Just arrived home after the memorial service at Anfield.
Long day and pretty emotional as well.
First of all I'm very glad I went as it was a very moving experience, and to see several fans from other clubs was exceptional, especially the group of Celtic supporters who had a beautiful white cross of roses with green trimming, to think they'd made that journey all the way from Scotland.
Last night in the pub we met a young lad from Germany who was LIVERPOOL mad, he's come over for the service specially, and we also met the Chairman and Secretary from the Swedish branch of the Liverpool supporters club who'd raised £7000 for the Hillsborough fund
They said on Radio 5 tonight that there were 40,000 at Anfield
I am not laying the blame at Liverpool Football Club, because they obviously never anticipated 40,000 turning up, but having queued from the Hillsborough Memorial Plaque, walked all the way round pass the Kemlyn Road stand only to be told to go round to the main stand, so pass the kop to the main stand where it was complete chaos, and people were just coming from everywhere and just pushing in
Could have done with a few stewards to control things a bit better.
By the time we got in there were no seats
so we had to stand in the aisles.......not good.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and I only wish we had started queuing a bit earlier.
Then again, surely Liverpool could see how many people were waiting to get in on the CCTV camera's.....so why didn't they open other parts of the ground earlier?