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Marinerz93
June 13, 2010, 6:31pm

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A trumpet and a couple of drums doesn't even come close to several thousand of those vuvuzela's. They could be good at games if they went with the flow of the game but they don't, it's a constant noise and any constant noise is a nuisance. Part of the game is hearing the crowds reaction and being absobed into it. The wooden ratchets used at games years ago made a right comotion but even they weren't swung for an hour before kick off, during the full 90 minutes and an hour after the match had finished.

The Africans would be better off doing their dancing at games and entertaining us that way than annoying the excrement out of 99% of people by blowing the vuvuzela regardless of what's happening.


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Look on the bright side, the Africans are too poor to go to too many games (17,000 empty seats at one game yesterday) so there will be more fans and less Africans as the finals progress (hopefully anyway, unless they start letting them in free to fill up seats!).


There are two tiers of pricing for all games. Locals can get tickets for a fraction of the price of visiting supporters. My ticket for tomorrow cost less than £15 when the cheapest available for a foreign visitor is around £54, That FIFA for you!!
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There are two tiers of pricing for all games. Locals can get tickets for a fraction of the price of visiting supporters. My ticket for tomorrow cost less than £15 when the cheapest available for a foreign visitor is around £54, That FIFA for you!!


Perhaps JF needs to have a word with them about "devaluing the product"  !


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What I can't understand is how do they manage to watch any football when they spend all bloody game blowing those twatting things?


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Perhaps England fans could start a new fad in the hope that it might catch on.  Would the South Africans be able to do the Hughesy and blow a vuvuzela at the same time, do you think?


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Why the fuss about them? It's part and parcel of an African World Cup, in the same way that ironic chants and banter between fans is a key element of the British football crowd. If this is the way the fans celebrate watching the game, so be it. It's not as if it's so bad it makes me want to turn the TV off - I already have the Germans winning 4-0 to do that !!!!
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Why the fuss about them? It's part and parcel of an African World Cup, in the same way that ironic chants and banter between fans is a key element of the British football crowd. If this is the way the fans celebrate watching the game, so be it. It's not as if it's so bad it makes me want to turn the TV off - I already have the Germans winning 4-0 to do that !!!!


Its the fact that they are used constantly throughtout the games, It wouldnt be as bad if they were heard only when there team has a chance or actually scores.

They kill all other forms of atmosphere.

It wouldnt be as bad if they were only used in the African games, but why the intercourse did we have them for the game against USA, and why would German or Ozzys want to hear them?
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According to Wikipedia:  

"Vuvuzelas have been controversial. They have been associated with permanent noise-induced hearing loss, cited as a possible safety risk when spectators can't hear evacuation announcements, and potentially spread colds and flu germs on a greater scale than coughing or shouting.

The sound level of the instrument has been measured at 131 dB(A) at the opening of the horn and at 113 dB(A) two metres in front of the opening, both dangerously high levels for unprotected ears.

Origin
This type of plastic horn or trumpet has been used in Mexican stadiums since the 1970s.[citation needed] Originally made out of tin, the vuvuzela became popular in South Africa in the 1990s.

Vuvuzelas have been said to be based on kudu horn instruments and thus rooted in African history, but this is disputed.[16][13] During the last quarter of a match, supporters blow vuvuzelas frantically in an attempt to "kill off" their opponents."


That's interesting because i was sure i had heard these at another World Cup and maybe it was Mexico '86?


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Tioe honset I also findf them totally annoying.  I am normally one for embracing others cultures but there is just no excuse for those vivallais or whtever they are called.  Too many spectators are more interested in that than tey are watching the football,

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Totally agree, football is about chanting and that gives so much to the game. I always know in TV games which end "belongs" to which team and in this tournament I haven't a clue. They hardly show any crowd shots on TV either. The crowd might as well not be there. Contrast it with the games at Wembley where they constantly show people in the crowd reacting to incidents in the game.  As a supporter you identify with the people in the crowd.

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