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Gordon Brown...Please don't cancel Wimbledon!!!

onewoman74
06-30-2007, 06:49 PM
CNN USA is speculating if Britain raises the terror threat to severe or the highest level, any ongoing events can be cancelled at will. This includes the Diana concert tomorrow and Wimbledon.
AGAIN, this is SPECULATION at the moment, but if they find any more bombs and threats around Great Briatin...all bets are off!!

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/06/30/london.alert/index.html

smitty8
06-30-2007, 06:56 PM
All they've said on Fox News is that security is being reevaluated (I think is how they put it) for Wimbledon. I don't think they have much to worry about, the rain will do enough to stop play.

Duncan
06-30-2007, 07:08 PM
Would i be the only one here who wouldn't mind Wimbledon being cancelled if there are more terrorists attacks?

case
06-30-2007, 07:15 PM
Would i be the only one here who wouldn't mind Wimbledon being cancelled if there are more terrorists attacks?

the world has and will always have more terrorists.
terrorism is nothing new, but letting it alter the "normal" course of events only means that the terrorists have their "mission accomplished".

many people have jobs and a living to make off of these events, they are not just about entertainment.

roosevelt= " we have nothing to fear except fear itself". bush has made a political career out of scaring americans. i for one am sick of it.

ReturnWinner
06-30-2007, 07:17 PM
if that happens then AlQaeda=Fed Killa

onewoman74
06-30-2007, 07:18 PM
Would i be the only one here who wouldn't mind Wimbledon being cancelled if there are more terrorists attacks?

Of course public safety comes first and I wouldn't want any person being hurt or killed by bombs going off in GB. However, giving these idiots what they want by canceling major events around GB pisses me off. It's a catch 22...:(

LaTenista
06-30-2007, 07:21 PM
Maybe they should consider moving the rest of this year's tournament to Newport. :o

El Legenda
06-30-2007, 07:21 PM
if that happens then AlQaeda=Fed Killa

al qaeda? the two men arrested were asian

ReturnWinner
06-30-2007, 07:22 PM
and so??? there are many asian people related to AlQaeda
al qaeda? the two men arrested were asian

Duncan
06-30-2007, 07:22 PM
al qaeda? the two men arrested were asian

That means absolutely nothing.

Tomy
06-30-2007, 07:23 PM
IMO it is almost impossible, Wimbledon won't be cancelled, there's too much money involved, though I wouldn't care if it happens in order to stop another attack.

DhammaTiger
06-30-2007, 07:24 PM
Even at the height of IRA bombs in London A decade ago, Wimby or any other event was never cancelled to my recollection. I lived in London at that time and everyone, by and large, went about their normal business.

El Legenda
06-30-2007, 07:25 PM
That means absolutely nothing.

why does terrorist= muslim right away?

El Legenda
06-30-2007, 07:26 PM
IMO it is almost impossible, Wimbledon won't be cancelled, there's too much money involved, though I wouldn't care if it happens in order to stop another attack.

20million$ over 1000's of lives? really.

Duncan
06-30-2007, 07:26 PM
why does terrorist= muslim right away?


Who said that?

El Legenda
06-30-2007, 07:26 PM
Who said that?

who ever brought up al-qaeda

wipeout
06-30-2007, 07:27 PM
If it's not Wimbledon, it'll be somewhere else. If it was a target and you cancel it, they just switch targets.

Are they going to cancel every football match next? Every train, every bus, every plane, every music event, every ship, every conference, etc.?

ReturnWinner
06-30-2007, 07:27 PM
not all muslims are from Arabian region
for example Philippines -an asian country- has a lot of muslim people
why does terrorist= muslim right away?

Duncan
06-30-2007, 07:28 PM
who ever brought up al-qaeda



Well it wasn't me.



National Security Alert Level is now at Critical in the UK guys. Wouldn't be surprised if cancellations start taking place now people!

El Legenda
06-30-2007, 07:28 PM
not all muslims are from Arabian region
for example Philippines -an asian country- has a lot of muslim people

thats not the point.

*Ljubica*
06-30-2007, 07:31 PM
Well I'm in London, and I've heard nothing of this - and I think the chances of anything being banned to kow-tow to terrorists is just not going to happen. We Brits may have our faults, but capitulation, hysteria and over-reaction are really not amomg them. We lived through the IRA bombings in the 70's, we were all back at work and using the tubes within 24 hours of the 7/7 bombings in 2005, and only this morning, the Police were quoted in our newspapers as saying everyone must "carry on as normal" because anything else would look like the terrorists had won. The rain could well beat Wimbledon, the Diana concert and any other outdoor event, but Al-qaeda or any other fanatical group of cowards won't ever beat us :)

onewoman74
06-30-2007, 07:35 PM
The terror threat has been raised to "critical" by Gordon Brown.


http://news.sky.com/skynews/home

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6257606.stm

Kudz
06-30-2007, 07:36 PM
I can't see them cancelling Wimbledon...the Diana concert may be another thing though.

