37 replies
  1. Bartontiger
    Bartontiger says:

    What a superb campaign, well fought with respect, dignity and no little passion. Mr Allam please take note. Well done to all. I joined the campaign but that was such a small thing compared to the effort showed by so many who got off their arses to fight. Congratulations.

  2. paul
    paul says:

    Yes they can keep the unique precious important single word ‘city’…..and watch them in league 1
    Brilliant well done, you should be proud.

  3. West Stand Man
    West Stand Man says:

    Great result for everyone concerned, in my humble opinion. I may sit in the West Stand, and I’d bring a flask if only I could remember it, but the name matters deeply to me too.

    CTWD needs to continue it’s work as this will not go away. I’ve put another £20 in the kitty.

    The club can make just as much money from the name Hull City and the brand name “The Tigers” as it can from Hull Tigers. But I don’t think this has ever been about that.

  4. Ambertigerfan
    Ambertigerfan says:

    As Bartontiger commented, so many fought so hard to prevent the name change fiasco. Well done and thank you for preserving Hull City A.F.C. for all of us in the future!

    What an enormous relief!

  5. Tigerfan
    Tigerfan says:

    Thank you for standing up to Mr Allam.

    Thank you for upholding a name.

    Thank you for showing the sort of passion that should be reserved for supporting the team,

    Thank you for making Hull City famous for being the club with the supporters that do not support it despite being the most successful era ever.

    Thank you for highlighting the hypocrisy in the FA (BARCLAYS premier league, BUDWEISER fa cup, NIKE england team) who exploit every commercial opportunity.

    Thank you for ensuring teams like Hull are condemned to being 1 or 2 season wonders without the financial clout that is needed to maintain long term survival in the premiership.

    Thank you for ensuring we will not keep Steve Bruce without the funds he needs to refresh the team.

    Thank you for ensuring no-one will buy the club in the knowledge that they will not have support to bring in the finances needed to do the above.

    Thank you for ensuring will be be playing in the second, third or fourth tier football again….

  6. Titface
    Titface says:

    I’m not the most intelligent person in the world, so i apologise for what I’m about to say and welcome people to correct me and put my mind at ease.
    Should Allam prove to be successful in the appeal, would that not set a precedent and effectively declare open season on everything that the fa’s current regulations are meant to be protecting (name changes, club relocation etc etc)? With this in mind, could Allam now be considered one of the biggest threats to the very fabric and soul of English football and with the media incorrectly reporting that we fans voted in favour of this lunatic, are we as a club in danger of been held in even less regard than mk dons?
    Again, i apologise if I’m ridiculously overreacting and welcome anybody to put my mind at ease.

  7. Erik
    Erik says:

    Titface: There is no appeal process though. The council’s verdict is final (though Allam could just reapply next season).

  8. Titface
    Titface says:

    They were talking about it going to the court of arbitration for sport on sportstalk last night, i hope your right erik, he can re-apply all he likes, the fa will never allow it.

  9. Baby Chaos
    Baby Chaos says:

    Sorry, I’m still laughing at Tigerfan’s post and forgot what I was going to write.

    Time to move on. I wonder if the pies at Wembley are still eight quid?

  10. Riochatemyhouse
    Riochatemyhouse says:

    I suspect the likes of Tigerfan spent most of the evening dreaming up such words, then followed it with a crywank.

  11. Barney Gumble
    Barney Gumble says:

    Tigerfan may come across as thick as pig shit, but nobody can say the lad isn’t polite with it.

  12. Bill Baxter
    Bill Baxter says:

    I’m shitting myself.
    If we’re not called Hull Tigers next season we’re going to be playing North Ferriby & Grimsby in a couple of years aren’t we?
    Fucking hell, how will I ever sleep on a night?

    Go on then ‘Tigerfan’ tell us once again how being called Hull City will mean instant relegation and being Hull Tigers will mean guaranteed Premier League football ’till Kingdom come?

  13. jonowev
    jonowev says:

    @ Tigerfan: Yes, because look at the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Paris Saint Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid Club dé Futbol, Manchester City FC, Tottenham Hotspur (even Leeds United AFC!). Thank GOD those teams have done away with their century-old traditions and adopted catchy, commercially-focused playing names, otherwise how on earth would the public possibly have been made aware of all the silverware they’ve won and the quality players they’ve signed over the years?

  14. 4Jacks
    4Jacks says:

    You lot should be ashamed of such idiotic misplaced passion – its as though you just want a scrap and have run out of ideas. I suppose this is the modern version of the East stand moaners. Now do what all good supporters do and support the team – they deserve it after ignoring all this BS.

  15. Bill Baxter
    Bill Baxter says:

    Anyone else having problems with the internet? I’ve logged onto every available sports website & not one them is showing the story of Allam walking out & it’s way past his 24 hour deadline now.

  16. Ambertigerfan
    Ambertigerfan says:

    4Jacks: You lot should be ashamed of such idiotic misplaced passion – its as though you just want a scrap and have run out of ideas.

    “You lot”: You’re talking about the Allams, right……………………….?

