Indeed, what IS in a name? We have seen the furore over Dr Allam’s proposal to change Hull City’s name, ultimately ending up with the club being just Hull Tigers by the time he’s done.
Some of the ‘supporters’ couldn’t care less what the club’s name is, which I think is a poor attitude to take and I think their attachment can’t be that certain.
Names are important, it’s how we identify things and places and to change without good reason unsettles people. And the reasons proposed by Dr Allam are only good to him. Few people of any common sense actually back the owner, and the majority of the football world think its a highly amusing joke.
Thankfully, as I stated below, the Premier league is not standing for it, stating they would only accept a name change on the basis of consultation with the fans.
That consultation, I can foresee it will be a sham. The only choices given will be for change with no option for the status quo. Indeed, Dr Allam has stated in a TV interview from Wednesday 14th that he will ignore any proposal to keep the current team name.
“I will not entertain the fans coming to me with ideas (of not changing the name). Only with alternatives.”
He’s even gone as far as to say that the fans were unimportant. “They don’t pay the bills.”
Hmm, 18,000 people buying season passes at £400 or so must surely be a nice little entry on the balance sheet?
So there you go, all those who think Dr Allam can walk on water and can do as he pleases. He cares nothing for you and doesn’t care what you do or don’t think.
Seems odd that a man from a nation that is currently striving for democracy, is acting in such an autocratic and dictatorial way.