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24-03-2009, 12:30 AM #1
Any of us are going to the World cup (If we get there)
I can certainly say, I'm going always do, To see a **** england side perform VERY bad...
But, I just have a feeling about this one coming up already, Never had this Before,
John Terry to lift the cup.
And england fans to get Stabbed by some little South african with a spear
24-03-2009, 12:40 AM #2
i do worry for the safety of fans over in SA in recent years it has became a hotbed of mugging,kidnapping and murder especially after a few supporters have a few to many drinks i can see it turning really nasty and would be a shame because 1 incident would smear the hole tournament
i really do think FIFA should of stepped in and moved the championships but i think they have been a bit hasty just because this isd the first world cup to be held in Africa and they would be seen as rasicts but if they get the security right it should be a great thing to watch pre match with the south african heritage dances and in the game im sure there will be passionate support for SA
i just hope the locals are not price out of watching the games much like the caribbians were priced out of watching the cricket world cup last year the cricket world cup was awful to watch with half empty stadiums and no feel or atmosphere to any of the games
should be a good WC hope that england qualify and who knows actually achieve something
24-03-2009, 01:02 AM #3
24-03-2009, 08:50 AM #4
Mate the trouble is that life out there is cheap and can be brought and sold for practically peanuts.
The country is run by crooks so how can you expect any more of its patrons.
N0w dont think for a seccond I am labeling every single african/south African as criminals but we all know what go'son out there.
Some serious security will need to be in place as africa is a hot bed for terrorist groups who would love to wreak havok on the biggest world event to publicise thier quest for what ever fanatical group they follow.
We could host it at a few weeks notice. Like last time!!!
24-03-2009, 10:25 AM #5
Wouldn't go to SA for the fooball nope....
And as much as I would love to see England lift the world cup if that dity-little-c*nt Terry had to do it, the moment would be ruied.
God hope Don-Capelo goes without Terry, A Cole, and Lampers.
05-04-2009, 11:41 PM #6
08-04-2009, 05:16 AM #7
Well Mexico has been playing terrible id rather they don't qualify if they are playing like they are alot of people blamed Ericksson I blame the players and the mexican federation for the national team's poor performance.
As for the world cup in South Africa I really think they should have some sort of "safe point" for both players and fans alike the supporters are at higher risk than the players. Something big is going to have to be done for security I wouldn't trust the nation's security at all. What do you guys think about the possibility of the world cup being on ppv? I say NO!
08-04-2009, 12:24 PM #8
I have lived here for 33 years and never had a problem.
The protection of fans on match days will be priority.
08-04-2009, 12:42 PM #9
i'm sure that fifa and the sa government have already gone through all the crap that could go possibly go wrong....
i wish i was going.... there's nothing like watching australia beat england!!!!
08-04-2009, 12:58 PM #10
[quote=DarlingtonYid;76266]i do worry for the safety of fans over in SA in recent years it has became a hotbed of mugging,kidnapping and murder especially after a few supporters have a few to many drinks i can see it turning really nasty and would be a shame because 1 incident would smear the hole tournament
I would like to put these misconceptions to bed.
Yes South Africa can be a dangerous place, but so can the UK if you wander into the wrong areas looking like a tourist.
Sure, if you wander around on your own in certain areas at night with a camera around your neck, flashing your money around in a bar or decking yourself with loads of bling in a deserted area, the chances of you being mugged are high. But, if you use basic common sense and don't flash your money around like a 3 week millionaire and stick to well lit areas at night (there will be plenty of cabs available to get from a - b) and where possible try and look like a local.
Take your photo's in the daytime and leave your camera in the hotel when not in use, instead of round your neck.
Your comment on kidknappings mate............sorry, you've got the wrong african country. Very, very seldom does that happen in SA and if and when it does happen it is invariably associated with locals on locals................NOT tourists.
Murder, yes we do have a high murder rate, but the majority of this takes place in the african locations and i doubt tourists would be considering spending time in these areas, unless they went in with an organized tourist group, which would be totally safe.
If you stick within those guidelines and listen to the locals advice, you will be in no more danger than walking the streets of the UK.
The majority of drinking takes place in nightclubs/bars, which almost all without exception have bouncers to control patrons who get out of order.
08-04-2009, 01:24 PM #11
Bafana Bafana (as the SA team is effectionately known by) is not exactly the strongest team in the world) so the chances of them progressing to far in the tournament is not high. (The current wayward Benni McCarthy is the star of the team, when he can be bothered to turn up and the Captain is Mokeona also of Blackburn Rovers)
When Bafana Bafana play they will certainly be well supported....(The vuvuzella.........horns) will drive you insane, if they are being blown in your ears.
I have personally applied to get tickets for 7 matches at the same ground in Durban, which would include a last 16 match, a quarter final and a semi final. Which will allow me to watch diffrent teams.
Although I do support England. I thought this would be the best chance of getting all my tickets, as the England series of tickets will be totally over subscribed.
09-04-2009, 10:16 PM #12
24-05-2009, 09:47 PM #13
I would be worrried about my safty. I was in Gran Canerie When the last world cup was on.
We went to a fan zones to watch the games. I had the time of my life people were buzzie, I will be going abroad yes but not sure of the Location. No matter the location the England fans are amazing.
20-08-2009, 03:04 AM #14
If Bulgaria qualify, I might go. Otherwise I have TV to watch the games (I know it is not the same, but it is much cheaper )