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25 years ago...

Postby Pete » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:42 am

...today an FA Cup Semi final took place at Hillsborough, Sheffield.

95 people who went to watch a game of football didn’t come back. Husbands, wives, sons and daughters were lost forever
A 96th person was eventually taken from this world...

I don’t care who you support (be it Manchester United, Everton, Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Fulham etc). At 15:06 this afternoon please stop what you’re doing for one minute and think about this fact.

Thanks.

R.I.P.
JFT 96
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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby Dwight Fry » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:07 am

Horrible. I remember it well.

RIP The 96.

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby acesmiddlefinger » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:57 am

Horrific............as if it was yesterday.Only last week when passing the ground we got to talking about that sad day,never forget it.

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby Father Jack » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:04 pm

"When you walk through a storm,
Hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm, there's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark.

Walk On, through the wind
Walk On, through the rain
For your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk On, Walk On, With hope, In your hearts
FOR YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE.

Walk On, Walk On, with hope, in your hearts
FOR YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE."


R.I.P 96

John Alfred Anderson (62) Thomas Howard (39)
Colin Mark Ashcroft (19) Thomas Anthony Howard (14)
James Gary Aspinall (18) Eric George Hughes (42)
Kester Roger Marcus Ball (16) Alan Johnston (29)
Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron (67) Christine Anne Jones (27)
Simon Bell (17) Gary Philip Jones (18)
Barry Sidney Bennett (26) Richard Jones (25)
David John Benson (22) Nicholas Peter Joynes (27)
David William Birtle (22) Anthony Peter Kelly (29)
Tony Bland (22) Michael David Kelly (38)
Paul David Brady (21) Carl David Lewis (18)
Andrew Mark Brookes (26) David William Mather (19)
Carl Brown (18) Brian Christopher Mathews (38)
David Steven Brown (25) Francis Joseph McAllister (27)
Henry Thomas Burke (47) John McBrien (18)
Peter Andrew Burkett (24) Marion Hazel McCabe (21)
Paul William Carlile (19) Joseph Daniel McCarthy (21)
Raymond Thomas Chapman (50) Peter McDonnell (21)
Gary Christopher Church (19) Alan McGlone (28)
Joseph Clark (29) Keith McGrath (17)
Paul Clark (18) Paul Brian Murray (14)
Gary Collins (22) Lee Nicol (14)
Stephen Paul Copoc (20) Stephen Francis O'Neill (17)
Tracey Elizabeth Cox (23) Jonathon Owens (18)
James Philip Delaney (19) William Roy Pemberton (23)
Christopher Barry Devonside (18) Carl William Rimmer (21)
Christopher Edwards (29) David George Rimmer (38)
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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby almack » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:09 pm

I remember walking past a Granada TV rental shop on Clumber Street - Nottingham. Wanted to see if we were beating Liverpool and was 'Stunned' by what I was confronted with.

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby skinnymartin » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:35 pm

Remember watching horrified as all that emerged on Grandstand, horrific.

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby Pete » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:43 pm

That Lad
April fifteenth, nineteen-eighty-nine.
Semi-final day, the weather was fine.
Set off for Hillsborough in our mini-bus.
Laughing and singing, all twelve of us.
Bevy in the alehouse. Reds having the crack.
We didn't know then some wouldn't come back.
Walked down the hill on the way to the ground.
This was dead weird, not many bizzies around.
There's normally hundreds. Usually loads.
They must all be busy blocking off the roads.
Forest fans in one way, Liverpool another.
Can't have them meeting. "Don't want the bother."
One bizzy on horseback shouting over the din.
"Stop bloody pushing. You'll all get in."
"Come on lads, they've opened a gate."
"Hurry up, we don't wanna be late."
Straight up the tunnel and into the dark.
Couldn't even see the players out there on the park.
Something's not right. This is all going wrong.
My ribs are getting crushed in this massive throng.
I fell on the terrace, looking up at the sky.
God, I was scared. I don't wanna die!
Punch, kick, scrap, fight.
Got to do anything to get back upright.
I was like a wild animal. What's happening here!
Survival instinct. Stark bloody fear!
"Get outa my way lad. I can't get my breath!"
I didn't realise he was so near to death.
"Open the fence! Please! Let us out!"
That lad went under. It was his last ever shout.
Help me! Pull me up! Grab hold of my hand!
Get me out of this hellhole and into the stand!
I was safe. I survived. I was free from that hell.
How many dead? I just couldn't tell.
Looked down at the pitch, there was that lad.
A man weeping over him. That man was his Dad.
He was trying to revive him with the kiss of life.
But that lad was gone. How would his Dad tell his wife?
Many years on. Still no justice done.
That man's still grieving for his dear son.
Was it me? Was it my fault? Was I to blame?
I still ask myself at the Eternal Flame.

