January 14, 2014

Assem Allam said the word City was “common, lousy and irrelevant” when he proposed changing Hull City’s name to Hull Tigers. In order to change our name Dr Allam must have the agreement of the FA and so made a formal application to them on 15 December 2013. The FA have decided to consult all of the club’s stakeholders, which include Hull City Council amongst others.

CTWD are in the process of lobbying as many of the stakeholders as possible ahead of a deadline for initial written submissions to the FA of 24 January. But we urgently need your help to convince Hull City Council that we are against the name change. At present we do not know how the Council intend to respond to the FA’s process of consultation. It is possible that they are wary of antagonising Assem Allam further than they have done in the past. Therefore we need to convince them that fans of Hull City AFC are clear that we want Hull City Council to keep Hull City AFC. 

We would like all our Hull-based members and supporters to email their Hull City Councillor asking them to ensure Hull City Council responds to the FA opposing the name change application. During the year Hull is City of Culture our professional football team should be called Hull City, not Hull Tigers. 

Contact details of each ward councillor can be found here:

Please do this as soon as you can and send a copy to the Council leader, Steve Brady at Copy us in at

Tell Hull City Council we’re Hull City AFC!