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Hillsborough Disaster - 15 years ago

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I was living in New Zealand at the time, but my mum lived near the swfc and had loads of supporters running up the bank of the river at the back of our house "Dudley Rd" just off Middlewood road, she let them in to call their family and help them, it was horrific.

 

I went to Ireland last month to a music fest where there was a huge people jam one of the days and i got caught up in the middle of it, that was hell and people were screaming and getting squashed so i cant imagine what it must have been like :(

 

I cant believe it was that long ago.

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My sister saw a lot of liverpool supporters totally smashed,fans have always had a prematch drink,but on that day when drink was mentioned everyone was slated saying no one was drunk,well thats the opinion of the liverpool supporters,what happened was terrible but you never here about the anniversary of the Heysel disaster,or Bradford fire.Many people died during both of those tragedys.The sheffield police were dragged down & blamed,so were Sheffield Wednesday,but all parties were to blame.Losing a family memeber is bad enough but at a football match it should not happen,but how many semi finals had been played at hillsborough over the years.

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That must have been a nightmare for your sister!

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What my Sister was trying to say was the reports after the match said none of the Liverpool supporters in the section where the people died,had not been drunk,but she saw several going into the Leppings lane end P****d

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I was at Malin Bridge at lunchtime on the day of the disaster. I was with my Dad - we were picking up my Mum from work. I can't remember the name of the pub, but I remember a number of very drunk Liverpool fans spilling out of the doorway, nearly taking my dad and me out into the road (Holme Lane).

 

So I too remember wondering why some people insisted that there wasn't a single drunk Liverpool fan at the game.

 

Regardless, people died. All that matters now is that another disaster is prevented.

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the liverpool fans drank 2 pubson hillsboro dry . between one and 2 thousand didnt leave the pubs while turned 3 hence a crush and theterrible loss of life

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This is a controversial thread to say the least. As a Sheffielder who now lives and teaches [Higher Educ] in Merseyside, I know just how high feelings run there about the tragedy. If I were to publically repeat what a Sheffield Wednesday steward present on the pitch that day has told me, I would probably be killed. All I am prepared to say is that there are conflicting reports concerning the behaviour of a minority of Liverpool supporters, and I know who I believe. South Yorkshire Police were, and continue to be, scapegoated.

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Originally posted by headup

I was at Malin Bridge at lunchtime on the day of the disaster. I was with my Dad - we were picking up my Mum from work. I can't remember the name of the pub, but I remember a number of very drunk Liverpool fans spilling out of the doorway, nearly taking my dad and me out into the road (Holme Lane).

 

So I too remember wondering why some people insisted that there wasn't a single drunk Liverpool fan at the game.

 

Regardless, people died. All that matters now is that another disaster is prevented.

Thanks for saying that H.I was only saying what my sister had seen .as she worked down near the Hillsborough Football Ground.I did not wish to offend anyone or familys that lost relatives in the horror.but the plain fact is why say no one was drunk,when they clearly were,no one is saying that the drunken fans caused the disaster just that there were drunken fans going to the match.

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i heard a request for medical assistance at the ground and as i was a trained by r.a.m.c i made my way to the white horse pub where a police outrider attempted to get us through the traffic in front of my car was a doctor with a sign clearly displayed but as we tried to make our way down halifax rd our vehicles were kicked and punched by liverpool fans i could understand if they thought we were just trying to get through the traffic but as i said with a police escort and medical signs clearly displayed it made no difference to the fans

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Well there you go Roger,but I guess everyone in Sheffield must be deaf,dumb & blind according to some Liverpool supporters.Like I said earlier where is the feeling of sadness for Bradford & Heysel, you never hear a word,it's as though the Hillsborough disaster was worse than both those tragedy's.All I can say is the feeling of sadness from everyone in the country was felt not just football supporters & the innocents who died in all 3 tragedy's.

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i think everyone would agree that day was terrible for all the victims and there familys, but i think everyone who live or lived around the ground on that day no who was 2 blame . hundreds of drunken liverpool fans trying 2 get in the lepp was a disaster brought on by themselves. it hadnt happened in previous semis over the years and letsnot forgett the heiysil stadium disaster which again was a liverpool football game.

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They were drunk alright.

 

A very close relative was a police officer on duty in the tunnel in the West Stand. He could do nothing to help. He couldn't even move because the crush pinned him to the wall.

 

I've said it before in this thread. I hope the evil scum that forced their way inside burn in hell forever.

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