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The severity of this virus and the impact it is going to have on British speedway will become clear over the next week or so.

This is one almighty s##tstorm. There will be a number of clubs, who imo, will not survive this.

Will have to take stock in March of next and what is left that could/would resemble a sport.

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7 hours ago, BWitcher said:

It isn't bad now in the slightest. 

Yes it will get worse, but to suggest its bad right now is just nonsense.

400,000 to 700,000 die every year from influenza for example. This particularly virus has taken 5000 lives so far worldwide, barely a blip.

This is what's scary when people are so panicked over such small figures (compared to what happens every year)... christ knows what they'll be like if and when it shoots up.

 

Just not fully hit yet - "a pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations."

You make a fair point to some extent regarding numbers and disease comparison but I do hit panic and prevention mode from the off, and take note of events and advice, rather than your it'll be ok on the night approach. I'd be more than pleased to be worrying over nothing. Who are Wolves playing tomorrow (I think that you support them?).

I assume that you e-mailed Nuno Espirito Santo and told him "christ knows what you'd be like if this was serious"  when he and his players were on lockdown ahead of their Europa League last-16 clash and did not attend Uefa’s traditional pre-match press conference.

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26 minutes ago, Mimmo said:

Hasn't the rugby been cancelled at that venue today, so maybe the GP won't happen either. 

But GP not until mid July things should have improved by then.

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21 minutes ago, Phil The Ace said:

Seema like some of the aussie riders are going home. 

Sounds to me that the whole season will be scrapped this year. Thus causing maybe clubs to close and riders to retire 

That’s the impression I got yesterday as well.

This thing ain’t peaking for around 6 weeks.

As it stands this is a real, proper mess for the sport.

I don’t think it’s coming back from this.

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1 minute ago, Wolfie456 said:

But GP not until mid July things should have improved by then.

I think you will be pleasantly surprised

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35 minutes ago, acef said:

The severity of this virus and the impact it is going to have on British speedway will become clear over the next week or so.

This is one almighty s##tstorm. There will be a number of clubs, who imo, will not survive this.

Will have to take stock in March of next and what is left that could/would resemble a sport.

I think its significant the way 'smaller' sports have reacted..

eg lower league football and rugby..

They are still playing domestic games with around 500 to a few thousand watching..

And for me it's because they dont have massive sponsorship to fall back on and wages need to be paid whether playing or not..

Speedway may be bomb proof from this if only paying out points money but riders will have spent lots of money on kit, (maybe on finance/credit) so will need income from somewhere.. 

And landlords will want the agreed rent I am sure..

Worrying times I would suggest for a sport which many sometimes sees 'survival' as a measure of success even in a 'normal' year...

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2 hours ago, Spl77 said:

I think the biggest issue is the death rate. In Italy its running at 6% the 'normal flu' runs at about 0.1% in Europe. Then you have the speed this thing seems to double in cases every 3 to 4 days. Like you I thought its just flu until I read up on it. 

Then you have to factor in that several countries including Poland are in the process of closing their boarders. 

 

I can see every country closing their borders.. 

The W.H.O. have been focused on ensuring the poorer countries that have poor medical care. Eg In Africa, Far East Asia, Sub Continent etc dont get it in great numbers as that will lead to many deaths..

However, the 'first world' simply dont now/wont going forward, have enough capability to deal with their own people never mind ''visitors'...

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2 hours ago, Mimmo said:

Hasn't the rugby been cancelled at that venue today, so maybe the GP won't happen either. 

Hi Mimmo can I have permission to PM you please. My previous name was 'The Messiah Of The BSF' Before I got banned. Things got out of hand that day and you got caught up in it all and came out of that day one of the worst.

I'll leave it there. The decision is yours. If you don't want me to send a PM and you just want me to respect your privacy then I will.

Take care.

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2 hours ago, acef said:

That’s the impression I got yesterday as well.

This thing ain’t peaking for around 6 weeks.

As it stands this is a real, proper mess for the sport.

I don’t think it’s coming back from this.

Which Aussie riders have gone home ? 

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Ryan Douglas is big mates with him & not sure if they were living together this year. It would not surprise me if he goes as well.

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Just now, IronScorpion said:

Ryan Douglas is big mates with him & not sure if they were living together this year. It would not surprise me if he goes as well.

Has been mentioned on the Wolves thread he might be going with him.

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1 hour ago, Gasser90 said:

Which Aussie riders have gone home ? 

Nick Morris and Douglas so far.

I was told yesterday by a rider that they have all pretty much been briefed on what is coming.

Basically sport will be suspended. For how long I don't know.

My opinion as it stands is that we won't see a season at all here.

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