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      Hillsborough 30 years on, and counting.

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      Hillsborough 30 years on, and counting.
      Apr 15, 2019 09:53:55 am




      Liverpool will come to a standstill on Monday afternoon to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

      Flags will be flown at half mast in the city and a minute long silence will be held at 3.06pm - the time the fateful 1989 FA Cup Final was stopped.

      Moments later the town hall bells will chime 96 times to remember all those who died as a result of the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces.

      The Mersey Ferries will also mark the anniversary by sounding their horns, and traffic will be stopped for one minute at both tunnels under the river.

      On Monday Liverpool ’s players and staff will observe the 3.06pm silence. Families of those who died will gather for a private memorial at Anfield.

      And although there will not be an official public event at the stadium, fans will be able to sit on the Kop and reflect on the tragedy.
      « Last Edit: Apr 15, 2020 02:22:24 pm by RedPuppy »
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      Reply #1: Apr 15, 2019 10:39:29 am
      YNWA the 96 and their families.

      Hard to believe that 30 years ago today I was an 8 year old boy at my Dad's old house in Craven Street, Birkenhead, listening to the radio as all of this was unfolding.

      Never forget.
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      Reply #2: Apr 15, 2019 11:03:15 am
      30 years on and still the images i saw on grandstand are etched on my memory
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      Reply #3: Apr 15, 2019 11:07:39 am
      Sadly taken away but never forgotten.

      YNWA
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      Reply #4: Apr 15, 2019 11:10:00 am
      96..

      YNWA..
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      Reply #5: Apr 15, 2019 11:11:10 am
      As long as there is a Liverpool Football Club the 96 will never be forgotten.R.I.P
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      Reply #6: Apr 15, 2019 11:18:10 am
      96
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      Reply #7: Apr 15, 2019 11:26:47 am
      30 years ago and those images will never fade.

      RIP 96
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      Reply #8: Apr 15, 2019 11:44:27 am
      As long as there is a Liverpool Football Club the 96 will never be forgotten.R.I.P

      Even without a club they will always be remembered Billy. I was watching the match at the time. It was sickening having to watch it all unfold  :( Terrible day for the whole nation and for those who lost their loved ones, it's beyond thinkable what the family's went through. RIP 96.
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      Reply #9: Apr 15, 2019 12:02:22 pm
      RIP.

      YNWA.
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      Reply #10: Apr 15, 2019 12:07:50 pm
      Never forget the 96....

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      Reply #11: Apr 15, 2019 12:09:04 pm
      Don't know what to say really, just a tragic time and something that shouldn't have happened.

      RIP
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      Reply #12: Apr 15, 2019 12:17:09 pm
      As a 22 year old lad I watched it all unfold,never forget the 96.
      R.I.P the 96 YNWA
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      Reply #13: Apr 15, 2019 12:19:30 pm
      96
      Never Forget
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      Reply #14: Apr 15, 2019 12:42:54 pm
      Still very raw and difficult to comprehend. The pain the families have gone thru is beyond my understanding. Just a terrible tragedy.

      RIP 96.
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      Reply #15: Apr 15, 2019 12:47:08 pm
      Hard to believe it is 30 years ago.  Each year the memories of watching from the stands, not knowing the extent of what was happening, don't get any easier.

      RIP the 96, YNWA.
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      Reply #16: Apr 15, 2019 01:27:52 pm
      YNWA the 96 and their families.

      Hard to believe that 30 years ago today I was an 8 year old boy at my Dad's old house in Craven Street, Birkenhead, listening to the radio as all of this was unfolding.

      Never forget.

      I was 18 and just in from a shift in a Safeway store.

      Like yesterday - even as a remote fan. Can only imagine how you guys in the proximity were left feeling.

      RIP
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      Reply #17: Apr 15, 2019 01:30:07 pm
      Hard to believe its 30 years. Still so clear in the memory.

      God bless the 96 who didnt come home and the families of each that have had to cope without their loved ones.

      Rest in peace
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      Reply #18: Apr 15, 2019 01:41:41 pm
      96 never forgotten. May they rest in peace. YNWA
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      Reply #19: Apr 15, 2019 03:06:43 pm
      The city of Liverpool will always hold them in their hearts and for those who were born after that horrible day and grew up in a different part of the world, like myself, it's up to us to educate ourselves.

