Letter sent to Dr. Allam, 19.11.2013

November 19, 2013

Dear Dr Allam,

The City Till We Die campaign group (CTWD) writes to you today to request that you work with us to consult a broad range of Hull City fans on your name change proposals. 

Our proposal is that we will work with you and your public relations team to develop a simple consultation paper for distribution to supporters.  The paper will be split into three sections: your justification for the name change (which we hope you will write personally to give it importance and authenticity); CTWD’s justification for why we think keeping the name Hull City is important; and a section for supporters to answer a simple two-choice question about the club’s playing name.

The CTWD group can produce artwork and copies of the agreed consultation paper.  And if it is agreeable to you, we can collate and analyse the responses.  All we ask in return is for you to use existing communication channels with the Club’s season ticket holders to distribute the form, either in hard copy or electronically. By using existing channels, there should be no Data Protection issues.

The Premier League and Football Association suggest that consultation with fans is needed before a club considers changing its playing name.  This consultation hasn’t happened yet at Hull City and you committed to consultation when we met you recently.  We now wish to work with you to make this consultation happen as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,

City Till We Die campaign group