I've joined up just to post, as a Wednesdayite in peace.
First off, I'm a Sheffielder. Don't live there any more, in Manchester now but I'm back there a lot and have listened to a lot of local radio both there and in Merseyside. The verdict rightly blows apart the endemic problems in South Yorks not just with Hillsborough but also with the Miners Strike and so I have to pay massive tribute to the Liverpool families not just for the relentless struggle for justice for #JFT96 But also because now we may also see Orgreave revisited.
As a lifelong fan of Sheffield Wednesday I want to ask what you think of bulldozing the Leppings Lane end. Many of us want to see that but I'd be pushing for it to be renamed, but I'm not sure what we'd call it. The 96 seats would have to remain memorialised as they currently are.
In the event we go up this season, you'll be back there as away fans. We need to have some kind of commemoration in that event; I'm reasonably confident in the current club owners that they will do the right thing. Whenever our clubs do play against each other again I hope it is in the right spirit of friendship and solidarity that I know exists.
I'm so sorry that our club acted like it did. Bert McGee died in 95 but Dave Richards and Graham Mackrell don't appear to fear any scrutiny. I don't know what else to say.
Thanks for the comments mate and for taking the time to join the forum and post them.
I have mixed allegiances towards Hillsborough Stadium which may sound strange coming from a staunch Liverpool fan, so let me explain.
I moved to Sheffield with my two young children (aged nearly 6 & 4) in December 1991 and used to take them both to watch whenever we played you but never on the Leppings Lane end, always on the Kop. I still live in the area but haven't been to a game since your relegation from the PL but I've never, and still can't bring myself to go down the Leppings Lane.
They have both been educated by me on the truth about the disaster and they both attend the Memorial at the ground on the 15th April if they're able to and I know my daughter in particular is very proud of the 96 white seats that were done for the 25th Anniversary. She always updates the picture of them to her Facebook Profile on the Anniversary.
I had hoped they would grow up as Reds but unfortunately for me their first and only football love are The Owls. I think the FA Cup run in '93 had something to do with that
I haven't seen or spoken to them since the Inquest verdicts came in to get their views and I've no idea how Reds fans who travel far and wide supporting our great Club feel about that stand remaining or not but for me pulling it down would almost have been an "out of sight, out of mind" type of thing.
Maybe now it would be appropriate but your new Thai owners could have other ideas.
All the best in the play offs, it'll be good to go a footy match with my kids again if you get promoted