Cardiff City: Is success worth the price?

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The owner of Cardiff City Vincent Tan has recently indicated his intention to buy Croatian team NK Dubrovnik in order to provide a 'feeder club' for last season's Championship winners. 

This would not be the first time Tan has planned major changes for his club - a year ago, he controversially changed the club's historic kit from their traditional blue (hence their nickname 'The Bluebirds') to red. 

This move created a huge backlash among Cardiff's passionate supporters, the vast majority of whom opposed the move. Since then, an attempt by Tan to change the club's name to Cardiff Dragons was blocked by an enterprising fan, who bought the franchise for the name 'Cardiff Dragons' and refused to sell it. 

However, a change planned by Tan, which has been greeted by a more positive reception was his announcement of his wish to spend up to £25 million in the transfer market this summer in order to strengthen the current squad and establish Cardiff City in the Premier League in the long term.

An £8 million bid for Blackpool's Tom Ince was recently accepted but the move was shunned by the player, who said he would only leave the club managed by his father, English football legend Paul Ince, for guaranteed first-team football.

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