Hull City to become Hull City Tigers, says club owner Assem Allam

Allam said that changing the name by which the Yorkshire club have been known since their formation in 1904 would take effect from the start of the new season, which starts on August 17.

updated: August 09, 2013 16:01 IST
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London: English Premier League side Hull City are to change their name to Hull City Tigers, owner Assem Allam said in an interview published on Friday, explaining that the new title would make the club stand out.

"Hull City is irrelevant," the Egyptian-born businessman was quoted as saying by local newspaper the Hull Daily Mail.

"My dislike for the word 'City' is because it is common. City is also associated with Leicester, Bristol, Manchester and many other clubs.

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