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      Re: 20th Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield
      Reply #75: Apr 15, 2009 09:24:39 pm
      Justice for the 96 snd hope for their families......we will never forget!
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      Reply #76: Apr 15, 2009 09:26:15 pm
      Inviting a politician was a foolish move.

      He needed to be there mate. His face when the crowd chanted justice said it all. It actually looked liked it hit home to this fella
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      Reply #77: Apr 15, 2009 10:16:27 pm
      As I mentioned earlier, I couldn't make it today unfortunately.

      But I got home around 7:30pm and made my way down to the ground. Took one of my scarves to tie to the gates by the Hillsborough Memorial, only to be overwhelmed by the number of tributes laid outside. I knew there was a few there but the amount when I arrived was truly brilliant. Liverpool, Everton, Celtic, Rangers and even a City flag hanging around the gates and fences. I tied mine onto the fence and took in the togetherness that was evident.

      Only being two years old 20 years ago, I couldn't make it, so perhaps my forced absence today was a little poignant. My thoughts were with you all today.

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      Reply #78: Apr 15, 2009 10:19:40 pm
      Can anybody please tell me what that song was that the choir sung at one point.

      I think I heard that it was by Andrew Lloyd Webber 'Piaiazu' or something?
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      Reply #79: Apr 15, 2009 10:28:13 pm
      Can anybody please tell me what that song was that the choir sung at one point.

      I think I heard that it was by Andrew Lloyd Webber 'Piaiazu' or something?

      This was it Ross..........Pie Jesu...........I couldn't hold it in any longer at this point, the tears just came.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfN8j9r-jGQ#
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      Reply #80: Apr 15, 2009 10:40:06 pm
      Thankyou so much. Me too. This is when I couldn't hold it in any longer, and I was watching from home. Can imagine it would have been even more emotional there at the stadium.
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      Reply #81: Apr 15, 2009 10:43:30 pm
      He needed to be there mate. His face when the crowd chanted justice said it all. It actually looked liked it hit home to this fella

      Well I heard him on the news about 2 hours later and it was pretty clear nothing had hit home.

      So I stand by my original comment.
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      Reply #82: Apr 15, 2009 11:23:52 pm
      Brilliant service, and good to hear the crowd showing defiance to our government for injustice.
      Also i was there in 88 the year before at a league game, and was mistreated by the sy police.
      And a clostraphobic entrance to the leppings lane end didnt help.
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      Reply #83: Apr 16, 2009 12:22:59 am
      Watched most of lfc.tv programmes on hillsborough today, including the service. Have to say that the memorial service was very moving and it was brilliant to see soo many fans turn up to support it. Not surprised so many turned up, I had a feeling that Anfield would be almost packed.  Anyway, R.I.P the 96, hope justice comes to you and your families and friends.
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      Reply #84: Apr 16, 2009 12:26:05 am
      I put me flowers on the plaque in the Anglican Cathedral grounds at about half 11 before making me way to the ground at about 12-12:30. Must of got to the ground around 1ish and started queing imidiatedly. Was in a bad mood because me mate said he couldn't be arsed coming but as soon as I got in the queue with other Reds those thoughts left.

      Don't know what time I got in the ground, probably somehwere between quater to two and quater past. Made me way into block 103 (left to the goal) and was sitting next to two contrasts. On me right was a true Liverpool fan, Liverpool clobber head to toe, singing galore, clapping and respecting at the right times. Yet on me left was a lad who didn't have any Liverpool clobber on, was the last to start clapping and first to stop. Taking the place of somebody who should of been there.

      Fantastic turn out in terms of numbers, although after reading a few posts by those who had to end up outside the Kop it doesn't look like it was well organised. But that to me is understandable, every year I've been (four of the last six before today) there has only been enough to fill the Kop. I don't think the club expected these sort of numbers and it's a shame that next year there won't be anywhere near the same numbers.

      The fans were fantastic by and large despite the one or two unappropiate comments. But other than that fantastic. Sang our hearts out, clapped our hands off and respected every person who attended.

