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Postby worcester_ccfc » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:53 pm

Two years on from his tragic death, Cardiff FINALLY act over Emiliano Sala with the club aiming to launch a £2m trust fund in the name of the striker who was killed when the plane carrying him from Nantes crashed into the Channel


Cardiff city aim to open trust fund for sala end of this month.


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By Ian Herbert


Thursday 14th January 2021


Cardiff City aim to finally launch a £2million trust fund in Emiliano Sala's name by the end of the month, with hopes to build a sports stadium in the player's home village, Sportsmail understands.

It will be two years next week since the 28-year-old was killed, when a grossly inadequate plane carrying him from Nantes to Cardiff crashed in the English Channel, and his family are still waiting for the establishment of the fund, which they first discussed with the club 14 months ago.

The replacement of an obstructive firm of Argentinian lawyers, who demanded control of the trust, with a new family firm is thought to have helped the process.

Though the family will believe it when they see it, there are hopes that the Emiliano Sala Memorial Trust might be established within weeks.

Annual football matches staged in Sala's name are seen as a way of building the profile of the trust which would support the family and create a legacy.

The establishment of a support system for players alone in a foreign country after a transfer, as Sala was, would be particularly fitting.

There was an urgency after the plane crashed to ensure that the death of Sala — a pawn in football's sordid transfer game — would bring change. But two years on, his family are still waiting.

Cardiff have always refused to pay the £15m fee they agreed with Nantes for Sala even though they 'unveiled' him as their player. They have taken their case all the way to the Court for Arbitration in Sport. A decision is still awaited.

The apparent conclusion of governing bodies and player organisations that his death was just one of those things has barely been remarked upon.

But Cardiff were wealthy enough to splash out £15m to buy Sala and make several intermediaries substantially wealthier into the bargain. There was ample cash sloshing around to have ensured that Sala, a single man alone in Cardiff with next to no grasp of English, had someone on hand to help.

'It might sound strange but he'd left his dog in a kennel in Nantes and was fretting about how to get back to him,' said Christian Martin, an Argentinian broadcaster and journalist who came to know Sala well.

'He was desperate to get back. If someone could have just found a helper for him in Cardiff, someone who spoke his language, I think it would have helped.'

Desperate to be home, Sala took a charter flight back to Nantes instead of the scheduled services via Paris or Amsterdam that Cardiff proposed.

He also accepted the pilot's fateful request to put back the departure time and fly back to Cardiff through the dark.

Afterwards, his family seemed embarrassed to raise the question of money. Martin remembers Horacio Sala, the player's father, phoning him several times to see if there was any word about that.

He had separated from Sala's mother, Mercedes Taffarel, and she was receiving demands for legal costs. Four months after the air crash, Sala Snr was also dead. He suffered a heart attack.

The trust fund offered the prospect of something positive emerging from the tragedy. But it became bogged down in legal wrangling.

Tax clearance for the trust was granted before Christmas. A trustee has been identified and agreed to take on the role. There is now thought to be only one remaining commercial obstacle to clear.

'People in Argentina look at how little the game, with all its money, has done for this family who have been through so much,' said Martin.

'They are surprised by that. Shocked by that. They think it would have been different if Emiliano had been an English player.'


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Postby worcester_ccfc » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:54 pm

Really feel for Emiliano Sala's family through all this.

Disgraceful it's taken this long from Cardiff City.
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Postby thomasblue » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:00 am

worcester_ccfc wrote:Really feel for Emiliano Sala's family through all this.

Disgraceful it's taken this long from Cardiff City.


How is it Cardiff fault that Argentinian lawyers and legal papers are holding up the trust fund being set up ?

They are obviously working towards it .
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Postby Sven » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:53 am

To be honest, I don't know what has or hasn't been done by the club and/or what has stood in its way at either end; but I do know I am glad it is finally being sorted and that is to be applauded :clap:
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Postby Forever Blue » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:01 am

The CCFC Committee promised, so thankfully finally we hope are delivering their promise :bluebird:

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Apparently it’s looking like Tan and Co will lose the appeal and there for it could cost our club nearly £20million not £15mill.

