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.
Mate, I know where you coming from, and I just wanted to say I wasn't having a go! I've never been able to read that Truth book fully, as you say it is difficult.
Had to agree a little bit with what you were saying regarding the taking of photos and such. Went with my mum yesterday, she is in her 50's and a kopite from the 60s, she felt it was a bit disrespectful taking photos and people rushing to get signatures of ex-players.
I was 10 myself when Hillsborough happened, suppose I got lucky, in that I couldn't get a ticket, my dad did and luckily enough came home, he was in the stand above pulling people up, but only last night told me how he nearly ended up in the leppings lane end. When he got in at around 2.30 he initially started heading into the tunnel and something clicked "I'm going the wrong way here" was how he put it to me. Eventually sort of fought his way back out dragging some girl with him who was also in the stand above.
Me, I ended up consoling my mum who was getting more and more upset listening to the sh*te that was being put out by ITV news at 5.15pm, when of course came the first reports of fans braking down the gates and other wild rumours. I knew he was in a seat, but didn't know which stand, so I was sort of telling my mum he's sound and pointing at one of the side stands and saying he was in there.
I never been one to show loads of emotion at things like funerals etc, yesterday as like every April 15th I just get this horrible sickening feeling, the same one I got 20 years ago.
Maybe one day when some of them cu*ts who were in charge, actually show some forgiveness and finally accept it was them that fu**ed up, maybe I'll lose that sickening feeling.