      Those families and that city's commitment to truth, justice and all round decency is the greatest memorial to each and every one of those 96 souls. They will never be forgotten.

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      Reply #20: Apr 15, 2019 03:34:30 pm
      RIP. the 96. YNWA
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      Reply #21: Apr 15, 2019 03:46:59 pm
      I will never forget watching it unfold on the tv. Those images will stay with all of us forever, I’m sure.
      The dignity of their families during the long fight for justice is a fitting tribute to each and everyone of them. Hard to believe it’s been 30 years. RIP, you never did and never will walk alone!
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      Reply #22: Apr 15, 2019 05:45:49 pm
      So much respect for the families,YNWA. Loved this from the game after Mo scored.

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      Reply #23: Apr 15, 2019 08:11:26 pm
      Gone but never forgotten, R.I.P. the 96 Y.N.W.A.
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      Reply #24: Apr 16, 2019 10:02:07 am
      I was thirty six at the time. Still playing, and during our game, was getting messages there was trouble at Hillsborough. At the time it was thought to be hooligans, then we heard that lives had been lost and as an exiled scouse was thinking. ’ WTF we don’t need this’
      After the game the truth unfolded and everyone was mortified. Just total silence in the club house following the updates and feeling totally helpless.
      Horrible, horrible day, etched in my memory.
      Had family in the stand, who’s wife decided not to go. If she had they would have been together in leppings lane in stead !
      Swapped their tickets 2 for 1.
      Never known if the ‘two’ perished that day or not.
      Not sure I want to know to be fair.
      96 wasted lives due to incompetence  and arrogance of the highest order.
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      Reply #25: Apr 16, 2019 08:34:59 pm
      30 years on and still the images i saw on grandstand are etched on my memory

      Same here, I was almost 10 years old at my Grans decked out in my full Candy Liverpool kit excited about us being in a semi final, the game wasn't on telly but was watching grandstand for updates on the game. As a kid you don't always understand the full severity not immediately anyway but in the hours after I knew even at that age this was horrific. YNWA
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      Reply #26: Apr 17, 2019 10:45:22 am
      Was 12 years old when this tragedy occurred. It's mad how i can forget what i went upstairs for but can remember this tragedy as if it was yesterday. I think of the hurt i feel every time this subject is brought up so i cannot even begin to comprehend the emotions it brings up for those who were directly involved in the tragedy. It is a testament to their families love, courage and boundless determination that true justice is still being fought for.

      30 years, think about that? 30 years on and still fighting with all they have, that's some serious attrition.

      In my eyes there is only one true justice for the crimes committed by the various members of certain establishments. Now is not the time for airing those views.

      96 Warriors. Gone but never ever forgotten.

      You'll Never Walk Alone.

       
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      Reply #27: Apr 17, 2019 01:17:07 pm
      Was just a kid when I watched the sequence of events unfold on the telly.

      It should never have happened. They only went to a football match.

      We'll never forget them. And they'll be with us when we win the league this year.

      This picture always sends chills down my spine. The 96 will forever be remembered. YNWA.

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      Reply #28: Apr 15, 2020 11:28:48 am
      On this sad anniversary, I thought this deserved a showing in memory of our fellow Reds who died in Sheffield so many years ago.  You will never be forgotten.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-YxZpkMuZk
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      Reply #29: Apr 15, 2020 12:19:07 pm
      No matter what the 96 are burnt into memory forever and as such will be forever remembered.

      RIP the 96.

      YNWA

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      Reply #30: Apr 15, 2020 12:39:14 pm
      YNWA.
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      Reply #31: Apr 15, 2020 12:49:45 pm
      Great that this tragic day is commemorated every year.

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      Reply #32: Apr 15, 2020 12:52:37 pm
      Rip.

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      Reply #33: Apr 15, 2020 01:19:37 pm
      RIP 
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      Reply #34: Apr 15, 2020 01:21:19 pm
      RIP, YNWA
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      Reply #35: Apr 15, 2020 01:47:41 pm
      YNWA  :f_brokenheart:  :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Reply #36: Apr 15, 2020 02:06:02 pm
      RIP the 96.
      YNWA.
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      Reply #37: Apr 15, 2020 02:21:40 pm
      https://twitter.com/LFCHistoryShow/status/1250386217138610176?s=20

      Very sad day as always.

