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ซิตี้ 2017 the link for more information. Hull City Association Football Club is a professional football club in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Hull City play home games at the KCOM Stadium, having moved there in 2002 after 56 seasons at Boothferry Park. Hull traditionally play in black and amber, often with a striped shirt design, hence their nickname, The Tigers. Further information: History of Hull City A. For a statistical breakdown by season, see List of Hull City A. Hull City and Grimsby Town were the only two professional teams which had official permission to play league football on Christmas Day because of the demands of the fish trade, but that tradition has now disappeared following the dramatic reduction of their trawler fleets in recent years. Hull’s greatest achievement in cup competitions until 2014 was in 1930, when they reached the FA Cup semi-finals. After the Second World War, the club moved to another new ground, Boothferry Park.

Don Robinson took over as chairman and appointed Colin Appleton as the new manager. Both had previously held the equivalent roles with non-league Scarborough. Hull reached the Second Division in 1985 under player-manager Brian Horton. They remained there for the next six years before finally going down in 1991, by which time the club’s manager was Terry Dolan. In 1997 the club was purchased by former tennis player David Lloyd, who sacked Dolan as manager and replaced him with Mark Hateley after Hull could only finish in 17th place in the table. 01 season, losing in the semi-finals to Leyton Orient.

The new chairman ploughed funds into the club, allowing Little to rebuild the team. 02 season, but Little departed two months before the end of the season and Hull slipped to 11th place under his successor Jan Mølby. 03 season with a number of defeats, which saw relegation look more likely than promotion, and Mølby was sacked in October as Hull languished fifth from bottom in the league. Championship, the second tier of English football. 2 million on players during the summer.

Adam Pearson sold the club to a consortium led by Paul Duffen in June 2007, stating that he “had taken the club as far as I could”, and would have to relinquish control in order to attract “really significant finance into the club”. 1 on the opening day in their first ever top flight fixture. On 29 October 2009, chairman Paul Duffen resigned his position with the club, and was replaced by former chairman Adam Pearson on 2 November 2009. On 15 November 2011, Nigel Pearson left the club to return to Leicester. 3 in the semi-final at Wembley Stadium. In March 2015, Steve Bruce signed a further three-year deal with the club.

On 22 July 2016, the BBC reported that manager Bruce had resigned from his position. This was later confirmed by the club, which also announced that Mike Phelan would act as caretaker manager. In August 2013, owner Assem Allam announced that the club has re-registered as “Hull City Tigers Ltd,” and that the team would be marketed as “Hull City Tigers,” removing the “Association Football Club” that had been part of the name since the club’s formation in 1904. In response, a Premier League spokesman said, “We have not been informed of a change in the name of the actual club. They will still be known as Hull City as far as the Premier League is concerned when results or fixtures are published. According to its chairman, by 2014, the club would be further renamed “Hull Tigers,” because, as he claimed, “in marketing, the shorter the name the more powerful ,” while “Association Football Club” made the name too long.

Allam stated he dislikes the word “City”, as it is too “common” and a “lousy identity”, since it is associated also with other clubs, such as Leicester City, Bristol City and Manchester City. Allam justified the intended name change as part of his plans to create “additional sources of revenue” for the club, after Hull City Council refused to sell him the stadium freehold so he could develop, as he had stated, “a sports park” on the site. Supporters’ groups expressed opposition to the name change. Bernard Noble, chairman of Hull City’s official supporters club said he was disappointed, although he agreed that Allam had saved the club from liquidation and that it was “his club”.