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23 years ago today 96 football fans went to watch their team in a semi final and never returned home to their loved ones. Being from Liverpool myself and my friend losing his brother on that fateful day I have seen the effects of that game and how it still dragging on isn't helping anybody. I think us, Liverpool and forest fans should all have a minute today to realise it is only a game and nobody should ever not return home from a football match. I really love my beloved owls but there is more important things in my life and we should all have a minute to think about that as we are the lucky ones who are still here

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Good post Shandy.

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I for one agree with the op and as a wednesdayite for 40 years and someone who attended the match , i will be taking a private moment to remember and reflect on the events of that day . RIP the 96

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Condolences to the OP for the loss of a family member. Like one of the replies, we have to move on and no one likes to see loss of life in these type of circumstances including the Hysel disaster which I make a point of remembering for the Italians who lost their lives. However, we don't seem to hear much about that disaster in this country. For those who can't remember this or wasn't born then, I believe it was a European game involving a italian club and Liverpool FC.

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Condolences to the OP for the loss of a family member. Like one of the replies, we have to move on and no one likes to see loss of life in these type of circumstances including the Hysel disaster which I make a point of remembering for the Italians who lost their lives. However, we don't seem to hear much about that disaster in this country. For those who can't remember this or wasn't born then, I believe it was a European game involving a italian club and Liverpool FC.

Liverpool vs Juventus - 1985 European Cup (now Champions League) Final

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Liverpool vs Juventus - 1985 European Cup (now Champions League) Final

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Perhaps those who went without tickets should also take a minute to think.......

My heart goes out to those who lost family and friends that day.

Irony of that is that they sing about the JFT96.

RIP

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Perhaps those who went without tickets should also take a minute to think.......

My heart goes out to those who lost family and friends that day.

^^^ EXACTLY THIS ^^^

* until i hear statements from those inside(and outside) hillsborough WITHOUT tickets i will not believe the 'transparency' that is sought by the campaign for justice has been achieved.

sorry to have to say this on today of all days - RIP the 96 and sincere condolences to their families and friends

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well said

I have said it on here before when I was a student nurse at Middlewood I was working with a Liverpool fan. He asked me if I could get him a ticket, I couldn't. Not to worry he says me and me mates will do what we always do,force our way in. Went on to tell me they'd been to a few games without tickets and pretty much always managed to get in.Also told me that loads did it Thankfully he couldn't get the day off so didn't go.

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My opening post doesn't once say think about the 96 people who lost their lives or who is to blame. It says we should all think about our own loved ones and where football lies on that list. As something like going to a football match can turn horribly wrong and everyone deserves to come home after a football match.

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Perhaps those who went without tickets should also take a minute to think.......

My heart goes out to those who lost family and friends that day.

No disrespect to you post, but the ones who went without tickets probably havent battered an eye lid for those who died. Scum of the earth. Liverpool supporters can all blame poor stewarding, poor Policing, bad tunnel design of the Lep end etc, but will never bring into the argument the root cause. I understand they still do it to this this day turning up without tickets. It must be a scouse thing!!!!!!!!!! What took place at Hillsborough that day has left an lasting impression of that club and it's set of so called fans. It makes my skin crawl when you see pictures on TV when matches are played at Anfield and they are giving it 'You'll never walk alone' Utter bolloxs.

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well said

I have said it on here before when I was a student nurse at Middlewood I was working with a Liverpool fan. He asked me if I could get him a ticket, I couldn't. Not to worry he says me and me mates will do what we always do,force our way in. Went on to tell me they'd been to a few games without tickets and pretty much always managed to get in.Also told me that loads did it Thankfully he couldn't get the day off so didn't go.

I was a porter at the Hallamshire..on the fateful day...my wife was a nursing officer...she got called in as it unfolded...I went with her...We stayed until midnight..it was absolutely terrible....At about 9pm I was outside with a scouse lad who had just been told he'd lost a mate...theres nowt you can say...we just had a *** and tried to sort him out some transport back to Liverpool...at the time the liverpool lads were so grateful...for being let into houses on Vere rd...and given the telephone and a cuppa...

Honestly the first news I had at the hospital was that there had been 6 fatalities...I was staggered...then it started filtering through about just how many bodies were waiting for identification in the hospital...and I honestly felt sick...I felt sick for the Liverpool lads...but in all honesty in a selfish way I felt sick cos it had happened at Hillsborough.

As for the critics who slate the ambulance service, the hospital facilities...theres no way on earth you can cope with it...no matter how much hindsight is applied..it totally fvcks you up..it fvcks the system up...apart from the 96 deaths..can you imagine the numbers turning up at the A&E depts of the Northern and the Hallamshire at the time..it beggared belief...It was a day that passed in a blur.......it was a day that i now simply want to forget about....

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I was a porter at the Hallamshire..on the fateful day...my wife was a nursing officer...she got called in as it unfolded...I went with her...We stayed until midnight..it was absolutely terrible....At about 9pm I was outside with a scouse lad who had just been told he'd lost a mate...theres nowt you can say...we just had a *** and tried to sort him out some transport back to Liverpool...at the time the liverpool lads were so grateful...for being let into houses on Vere rd...and given the telephone and a cuppa...

