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    I Still Can't Believe Its 30yrs ago today 96 fans.

    lost they're lives due to the stupid police officers that day an event i will remember for the rest of my life.
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    I remember watching that very match on tv and witnessing the truly awful events of that day.


    30 yrs to the day how can it be that long ago.

    They did a reading of all the names of those who died on the radio earlier today.

    And they are still fighting for justice over david duckenfield.
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    It is un-believeable to me that it is 30 years Yesterday. Though then again though it's not - but I was one day shy of my 12th Birthday that day in April 1989, so it sticks in my mind like it was yesterday and I can still recall everything I did that day.

    Of course too in those day's people had to rely on special news bullitens as there was no widspread internet as such and i recall it all becoming clear on the Sunday

    On a scary note I even attended a match at Hillsbrorough 8 years later on in 1997, though the events obviously played on my mind - I did my best not to worry over the events of 8 years before-hand.

    To think though that 1997 is nearer to 1989 than 2010 is mezmorizing in it's fullest for me as it is that 1989 was only 11 years offf the Year 2000 and it's impossible how it is 30 years since it happend I feel

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    The name Hillsborough seems to be synonymous with the football disaster, both from a football and sporting perspective - it's as if the name only came into existence in 1989. I had never heard of Hungerford or Dunblane prior to what happened in those respective areas. I do remember the Bradford City fire coverage from ITN bulletins and World of Sport during its final months.

    I watched the TV coverage on YouTube last week, seeing what started to be an ordinary football match of Liverpool and Nottingham Forest (playing in Leeds United-alike white as their away strip to avoid confusion with Liverpool's red), and then six minutes in, a police officer ran onto the pitch and asked the referee to suspend the game so that the crowds can be attended to. In the next few minutes, one couldn't have imagined what would have happened next.

    Being a Nottingham person, I just wish that Liverpool and Nottingham were seen as equal cities from the media perspective - both cities had football clubs that were very much part of the fixture, and I would have liked to have seen equal representation. Nottingham Forest supporters were affected because they were in attendance, and the shock and aftermath of what happened probably will stay with them for the rest of their life. Football is all about trying to keep people together despite what our differences are.

    There seemed to be just as many spectators on the pitch just a few minutes later as there were in the terraces. If we use the "running a bath" analogy in relation to the overcrowding at six minutes, by half an hour the stadium would have been in its "needing a new downstairs ceiling" phase. It made me think whether this had ever happened before in football, whether it was in Great Britain or elsewhere in the world. Some even thought that Brian's Clough's long stint at Forest was numbered because of what happened.

    On the Sunday morning I tried to tape record all the "on the hour" news bulletins on a C90 from Radio 1, Radio Nottingham, Trent FM and other radio stations about the disaster, even though the newsreaders and reporters were saying the same thing. My parents also read the News of the World, and I kept that edition for quite a while as well.

    I was staying with a neighbour for Sunday lunch a few weeks later and there was someone there who was also at Hillsborough on that day, although not at the Liverpool end of course, but it did shock me to think that he was there when it happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    The name Hillsborough seems to be synonymous with the football disaster, both from a football and sporting perspective - it's as if the name only came into existence in 1989. I had never heard of Hungerford or Dunblane prior to what happened in those respective areas. I do remember the Bradford City fire coverage from ITN bulletins and World of Sport during its final months.

    I watched the TV coverage on YouTube last week, seeing what started to be an ordinary football match of Liverpool and Nottingham Forest (playing in Leeds United-alike white as their away strip to avoid confusion with Liverpool's red), and then six minutes in, a police officer ran onto the pitch and asked the referee to suspend the game so that the crowds can be attended to. In the next few minutes, one couldn't have imagined what would have happened next.

    Being a Nottingham person, I just wish that Liverpool and Nottingham were seen as equal cities from the media perspective - both cities had football clubs that were very much part of the fixture, and I would have liked to have seen equal representation. Nottingham Forest supporters were affected because they were in attendance, and the shock and aftermath of what happened probably will stay with them for the rest of their life. Football is all about trying to keep people together despite what our differences are.

    There seemed to be just as many spectators on the pitch just a few minutes later as there were in the terraces. If we use the "running a bath" analogy in relation to the overcrowding at six minutes, by half an hour the stadium would have been in its "needing a new downstairs ceiling" phase. It made me think whether this had ever happened before in football, whether it was in Great Britain or elsewhere in the world. Some even thought that Brian's Clough's long stint at Forest was numbered because of what happened.

    On the Sunday morning I tried to tape record all the "on the hour" news bulletins on a C90 from Radio 1, Radio Nottingham, Trent FM and other radio stations about the disaster, even though the newsreaders and reporters were saying the same thing. My parents also read the News of the World, and I kept that edition for quite a while as well.

    I was staying with a neighbour for Sunday lunch a few weeks later and there was someone there who was also at Hillsborough on that day, although not at the Liverpool end of course, but it did shock me to think that he was there when it happened.

    You are right George - Hillsborough will always be known now in how you said - though of course it is etched into History because of how it was, but it was always known as a Semi-Final Ground for the FA Cup formany a years and was up there with the biggest capacity-wise like Elland Road and Villa Park.

    As a Yorkshireman - born and bread I guess it's natural though to know of more of Hillsborough's History, as I knew a little less too about Valey Parade. At the time after the Valley Parade Disaster - I went to Oddsall Stadium for some kind of event (I'm unsure what exactly now) but too that remains in my mind as at that time Bradford City had to share their homes games between Elland Road in Leeds and Leeds Road in Huddersfield (Pre The Alfred MaCapline and laterly The John Smiths Stadium Days)

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    My father came from Doncaster so I have a bit of South Yorkshire in my family as well - he used to say "sen" instead of "self" and all that. A friend of mine lives in Barnsley which is known for its assertiveness a la Michael Parkinson.

    I have noticed that these incidents have affected football grounds based in the north of England or Scotland - probably just a coincidence, or just the fact that football has such strong support in the north which is a lot stronger than in the Midlands by comparison - the fact that Liverpool is more prominent than Nottingham is one reason I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    My father came from Doncaster so I have a bit of South Yorkshire in my family as well - he used to say "sen" instead of "self" and all that. A friend of mine lives in Barnsley which is known for its assertiveness a la Michael Parkinson.
    Hi George,

    Parky is'nt popular by any stretch of the word in Yorkshire and particular Barnsley regards un-savoury comments on the Football Team. To be honest yeah he's a great chat show host (or was) but he makes me sick with his charming lingo to hear him talk on Telly.

    I had not noted what you had said though - about Disasters up North and not South/Midlands - though of course the Midlands and down South hold mega grounds - like the City Ground and even Meadow Lane in the grand scheme of things (21, 000-ish I think it is) and look at Villa Park, they can still tow 40, 000 on a good day - even now in the 2nd Tier.

    I am always suprised though how Ayresome Park hosted a world Cup Game in 66 - though I may-be wrong but I'm 70% too that Ashton Gate did in Bristol and then for other bids in more recent times I had heard Plymouth and MK Dons had defintley used info to make bids!!
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    To people in the south, people think that Barnsley is so assertive when it comes to people who come from there, but it's just a stereotype at the end of the day.

    I suppose that one of the reasons is because a lot of the football grounds down south do have a greater capacity hence a bigger population and more football fans - can you imagine Wembley being in the north of England?
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