Hull City name change turned down

Contrary to expectations, the FA have turned down Hull City’s application to change their name to Hull Tigers. FA chairman Greg Dyke is believed to have supported the application. The idea now looks dead in the water.

Fans have campaigned against the name change, although some argue that it is only a vociferous minority of fans that are opposed.

Contrary to expectations, the FA have turned down Hull City’s application to change their name to Hull Tigers. FA chairman Greg Dyke is believed to have supported the application. The idea now looks dead in the water.

Fans have campaigned against the name change, although some argue that it is only a vociferous minority of fans that are opposed.

Owner Aseem Allam has threatened to sell Hull if the name change idea was thwarted. Having challenged the FA council’s initial rejection via an independent arbitration tribunal last year, Hull cannot appeal against Saturday’s decision although the possibility of a third application has not been discounted.

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  1. Hull City name change turned down

    Every poll that has been run, from the Official Supporters club, independent fanzine websites, the local TV station, and local newspaper, has demonstrated a large majority against the name change.  The latest of these (ITV) came out 80%/20% against.  The only people who have argued that is only a ‘small minority’ of ‘hooligans’ (as they termed them) that are against the name change are the owners themselves, and they have consistently refused to run an open and fair poll of supporters to test this.  Unfortunately, despite the clear decision by the FA, I can see this rumbling on for another year, with the Hull City name continuing to be removed from all club marketing and branding materials in readiness for another application for next season. Already the official website, the club badge, twitter account, season passes, club programme have been ‘cleansed’; pretty much all that remains of ‘Hull City’ is the name appearing on league tables.

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