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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 November 2006, 15:31 GMT
Cardiff angered by Wolves fan ban
Cardiff City
Cardiff City are trying to reverse a decision to ban their fans from attending next year's match at Wolves.

The last two meetings between the sides at Molineux were marred by violent scenes, and the Football League has acted to avoid similar problems.

The FA of Wales is yet to conduct a hearing into the last match in March where Cardiff fans clashed with police.

"We will be taking urgent steps to attempt to reverse this decision," said a statement of Cardiff City's website.

"The Football League Board took this decision without giving Cardiff City Football Club any opportunity to discuss the situation or to make any representations with regard to away supporters at this fixture.

To take such decision without allowing any input from us, detracts from any system of natural justice

Cardiff City statement

"Whilst we acknowledge that there have been incidents at Molineux at our last two away fixtures, we are still waiting for the Welsh FA to conduct the hearing regarding the fixture on 11th March this year.

"We are confident that at such hearing we will have been shown to have taken all appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all supporters.

"Cardiff City Football Club does not accept that this decision is correct or that it improves safety.

"Indeed we believe that this decision is more likely to put more pressure on policing. We also believe that to take such decision without allowing any input from us, detracts from any system of natural justice.

"We will be consulting the South Wales Police, our own Safety Advisory Group and our supporters and then we will seek an urgent opportunity to meet with the Football League to point out the injustice of this decision.

"We will attempt to put in place a better solution that allows away supporters to attend in a safe environment for all."

Championship leaders Cardiff are due to face Wolves on Saturday, 20 January.



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