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Steeped in more than a century of history, Hull City is about to embark on one of its most important seasons. But it seems it has gone out of it's way to annoy thousands of it's fans.
The owners of Hull City have got rid of the club's official name - dumping AFC - and replacing it with Tigers.
It's outraged many supporters and is being called a cynical business move. But the club reckons the new brand name will attract new interest in Hull from around the world. James Webster reports.
Hull City has released a statement about its new name.
Football fans have been getting in touch on the Calendar Facebook page to express their views on Hull City AFC changing its name to Hull City Tigers.
- Greg Bennett says, "As a Hull fan myself I am disgusted in the name change. It's been Hull City AFC since 1904, why the change? It's been good enough for 109 years."
- Graeme Beck says, "Sounds more like a rugby club than a football club. And you know other clubs' supporters are going to take the rip out of them."
- Chris Medwell says, "A sad day for football."
Newly promoted Hull City is set to change its name from Hull City AFC to Hull City Tigers. In an interview with the Hull Daily Mail Assem Allam said that the change is to give the club a stronger identity as "City is a lousy identity" and "common".