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GrimRob
June 16, 2010, 9:07am

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Everyone says the tournament is rubbish. Not all of you have realised why yet  


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I, for one, have quite enjoyed it so far.

If you don't want to watch... fine. Whatever. No-one cares.
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Everyone says the tournament is rubbish. Not all of you have realised why yet  


The BBC are trialing the new "non-horn commentary" today via the red button.

ITV turned up the comms mic's yesterday and lowered the ground mic's, you could tell a SLIGHT difference to the rest of the games.

But to your point

Most games so far have been excrement.
The horns are a joke.

Standards of refereeing has been really good though.
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SSN also reporting that English fans are bringing the horns back in preperation for next season.

If i see one when we go to Gateshead, yes flipping Gateshead I will shove it up his fooking bottom
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SSN also reporting that English fans are bringing the horns back in preperation for next season.

If i see one when we go to Gateshead, yes flipping Gateshead I will shove it up his fooking bottom


Who's?

Why's it got to be male fan, I'm sure we have female fans as well, are you suggesting it would be ok for females to blow them and not males?
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Who's?

Why's it got to be male fan, I'm sure we have female fans as well, are you suggesting it would be ok for females to blow them and not males?


she can blow something else.

Heard about them Geordie birds
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Spot on, Im sick of people banging on about them. All this whining about the world cup and claiming various non entitys are spoiling it for them, "There are too many foreiners on the pundits.", "I get a headache because of the vuvezelas.", "Adrian Chiles is dressed scruffily.", "I dont like the slow motion replays." blah blah blah. Why not just watch the games and turn the sound down if need be.



Simple - because the BBC and ITV are British broadcasters sending the games to a British audience at great expense (to us as licence payers in the case of the BBC) who are fully entitled to criticise what they get. Of course it would be good if the comments were all on the subject of the actual football but doesn't this harping on about other things tell us something? The football is so pathetic that people think it isn't worth commenting on. When the game is a boring as 95% of them have been this week a bit of commentary box banter is very welcome relief. Only problem is that to get it you have to try and make out the words from the background racket.

And ...... for those who think this horn thing is some kind of long ago cultural icon in SA, it isn't. It's just a cheap Chinese plastic thing that street traders sell to the crowds outside the grounds to make a living. Rest assured enough of our IQ deficient England followers will bring them back to make MotD a misery next season. The chant is doomed.



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I think the horns are only such a big deal because the games have been cagey and haven't really got going yet. Once we get to the final group games and the knockout stages the games will be more exciting and we'll be able to discuss the football more and the vuvuzelas less.
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I think the horns are only such a big deal because the games have been cagey and haven't really got going yet. Once we get to the final group games and the knockout stages the games will be more exciting and we'll be able to discuss the football more and the vuvuzelas less.


Rodley I really hope you are right. The number of goals scored so far is the lowest for years.

Everyone says the referees are good but this is only because they are following Blatter's dream of making the game a non-contact sport. Even then Whingeraldo was moaning about being actually touched by another player in one or two tackles yesterday. The game would have been much improved if a defender had shunted him into Row Z instead of letting him prance around like some opera diva.



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The BBC are trialing the new "non-horn commentary" today via the red button.


I'll give it a try but essentially no amount of filtering will get round the problem that there is no atmosphere. I watched ITV for about 5 seconds last night to see if there was any improvement - there wasn't.


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