Talk:Great Britain Davis Cup team

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Are the Northern Irish excluded from this tournament?Mnealon (talk) 20:16, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

No read the intro. The GB team represent the whole UK.Pureditor 19:08, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Why isn't it called the United Kingdom team then? --Jameboy (talk) 14:19, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
The best way of explaining this is to think of "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" as the official name of the country, in the same way as "Kingdom of Spain" is the official name of Spain. Like in many other countries, the description part is often dropped, as is the case here. What is perhaps an anomaly is that it's called "Great Britain" and not "Great Britain and Northern Ireland". The best explanation I can offer for that is that it is done for the sake of brevity. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 158.109.113.47 (talk) 10:10, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
Great Britain is just the biggest island in the British Isles, so by calling themselves the Great Britain team they are not just missing out Northerrn Ireland from the name, but also all the little islands that make up the UK; Orkney, Shetland, Hebrides, Isle of Wight, Anglesey etc. Not to mention the British crown dependencies which are not even part of the UK, let alone GB, but whose residents would play for the British team: Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man etc. It really is a pet hate of mine, they do it for the olympics too, calling themselves Team GB.94.173.10.78 (talk) 14:52, 7 July 2011 (UTC)