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FA confirm Hull name change ruling in arbitration

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Plenty of Hull City fans are against the proposed name change. Credit: PA

The Football Association has confirmed its decision to reject Hull's name change is currently in arbitration.

A statement read: "The Football Association has agreed with Hull City to clarify the position regarding the club's name change application.

"On Wednesday 9 April 2014, The FA Council rejected Hull City's application to change its playing name to Hull Tigers.

"The club has chosen to commence an arbitration under Rule K of the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association to challenge the decision of The FA Council."

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Debutants star at Hull

Abel Hernandez
Abel Hernandez headed home on his first appearance for Hull. Credit: PA

Debut goals from Hull pair Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame were only good enough for a draw against West Ham as a Curtis Davies own-goal ensured the spoils were shared in a breathless encounter at the KC Stadium.

The home side lost the lead twice, club record signing Hernandez getting the ball rolling with an impeccable first-half header and Diame restoring the advantage against the side he left on transfer deadline day.

In between Enner Valencia had marked his first league start with a blockbuster strike from 25 yards and the 2-2 draw was settled when Diafra Sakho's modest shot evaded Allan McGregor, only for Davies to bundle over his own line.

Enner Valencia
Enner Valencia scored a wondergoal. Credit: PA
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