Dr Assem Allam Writes His Own Legacy At Hull City

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Paul Blackwell says:

    I can’t help but feel this episode has got to absurd and wholly unnecessary proportions of bitterness and rancour. As an outsider with a couple of friends who are Hull supporters, one’s instinctive reaction way back was that rebranding the club as Hull City Tigers mad a lot of sense. After all it’s their long standing nickname. Allam has reacted in a stupid way by making comments that only inflame the situation, but his behaviour does not come anywhere near that of Tan at Cardiff who changed the traditional strip for reasons based on pure superstition. Allam is simply seeking to maximise the marketing potential of the club’s traditional nickname so why on earth such a hostile reaction against that? Unfortunately he’s clueless about PR and has fallen into a trap of personalising a dispute that should and could have been debated through on the merits of the proposal itself.
    But I would still argue that including ‘Tigers’ as part of the official title makes complete sense.

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