Friday, January 15, 2010

What's more annoying for you sitting at home? Those bloody horns at games in Africa, like this weeks African Nations Cup and the Confederations Cup before it, or that fucking bell that goes non stop at Fratton Park for Portsmouth matches.

It's a toss up. Both are annoying as hell when you're trying to watch a game at home.

Long time readers of the blog will know from last year's Confederations Cup in South Africa just how much the non stop sound of the blowing of horns annoyed us. It's like having a never ending swarm of bees in your head.

I know it's a traditional and cultural thing in Africa but shut the fuck up please. The World Cup is going to be weeks of unbearable horns, day after day, week after week.

Whilst watching one of the African Nations Cup matches the other day, my wife was commenting on how annoying the horns were and they were driving her up the wall and she had to leave the room. As pleasing a thought as this might be to many, who might be planning on buying their own horns now, I advised her she might want to book a 6 week vacation around June for her own sanity in that case.

As annoying as the horns are, that awful non stop bell ringing at Portsmouth games takes the annoyance award.

It's got to the point now that that's all I can focus on during Pompey games and I've made the decision to not watch any games, live or highlights, from Fratton Park. I just can't stand it and my TV is too expensive to smash to bits, which is what the bell ringing makes me want to do. Oh - so - very - much.

All this noise just makes you glad in a way that the atmosphere at Bayview Stadium is like a morgue and you can hear a pin drop. At least you don't go home with a pounding headache or tinnitus.

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