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Thursday, 15 April 2010
I can still remember a lot about that fatefull day. I was 18 years old and mad about football. With Liverpool having another great season I was really excited about the day ahead , and the thought of reaching another Wembley final.
I remember that it was a lovely sunny day and I was just so excited about the game against Forest. In those days there wasn't so many live televised games and usually you could only get second half commentary on the radio. So I decided to go out that afternoon to what we call locally as " the moor" which is just a patch of wasteland near the town centre, with my golf clubs and hit some golf balls around for a while because it was a nice sunny day. But my mind was just on one thing, the semi-final, so after hitting a few golf balls around I decided to go home and switch on Grandstand on BBC1 to see what the score was. But when I switched the TV on I could not believe what I was seeing, the match reporter was telling us that what they initially had thought was crowd trouble had turned into a disaster with people being crushed to death and the match had been abandoned. I could not believe my eyes or ears I was shocked, horrified and tearfull about what I was witnessing. TV pictures showing the world a football park with people lying, running around in panic or pain on this park where a great sporting occasion should have been taking place.
I will never forget that day like many of you reading this but I feel strangely fortunate because I was seriously considering going to that match so in a way I got away with one. But I took a long time to get over it and I wasn't even involved directly with the disaster as I never knew anybody that went to the match. But always at this time of year it always brings these memories back.
I would just like to pay tribute to everybody that fights for justice, the relatives of the bereaved, and the great spirit that the club shows recognising these fans that died for our club they will never walk alone.
To the greatest supporters in the world YNWA
Posted by james walker at 15:47