Legal talks over Hull City name change


Published: Thursday 19th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull City’s lawyers have been called in as the club seeks to change its name to Hull Tigers.

They are currently in talks with the Football Association about whether the Premier League outfit needs to submit another bid after an arbitration panel set the decision to reject the initial application.

Hull can bid again for a name change next season, but only if that bid is submitted to the FA before 1 April.

The club believe their original application should be reconsidered following the findings of the arbitration panel, so they therefore have no intentions of going through the entire process a second time.

However, the FA maintain they have nothing to consider until a second bid is lodged. They believe that the arbitration panel’s verdict effectively annuls the original process, which has led to an impasse between the two parties.

Owner Assem Allam wants to rebrand Hull City. He has put the club up for sale – and he claims he has no plans to take it off the market unless he is successful in his attempt to alter its name to Hull Tigers.

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Published: Thursday 19th March 2015 by The News Editor

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