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Football Association Council to vote on Hull City name change

Allam wants to change Hull's name to Hull Tigers. Photo: PA

Hull's proposed 'Tigers' rebrand will again be put to the vote by the Football Association Council on Saturday.

The plan to ditch the traditional Hull City AFC name in favour of Hull Tigers has been a divisive and distracting one ever since owner Assem Allam floated it in the summer of 2013.

It was rejected by the FA Council last April, though that verdict was later set aside after the club an appeal via an independent arbitration tribunal.

Hull fans are totally against the move. Credit: PA

The upshot is the same proposal will now be put before the same decision-making body, with Allam having met an April 1 deadline to resubmit the case.

A three-man panel formed from the FA's membership committee has already considered the application and it would be a surprise if they had not reiterated their previous recommendation to reject the name change.

There is no guarantee that the council will follow suit and vote the same way again when it convenes at the FA's summer conference at St George's Park, but the Allam family are thought to be braced for bad news.