Discussion in 'Liverpool FC History' started by el-capitano, Apr 6, 2014.
Class act by Giroud!
The ESPN film on Hillsborough was very thorough and clearly explained the fight for justice. If you didn't catch it look for repeat showings
Watching the ESPN 30 for 30 was hard. Even after reading everything I could for so many years, I still found out new things that appalled me.
I've got no great reason, but this is always a very hard day for me. I can't fathom the suffering of the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers. I've got children and it just scares me to think about it.
What happened today:
There's also some comments from Blatter & Platini, but I don't want to mention those crooks further.
Just watched the documentary ... All I can say is "wow"...
Truly unbelievable...emotions of sadness, disbelief, anger, pride, sorrow...did I say pride? Grateful to be a fan of the greatest FC in the world...
Now let's get on and win this, not just for Stevie G, but for those 96 and their families...
Hey Guys - watched the ESPN 30-30 documentary last night - excellent journalism.
Well done to all of you that kept the fight for justice alive.
YNWA from a Spurs fan...
The documentary was very hard to watch but I am glad I did. I don't think there was a specific fact or piece of information that I didn't already know, but to put it all together and tell the story in one horrible narrative was something entirely different. To think of those families waiting at Lime Street for the coaches to return, desperately hoping there son or daughter will be the next off brought tears to my eyes.
Winning the league seems so minor and insignificant compared to the suffering of those families. But if Margaret Aspinall can ask them to win the league, then I guess it's okay. So you heard her no pressure Stevie.
Thanks for that Cap..!
Can I watch the documentary somewhere online? I don't have ESPN.
I feel the same way, those who paid attention from the start or bothered to find out the real "truth" knew all of this.
I expected/wanted more vitriol, more hate in singling the culprits in the lies and cover up in... "Perverting the course of justice" And the good old boy network that tried to keep a lid on it all these years.
After my wife and I watched the show, I came to the conclusion that they way it was presented, laid out minute by minute, in clear visual terms with comments from people who were there. was the correct way.
It is not over. The people out there who perpetrated this horror are still getting away with it. David Duckenfield has retired on full pension to a home in Dorset. How nice. His TAX paid legal defense bill is around 2.2 million GBP. The shameful actions and lies of the first (Pompous) coroner and his accidental death verdict.
An emotional ramble I know. So I'll end with a comment from one of the old boys club.
The citizens of Bradford behaved with quiet dignity and great courage. (After the fire) They did not harbour conspiracy theories. They did not seek endless further inquiries. They buried their dead, comforted the bereaved and succoured the injured. They organised a sensible compensation scheme and moved on. Is there, perhaps, a lesson there for the Hillsborough campaigners?
He forgot who he was talking to!
Phil Scraton deserves a statue
Kyle Branson @Kyle_SoB 3h
Anyone who needs a link to last night’s Hillsborough 30/30 on ESPN, DM me. Don’t want to be in contempt of court, want to share @TheRedmenTV
Will be reshown Sunday night on ESPN2.
I got dragged away to put the kids to bed, so I missed most of the second hour, but I have to say kudos to everyone involved.
There were two parts of the show where I was overcome with emotion (anger, pride, sadness).
One was when Dorene (sp?), Les, and Stephanie Jones spoke of how they were held in a neighboring boys' club with other worried families, and then brought over to Hillsborough on a double-decker bus to identify their loved ones which stayed in the gymnasium for ********ing hours. I knew they used the gymnasium as a temporary mortuary, but the indignity of forcing them to go there at night and identify via shitty polaroids it too much to fathom.
The second was, which I think some of us watched live in '09, when Andy Burnham's speech was interrupted by "Justice!" and "Justice for the 96" chants. I get choked up just thinking about it now. (That, and the 6 minutes of chanting to start the Arsenal game in '07?)
And, in footballing terms, it's sad how the media used Manchester United's success as a stick to beat the city (and football club) of Liverpool with after the incident.
It's been somewhat amusing to see the same Guardian writers lauding us as worthy title contenders this season while also condemning Manchester United's failures. In the previous 10+ years, it was always the other way around.
The second hour was better.
But you'll want to throw a brick through your tv