Hillsborough Justice Campaign – Support Needed

by • October 7, 2013 • NewsComments (2)561

Were you in the Leppings Lane End at Hillsborough when Newcastle United travelled to Sheffwedbadge copyplay Sheffield Wednesday on 19/Nov/1983?

The match ended in a 4-2 defeat for United.

We want to know what your experiences were of crowd control before, during and after the game particularly as a result of being held in the central pens where the later tragedy occurred in 1989.

We had a very large away support that day in an attendance of 41,134, phenomenal by the standards of the day in what was a Division 2 fixture.

Please let us have your full recollections of that game and we’ll pass them on to the relevant people. NUFCbadgeold

All e-mails must have your full name, postal address and your age.

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2 Responses to Hillsborough Justice Campaign – Support Needed

  1. Carol Willis says:

    A really miserable ground. You felt intimidated from the beginning by heavy-handed policing. THERE WERE NO PUBS OPEN WITHING MILES OF THE GROUND so surprised Liverpool fans were accused of drunkenness.

    Justice for the 96!

  2. Ken Chambers says:

    I was there but luckily in the seats. I remember travelling by car and arriving at the Leppings Lane turnstiles where it was pandemonium not unusual for South and
    West Yorkshire, there seemed no queues just a mass of fans crushing to get to the turnstiles, no police or steward presence, the usual response of the police to this was to drive police horses into the crowd and make the crush to get in worse. I remember another crush line this at Barnsley when the police just came charging in on horses

    After the game we got held in for what seemed like forever (in reality maybe 20 – 30 mins) then they just let the gates go and everybody went for the exits.
    All pretty usual in those days when anything up to 10000 travelled to Yorkshire games, many times the police just got overwhelmed by the numbers