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Poll: Should Hull City change its name to Hull Tigers?

A fresh vote on an application by the owners of Hull City to re-brand the club as 'Hull Tigers' will be held tomorrow.

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The idea, which was first mooted in August 2013, has previously been rejected by the Football Association.

However, Hull City owners were able to get that verdict in 2014 quashed and call for the controversial proposals to be reconsidered.

Hull owners Dr Assem Allam and his son Ehab are pushing for the change and feel that re-branding would open up global marketing opportunities.

However, supporters keen for the club to retain its identity have protested against the change over the last few years.

What do you think Hull City fans? Vote in our poll below and join the debate on our Facebook page.

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Hull reject three bids for Robbie Brady

Hull City have told ITV Calendar that they have rejected three bids from Norwich City for their Republic or Ireland international winger Robbie Brady.

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The 23-year-old, who made 40 appearances for the Tigers as they were relegated from the Premier League last year, has been the subject of a £3 million bid from the Canaries.

Hull however are keen to retain his services and are in negotiations with him and a number of other players over new deals.

Ince leaves Hull City for Derby

Tom Ince has joined Derby County for an undisclosed fee after the Rams triggered a release clause in the contract.

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Ince, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at the iPro Stadium during the second half of last season, has signed a four-year deal after agreeing terms with Paul Clement’s side.

The 23-year-old former England U21 international played in each of the Tigers’ four UEFA Europa League qualifiers after joining from Blackpool last summer and made seven Premier League appearances and scored in our Capital One Cup defeat at West Brom before being allowed to move out on loan.

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Hull City top away fans' survey

Hull City's KC Stadium has been voted as the best in the Barclays Premier League for away fans in the 2014/15 season, according to a survey of travelling fans.

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The Tigers topped the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United in the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Away Fans Survey, which was completed by thousands of supporters who rated their visit based on categories such as stadium layout, concourse facilities, sightlines and safety and security.

Visiting fans gave their KC Stadium experience an average score of 7.79, putting the Tigers out in front of second-placed Southampton and well ahead of the rest.

We are really pleased that supporters from other Premier League clubs chose to vote for Hull as their best away day for last season.

Our marketing team have gone to great lengths to improve the matchday experience in general over the past two years and a big part of this has been personalising the away end to make travelling fans feel comfortable when they visit us.

– Hull City Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam


Hull City fans banning orders at 13 year low

Banning orders among Hull City fans are at a 13-year low, with just three being issued over the last season.

Humberside Police has praised the behaviour of Tigers supporters despite a disappointing season, which saw the club relegated last Sunday from the Premier League.

Altogether there are now only 30 Hull fans who are currently banned from UK grounds.

Six players leave relegated Tigers

Six players have left Hull City following their relegation from the Premier League.

Paul McShane spent seven years at Hull City Credit: Press Association

The contracts of Liam Rosenior, Paul McShane, Yannick Sagbo, Maynor Figeroa, Steve Harper and Joe Dudgeon all expire at the end of the season while Alex Bruce and Stephen Quinn have been offered new deals with the Tigers.

Regrettably, following relegation we have made the decision to release the majority of those players whose contracts have expired. We would like to place on record our thanks for the service they have given to the club, particularly our two longest serving players Liam Rosenior and Paul McShane. Both players have been outstanding for us and they leave with our very best wishes for their futures. The aim now is to retain as many of the remaining squad as possible and look to add some new faces this summer as we bid to compete at the top end of the Championship and bounce straight back into the top flight.

– Steve Bruce, Hull City

Paul McShane had been at the KC since 2008 when he initially arrived on loan from Sunderland and was a key player in Hull's first season in the Premier League. He scored five goals in 136 appearances. Rosenior played for the Tigers 161 times after arriving on a free in 2010.

Veteran goalkeeper Harper departs having made 31 appearances for the Club while Dudgeon, Sagbo and Figueroa have racked up 127 appearances between them.

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