      They will never forgotten, thoughts are with the families and friends of those that were taken on that fateful day, and of course those who have passed who fought for, but never got justice and peace that they so rightfully deserved.

      RIP.
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      Reply #38: Apr 15, 2020 02:38:13 pm
      I’m not a religious fella in any way shape or form, although born a Christian I’m no believer, I was 28 years old in ‘89’ and luck was definitely shining for me that horrible day,

      13 of us travelled to Sheffield that day in a works van, 4 of us had tickets, we landed at a boozer, parked the van and that was that, the day had begun, within 15 mins I had a ticket for the Leppings lane block C, I was totally made up , as the day wore on it got better and better, had a few ales, everyone singing having a blast, after a while a mate asked me what ticket I had, Seen what it was and asked if I would mind swapping with this other fella his mate, I did and then sat in the stand above the central pen, I didn’t care I was there to watch my beloved Reds in a Cup Semi Final, I missed the one the year before so you can imagine my excitement,

      I dunno what would have happened had I not swapped, I don’t care to think about it to be honest, all I know is I was extremely lucky, I’ve never really told my story before, I dunno why I have today, today and for a lot of other times throughout the year I think about those poor souls who never Came home, i think about their poor families and their suffering, I can’t imagine the pain they will feel today when all the dreadful memories go through their minds, I will never forget that day, nor can I ever forget those who we lost,  NEVER FORGET !




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      YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE




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      Reply #39: Apr 15, 2020 02:52:29 pm
      You'll never walk alone.
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      Reply #40: Apr 15, 2020 04:11:31 pm
      RIP96

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      Reply #41: Apr 15, 2020 07:23:48 pm
      I could have had a ticket but my wife was 8 months pregnant and I decided not to go....
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      Reply #42: Apr 15, 2020 07:59:55 pm
      31 years. Still feels still so raw and fresh in the mind
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      Reply #43: Apr 15, 2020 08:27:22 pm
      Never ever forgotten..

      A day that should never have happened, a life the families should never have faced

      All my respect and love to the families..  all my thoughts and love to those we lost

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      Reply #44: Apr 15, 2020 09:22:48 pm
      My daughter was 6 months old when Hillsborough happened, I would have been there had I not had a baby, I'd been at Heysel 4 years earlier. I remember the day like it was yesterday as I nursed my baby with an open mouth watching the horror unfold in front of me, such a tragic day.

      We will never forget, nor should we. YNWA.
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      Reply #46: Apr 15, 2020 10:07:15 pm
      RIP 96

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      Reply #47: Apr 15, 2020 10:45:30 pm
      To the 96 that passed away
      At Hillsborough on that fateful day
      now lookin down with smiles so proud
      you sing with us as we sing aloud

      You help us guide us get us through
      I know Istanbul was down to you
      and tho the future is unknown
      one things for sure
      YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

      Originally posted this 13 years ago, where does time go...RIP never forgotten
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      Reply #48: Apr 16, 2020 08:17:37 pm
      Just started listening to the Hillsboro podcast on the BBC sounds app via radio Merseyside very good but spoilt by Snelly narrating
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      Reply #49: Apr 17, 2020 08:52:00 pm
      RIP.

      I read a book just after I started supporting LIverpool in 1998. Could someone who is knowledgeable, who really knows about the books written on the tragedy, please PM me? I have some questions as I want to recall the author and title of the book I read. It filled me with a profound sadness as I had just returned from my first trip to the city and to Anfield and I was so smitten with the entire place - then to read the personal accounts of people who were there that day.

      To all of you out there, wherever you are tonight. Be safe.
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      Reply #50: Apr 17, 2020 11:17:48 pm
      RIP.

      I read a book just after I started supporting LIverpool in 1998. Could someone who is knowledgeable, who really knows about the books written on the tragedy, please PM me? I have some questions as I want to recall the author and title of the book I read. It filled me with a profound sadness as I had just returned from my first trip to the city and to Anfield and I was so smitten with the entire place - then to read the personal accounts of people who were there that day.

      To all of you out there, wherever you are tonight. Be safe.


      Was it The Truth by Prof. P Scraton?
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      Reply #51: Apr 18, 2020 12:16:15 am
      Once sgsin I say Rest in piece 96
      But truthfully, I can never find the words to express what I really feel.
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      Reply #52: Apr 18, 2020 12:44:44 am
      Was it The Truth by Prof. J Scraton?

