Match Date: 22/08/1959. Finally, a summary of appearances and goals, for all the players who took part in that season are listed. Selected: 1988/89 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY V… £ 1.25 1.25. ... [T]he police case was to blame the fans for being late and drunk, and to blame the Club for failing to monitor the pens. Deborah Glass, deputy chair of the IPCC said, "We know the people who have contacted us are the tip of the iceberg." To which the plain answer is that a good and sufficient minority of you behave like animals. Lewis stopped the match at 3:05:30 as fans climbed the fence in an effort to escape the crush and went onto the track. Report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, p. 360, Section 2.12.161. Their first Wembley Cup Final appearance came in 1935 when they beat West Bromwich Albion 4-2. Margaret Aspinall, chairperson of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, asked for a face to face meeting with Hunt before deciding if she would accept the apology. After that difficult season, things improved and in 1950 they once again regained their First Division status. Every programme on the site has a scan of the front cover, they almost all feature the match scores and some even have match reports, comments and … , In the years after the disaster, the Hillsborough Family Support Group, had campaigned for the release of all relevant documents into the public domain.[why?]  The disaster also led to a number of safety improvements in the largest English football grounds, notably the elimination of fenced standing terraces in favour of all-seater stadiums in the top two tiers of English football. The intensity of the crush broke more crush barriers on the terraces. :145 Any individuals within the stadium in need of medical attention were to be delivered expeditiously by police and paramedics to the CRP.:142.  Relatives later failed to have the inquests reopened to allow more scrutiny of police actions and closer examination of the circumstances of individual cases.  The appointment of Stuart-Smith was not without controversy. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 1 on 20 May, remaining at the top for a total of three weeks.  Reporting in 2012, it confirmed Taylor's 1990 criticisms and revealed details about the extent of police efforts to shift blame onto fans, the role of other emergency services, and the error of the first coroner's inquests. , On 28 June 2010, following England's departure from the 2010 FIFA World Cup competition in South Africa, the UK's Culture and Sport Secretary Jeremy Hunt praised the England fans for their behaviour during the competition, saying "I mean, not a single arrest for a football-related offence, and the terrible problems that we had in Heysel and Hillsborough in the 1980s seem now to be behind us." In 2013 Crompton sent an email in which he said the families' "version of certain events has become 'the truth' even though it isn't". The report stated that placing fans who were "merely unconscious" on their backs rather than in the recovery position, would have resulted in their deaths due to airway obstruction. When the Football League was resumed in 1919 after the war, it started badly for Wednesday.  Following the Taylor Report, the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled there was no evidence to justify prosecution of any individuals or institutions. Other members were:. The findings concluded that 164 witness statements had been altered. Popper said this was because the victims were either dead, or brain dead, by 3:15 pm. Look down there. The Hillsborough disaster was a fatal human crush during a football match at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, on 15 April 1989. Club Secretary Graham Mackrell faced a charge of breaching the Safety at Sports Ground Act 1975. 30 years ago, season 1988-89 - The only place to talk about Sheffield Wednesday on the net, this is the football section where anything goes as long as it's football or Owls related, however do not be upset about the odd cricket thread, without cricket there'd be no Wednesday. That's why I am so grateful to my city and so proud of my city. That was after the IPCC's Hillsborough Contact team had received 230 pieces of correspondence since October 2012. Sheffield Wednesday's home form is average with the following results : 6 wins, 6 draws, and 6 losses. , In October 2011, Sir Oliver Popplewell, who chaired the public inquiry into the 1985 Bradford City stadium fire at Valley Parade that killed 56 people, called on the families of the Hillsborough victims to look at the "quiet dignity and great courage relatives in the West Yorkshire city had shown in the years following the tragedy". The IPCC announced on 12 October 2012 that it would investigate the failure of the police to declare a major incident, failure to close the tunnel to the stands which led to overcrowded pens despite evidence it had been closed in such circumstances in the past; changes made to the statements of police officers; actions which misled Parliament and the media; shortcomings of previous investigations; and the role played by Norman Bettison. They see themselves whenever possible as victims, and resent their victim status; yet at the same time they wallow in it. The apology angered some Liverpudlians further. All five were bailed to appear at the Crown Court on 6 September. Team captain Steven Gerrard and vice-captain Jamie Carragher handed the freedom of the city to the families of all the victims. Add to basket : Watch … footballsite - The results of Sheffield Wednesday in the 1988/89 season when they finished 15th in Division 1 of the Football League. Sheffield Wednesday FC. They organised a sensible compensation scheme and moved on.  