Or Levy
06-30-2007, 07:50 PM
I seriously doubt that's gonna happen. Wimbledon may be an attractive target, but it's also a very protected target (I wonder if Marat is feeling like an ass venting about security, though : Marat - are you living in the same world as the rest of us?), it's a lot more difficult to do something there, than in a big shopping center in the UK, for example. The casuality number would be about the same, the panic - probably bigger, and it's way easier.

Plus, to use common sense. Those mega bombings take a LOT of time to plan. I seriously doubt terrorists planned a series of terrorist attacks to be carried out within days of each other. There were car bombs suppose to go off yesterday, that failed - but had that act of terrorism succeeded, that would have meant a higher security level in the entire UK, making a second terrorist act of that magnitude more difficult to carry out.

JMHO.

And Gordon Brown isn't going to start his term as PM by canceling Wimby over a bombing that failed.

trixtah
06-30-2007, 07:51 PM
Move all future tournaments to some fort in the US

sophia_c
06-30-2007, 07:52 PM
Well I'm in London, and I've heard nothing of this - and I think the chances of anything being banned to kow-tow to terrorists is just not going to happen. We Brits may have our faults, but capitulation, hysteria and over-reaction are really not amomg them. We lived through the IRA bombings in the 70's, we were all back at work and using the tubes within 24 hours of the 7/7 bombings in 2005, and only this morning, the Police were quoted in our newspapers as saying everyone must "carry on as normal" because anything else would look like the terrorists had won. The rain could well beat Wimbledon, the Diana concert and any other outdoor event, but Al-qaeda or any other fanatical group of cowards won't ever beat us :)

The voice of reason!! finally!!;)

I have lived in England for 14 years of my life...have a British passport (despite having a French Dad and a Spanish Mother)..and I am very proud to do so!!...bombs are part of life here....security is always something we have to think about...and we have complete patience with the checks that are carried out...however..if someone is going to do something they will....we can be careful...but the most important point is...life goes on...thats the message to everyone...as Rose says...Wimbledon may well fall to weather and not finish on time...the Diana concert will be ok..there is a roof on Wembley....( I was there 2 weeks ago to see Muse..it was amazing!!...even on crutches ;) )...so...stop the nonsense...Wimbledon is safe :p

RonE
06-30-2007, 08:51 PM
I wonder if 9/11 had happened just three days earlier would the 2001 U.S. Open finals have been cancelled?

Scotso
06-30-2007, 08:55 PM
Wouldn't that be a little extreme when no one has even been hurt? I don't think they would do such a thing.

Scotso
06-30-2007, 08:55 PM
I wonder if 9/11 had happened just three days earlier would the 2001 U.S. Open finals have been cancelled?

Probably.

El Legenda
06-30-2007, 09:01 PM
I wonder if 9/11 had happened just three days earlier would the 2001 U.S. Open finals have been cancelled?

maybe not cancelled, but might have been moved to a later date. they cancelled sporting events around the country the week of 9/11

sophia_c
06-30-2007, 09:24 PM
:rolleyes: no comment :rolleyes:

sophia_c
06-30-2007, 09:27 PM
What happened on 9/11 and 7/7 was shocking....one more extreme than the other and yes..it has changed lives forever...we are now more aware of the extremists that are out to wreck our way of life..as we know it....but C'MON.....what is this chat about??.....luckily nothing has really happened and no-one has been hurt in England over the course of the past few days....

Lets concentrate on tennis??..and bad weather??..no?

RickDaStick
06-30-2007, 09:29 PM
Too much money on the line for the tourney to be canceled. You guys are crazy if you actually believe they are more concerned over a few lives than millions of money.

FedFan_2007
06-30-2007, 09:30 PM
Wimbledon must go on. I don't care if 100 bombs go off around London, Roger must win his 5th title.

scoobs
06-30-2007, 09:43 PM
There seem to be some threatening events taking place and there has been an incident in Glasgow and some averted threats in London itself.

But, I don't see Wimbledon being cancelled.

Obviously security will be reviewed and where necessary, tightened, but my own hope and expectation is that the event will continue. The rain may stop us but those silly bastards should not and will not. We've been through it before, we may yet have to go through it again in the future, but if we just give in to fear and let them dictate the agenda we might as well all pack up and go home now because they've won.

When they bombed London on July 7th 2005, we mourned the dead, looked after the injured and bereaved, cleaned up the mess, and got on with living. Collectively, as Londoners, we chose not to let them win and we can do so again.

