Championship - Cardiff Dragons not associated with club

The registration of a company called Cardiff Dragons Football Club Limited is an entrepreneurial gamble and has nothing to do with the Championship leaders.

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Championship - Cardiff Dragons not associated with club
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A registration was filed with Companies House on Monday under that title, fuelling further speculation among concerned Cardiff City supporters that this was a step towards renaming their football club.

But after hearing rumours about a possible renaming of the side, an individual with no links to the south Wales club confirmed to Press Association Sport he had decided to register a company called Cardiff Dragons Football Club Limited.

The entrepreneur, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "Obviously there was all the rumours they were going to start a new name so, as I'm a bit of an entrepreneur, I thought `well, if they're going to do that then I'll get the registered name, the company name, for that and if they wanted it they can have it off me'.

"I've got a few mates who are Cardiff fans but other than that I've got no involvement with the club at all. It's a bit of a laugh, it's a bit of joke to be honest.

"I've done it as half a laugh and half actually if they want that company name in the future then they can have it off me."

A spokesman for the Bluebirds also confirmed to Press Association Sport the registration of that name has nothing to do with the club and any speculation is unwarranted and incorrect.

Cardiff owner Tan Sri Vincent Tan released a statement last Thursday assuring fans he is not considering renaming the club.

"I can assure all supporters that we will not be changing our name from Cardiff City Football Club, a club I am very proud to be a part of," he said.

"Our name is our identity and remains at our core. I would not want any of our supporters to be concerned that this change would be made, hoping that this personal commitment from myself removes any fears."

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