    You’ve got it nailed on if you’re referring to the appeal/ reapplying next year BS

  17. Riochatemyhouse
    Riochatemyhouse says:

    That’s been one of the biggest misnomers constantly uffed by people such as 4jacks, ‘you should be supporting the team, blahfuckingblah!’. It would have been so much easier to have taken a different stance against the constant bullying and lies from Assem Allam, such as not attending games. Maybe then people such as 4jacks would have a point. The fact remains that the atmosphere at home games has been as good as it’s ever been since the move to the KC Stadium, and that our home record this season has been pretty decent. So to constantly state that we should concentrate on supporting the team is as big a lie as anything Assem Allam has uttered, as that is EXACTLY what we’ve been doing.

  18. West Stand Man
    West Stand Man says:

    I’m still waiting for somebody, anybody, to tell me how changing the name to Hull Tigers helps. Anybody, please, exactly what can the club do to make money with the name Hull Tigers that it can’t with the name Hull City and the nickname The Tigers?

  19. West Stand Man
    West Stand Man says:

    Hehe… not normally but I can be in this situation. We have a few months before this all starts up again. I’d like to know by then what pro-name changers might see as the tangible benefit/s of being called Hull Tigers. Personally, I can’t see any. But if there is a case to be made then I’d like to know it.

  20. West Stand Man
    West Stand Man says:

    Rich, I don’t think so, although I’ve never seen a game in that league (Northern Premier League, isn’t it?). Personally, I find the Championship a bit tedious so I’m certainly rooting for City to stay in the Premier League. But do you know the answer to my question?

  21. Rich
    Rich says:

    The answer to your question WSM is that there is absolutely no money to be made from changing the name. History tells us that making money at football comes from winning lots of football matches. CTWD.

  22. Officer Crabtree
    Officer Crabtree says:

    “Anybody, please, exactly what can the club do to make money with the name Hull Tigers that it can’t with the name Hull City”

    West Stand Man – if you were to buy a lady friend a bracelet from the club shop and loop onto it some lettered beads to spell out the club’s name, you would have to buy two more beads if our name was Hull Tigers. If the beads cost, say, 40p each, then that’s 80p per bracelet. It’s OK that you don’t understand this, as you’re not a businessman and Assem Allam is.

    Of course, we’d have to start selling bracelets in the club shop. And lettered beads. And we’d probably have to sell a lot to make any sort of money. But ultimately this is change, and you should stop living in the past. After all, it’s his club and without him you’d be having to get ‘North Ferriby United’ spelt out on your wife/girlfriend’s bracelet in lettered beads. You should bear that in mind.

  23. West Stand Man
    West Stand Man says:

    Officer, that’s funny and cleverly worded, but it doesn’t answer the question. All it says is that the owner of the club wants to change the name and therefore so should you. I want to know why he wants to change the name. Is there anybody who can answer the actual question?

  24. Officer Crabtree
    Officer Crabtree says:

    West Stand Man – whatever the reason it is, I bet it will make about as much sense as my lettered-bead bracelet theory. And that’s if we’re lucky.

  25. West Stand Man
    West Stand Man says:

    Mm, I fear you’re right Officer. I’ve followed Hull City all my life even though I moved from Hull when I was six. You can tell how old I am because that was in the days when Wagstaff and Chilton were the heroes. I’ve only been to a dozen or so matches in that time so I’ve no right to call myself a true supporter. But they are my team; I’ve no interest in any other and never have had. That team is Hull City not Hull Tigers. A different name would actually feel like a different team.

    Changing the name will, in my view, make not a jot of difference to the club’s commercial performance. People support clubs because they were either born in the town or so crave to be a part of a success story that they pick another club that they have no connection with but, as Rich says, have won lots of games at some point in the (probably recent) past.

    Whatever Hull City is called it will not appeal to that audience until it too wins lots of games. I’m not even sure that most people who live in Hull support the club, which is why you see people sitting in the West Stand openly wearing the colours of the opposition. What the hell is that about? No other club would tolerate it.

    Anyway, I’m still waiting for a pro-name changer to answer my question.

  26. Ambertigerfan
    Ambertigerfan says:

    West Stand Man: The answer to your question is found in Allam’s arrogance “…nobody questions me, ever”.

    He came up with a poor idea, but can’t admit this or back down due to his over inflated image of himself.

    What is worse is that he will probably reapply again next year, spouting his margin of 48 votes in a loaded ballot (17% of season holders) as the “silent majority” spurring him forward in his great cause.

  27. West Stand Man
    West Stand Man says:

    So Ambertigerfan, it’s clear that CTWD needs to dig in for the long term. I’m certain that Dr Allam will try again next year, but CTWD is far more effective in its campaigning and has every football supporter (regardless of his/her team) that I know on its side.

    Unless, of course, a pro-name changer can explain the financial benefits.

  28. Ambertigerfan
    Ambertigerfan says:

    Andy and WSM: I’m sure Allam will get a long fight. It’s going to be destructive to the club though and will serve as an irritation to the fans who are enjoying this great success, but with the edge taken off.

    Personally, I’d prefer Allam to sell up and leave if he can’t accept the F.A.’s decision and move forward as Hull City A.F.C.: the club’s historic and correct name.

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