The whole tragedy is so sad for Sala, his family and our club.
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Postby Winchmore Hill Bluebird » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:01 am

Reading Ian Herbert’s article, it would seem that City are blameless over any delay.
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Postby Forever Blue » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:29 am

Two years on from his tragic death, Cardiff FINALLY act over Emiliano Sala with the club aiming to launch a £2m trust fund in the name of the striker who was killed when the plane carrying him from Nantes crashed into the Channel



By Ian Herbert For The Daily Mail

Wednesday 13 Jan 2021


It is two years next week since Emiliano Sala was killed on his way to England
His family first discussed establishing a fund with Cardiff 14 months ago
Trust fund hopes to build a sports stadium in his home village in Argentina
Replacement of a firm of Argentine lawyers has helped speed-up the process
Cardiff City aim to finally launch a £2million trust fund in Emiliano Sala's name by the end of the month, with hopes to build a sports stadium in the player's home village, Sportsmail understands.

It will be two years next week since the 28-year-old was killed, when a grossly inadequate plane carrying him from Nantes to Cardiff crashed in the English Channel, and his family are still waiting for the establishment of the fund, which they first discussed with the club 14 months ago.



The replacement of an obstructive firm of Argentinian lawyers, who demanded control of the trust, with a new family firm is thought to have helped the process.


Cardiff aim to finally launch a £2m trust fund in Emiliano Sala's name by the end of the month

Sala died on January 21, 2019, after plane carrying him to Cardiff crashed in English Channel

Though the family will believe it when they see it, there are hopes that the Emiliano Sala Memorial Trust might be established within weeks.

Annual football matches staged in Sala's name are seen as a way of building the profile of the trust which would support the family and create a legacy.

The establishment of a support system for players alone in a foreign country after a transfer, as Sala was, would be particularly fitting.

There was an urgency after the plane crashed to ensure that the death of Sala — a pawn in football's sordid transfer game — would bring change. But two years on, his family are still waiting.



Cardiff have always refused to pay the £15m fee they agreed with Nantes for Sala even though they 'unveiled' him as their player. They have taken their case all the way to the Court for Arbitration in Sport. A decision is still awaited.



Sala holds up a Cardiff City shirt after agreeing to join for £15million in January 2019
The apparent conclusion of governing bodies and player organisations that his death was just one of those things has barely been remarked upon.

But Cardiff were wealthy enough to splash out £15m to buy Sala and make several intermediaries substantially wealthier into the bargain. There was ample cash sloshing around to have ensured that Sala, a single man alone in Cardiff with next to no grasp of English, had someone on hand to help.

'It might sound strange but he'd left his dog in a kennel in Nantes and was fretting about how to get back to him,' said Christian Martin, an Argentinian broadcaster and journalist who came to know Sala well.

'He was desperate to get back. If someone could have just found a helper for him in Cardiff, someone who spoke his language, I think it would have helped.'

Desperate to be home, Sala took a charter flight back to Nantes instead of the scheduled services via Paris or Amsterdam that Cardiff proposed.


Sala's family first discussed the establishment of a trust fund with the club 14 months ago
He also accepted the pilot's fateful request to put back the departure time and fly back to Cardiff through the dark.

Afterwards, his family seemed embarrassed to raise the question of money. Martin remembers Horacio Sala, the player's father, phoning him several times to see if there was any word about that.



He had separated from Sala's mother, Mercedes Taffarel, and she was receiving demands for legal costs. Four months after the air crash, Sala Snr was also dead. He suffered a heart attack.

The trust fund offered the prospect of something positive emerging from the tragedy. But it became bogged down in legal wrangling.

There are hopes that the Emiliano Sala Memorial Trust might be established within weeks
Tax clearance for the trust was granted before Christmas. A trustee has been identified and agreed to take on the role. There is now thought to be only one remaining commercial obstacle to clear.

'People in Argentina look at how little the game, with all its money, has done for this family who have been through so much,' said Martin.

'They are surprised by that. Shocked by that. They think it would have been different if Emiliano had been an English player.'
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Postby Fairblue27 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:06 pm

Hopefully over time the trust that is set up will eventually create a lasting legacy and will at least be a positive outcome to what was an extremely sad situation.
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Postby bluesince62 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:27 pm

Sven wrote:To be honest, I don't know what has or hasn't been done by the club and/or what has stood in its way at either end; but I do know I am glad it is finally being sorted and that is to be applauded :clap:



Well said!! But surely the family would have had insurance paid on his death? Glad its coming to fruition though,have nantes done anything for his family?
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Postby JulesK » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:08 pm

So easy for some to pick up any stick to beat Cardiff City with, shame they cannot be arsed to read all the legal wranglings that have gone on then they would see that the club has taken every precaution necessary to ensure this trust fund gets to the family and not anyone else.

Little side note....... They didn't need to do anything !!!!


As for losing the case, well it must be nice to be ITK with CAS. :D
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