Football: Newly promoted EPL side Hull set to roar with new name, says owner
LONDON (AFP) - English Premier League side Hull City are to change their name to Hull City Tigers, owner Assem Allam said in an interview published on Friday, explaining that the new title would make the club stand out.
"Hull City is irrelevant," the Egyptian-born businessman was quoted as saying by local newspaper the Hull Daily Mail.
"My dislike for the word 'City' is because it is common. City is also associated with Leicester, Bristol, Manchester and many other clubs.
"I don't like being like everyone else. I want the club to be special. It is about identity. City is a lousy identity. Hull City Association Football Club is so long."