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    Group G - Brazil, Korea DPR, Côte d'Ivoire, Portugal

    Discussion around Group G involving Brazil, Korea DPR, Côte d'Ivoire, Portugal

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    15 June 2010

    Côte d'Ivoire v Portugal at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
    Brazil v Korea DPR at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg

    20 June 2010

    Brazil v Côte d'Ivoire at Soccer City, Johannesburg

    21 June 2010

    Portugal v Korea DPR at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

    25 June 2010

    Korea DPR v Côte d'Ivoire at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
    Portugal v Brazil at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

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    Korea DPR? Côte d'Ivoire?

    North Korea. Ivory Coast. What the hell is this all about? How many other countries to we refer to in French? Do we say "République centrafricaine"? No - because that would be bloody stupid. Nor do we try to pronounce "Bosnia and Herzegovina" in Serb or Croat, because that would also be moronic. So why do we arse around with Côte d'Ivoire? Whose idea was it in the first place? It's not funny, it's not clever, it's not sophisticated. It's just bloody stupid.

    Also, using the word "Democratic" to refer to Kim Jong-Il's personal fiefdom is even more sycophantic than referring to that nutjob who thinks he's in charge of Sealand as "HRH". If a country is so insecure that it wants everyone to call it "Democratic" - whilst banning its citizens from reading any dispute to it, of course - then it can go and salute itself. It began as North Korea, and it can stay that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Korea DPR? Côte d'Ivoire?

    North Korea. Ivory Coast. What the hell is this all about? How many other countries to we refer to in French? Do we say "République centrafricaine"? No - because that would be bloody stupid. Nor do we try to pronounce "Bosnia and Herzegovina" in Serb or Croat, because that would also be moronic. So why do we arse around with Côte d'Ivoire? Whose idea was it in the first place? It's not funny, it's not clever, it's not sophisticated. It's just bloody stupid.

    Also, using the word "Democratic" to refer to Kim Jong-Il's personal fiefdom is even more sycophantic than referring to that nutjob who thinks he's in charge of Sealand as "HRH". If a country is so insecure that it wants everyone to call it "Democratic" - whilst banning its citizens from reading any dispute to it, of course - then it can go and salute itself. It began as North Korea, and it can stay that way.
    Pretty sure if you ran a democratic poll, you'd find that Kim Jong-Il is immensely popular tbf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Pretty sure if you ran a democratic poll, you'd find that Kim Jong-Il is immensely popular tbf...
    Indeed so. In fact I personally find him infinitely preferrable to genital torture.

    Neil raises a good point about The Ivory Coast tho; why do we pander to them? Is it just because we use the Latin alphabet too? Willing to bet Japan or Russia don't write the country as Côte d'Ivoire when referring to it.
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    No, they write it as Кот-д’Ивуар.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    No, they write it as Кот-д’Ивуар.
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    And isn't anyone slightly uneasy about naming a country after a banned resource? Öne of the colonial things we could probably do without I think.

    (Yes, I know perfectly well Côte d'Ivoire is French for you know what. Don't agree with their government either.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Korea DPR? Côte d'Ivoire?

    North Korea. Ivory Coast. What the hell is this all about? How many other countries to we refer to in French? Do we say "République centrafricaine"? No - because that would be bloody stupid. Nor do we try to pronounce "Bosnia and Herzegovina" in Serb or Croat, because that would also be moronic. So why do we arse around with Côte d'Ivoire? Whose idea was it in the first place? It's not funny, it's not clever, it's not sophisticated. It's just bloody stupid.

    Also, using the word "Democratic" to refer to Kim Jong-Il's personal fiefdom is even more sycophantic than referring to that nutjob who thinks he's in charge of Sealand as "HRH". If a country is so insecure that it wants everyone to call it "Democratic" - whilst banning its citizens from reading any dispute to it, of course - then it can go and salute itself. It began as North Korea, and it can stay that way.
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    Brazil and Ivory Coast. Portugual struggled to qualify and will struggle against Brazil (who IMO are favorites) and Ivory Coast who are a very consistent side.
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    I'll be amazed if any of the African sides qualify, the standard at this year's ACN was dreadful.

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    Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon all got reasonable chances, think at least one of them will make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon all got reasonable chances, think at least one of them will make it.
    Ivory Coast have the best squad, but would take Brazil and Portugal to go through. Can't see Ghana beating Serbia or Germany either.

    Reckon Algeria have as good a chance as Cameroon tho, tbh. Slovenia & America are teams they could beat and, tbh, our players don't look in prime nick just now either.
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