>You’ll Never Walk Alone

>I have to start today’s post by saying that despite it being 20 years ago, the shock and horror at what happened at Hillsborough is still as real as on the day.

As a genuine football fan, it is something that is too close to home. Indeed in 1987, I was at the FA Cup Semi Final at Hillsborough with a pal who is a Leeds fan. We entered the ground that day via the Leppings Lane turnstiles. To then hear two years later that 96 people died at that same end is horrific. It was made all the worse by the police deliberately lying at the time- ie the fans forced the gate open etc- erm no Chief Superintendent Duckinfield, you ordered the gate to be opened, but forgot to direct the fans away from the pen through the tunnel!

I know it is not a cycling post, but it is something that means a lot to this football fan, so please indulge me.

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About spen666

I'm a 40 something football fan and cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events (www.audax.uk.net) and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at www.aminearlythere.blogspot.com and www.bothesidesofthepond.blogspot.com Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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