Other Poems
Six minutes past three on that tragic day.
The pain and the trauma won't go away.
Crushed as I was in that terrible pen.
Dead bodies around me; one as young as ten.
I was big and strong, so I scrapped and I fought
To save my own life; well that's what I thought.
Because inside I'm dead and it cuts like a knife
That ninety-six died and I have a life.
I did what I had to; I had three kids you see.
I couldn't die; it couldn't be me.
If I had died that day I never would have seen
My Ma's last seven years: My dear old queen.
Ninety-six souls haunt my dreams.
The nightmares won't stop; that's what it seems
I wake up sweating, shivering and shouting out loud
"There's ninety-six dead in that xxxxxxx crowd!"
I feel anger, I feel hatred, I feel guilt, I feel shame.
Ninety-six souls tell me I'm not to blame.
So why do I wake up screaming and crying

Seeing the faces of young people dying?
Ninety-six souls come to meet me each night
Taking me back to that terrible sight.
"They're to blame: Duckenfield and Murray
We'll get justice one day. We're in no hurry."
I should have died that day: I know that's a fact.
With the ninety-six souls I've made a pact.
"When my days are up and my judgement awaits
I'll meet you all in heaven at the Bill Shankly Gates


"THEY ROBBED THEIR OWN DEAD. WHAT A TERRIBLE SIGHT!"
"THE TRUTH!" SAID THE SUN, SO IT MUST BE RIGHT.
"DRUNKEN SCOUSE YOBS FORCED OPEN A GATE!"
SCREAMED THE BILE FROM THE SCUMRAG WE ALL HATE.
"SCUM PEED ON BOBBIES TRYING TO SAVE THEIR MATES LIVES!"
HOW MUCH MORE WILL THEY TWIST THEIR KNIVES?

NO SCOUSER ON EARTH SHOULD EVER BE SEEN
WITH THAT PIECE OF DIRT, THAT RAG SO OBSCENE.
NINETY-SIX LIVES, NINETY-SIX GONE.
YET THE PEOPLE TO BLAME STILL CARRY ON.
EVERTON, LEEDS, SPURS AND UNITED
EVERY CLUB'S FANS WANT TO SEE THE WRONGS RIGHTED.
"IT COULD HAVE BEEN US," EVERYONE SAID
"WHO'S FANS WERE LEFT CRUSHED, INJURED AND DEAD."

WE ONLY WANT Justice, WE DON'T WANT REVENGE.
WE ONLY SEEK ANSWERS, NOT TO AVENGE.
ADMIT YOU WERE WRONG (IT'S NOT TOO LATE)
IN GIVING THE ORDER TO OPEN THE GATE.
NINETY-SIX DEAD, "NO-ONE TO BLAME"
SAID A JUDGE UP IN LEEDS: BRITISH Justice IN SHAME.

"THE TRUTH" WAS ALL LIES AND DISGRACED OUR GOOD NAME.
NINETY-SIX DEAD. NO-ONE TO BLAME.
NO POLICEMEN CONVICTED, THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERED.
NINETY-SIX FAMILIES LEFT BROKEN AND SHATTERED.
NINETY-SIX LIVES LOST WATCHING A GAME.
NINETY-SIX DEAD. NO-ONE TO BLAME.

R.I.P
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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby The Hendon Kiss Army » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:12 pm

This was the worst of so many awful events in such a short space of time. Kings X fire, Bradford city Fire, Zeebruger ferry and the European cup final.

May they all rest in peace.

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby Dan bach » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:19 pm

All those lives lost.

RIP sentiment seems inadequate.

Saw live on tv in the Uni Union bar on the big screen - awful - it was just ...... :cry:
Nothing we could do to help.

Very sad day

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby Acebwfc66 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:23 pm

Every one should remember still and hopefully people will stop talking about returning to standing at football matches. Seats may lose some of the atmosphere but has never cost a life.

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby starchildmark » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:32 pm

RIP a tragic tragic day

my deepest heart felt sympathys to all the families
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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby fox~fan » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:03 pm

remember it well, tragic day. :( RIP all who lost their lives at Hillsborough and deepest sympathy to all who lost loved ones.

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby fox~fan » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:03 pm

remember it well, tragic day. :( RIP all who lost their lives at Hillsborough and deepest sympathy to all who lost loved ones.

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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby Spooky_Von_Glitter » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:42 pm

Haven't got a clue what yer on about... was that when the stalls kinda collapsed?

(can you guess i dont follow footie...or the news? lol)
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Re: 19 years ago...

Postby starchildmark » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:53 pm

Spooky_Von_Glitter wrote:Haven't got a clue what yer on about... was that when the stalls kinda collapsed?

(can you guess i dont follow footie...or the news? lol)


It was a horrid day, 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death, due to poor crowd management by Sheffield police, now that is me being nice to respect the memory of the 96. Not wanting to sound patornising Clem you would have only been a baby pet so you are lucky you didnt see the horrifiic scenes that day.

I was glued to the set tears rolling down my face. it is one of those events that will haunt me till the day i die, god bless em all. I was reading Steven Gerrards autobio recently, his cousin was killed that day and he was nearly there with him. He always touches his cousins name when he goes in to work on the gates to Anfield, the testerment he pays to those fans in his book is breath taking.
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