Halfway through the minute's silence, the A.C. Milan fans sang Liverpool's "You'll Never Walk Alone" as a sign of respect. Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Bordeaux (France), Bastia (France), Gent (Belgium) 1988-96; Laval (France) 1988-91; Brugge Club (Belgium), Le Havre (France) 1988-91 then 1993-96; Marseille (France) 1988-96 ; Veno V.V.  In the same 22 October House of Commons debate, Stephen Mosley MP alleged West Midlands police pressured witnesses—both police and civilians—to change their statements. Forum Search.  The panel's report resulted in the previous findings of accidental death being quashed, and the creation of new coroner's inquests. While rehearsing for the match off-air, he suggested a nearby cameraman look as well. Sadly I must report that for the most part the quality of their evidence was in inverse proportion to their rank". Shortly before kick-off, in an attempt to ease overcrowding outside the entrance turnstiles, the police match commander David Duckenfield ordered exit gate C opened, leading to an influx of even more supporters to the pens. That it might so occur was foreseeable". Scrutiny of Evidence Relating to the Hillsborough Football Stadium Disaster (Command Paper); Home Office; Sports Stadia After Hillsborough: Seminar Papers; The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster, 15 April 1989: Inquiry by Lord Justice Taylor (Cm.  On 6 April 2016, the nine jurors were sent out to consider their verdicts. The Hillsborough disaster touched not only Liverpool, but clubs in England and around the world.  They also called for prosecutions for unlawful killing, corporate manslaughter and perversion of the course of justice in respect of the actions of the police both in causing the disaster and covering up their actions; and in respect of Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield Council and the Football Association for their various responsibilities for providing, certifying and selecting the stadium for the fatal event. In its announcement, the IPCC praised the tenacity of the Hillsborough families' campaign for truth and justice. Bibliography of over 150 books, journal articles, TV programmes and websites relating to the Disaster and its aftermath produced by Sheffield City Council's Archives Service. ... [T]here was no effective leadership either from control or on the pitch to harness and organise rescue efforts. The results from any cup tournaments in which the club participated are then shown.  On 19 April, the death toll reached 95 when 14-year-old Lee Nicol died in hospital after his life support machine was switched off. A police officer ordinarily made a visual assessment before guiding fans to other pens. , The story accompanying The Sun headlines claimed "drunken Liverpool fans viciously attacked rescue workers as they tried to revive victims" and "police officers, firemen and ambulance crew were punched, kicked and urinated upon". Of those statements, 116 were amended to remove or change negative comments about South Yorkshire Police. It occurred during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in the two standing-only central pens in the Leppings Lane stand allocated to Liverpool supporters. In April 2016, a private prosecution was launched on behalf of victims' relatives against both SYP and the West Midlands Police force (who had investigated the actions of SYP), alleging a concerted cover-up designed to shift blame away from the police.. Documents disclosed confirm that repeated attempts were made to find supporting evidence for alcohol being a factor, and that available evidence was significantly misinterpreted. The remaining four periods cover the seasons since 1945 and have been chosen to reflect the changing fortunes of the club. An apology appeared on page 10, reiterating previous statements that the 1989 headline had been an error of judgement. They just don't want their names in any more sleaze. The American sports network ESPN, as part of its 30 for 30 series of sports films (under a new "Soccer Stories" subdivision), aired the documentary Hillsborough as a co-production with the BBC. , At the time of the disaster, most English football stadiums had high steel fencing between the spectators and the playing field in response to pitch invasions. Template:Import Template:Images needed. " Trevor Kavanagh, the political editor at the time of the Hillsborough disaster, said that he was "not sorry at all" about the reporting and supported his former boss Kelvin MacKenzie, stating that "we were clearly misled about the events and the authorities, including the police, actively concealed the truth". He dismissed the claim by senior police officers that they had no reason to anticipate problems, since congestion had occurred at both the 1987 and 