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December 5, 2009

Could everyone just stop saying “group of death”?

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 3:26 am

Yeah, yeah – we live in an age of marketing speak and hyperbole.  There are no “models” anymore, they are all “supermodels”.

But, the idea that every tournament has a “group of death” is just silly.  Brazil, Ivory Coast, Portugal and North Korea … is being pegged as the next WC`s Group of Death.  Brazil – heavyweight, good chance to win the thing.  Ivory Coast – Africa`s best chance to win the thing.  Portugal – lucky to be there, did not do well in Qualifying.  North Korea – a minnow,like the other AFC countries, not taken seriously by the rest of the world.

Or maybe I am misunderstanding, and just being old and crotchetty.  Maybe “Group of DEATH!!!” means “a slightly harder group than the others”?

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1 Comment »

  1. Can’t help agreeing with you here Clayton. If anything the big news is, “There is no particular group of death this time.”

    Comment by Hamish Alcorn — December 6, 2009 @ 11:25 pm


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