      Trying to get the 26 back down to Toxteth wasn't possible. The queue didn't seem to end but while I was waiting I saw a couple of fellas I knew (Keith, Jimmy and little Dec) and walked down to Kenny (not our RedKenny, the area of Liverpool) with them before jumping on the 26 from there. They were in the Annie Rd end.

      Also the fans from other clubs were fantastic.

      A joy to be there.
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      Reply #85: Apr 16, 2009 12:40:02 am
      Does anyone have the Memorial Service from Anfield available as a link?

      I tried logging onto the LFC site but all I'm getting is a message, LFC back at 10am.

      Would greatly appreciate it.

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      Reply #86: Apr 16, 2009 01:27:05 am
      A few things struck me today. First of all, I watched the service on LFCTV and at the end of the service they showed the pictures of each person who sadly passed away, on that sad day, and their name and age. Although I knew that a lot of young people died, it had not really struck me how many of the 96 were so young. I couldn't help but think of how the lives of the young and old would have been had they survived. I got very emotional at that thought. Secondly, at the bottom of the Setanta screen, there were texts being broadcasted, some from Liverpudlians and some from other teams fans. Iam not quite sure how to explain this but I wasn't surprised by opposition fans showing their respect for the 96 as it was a disaster of the biggest scale. However, it brought a tear to my eye that even fans of rival teams could see the mass-injustice served to the 96 yet those numpties at 10 Downing Street still haven't quite worked it out. I know that I have not expalined myself very well, but iam sure you would agree with me, its very hard to talk about the situation. Also, a big high five to those who attended the memorial. As Smigger pointed out, it was really bad organising by the people running it as they clearly underestimated the amount of people who would turn up. You would think that after the events of 20 years ago with the police, they would have learnt a thing or two about how to organise such a massive event. Other than that, everything went smoothly. Was brilliant to see the Celtic fans showing their support for the Justice campaign. I would also like to congratulate those who stood and sang "JUSTICE, FOR THE 96!" during Andy Burnhams speech. I think that that has really hammered it down the Governments throat that something needs to be done for the 96, and should have been done a long time ago. Sorry if I have confussed some of use. JFT96 You'll Never Walk Alone!
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      Re: 20th Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield
      Reply #87: Apr 16, 2009 01:51:27 am
      I know this is not in the correct thread but everyone should see this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSSJ4lmRKL8#
      « Last Edit: Apr 20, 2009 08:40:30 pm by CRK »
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      Reply #88: Apr 16, 2009 11:47:00 am
      I am in the choir and i shook hands with gerrard carragher and dalglish and rafa blanked me im only 13 but it was amazing .

                     The choir sung a song called PIE JESU and that was sang by two girls .
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      Reply #89: Apr 16, 2009 12:10:19 pm
      Obviously i couldnt be there as i am 7000 miles away,but i watched it on LFCtv.What an emotional memorial service.My heart just wanted to crumble.


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      Reply #90: Apr 16, 2009 12:11:42 pm
      I am in the choir and I shook hands with gerrard carragher and dalglish and rafa blanked me im only 13 but it was amazing .

                     The choir sung a song called PIE JESU and that was sang by two girls .

      The choir was brilliant.
      « Last Edit: Apr 20, 2009 08:41:09 pm by CRK »
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      Reply #91: Apr 16, 2009 06:23:04 pm
      Very emotional service. Was fighting the tears back throughout. I felt sorry for the MP who was heckled, as whilst I agree with the heckling, I dont agree that he should have born the brunt of it.

      And as for the dig at people during games now and how theres "no such thing as safe standing"...f**k off. I go to football games in non league and the football league every week and ALWAYS stand along with everyone else. And yes sitting down DOES kill the atmosphere. Dont really feel like having a rant in this thread but those comments were totally out of order and pretty hypocritical in terms of saying how ignorant some comments on the internet are, well saying theres no such thing as safe standing is just as ignorant.