1988 semi-finals. This was unlikely at the beginning of a match. The ceremony ended with 96 rings of church bells across the city and a rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone". " A gospel choir performed and the ceremony ended with a rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone". A case, Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police  1 A.C. 310, was eventually appealed to the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and was an important milestone in the law of claims of secondary victims for negligently inflicted psychiatric injury. , Fans of rival football clubs such as Manchester United have been known to mention the Hillsborough disaster at fixtures[b] to upset Liverpool fans. The publication was finally discontinued in 2016, for unrelated reasons..  Public anger over the actions of their force during the second inquests led to the suspension of SYP chief constable David Crompton following the verdict. Dean Davis and David Walters, South African Liverpool supporters, are responsible for the service and the bench was commissioned by Guy Prowse in 2008. A 20 minute video of the disaster in Windows Media Player format.  He said that "the Operational Order and police tactics on the day failed to provide for controlling a concentrated arrival of large numbers should that occur in a short period. A crush occurred at the Leppings Lane end of the ground during the 1981 semi-final between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers after hundreds more spectators were permitted to enter the terrace than could safely be accommodated, resulting in 38 injuries, including broken arms, legs and ribs. Former Sheffield Wednesday F.C.  During the inquests, Duckenfield confirmed that he became a Freemason in 1975 and became Worshipful Master of his local lodge in 1990, a year after the disaster; following this revelation, Freemasons were forbidden to take part in the IPCC investigation and Operation Resolve as civilian investigators to prevent any perceived bias. ":313, Popper had excluded the witness evidence of two qualified Merseyside doctors (Drs Ashton and Phillips) who had been inside the stadium on the day and who had been critical of the chaotic emergency response.  These media reports and others were examined during the 2012 Hillsborough Independent Panel report. £20.00. It was a Tory MP. These pages include the result of every first class game the club has played, the final league tables and a seasonal summary of player appearances and goals. For convenience the results have been divided into six periods.  Sir John Goldring was appointed as Assistant Coroner for South Yorkshire (East) and West Yorkshire (West) to conduct those inquests. A total of 96 people died as a result of injuries incurred during the disaster. Bradford City and Lincoln City, the teams involved in the Bradford City stadium fire, met for the first time since the 1985 disaster in a game which raised £25,000. The prosecution ended on 24 July 2000, when Murray was acquitted and the jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case of Duckenfield.  Football players from both teams were ushered to their respective dressing rooms, and told that there would be a 30-minute postponement.  The Times later tweeted that "We made a mistake with the front page of our first edition, and we fixed it for our second edition. September 2012 Hillsborough disaster report (7.25 megabytes), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hillsborough_disaster&oldid=1012872364, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Christine Gifford, expert in the field of access to information. No orders were given for officers to enter the tunnel and relieve pressure". , On the day after the verdicts were reached the Home Secretary, Theresa May, made a statement to Parliament which included the verdicts of the jury to the fourteen questions they had been asked regarding the roles of South Yorkshire police, the South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service, Sheffield Wednesday football club and Hillsborough stadium's engineers and two specific questions specific relating to the time and cause of death for each of the dead. Mole. Perimeter and lateral fencing was removed and many top stadiums were converted to all-seated. , South Yorkshire Police Superintendent Greenwood (the ground commander) realised the situation, and ran on the field to gain referee Ray Lewis's attention. They always believed in us. Thousands of fans visited and the stadium filled with flowers, scarves and other tributes. Cup was hit by tragedy, as on 15/4/89 96 fans died at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium shortly after the start of the semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.  Other accounts told of fans having to be pulled to safety from above. , In February 2000, a private prosecution was brought against Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield and another officer, Bernard Murray. Soccer & Society, 5(2), pp. :137,138 As this declaration was not immediately performed, confusion reigned over those attempting to administer aid on the pitch. 