Democracy Or Gerrymandering? The Hull City Vote Goes Public


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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3 Responses

  1. steve says:

    Well written, well reasoned but do why have you included the word’ gerrymandering’ in the header? It’s totally inappropriate and it makes me wonder if you know what the word means!

  2. Hull Tigers fan says:

    Most Hull City fans, including me don’t mind the name change. City ’til I Die is run by people who have opposed nearly every owner of Hull City. We don’t WANT the name change but accept the role money and sponsorship plays in the game. Allam saved Hull City and he and his family are the only wealthy locals that dared take on City with the debts Russell Bartlett left. After David Lloyd, Stephen Hinchcliffe and Russell Bartlett you’d think all Hull City fans would be glad to have the Allams in charge and the club in good hands. Your article is rubbish.

  3. Alex says:

    To the Hull fan above…

    The point is the club is not the Allam’s to play with, just because they own it. They are custodians of the club on your behalf. I appreciate you must be conflicted as they have done brilliant things for the football club, but by letting this one through it sets a precedent for all sorts of numpty’s who run football clubs. What next Newcastle Zebras?

    I haven’t seen them present any actual evidence that changing the name would bring a significant rise in investment – winning the FA Cup might. Hull City AFC, FA Cup winners might get some attention. Changing the name to sound like an American college team makes you look faintly ridiculous.

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