In May 2010, Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan - estimated to be worth 1.3 billion dollars - became the owner of Cardiff City after a consortium of investors (led by Malaysian Dato Chan Tien Ghee) bought 30% of the club.
The Welsh side appointed former Watford manager Malky Mackay in June 2011 with the brief of getting into the Premier League.
Within two years the Scot had done exactly that, a play-off final loss in his first season followed by promotion and a Championship win in his second.
Relations between Tan and Mackay began to sour soon after, however, and the Cardiff owner sacked the Scot in December 2013, just a few months after Mackay had ended the Bluebirds' 51-year wait for top-flight football.
Two months earlier, Mackay's head of recruitment Iain Moody had been placed on gardening leave before being subsequently dismissed.
The dismissals of Mackay and Moody stunned both the Cardiff faithful and the wider football public, with commentators lamenting the sacking of a good young British manager at a point when he seemed to be successfully navigating the challenge of keeping a promoted side in the Premier League.
Fans launched numerous 'Tan out' campaigns, primarily because Tan altered the club badge and changed the home shirts from blue to red, with the beleaguered Malaysian businessman flabbergasted by the continued support for his former manager.
A war of words began between the pair, Tan accusing Mackay of making terrible acquisitions and overspending his transfer budget.
Matters reached a head when Mackay launched a £7.5million legal claim against Tan for compensation and wrongful dismissal, but the Scot suddenly dropped his claim in May and issued an unreserved apology to the Malaysian.
Matters seemed to have cooled between the pair until the Daily Mail revelations explosively put their relationship back in the limelight.
Cardiff have declined to make any public comment on the dossier, saying it is a now a legal matter in the hands of the Football Association.
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Get a life you stupid politically namby pamby do gooders, most people are fed up with the rants of politically correct, never had a life homosexual, jewish (we have always been persecuted) and coloured chip on shoulder, is it cos I am Black miscreants. God created all men equal, stop feeling sorry for yourselves.
What is a private and personal opinion is up to the persons concerned, if the people of these traits do not like comments made they should conform to the norm and not feel sorry for themselves for being out of the ordinary, stop being martyrs. m
There are 100's of Black ISIS Flags being flown across the north of England and East London, the police do nothing and the media are too scared to say 'boo' to Islamic Terrorists ...., they even call them militants ...., Muslims burn poppies and hand out leaflets in London ...., saying 'Convert to Islam and avoid the Cull,' whilst Muslim patrols rifle through shoppers carrier bags and remove all alcohol and pork products ....., and again nothing happens.
Yet the two most vilified people are two mates exchanging private texts with a few innocent remarks and jokes ..., yet they are called racist, sexist & homophobic ...., headline news.
Far easier to pick-on if you are a newspaper editor ...., and you don't have to check under you car when you get in it ...., Enoch Powell was right ....,
One could, rather mischievously, suggest that Mr Mackay has acquired an all over Tan. As for his chum, one might just as easily suggest that this whole affair seems, on the surface, a bit moody.
Should this duo acquire the sort of head gear that Magento from the X-Men dons when Xavier is trying to make contact; it would prevent their thoughts from being intercepted.
How does all this nonsense find its way into arena of errr.. mainstream journalism?
I am intrigued as to who carried out the raid and indeed who authorised the raid. Did the police carry out the raid? Did the FA or did Cardiff City or indeed the Daily Mail request that the police carry out the raid and who issued the warrant to enter his home to seize these messages? O.K. so I know that it would have been a magistrate who would have issued the warrant, but on whose request was it?
Big Brother has arrived. Freedom of Speech has gone out of the window and the NA2Is (in the shape of the PC brigade; and you can take the abbreviation PC to mean at least two different but connected things in this case) are living and working among us. One must also add to that list of things lost are certain human rights including the Right to Privacy.
just goes to show that camermorons gestapo and the secret police
are watching and listening into everything we do.
data protection act is a farce your details are sold to the highest bidder
if your watching my postings then good because a spade is a spade
come and get me Big Brother