Hull City owner Assem Allam appears to have pressed ahead with his idea to change the name of the club to the Hull Tigers - in order to make the club more marketable and get it recognised globally - by submitting a formal name change request to the Premier League.

Fans of the club, and football fans in general, have generally blasted the idea and have said that it goes against the club's tradition to scrap the name that they have held since the club was founded in 1904.

However, this is not the first time that a club has made changes to aspects of the club.

Throughout the years, there have been many changes to many different clubs. There has been a series of changes to club crests such as a complete redesign of Liverpool's legendary symbol and Arsenal's badge being completely unrecognisable from its first incarnation that saw it have three cannons stood upright and the word "Woolwich" along with the club's Latin motto on intertwining banners.

Other notable changes include that of Cardiff who started out with the city's coat of arms as their chest before twice changing it to bluebird designs and then recently back to the historic Welsh dragon, giving the club a change of colour from blue to red.

Chelsea is another big club to make significant changes. The current badge is so far removed from the original design of a Chelsea pensioner's profile shot that you would not recognise it as the badge of the famous London club.

One of the most dramatic changes came just this year when Everton changed its crest from the traditional shield design and accompanying banner baring the Latin motto, to a simplified and more compact design excluding the historic Prince Rupert's tower, causing a large majority of fans to petition for the original to be brought back. The club responded by giving fans a choice of three new designs.

So even though the name change at Hull City may be going against tradition, the amount of name changes, crest changes and changes to a club's identity may indicate that it's just part of the development that is always ongoing.

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