      Otherwise, a great service. I was thinking about going to it but I didnt know whether it would be inapproriate for me to do so being born after the disaster happened...however seeing how many people attended the ceremony I feel I should have gone...
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      Reply #92: Apr 16, 2009 06:27:42 pm
      Few words about the memorial:

      Unbelievable and moving memorial service for the 96.
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      Reply #93: Apr 16, 2009 07:59:40 pm
      Quite a few very strange comments coming from you people. Since when did wearing Liverpool clobber make you a Liverpool fan? Since when did showing respect at the right time make you fit to attend. Since when was it fitting to invite a member of the Establishment that we are fighting to attend our personal day? since when did we decide that using camera phones at a memorial service is right and fitting. Do you all intend to film your parents funerals? Or were you there to catch a glimpse of your favourite player? Since when do we all decide to go because it is the 20th anniversary? Where were you all when we needed that turnout year after year? I felt sorry for the mug MP who delivered the establlishments message of good will. It was with the best intentions. Bit naive for an educated liar. (see expenses claims). I know you speak with the best will in the world and this website is a little politically correct, you ages are also against you but buy the book by Scoggins and learn about what happened. Most people should have turned their backs yesterday and sent the biggest message ever. they are not allowed in our stadium where our peoples dreams were born. Apologies but the truth is out there and not one day a year. Red till Dead.
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      Reply #94: Apr 16, 2009 08:59:46 pm
      Tiresome. Very tiresome.

      He was invited as a guest of the families.  What gives you the right to decide what the families want on a service intended to be a tribute to their lost loved ones.  I would have rather he wasn't there but it was the choice of the families.
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      Reply #95: Apr 16, 2009 09:12:36 pm
      You believe it was the choice of the families. Do you even know the families have been split for many years? Tiresome to see a representative of the liars. The cover up was instigated by the government. Took them 20 years to attend. Did they walk up? Why not invite the bi*ch Thatcher and her buddies? Maybe Cloughie as well.
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      Reply #96: Apr 16, 2009 09:23:24 pm
      You believe it was the choice of the families. Do you even know the families have been split for many years? Tiresome to see a representative of the liars. The cover up was instigated by the government. Took them 20 years to attend. Did they walk up? Why not invite the bi*ch Thatcher and her buddies? Maybe Cloughie as well.

      But the service at Anfield has always been done by the HFSG, which is why for the last couple of years the HJC have been doing a procession from the HJC Shop to the eternal flame, then joining the rest of the families for the service.

      And to be honest I find Phil Scraton's book Hillsborough: The Truth, to be about the best book regarding the cover-up, inquest and all the other sh*te insinuations we've had to put up with.

      Actually inviting Burnham to yesterday's service could be one of the best things to happen in years, especially as he is a local fella and a blue to boot.
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      Reply #97: Apr 16, 2009 09:24:16 pm
      Do you even know the families have been split for many years?

      Now I know you're trying to make me bite.

      Like I said, I'd rather he hadn't attended.


      Seeing him at the service certainly would have been impressive I have to say.
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      Re: 20th Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield
      Reply #98: Apr 16, 2009 09:32:24 pm


      And as for the dig at people during games now and how theres "no such thing as safe standing"...f**k off. I go to football games in non league and the football league every week and ALWAYS stand along with everyone else. And yes sitting down DOES kill the atmosphere. Dont really feel like having a rant in this thread but those comments were totally out of order and pretty hypocritical in terms of saying how ignorant some comments on the internet are, well saying theres no such thing as safe standing is just as ignorant.



      I don't really agree with that. First off this was coming from somebody who has lost two relatives so give him a break. Secondly, I don't think he neccessarily meant sit down at all times. Of course it's a natural reaction to stand up when theres a chance or a goal.
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      Re: 20th Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield
      Reply #99: Apr 16, 2009 09:46:39 pm
      Don't know where I got Scoggins from. Scraton's book is by far the best book on the market,that I know of, but can be difficult to read in parts. A more concise booklet can be obtained from HJC shop titled Hillsborough Context and consequences. A mere 30 pages, it gives people a quick reconstruction of the key events. Once again, i do not wish to be controversial or disrespectful. It is a time for anger and frustration, unfortunately.

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