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June 15, 2010, 10:06am
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For fans of the Vuvuzela..go here: http://www.vuvuzela.fm/
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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.

Football is not just about 22 players and a ball.


In this country (and others) chanting is part of the game, obviously not in Africa.  If the world cup comes here in 2018, you'd be quite happy for the Africans to sign petitions and try and ban chanting at games because they can't hear their vuvuzelas over the chanting?
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June 15, 2010, 10:11am

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It's our bloody game! No-one else can have their own take on it! Annoying as they might be you only have a few weeks left of it.
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Quoted from cocky


In this country (and others) chanting is part of the game, obviously not in Africa.  If the world cup comes here in 2018, you'd be quite happy for the Africans to sign petitions and try and ban chanting at games because they can't hear their vuvuzelas over the chanting?


I'm yet to go to a game where neutral fans chant


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June 15, 2010, 10:46am

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Am I the only one who really doesn't mind them at all? They're not that bad, surely?


No your not.

I would rather not have them but i can live with it.

The alternative would be half empty stadiums if they were not filled by the locals.Seen a lot of world cups where the smaller footballing nations have played in half empty stadiums.At least most of these games have a good crowd.


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June 15, 2010, 10:51am

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Lol at Rob! I don't even notice the things after 5 or 10 minutes, don't see what the fuss is about!
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No your not.

I would rather not have them but i can live with it.

The alternative would be half empty stadiums if they were not filled by the locals.Seen a lot of world cups where the smaller footballing nations have played in half empty stadiums.At least most of these games have a good crowd.


Talking of half empty stadiums, did you see Japan v Cameroon, bloody place was empty
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Lol at Rob! I don't even notice the things after 5 or 10 minutes, don't see what the fuss is about!


You must have strange hearing.

I couldn't stand it for more than 2 minutes before it literally made my head hurt and I'm pretty used to loud music and like a bit of thumping bass in the car.

One thing I did wonder about was whether the frequency of the note would make a difference but it is probably the sheer volume and continuity that causes the most annoyance. Apart from the irritation though, surely it must be obvious that 2 hours of a noise louder than a jet engine will damage even the best of hearing more than any concert speakers would. I'm amazed that nobody has stopped it on health grounds.

The culture argument is pretty pathetic really. South Africans do chant and they do sing and they do dance. That's their true culture, these things are nothing but a cheap retail con.



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Talking of half empty stadiums, did you see Japan v Cameroon, bloody place was empty


Yeah,was a bit sparse but i think on the whole,the games have been well attended.Seen a lot of tournaments where the grounds have been thinly populated,especially during the daytime.


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Yeah,was a bit sparse but i think on the whole,the games have been well attended.Seen a lot of tournaments where the grounds have been thinly populated,especially during the daytime.


Yea, I imagine todays exciting game between N.Zealand and Slovakia wont be a sell out.

The 2 evening games are always well stocked though.
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