Honestly the first news I had at the hospital was that there had been 6 fatalities...I was staggered...then it started filtering through about just how many bodies were waiting for identification in the hospital...and I honestly felt sick...I felt sick for the Liverpool lads...but in all honesty in a selfish way I felt sick cos it had happened at Hillsborough.

As for the critics who slate the ambulance service, the hospital facilities...theres no way on earth you can cope with it...no matter how much hindsight is applied..it totally fvcks you up..it fvcks the system up...apart from the 96 deaths..can you imagine the numbers turning up at the A&E depts of the Northern and the Hallamshire at the time..it beggared belief...It was a day that passed in a blur.......it was a day that i now simply want to forget about....

Can't begin to imagine what it was like.

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No disrespect to you post, but the ones who went without tickets probably havent battered an eye lid for those who died. Scum of the earth. Liverpool supporters can all blame poor stewarding, poor Policing, bad tunnel design of the Lep end etc, but will never bring into the argument the root cause. I understand they still do it to this this day turning up without tickets. It must be a scouse thing!!!!!!!!!! What took place at Hillsborough that day has left an lasting impression of that club and it's set of so called fans. It makes my skin crawl when you see pictures on TV when matches are played at Anfield and they are giving it 'You'll never walk alone' Utter bolloxs.

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There are a lot of Liverpool fans who lost family members that day who bought tickets the right way so for u to say singing you'll never walk alone is a load of gonads means your a rumblein moron

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I was a porter at the Hallamshire..on the fateful day...my wife was a nursing officer...she got called in as it unfolded...I went with her...We stayed until midnight..it was absolutely terrible....At about 9pm I was outside with a scouse lad who had just been told he'd lost a mate...theres nowt you can say...we just had a *** and tried to sort him out some transport back to Liverpool...at the time the liverpool lads were so grateful...for being let into houses on Vere rd...and given the telephone and a cuppa...

Honestly the first news I had at the hospital was that there had been 6 fatalities...I was staggered...then it started filtering through about just how many bodies were waiting for identification in the hospital...and I honestly felt sick...I felt sick for the Liverpool lads...but in all honesty in a selfish way I felt sick cos it had happened at Hillsborough.

As for the critics who slate the ambulance service, the hospital facilities...theres no way on earth you can cope with it...no matter how much hindsight is applied..it totally fvcks you up..it fvcks the system up...apart from the 96 deaths..can you imagine the numbers turning up at the A&E depts of the Northern and the Hallamshire at the time..it beggared belief...It was a day that passed in a blur.......it was a day that i now simply want to forget about....

I seriously bloody love you, by far my favourite owlstalk poster.

All these idiots wanting to look clever with big words and an extensive vocabulary that your average Jo wouldn't know should take a long look at this post and see, this is what makes a person special. This sort of action and selfless heroism by ateener and the others that day is what truly makes people special!!! and I bet you not one of them that day tried to make themselves look any more or less than the next person!

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Personally, my thoughts are with the families of the 1500 plus who perished on the Titanic 100 years ago today..R.I.P

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Personally, my thoughts are with the families of the 1500 plus who perished on the Titanic 100 years ago today..R.I.P

Lets take nothing away from the families. My sympathies go out to everyone who's ever loved a lost one no matter how tragic or normal the circumstances, but all this justice nonsense that's always called for is never going to be that without the ticket-less being held accountable, and not once has a Liverpool fan asked for that! at least not publicly!

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I was a porter at the Hallamshire..on the fateful day...my wife was a nursing officer...she got called in as it unfolded...I went with her...We stayed until midnight..it was absolutely terrible....At about 9pm I was outside with a scouse lad who had just been told he'd lost a mate...theres nowt you can say...we just had a *** and tried to sort him out some transport back to Liverpool...at the time the liverpool lads were so grateful...for being let into houses on Vere rd...and given the telephone and a cuppa...

Honestly the first news I had at the hospital was that there had been 6 fatalities...I was staggered...then it started filtering through about just how many bodies were waiting for identification in the hospital...and I honestly felt sick...I felt sick for the Liverpool lads...but in all honesty in a selfish way I felt sick cos it had happened at Hillsborough.

As for the critics who slate the ambulance service, the hospital facilities...theres no way on earth you can cope with it...no matter how much hindsight is applied..it totally fvcks you up..it fvcks the system up...apart from the 96 deaths..can you imagine the numbers turning up at the A&E depts of the Northern and the Hallamshire at the time..it beggared belief...It was a day that passed in a blur.......it was a day that i now simply want to forget about....

My missus was part of the MAJAX team that day and had no idea what she was facing when she walked across the road to the NGH that day..as a theatre sister she had to dael with the patients without ever having a conversation with any of them which was heartbreaking for her

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My opening post doesn't once say think about the 96 people who lost their lives or who is to blame. It says we should all think about our own loved ones and where football lies on that list. As something like going to a football match can turn horribly wrong and everyone deserves to come home after a football match.

Maybe you didn't but what you did do is title this thread "JFT96" which carries far too many connotations and implications to avoid the replys you have got.

Today should just be a day to remember but by using that title you have missed your opportunity.

I actually think the comments on this thread have been thoughtful, sensitive and generally intelligent. Maybe a first for Owlstalk?!

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