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Hillsborough Disaster - 30 years on

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by esmufc07, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:15.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 21:04
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Went there once, it was a shithole. Unfortunately a lot of grounds were poor in the 80s (as no-one cared about fans, especially away fans) but that one was awful. Worse was they had warnings of the potential issues but ignored it... Spurs in the 81 semi for a start.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-27614689

    I remember it like it was yesterday .... my cousin David is a Liverpool fan and was there. He was lucky as he just happened to be near the back, he's one of those fans you see getting pulled up to the stand above. Has only been to two away games since.
  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 21:35
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    Speedy30 Liverpool Fan

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    Difficult to know what to write with potential legal proceedings still to take place but I hope that one day, the families and survivors receive closure in one way or another.
    RIP 96. Never Forgotten
  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 21:39
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    Jeppers7 Full Member

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    Are you ? I was at Hillsborough last Monday for the game against Nottingham Forrest. They have seated the whole stadium of course, they haven't rebuilt any of it.

    Not sure why you think they've rebuilt part of the stadium or are seeming to imply that as a club they aren't affected
  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 21:41
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  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 23:14
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    CornerFlag New Member

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    Dav771, please, please, please take your post down, any retrial can be prejudiced by comments like this.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...ook-david-duckenfield-liverpool-a8727511.html

  6. Apr 16, 2019 at 00:26
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  7. Apr 16, 2019 at 00:27
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    matherto ask me about our 50% off sale!

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    I went watching Wednesday when I was at Uni and the crowd was such that the lower tier where it all happened was completely empty and it immediately struck me when looking from the other end.

    It's genuinely disturbing knowing that in the same stand you're looking at, 96 people lost their lives.

    Makes me wonder what opposition fans did in the years afterwards when they had to have that end? Did Liverpool fans still go?

    RIP to the 96 and what a horrendous state of affairs the last 30 years has been. It's a black mark on the history of our country and trust in our government and police.
  8. Apr 16, 2019 at 13:46
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    CornerFlag New Member

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    Mate, all I'll say is that there are a lot of people with the same sympathies as you expressed, just that to wait for the right time to show them will come if we just hold fire.

    Cheers though!