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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #375 on: April 09, 2020, 09:18:55 PM »
I think many of us grew up with Peter Jones who was just so consummately professional and succinct  without the need for hyperbole. As Dave mentions above I think it was his wife who said she felt he suffered PTSD after that match and he was dead within I think about 18 months. Very very sad.

I’ve mentioned before but considering Alan Green learnt at his knee so to speak what on earth happened. Radio commentary hasn’t really been the same since.


I enjoy listening to the radio commentaries of Conor McNamara.

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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #376 on: April 15, 2020, 08:43:18 AM »
31 years ago today.

Never forget.

RIP

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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #377 on: April 15, 2020, 08:56:27 AM »
31 years ago today.

Never forget.

RIP
Everyone around at that time will never forget. Not wishing to trivialise it in any way, it could have been us a few times. 

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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #378 on: April 15, 2020, 10:27:19 AM »
31 years ago today.

Never forget.

RIP
Everyone around at that time will never forget. Not wishing to trivialise it in any way, it could have been us a few times. 

Saying it could have been us doesn't trivialize, it reinforces the need for justice.

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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #379 on: April 15, 2020, 03:45:33 PM »
Most clubs with a decent size following can think of at least one day when it could easily have been them.

The fight for justice for the 96 is the fight of every football supporter. Or should be.   

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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #380 on: April 15, 2020, 08:04:05 PM »
I read that one of the chaps who was pictured in aftermath had sadly died of CV over the past few days.

Never forgotten. RIP

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« Reply #381 on: April 18, 2020, 04:46:49 PM »
I read that one of the chaps who was pictured in aftermath had sadly died of CV over the past few days.

Never forgotten. RIP

His name is Dave Rowland and he's the guy in the last photo in the video accompanying Peter Jones' broadcast. Apparently he stayed with one of the young victims until he died.

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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #382 on: April 15, 2021, 01:07:47 PM »
32 years today. Never forget.

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« Reply #383 on: April 15, 2021, 01:13:09 PM »
100%.

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« Reply #384 on: April 15, 2021, 01:25:36 PM »
And never forgive.

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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #385 on: April 15, 2021, 01:29:07 PM »
Good old Boris.

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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #386 on: April 16, 2021, 08:28:10 AM »
Totally agree.
It's such a shame that so called Liverpool fans threw things at the Real Madrid Bus on the eve of this. Total c*%ts. They should have more respect.

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« Reply #387 on: April 17, 2021, 11:04:57 AM »
Totally agree.
It's such a shame that so called Liverpool fans threw things at the Real Madrid Bus on the eve of this. Total c*%ts. They should have more respect.

Every club has it it’s mindless idiots, we have more than out fair share!

To remember Hillsborough is to remember that 96 of our fellow supporters didn’t make it out of that ground & countless others had their lives changed forever....it absolutely could have been any of us in the same situation, particularly clubs like ours with huge travelling support.  We’ll never forget.

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« Reply #388 on: April 17, 2021, 11:33:38 AM »
Agree, Gareth.  The major factor in Hillsborough - before, during and after - was that football supporters had all been tarred with the same brush.  The idiots were and have always been the tiny minority. 


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Re: Hillsborough
« Reply #389 on: April 17, 2021, 12:15:15 PM »
There’s a wide range of culpability for this event, but my biggest problem with Duckenfield is not his actions but his lies.

We will never know what DIDN’T happen i.e. if he HADN’T opened the gate, and maybe ‘however many’ people were crushed outside. It might not not have been as many as 96, but we would never have that number in our heads and half or a quarter of that figure would still have felt horrendous. All these years later we could be blaming him for letting people die by NOT opening the gate, & leaving them to get crushed to death trying to get into a football match. (All the other stuff, the ground level incompetence and blame shifting would no doubt have been the same)

If he had just come out and said he was really worried about the crushing outside and it retrospect he made a terrible mistake, instead of trying to shift blame onto the dead and traumatised, then the families maybe could have had some kind of peace many years before now.  Probably, he would have felt more peace too if he’d just stood up & answered for what he presided over all those years ago.

 


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