Cardiff City's economic potential

With the Welsh Assembly Government abandoning the Wales GB Rally and giving up one of its boxes at the Millennium Stadium, it would seem that our politicians have conveniently forgotten the economic benefits that sports can bring to a nation.

Thanks, therefore to Aled Blake of the Western Mail for an incisive article on what the promotion of Cardiff City to the premiership could do for the Cardiff-city region.

I was particularly taken by a comment in the article from an old mate of mine, Professor Tom Cannon, who said

"Frankly, the sky's the limit for Cardiff if the club gets promoted. Cardiff is a national capital, the potential is massive, particularly if the Welsh Assembly Government got behind Cardiff in terms of profile and in terms of image."

Tom, as normal, is spot on, but given the way that the Wales GB Rally has been treated and promises seemingly broken, I wouldn't hold my breath if I was a director of Cardiff City FC.

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