's—telling them to ban FHM. Liverpool supporters were allocated the North and West ends (Leppings Lane), holding 24,256 fans, reached by 23 turnstiles from a narrow concourse. Sheffield Wednesday Results Fixtures 1988/1989 Date Competition Match Att/KO View; Sat …  Gary Lineker described the incident as "disgusting as it is unsurprising", and David Walsh, chief sports writer at the Sunday Times, said it was a "shocking misjudgment" to not include this story on the front page. Sheffield Wednesday FC Football Programmes. It was a fundamental mistake.  The oldest person to die at Hillsborough was 67-year-old Gerard Baron, an older brother of the already-deceased (in 1971) Liverpool player Kevin Baron. In the 1927-28 season with twelve matches to go, relegation was staring them in the face, when they embarked on a remarkable unbeaten run which became known as the Great Escape . The Taylor Report had a deep impact on safety standards for stadiums in the UK. Liverpool supporters were allocated the North and West ends (Leppings Lane), holding 24,256 fans, reached by 23 turnstiles from a narrow concourse. This is a reference to the deaths of eight Manchester United players in the Munich air disaster of 1958. Two sets of indexes are available, the first covering all players and the second has them grouped within the six periods described above. One supporter wrote to the Football Association and Minister for Sport: "The whole area was packed solid to the point where it was impossible to move and where I, and others around me, felt considerable concern for personal safety.  Families rejected the findings, and fought to have the case re-opened. On 26 April 2016, after the inquest jury delivered a verdict affirming all the charges against the police, Crompton "unequivocally accepted" the verdicts, including unlawful killing, said that the police operation at the stadium on the day of the disaster had been "catastrophically wrong", and apologised unreservedly. issued a ban on The Sun journalists from entering their grounds in response to the coverage of Hillsborough by the newspaper. South Yorkshire coroner Dr Stefan Popper limited the main inquests to events up to 3:15 pm on the day of the disaster—nine minutes after the match was halted and the crowd spilled onto the pitch. ", The Times was the only major UK newspaper not to give the story front-page coverage other than fellow News UK-owned Sun. A memorial at Hillsborough stadium, unveiled on the tenth anniversary of the disaster on 15 April 1999, reads: "In memory of the 96 men, women, and children who tragically died and the countless people whose lives were changed forever. His actions were disowned by Chelsea Football Club and he no longer works as a broadcaster. , Calls were made for the resignation of police officers involved in the cover-up, and for Sheffield Wednesday, the police and the Football Association to admit their blame.  However, on the day of the disaster, "by 2:52 pm when gate C was opened, pens 3 and 4 were over-full [...] to allow any more into those pens was likely to cause injuries; to allow in a large stream was courting disaster". Championship leaders Norwich were held to 0-0 draw at Millwall, while Jordan Rhodes gave Sheffield Wednesday a dramatic 2-1 win against promotion-chasing Bournemouth on Tuesday.... more » 22.01.2021 18:06 Wright said: "The request has been submitted by a firm of solicitors in Liverpool acting on behalf of a number of individuals affected by the event. As of 2019, he was still alive, but has been confined to a wheelchair as a result of his injuries.. :67 Sheffield Wednesday were later criticised for neglecting safety in the stadium, especially after an incident in the semi-final of the 1981 FA Cup. "I do not consider choice of ends was causative of the disaster. Sheffield Wednesday was also criticised for the inadequate number of turnstiles at the Leppings Lane end and the poor quality of the crush barriers on the terraces, "respects in which failure by the Club contributed to this disaster".  A number of complaints were made to the Press Council concerning the article, but the Council ruled that it was unable to adjudicate on comment pieces, though the Council noted that tragedy or disaster is not an occasion for writers to exercise gratuitous provocation. A last match victory in 1974 saved them from the Third Division abyss, but the writing was on the wall, and the following season they were relegated with just five league victories. A combination of economic misfortune—its docks were, fundamentally, on the wrong side of England when Britain entered what is now the European Union—and an excessive predilection for welfarism have created a peculiar, and deeply unattractive, psyche among many Liverpudlians. Results. I have never, since hearing the Taylor evidence unfold, offered any other interpretation in public or private. Liverpool had won the FA Cup six days earlier and for the second season running missed out on a unique second double. The event also raised cash for the Marina Dalglish Appeal which was contributed towards a radiotherapy centre at University Hospital in Aintree..  