      Yes
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      Reply #53: Apr 18, 2020 02:30:45 am
      Was it The Truth by Prof. J Scraton?

      So what I know is it was written before 2000. It was full of first-hand accounts and the narrative switched back from person to person going through the sequence of the day's events. One was a man whose son died, and he described how much fun his group had on the way to Sheffield, stopping for a shandy and getting some papers to read about the match. One was Trevor Hicks talking about standing in the less-crowded, adjoining pen and pleading with police officers to do something about what was happening, knowing his two daughters were in there, but a cop told him to shut it (get sad and mad at the same time just typing it). Another was Lee Nicol's mother talking about being in hospital with him afterward and Princess Diana visiting them at his bedside before he died.

      Yet another first-person account was of an older fan who saw the crowding outside the ground and decided to wait to go in, but who remembered from a previous trip that there were pens to each side of the center entrance that would be less crowded. There was also a man who was in the crush and he described what it was like not being able to move and thinking he was dying, including a girl tapping his foot with hers as that is all she could do (that one account is just about the most powerful thing I've ever seen written).

      I'd like to get a copy of the book for my son to read because it was the best thing I"ve seen so far as helping me understand what it was like (as best as someone can who wasn't there). I think it would help him to understand why it is still so important that justice be done.

      Any help is appreciated.
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      Reply #54: Apr 18, 2020 11:04:38 am
      So what I know is it was written before 2000. It was full of first-hand accounts and the narrative switched back from person to person going through the sequence of the day's events. One was a man whose son died, and he described how much fun his group had on the way to Sheffield, stopping for a shandy and getting some papers to read about the match. One was Trevor Hicks talking about standing in the less-crowded, adjoining pen and pleading with police officers to do something about what was happening, knowing his two daughters were in there, but a cop told him to shut it (get sad and mad at the same time just typing it). Another was Lee Nicol's mother talking about being in hospital with him afterward and Princess Diana visiting them at his bedside before he died.

      Yet another first-person account was of an older fan who saw the crowding outside the ground and decided to wait to go in, but who remembered from a previous trip that there were pens to each side of the center entrance that would be less crowded. There was also a man who was in the crush and he described what it was like not being able to move and thinking he was dying, including a girl tapping his foot with hers as that is all she could do (that one account is just about the most powerful thing I've ever seen written).

      I'd like to get a copy of the book for my son to read because it was the best thing I"ve seen so far as helping me understand what it was like (as best as someone can who wasn't there). I think it would help him to understand why it is still so important that justice be done.

      Any help is appreciated.

      Kindle version on amazon. 1.copy on amazon of the book. Have the book myself
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      Reply #55: Apr 18, 2020 02:08:19 pm
      Was it The Truth by Prof. J Scraton?

      I think this is the only book that has ever brought me to tears, reading about the way the families were treated.

      A masterpiece, by Prof Scraton.
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      Reply #56: Apr 18, 2020 02:51:58 pm
      I think this is the only book that has ever brought me to tears, reading about the way the families were treated.

      A masterpiece, by Prof Scraton.

      Yeah got an updated copy around time of 20th anniversary and possibly the hardest book I've read. So many times I literally had to put the book down and go do something else for a bit as it either got me very emotional or very angry.

      Apart from the actual HIP report, it's probably the only other definitive account of the disaster.
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      Reply #57: Apr 18, 2020 03:00:07 pm
      Defo must have book for all of us.I picked it up here again after i lost my original copy,https://www.bookdepository.com/Hillsborough-Truth-Phil-Scraton/9781910948019?ref=grid-view&qid=1587218128282&sr=1-1.They ship to the USA,Robby lad.
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      Re: Hillsborough 30 years on, and counting.
      Reply #58: Apr 18, 2020 04:20:51 pm
      Yeah got an updated copy around time of 20th anniversary and possibly the hardest book I've read. So many times I literally had to put the book down and go do something else for a bit as it either got me very emotional or very angry.

      Apart from the actual HIP report, it's probably the only other definitive account of the disaster.

      Yea definitely a tough read but we'll worth it for anyone who hasn't read it.

      We went to see Phil' lecture in Belfast in 2012, Speaking Truth to Power and was an interesting and emotional account of the fight for justice.

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