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Hull to assess Diame for Arsenal trip

Mo Diame
Hull midfielder Mo Diame. Credit: PA

Hull will assess Mohamed Diame following a long journey back from international duty before their trip to Arsenal this weekend.

The Senegal midfielder played in Tunisia on Wednesday night and will meet up with his team-mates in London before a decision is made on his availability.

Sone Aluko also had a quick turnaround from Nigeria, but manager Steve Bruce has no new knocks to add to Robert Snodgrass (knee) and Allan McGregor (shoulder).

Provisional Hull squad: Harper, Jakupovic, Davies, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson, Chester, McShane, Elmohamady, Meyler, Diame, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Ramirez, Jelavic, Aluko, Quinn, Hernandez, Ben Arfa.

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Allam to curb spending if Hull name change appeal fails

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Allam has invested a large chunk of money into Hull City. Credit: PA

Hull owner Assem Allam has warned he will stop "throwing money" at the club if he cannot force through his controversial 'Tigers' rebrand.

Allam has been bank-rolling Hull since saving the club from financial calamity in 2010, and has invested upwards of £70million in the team since then.

That [the money] stops now. It has to stop. I won't pay out if I cannot create income. That is called 'throwing money at it'.

I won't throw money at a problem. I want to deal with the problem.

– Hull City owner Assem Allam speaking to Football Focus

He believes the only route to sustainability lies in changing the official name from Hull City AFC to Hull Tigers, a move he thinks would lead to sizeable overseas investment.

Despite the Football Association Council throwing out his proposal in April, Allam backed manager Steve Bruce's rebuilding plans this summer with over £30million of transfer funds.

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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