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Worst World cup ever?

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Who'd have thought a World Cup could be ruined by a dodgy ball and vuvuzelas?

Clearly this is unacceptable for a World cup, and has ruined the tournament. This will probably go down as the most awful world cup ever.

Or will it improve?

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posted Jun 15, 2010

SA football has always had vuvuzelas. We didn't object to cheer leaders in the USAnor do we complain about the cacophony of sound in Caribbean cricket, nor the sambas in Brazalian football or the din when watching cricket on the sub-continent.

Hear! hear! for the vuvuzelas. Sport in SA isn't just about cricket and rugby. Why, are we not happy that the real locals are enjoying themselves?

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posted Jun 15, 2010

At the expense of everyone else Castanha?<erm>

By all means let the vuvuzelas continue. If the South African fans want to ruin the world cup for everyone but themselves, nothing can be done to change that.

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posted Jun 15, 2010

The atmosphere is totally lost.

A single B Flat note is not atmosphere it is noise. As one american put it, they are plastic horns, it is hardly an ancient tradition.

The stadia are empty as well. Couldn't they just round up some school kids to fill the seats?

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posted Jun 15, 2010

i have no problem with the vuvuzelas. they make a great atmosphere

takes me back to the 70's and those horns the germans used. great stuff.

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posted Jun 15, 2010

Look they can play them at this world cup, but ban them from any future torniments and the prem.

I can see them causing crowd trouble in the UK.

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posted Jun 15, 2010

so much for brazil

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posted Jun 16, 2010

Its been a poorly organised World Cup thats for sure. Transport to the stadiums is a clear issue, stadiums are also half empty for pretty much every game I have seen so its clearly not showing South Africa in a good light.

The Vulvulza's have destroyed any atmosphere and despite what people say are not a South African tradition. They should also realise that in order to make friends with the world you have to make compromises.

One thing you cant blame South Africa for is the poor football thus far, but that will improve as the competition progresses. I do doubt the African continent will get another World Cup until it becomes another "politically correct" time to do so. They have shown they are not capable of running a World Cup in the best interests of the millions of fans across the globe, or even the smaller percentage of fans that have saved hard and have forked out to get there.

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comment by Howard (U14269493)

posted Jun 16, 2010

Of course it will improve. Teams are still getting used to the constant noise of the vuvuzelas and the new floaty ball, plus they're desparate not to lose their first games.

People that are slagging the tournament already are just attention seekers or journos looking for good copy. Chin up, fellas, chin up...

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posted Jun 16, 2010

The 2nd round is starting soon and some teams could get knocked out now. I think the matches will be better.


Also, i havent heared much of the altitude. Most of the disappointing games (like England) were played on altitude, while the better matches were played on sea level (Germany, Spain etc.). It does look like this is affecting the game, rather then the ball.

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comment by JP (U14337046)

posted Jun 16, 2010

Those bleeding teumpets are THAT bad that while watching a match last Sunday I turned the volume off and allowed the missus to listen to Cheryl Cole's latest album.

Normally I wouldn't entertain the idea of listening to Cheryl belting out 'hits' such as Parchute etc but frankly it was better than a 90 minute drone of horns.

Oh and the game wasn't much better than the music, thank you Algeria and Slovenia<grr>

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