hillsborough 20th anniversary

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  1. i hope everyone will take time out tomorrow to remember the 96 Liverpool fans who lost there lives at Hillsborough 20 years ago,i know i will

    Gone but never forgotten
  2. I agree, we should all think about the sad loss tomorrow and hopefully this will never happen again.


  3. Rest in Peace
  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    The Justice Bell
    by Dave Kirby

    A schoolboy holds a leather ball
    in a photograph on a bedroom wall
    the bed is made, the curtains drawn
    as silence greets the break of dawn.

    The dusk gives way to morning light
    revealing shades of red and white
    which hang from posters locked in time
    of the Liverpool team of 89.

    Upon a pale white quilted sheet
    a football kit is folded neat
    with a yellow scarf, trimmed with red
    and some football boots beside the bed.

    In hope, the room awakes each day
    to see the boy who used to play
    but once again it wakes alone
    for this young boy's not coming home.

    Outside, the springtime fills the air
    the smell of life is everywhere
    viola's bloom and tulips grow
    while daffodils dance heel to toe.

    These should have been such special times
    for a boy who'd now be in his prime
    but spring forever turned to grey
    in theYorkshire sun, one April day.

    The clock was locked on 3.06
    as sun shone down upon the pitch
    lighting up faces etched in pain
    as death descended on Leppings Lane.

    Between the bars an arm is raised
    amidst a human tidal wave
    a young hand yearning to be saved
    grows weak inside this deathly cage.

    A boy not barely in his teens
    is lost amongst the dying screams
    a body too frail to fight for breath
    is drowned below a sea of death

    His outstretched arm then disappears
    to signal fourteen years of tears
    as 96 souls of those who fell
    await the toll of the justice bell.

    Ever since that disastrous day
    a vision often comes my way
    I reach and grab his outstretched arm
    then pull him up away from harm.

    We both embrace with tear-filled eyes
    I then awake to realise
    its the same old dream I have each week
    as I quietly cry myself to sleep.

    On April the 15th every year
    when all is calm and skies are clear
    beneath a glowing Yorkshire moon
    a lone scots piper plays a tune.

    The tune rings out the justice cause
    then blows due west across the moors
    it passes by the eternal flame
    then engulfs a young boys picture frame.

    His room is as it was that day
    for thirteen years its stayed that way
    untouched and frozen forever in time
    since that tragic day in 89.

    And as it plays its haunting sound
    tears are heard from miles around
    they're tears from families of those who fell
    awaiting the toll of the justice bell.

  5. R.I.P

    Was touched by the minutes silence at the Liverpool game on saturday. You always seem to get a few idiots who spoil them but not on saturday, everyone payed their respects properly.
  6. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Minute's silence at Fratton Park on Saturday against West Brom also. Regrettably, one or two Baggies 'fans' [sic] decided to spoil the occasion by shouting obscenties... :oops: :evil:
  7. Once again big four bias in the media, what about the Bradford supporters who were burnt to death?
    R.I.P. all the supporters who have lost their lives.
  8. Documentary Wednesday evening on the History Channel (SKY 529) 2000, docu-drama ITV 3 2100-2310. A big thank you to all those who observed the minutes silence so impeccably, wherever they were.
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Hardly appropriate, and nothing to do with "the Big Four" bias - April 15th is the 20th anniversary of Hillsborough, so the Bradford fire will be remembered on May 11th, I assume... :roll: :?
  10. Whilst I agree that the comment may have been a little tactless I very much doubt that there will be anything near the same amount of press coverage on May 11th.

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