The inquests also found that the design of the stadium contributed to the crush, and that supporters were not to blame for the dangerous conditions. Things were no better in the Third Division and Wednesday once again found themselves needing points in their last game to avoid relegation. :149, The adverse comments of two doctors regarding the emergency response appeared in the media. The referee blew his whistle two minutes into the game to stop play and hold a minute's silence for those who lost their lives at Hillsborough. Representatives of the 96 victims of the disaster stated that they would be asking for an independent review of the decision under the Right to Review Scheme. A further 20 were from counties adjacent to Merseyside. Each season shows the final league table and league results if applicable. , At Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, a requiem mass attended by 3,000 people was held by the Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Derek Worlock.  As a result, Emap Australia, who owned FHM at the time, pledged to make a donation to the families of the victims. People are very upset by it. I too was totally misled. Duckenfield admitted he had lied in certain statements regarding the causes of the disaster.  Private prosecutions brought by the Hillsborough Families Support Group against Duckenfield and his deputy Bernard Murray failed in 2000. Liverpool lodged a complaint before the match in 1989. Mackrell pleaded not guilty to the two charges against him. Telephone:+44(0)161 2760828 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheffield Wednesday 1991/92 Season Review (P330m) Add to basket. and £25,000 each from the cities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Nottingham. The remaining 14 victims lived in other parts of England. ", The Hillsborough Independent Panel was instituted in 2009 by the British government to investigate the Hillsborough disaster, to oversee the disclosure of documents about the disaster and its aftermath and to produce a report. , On 10 September 2018, at a trial preparation hearing at Preston Crown Court, Duckenfield pleaded not guilty to all 95 charges against him. , On 12 July 2013, it was reported that the IPCC had found that in addition to the now 164 police statements known to have been altered, a further 55 police officers had changed their statements. When the appeal closed the following year, it had raised over £12 million. The Sheffield Wednesday Archive The archive is a statistical record of Sheffield Wednesday from the first time they entered the FA Cup in 1880, through to the 1994-95 season. Had it been reversed, the disaster could well have occurred in a similar manner but to Nottingham supporters". Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, in charge of the match, faced 95 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. Their first success came in 1896, when they took the FA Cup back to Yorkshire for the first time. Classic Football Shirts Co Ltd 67 Broadway Hyde SK14 4QY, UK.  In April 1989, Bradford City and Lincoln City held a friendly match to benefit the victims of Hillsborough. More success came in the early years of the century, with two League Championships and another FA Cup victory. (League Cup). No, his apology doesn't mean a thing to me.  The trial started on 14 January 2019 at Preston Crown Court, Lancashire before Mr Justice Openshaw. They both gave evidence at the 2016 Warrington inquests. , The event was remembered with a ceremony at Anfield attended by over 28,000 people. 's 132nd season in existence. Hillsborough aired the first time on 15 April 2014, the 25th anniversary of the disaster. , Importantly, Stuart-Smith's report supported the coroner's assertion that evidence after 3:15 pm was inadmissible as "that by 3:15 pm the principal cause of death, that is, the crushing, was over. This is a list of seasons played by Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in English and … As the Panel explained in their report: "The equipment was no use on the ambulance vehicle when critical early resuscitation was taking place some distance away on the pitch, behind the Leppings Lane end and in the gymnasium. Retro and vintage variations on the classic Blue and White Owls strip. Bereaved parent Eileen Delaney was a guest, along with her husband James. His column in The Sunday Times on 23 April 1989, included the text: "For the second time in half a decade a large body of Liverpool supporters has killed people ... the shrine in the Anfield goalmouth, the cursing of the police, all the theatricals, come sweetly to a city which is already the world capital of self-pity. Several memorials have been erected in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. , There was no means for calculating when individual enclosures had reached capacity. No … There are soapy politicians to make a pet of Liverpool, and Liverpool itself is always standing by to make a pet of itself. Part of this flawed psychological state is that they cannot accept that they might have made any contribution to their misfortunes, but seek rather to blame someone else for it, thereby deepening their sense of shared tribal grievance against the rest of society. Burnham, by then the Sports Minister, addressed the crowd but was heckled by supporters chanting "Justice for the 96". As a result of the disaster, Liverpool's scheduled fixture[b] against Arsenal was delayed from 23 April until the end of the season and eventually decided the league title.
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