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Financial fair play ban for Cardiff City

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A transfer embargo has been imposed on Cardiff City for breaching financial fair play rules.   The club is considering an appeal.  They join Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Nottingham Forest who have been similarly penalised.

The Bluebirds' finances have not been helped this season by many fans voting with their feet and choosing not to watch the team. Last weekend they crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of lower league Shrewsbury.

Just 4,782 fans attended that match, making it the second worst attendance at a Cardiff City Stadium game. 

Sports lawyer Daniel Geey's latest analysis of the state of financial fair play can be found here.  The legality of the rules is to be reviewed by an arbitration panel in relation to the case of QPR.