in March. It's looking like 6 weeks of nonsense, then Warnock, then relegation.

Dalman talking with a lot of hindsight there too "I didn't want to sign Sala".

Greasy slippery characters all around.

@Glos Blue s , didn't see your reply when I wrote this, then saw we think the same way on this. Club is a mess.

If this is the plan then i’m lost for words, even for them this would be quite a number. Other teams might have pulled away by then, they’re all strengthening down there apart from us
 

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That was fine, but surely they would of been Hudsons targets, what if a new man doesn't want them? :shrug2:

The way I read it is that there is some sort of committee that signs players. In that case, what do we need a manager for. Get Tan in the dugout and he can live and die by the decisions he makes in secret.
 

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Unless we win, in which case it'll be "crisis, what crisis?".

I disagree. This is a crisis. Maybe at 5pm it will be less of a crisis, but 5pm next Saturday or the one after? This team won't have the stomach to battle in front of fans who are pissed off.
 

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I disagree. This is a crisis. Maybe at 5pm it will be less of a crisis, but 5pm next Saturday or the one after? This team won't have the stomach to battle in front of fans who are pissed off.
People wanted finesse players, they got them

I remember people bigging the squad up as rino et Al beat up lower division sides pre-season.

It's fickleness.

Yes, there are structural issues needing addressing, but right now the stats don't lie. Defensively, we'e not that bad.

All it needs is something to click up front, confidence, get some momentum.
 

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Keep your head buried in the sand, if it’s not this season then it will be the next. We’re league one bound under this regime
If we relegate, then we relegate, that's football. No club has a divine right to stay in a division, unless you're one of the top Prem clubs buying their spot.

Like the regime or not, I'm proud they've not cheated FFP like Bournemuff did.
 

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Anyone seen that clip of Pelitier on a podcast the other day where he discussed what Tan would do before the start of every season? Unbelievable the type of circus that is in charge
No-one seems to have taken any notice re shooting from any position, never mind the half way line! :hehe:
 

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If we relegate, then we relegate, that's football. No club has a divine right to stay in a division, unless you're one of the top Prem clubs buying their spot.

Like the regime or not, I'm proud they've not cheated FFP like Bournemuff did.

Are you Tan in disguise? That’s the exact attitude it seems like he and the club have. Whatever, rebuild the squad on a skeleton budget with our U23s manager, then sack him and hire his assistant. Then sack him and hire his assistant part 2 during the January transfer window. Whatever, I’m sure they might be able to keep us up, maybe, god willing, who f*cking cares.

At best this is gambling, at worst this is complete suicide. Do you even care?
 

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I get your point, but what manager in his right mind will come knowing he cannot add 1 player he feels is right for him& us?? I suppose there are a few:thumbup:, but not decent ones imho
This is our last game of the present transfer window, but there are still 10 days left for things to happen. 30 applicants means that the club as it stands does hold some attraction for managers.
 

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