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Steve Bruce: Without Allam there would be no Hull City

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Posted on December 2, 2013

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, manager has defended the club’s Egyptian owner .

“I think the chairman has put something like £70m into the club. Without him, there wouldn’t be a club or a Hull City. It would be down the tubes, in my opinion,” Bruce said.

“There’s not many people out there who would put £70m into Hull. However, certainly I’ve got to have a conversation with him because I don’t think he understands quite what it means (a name change) in terms of history and tradition,” Bruce continued.

“All he thinks about is going forward and he thinks the brand would be better (with a name change), and that’s his opinion but obviously, there’s thousands who won’t (agree) and I can understand.

“There’s no one who is more of a traditionalist than I am.

“What we can’t let it do is fester and smoulder on because it creates at times, when things aren’t going so well, an atmosphere which none of us want.

“We should be enjoying the Premier League and enjoying beating rather than talking about a badge and a name change, which for me becomes irrelevant when you win games like against . I just don’t think they quite understand what it means to a lot of people.

Bruce concluded: “If we are Hull City Tigers, Hull City or whatever we are, we’ve got to stay together going forward because we need all the help we can get as a newly-promoted team.”

Bruce’s comments comes after he lead Hull City to a historic result against Liverpool, beating them 3-1 – which marks Hull’s first ever Premier League win over the Reds.

Allam has come under fire recently by a large group of supporters against his decision to rename the club.

This wasn’t the end of it as Allam responded by saying to the protesting supporters “they can die as soon as they want”, referring to their ‘City till I die banner’.

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