Now if only this bloody rain would let up, we can have a cracking second week!

Tutu
06-30-2007, 09:43 PM
Too much money on the line for the tourney to be canceled. You guys are crazy if you actually believe they are more concerned over a few lives than millions of money.

did you seriously just write that:lol:

Paul Banks
06-30-2007, 09:45 PM
Wimbledon being cancelled would be awesome, because it sucks and I hate it! And Roger tards would never be able to recover, even more awesome!

kiwi10is
06-30-2007, 09:49 PM
I think Wimbledon is too far away from London to be in danger. If someone would plan to attack Wimbledon they wouldn`t start with bombs in London...

ilostmymarbles
06-30-2007, 09:53 PM
I think Wimbledon is too far away from London to be in danger. If someone would plan to attack Wimbledon they wouldn`t start with bombs in London...

technically wimbledon is in london. It might be quite far fromt eh centre but its still part of greater london.
I really doubt that cancelling wimbledon is on the cards, they dont do things like that over here, no matter what happens.

Metis
06-30-2007, 09:58 PM
Hmmm... maybe Borg is now thinking of making an anonymous bomb-threat phone call on finals day :devil:.

Seriously, at this point the rain is much more of a threat to Wimbledon than terrorists.

GlennMirnyi
06-30-2007, 10:03 PM
Wimbledon being cancelled would be awesome, because it sucks and I hate it! And Roger tards would never be able to recover, even more awesome!

Recover from what? He'll still be undefeated since 2003. :lol:

Heather1229
06-30-2007, 10:07 PM
There's no way they will cancel wimbledon, and there really is no way they will cancel the concert for diana, isn't the whole point of the "war on terror" to show the terrorists that "we" are not in fear of them? Cancelling events when none of these events have been threatened is absurd, not to mention whomever is responsible for these current "attacks" is obviously not that organized since neither attack was carried out successfully. Gordon Brown would not be the most popular person if he chose to succumb to the "fear" that the mass media feels the need to portray. Even raising the terror threat level was a tad ridiculous considering the fact that they have no credible info of an impeding attack. Driving a jeep into an airport terminal is not a terrorist attack, flying planes into skyscrapers however is, so let's get a grip people, while it may be frightening for the people in the UK at the moment, it certainly doesn't compare to the events of 9/11. Also to the previous poster, the finals of the 2001 Us Open would have been postponed since the Yankees and Mets didn't play baseball for a couple of weeks following 9/11. Sorry for the rant I am just getting annoyed watching the news, the world went to hell with the invention of the 24 hour news network. :-)

Paul Banks
06-30-2007, 10:12 PM
Recover from what? He'll still be undefeated since 2003. :lol:

But he can't win 5 tournaments in 5 years. :)

knightsky
06-30-2007, 10:12 PM
We should do a poll on who/what is most likely going to stop Roger winning Wimbledon next Sunday.
1. Terrorists
2. The weather
3. Another tennis player

Hugh Jaas
06-30-2007, 10:41 PM
i blame Xristos. he is soo deluded that he will become a pro he goes to such lenghs as to bomb london.

this should be

Xristos new signature 07/07/07 Xristos destoyes london

GlennMirnyi
06-30-2007, 10:45 PM
But he can't win 5 tournaments in 5 years. :)

Keep dreaming.

Byrd
06-30-2007, 10:47 PM
Bin Laden needs something to watch, he won't bomb Wimbledon.

GlennMirnyi
06-30-2007, 10:56 PM
Bin Laden needs something to watch, he won't bomb Wimbledon.

If that's the reason then he probably will bomb it. Wimbledon is gettin' more and more boring every year. Soon it will become a moonballing contest like RG.

Hugh Jaas
06-30-2007, 11:04 PM
If that's the reason then he probably will bomb it. Wimbledon is gettin' more and more boring every year. Soon it will become a moonballing contest like RG.

oi don't give him ideas. he is properly on the phone to xristos at this moment.

GlennMirnyi
06-30-2007, 11:06 PM
oi don't give him ideas. he is properly on the phone to xristos at this moment.

Xristos is now busy looking at the mirror and making tough guy poses. Please don't disturb him.

Byrd
06-30-2007, 11:14 PM
If that's the reason then he probably will bomb it. Wimbledon is gettin' more and more boring every year. Soon it will become a moonballing contest like RG.


True

MusicMyst
07-01-2007, 12:25 AM
I wonder if 9/11 had happened just three days earlier would the 2001 U.S. Open finals have been cancelled?

It might well have been only because so many of the Emergency Services personnel, mostly police, who are needed for the US Open would have been diverted to Ground Zero. Otherwise, no.

gusman890
07-01-2007, 01:34 AM
oh please, if planes were crashing into buildings a couple of miles from a tenins event, do you really think the state of new york would let people gather in one location IE: a staduim, in case another attack would hapepn.

