Originally Posted by OldRightHander
That was a pretty poor showing by Liverpool. Speaking of Hull, has anyone else paid any attention to this business with the owner wanting to change the name from Hull City to Hull Tigers. Apparently the fan base is rather adamantly against it and he's set on making the change anyway. It looks kind of ugly.
Rebranding is always tricky when you have a team with 100 years of history. Past experience with MK Dons (the former AFC Wimbledon) and FC Red Bull Salzburg (the former SV Austria Salzburg) show that hard core supporters aren't afraid to revolt and start a new club under the old name. I don't know that changing the name will be enough to drive Hull supporters to start their own club, since Hull already goes by the Tigers as a nickname. They may just ignore the rebranding and refuse to buy merchandise with the new name on it. Either way it's never a good idea to needlessly tick off your fanbase.