They would have been escorted asap for everyone's safety.

Marek.
07-01-2007, 01:49 AM
If that's the reason then he probably will bomb it. Wimbledon is gettin' more and more boring every year. Soon it will become a moonballing contest like RG.

Nadal is already hard at work trying to make it just that. It's painful to watch.

gusman890
07-01-2007, 02:05 AM
fuck, with all these attacks, who knows what to expect anymore.

R.Federer
07-01-2007, 02:17 AM
Heh heh... so is Borg behind this?

Just kidding. I shouldn't even joke about this. In any case, I hope the event is not cancelled unless there is true danger to anybody.

User ID 29337
07-01-2007, 02:28 AM
First of all I hope they don't cancel it. If you do something like that whoever is responsible be they terrorists or just some wackos win. Besides like in New Orleans, water is pretty much shutting it all down anyway.
If they cancel the Diana Concert, how will VH1 fill an entire day of programming? Premier the new Scott Baio show early?

Tommy_Vercetti
07-01-2007, 03:12 AM
Wtf is this Diana concert? She's been dead for ten years. I just cannot fathom why people are so fascinated by her. I know we are living in the age of Paris Hilton being headline news, but at least there's something new to report on.

Baghdatis72
07-01-2007, 03:17 AM
Basically the rain will do the damage by itself. The Met office weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday is heavy rain showers for Monday and Tuesday in all England and Wales, so I doubt that there will be much play on Monday and Tuesday.

About the terrorist bombings, they could have something to do with Gordon Brown becoming the new PM and they just try to make things harder for the new government.

gusman890
07-01-2007, 03:21 AM
Wtf is this Diana concert? She's been dead for ten years. I just cannot fathom why people are so fascinated by her. I know we are living in the age of Paris Hilton being headline news, but at least there's something new to report on.

its a MEMORIAL concert. She was big in briton and when she died, the whole world was effected. Nobody is obessesing about this as if its a good thing, the only positive is that alot of famous bands are going to ply the same time all around the world for the global warming effort.

Besides, with the Concerts and Wimbledon, thats alot of people all sitting in one place for these terrorists to attack. London will have to be on guard the next couple of days, and it doesnt help that it will be raining.

Tommy_Vercetti
07-01-2007, 03:24 AM
Obviously it's a memorial concert. It just astounds me that this nonsense surrounding her never seems to end.

And if you think a bunch of bands playing a rock concert is going to help global warming, then you are way out there. It sounds as bad as that ridiculous Live Aid thing to get debt relief for those African dictators.

Bobby
07-01-2007, 07:52 AM
Obviously it's a memorial concert. It just astounds me that this nonsense surrounding her never seems to end.

And if you think a bunch of bands playing a rock concert is going to help global warming, then you are way out there. It sounds as bad as that ridiculous Live Aid thing to get debt relief for those African dictators.

Why is it nonsense? She was hugely popular in Britain and in Europe as well.

knightsky
07-01-2007, 12:48 PM
Besides, with the Concerts and Wimbledon, thats alot of people all sitting in one place for these terrorists to attack. London will have to be on guard the next couple of days, and it doesnt help that it will be raining.
Hmm, not to mention the Tour de France starts in London on 7th July. I'm starting to get a bit worried now as I will be there next weekend.

danton
07-01-2007, 12:58 PM
Don't worry it's not going to happen. The world doesn't stop because of a few amateur terrorists. They will only think about it if there is a direct credible threat against Wimbledon. The IRA didn't stop us and these bastards are not going to stop is now!

tennisgal_001
07-02-2007, 08:11 AM
Wimbledon is here to stay...

WIMBLEDON ANNOUNCES INCREASED SECURITY AT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007

The All England Club, Wimbledon, has announced it will be taking extra steps to enhance security at The Championships 2007 by installing vehicle blockers at gates to the Club with immediate effect. The move comes on the advice of the Police following recent events in London and Glasgow.


Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive of the All England Club, said: "As a result of recent events in London and Glasgow, and further to our own discussions with the Police and other authorities, as well as taking into consideration the generally higher security alert level in London/across the country, we have been advised by the Police to adopt extra security measures to protect the areas of most risk. We will therefore be installing vehicle blockers at gates to the Club with immediate effect.


"As some of these gates are used to let in ticket holders, these barriers and vigilant searching at all entrances to the Car Parks and grounds are inevitably going to make it slower for spectators to park and get into the grounds. To try to minimise any delay, we urge everyone coming to the event to allow more time for their journey.


"The safety and security of all those who attend the Championships, in whatever capacity, is of paramount importance to us and I am sure everyone will understand why these sensible precautions are necessary."