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. Liverpool is a handsome city with a tribal sense of community. 14 in the UK charts.[216]. Why are we treated like animals?' Duckenfield was not required to appear as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) needed to apply to the High Court to lift a court order before he can be prosecuted on the manslaughter charges. Hover the mouse over, or click on the programme cover for details. Fans outside could hear cheering as the teams came on the pitch ten minutes before the match started, and as the match kicked off, but could not gain entrance. [79], One of the individual cases where the circumstances of death were not fully resolved was that of Kevin Williams, the fifteen-year-old son of Anne Williams. [79], In February 2000, a private prosecution was brought against Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield and another officer, Bernard Murray. [9][23] The terrace was divided into five pens when the club was promoted to the First Division in 1984, and a crush barrier near the access tunnel was removed in 1986 to improve the flow of fans entering and exiting the central enclosure. Had it been reversed, the disaster could well have occurred in a similar manner but to Nottingham supporters". Holes in the perimeter fencing were made by fans desperately attempting to rescue others. 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. [174], 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. It was the club's 100th season at their Hillsborough ground. After a semi-final defeat to Brighton, in 1983, Big Jack called it a day and it was Howard Wilkinson’ s team in 1984, which completed the long haul back to the First Division. After that difficult season, things improved and in 1950 they once again regained their First Division status. Buy now . Bereaved parent Eileen Delaney was a guest, along with her husband James. Although Liverpool had more supporters, Nottingham Forest was allocated the larger area, to avoid the approach routes of rival fans crossing. [282], 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." Mole. [178], Commissioned by the Home Secretary Theresa May, a report was published on 1 November 2017 by the Right Reverend James Jones titled The patronising disposition of unaccountable power : A report to ensure that the pain and suffering of the Hillsborough families is not repeated. [299][300] On the day of the inquest verdict, Ingham refused to apologise or respond to the previous comments he made, telling a reporter, "I have nothing to say. 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. [42]:145 Any individuals within the stadium in need of medical attention were to be delivered expeditiously by police and paramedics to the CRP.[42]:142. Hillsborough families called for the payments to be frozen during the IPCC investigation. [87], Taylor found there was "no provision" for controlling the entry of spectators into the turnstile area. In the following days and weeks police fed the press false stories suggesting that hooliganism and drunkenness by Liverpool supporters had caused the disaster. [228][229], In other regional newspapers, the Manchester Evening News wrote that the "Anfield Army charged on to the terrace behind the goal—many without tickets", and the Yorkshire Post wrote that the "trampling crush" had been started by "thousands of fans" who were "latecomers ... forc[ing] their way into the ground". The inquests hearings started on Monday 31 March 2014 at Warrington. 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. [238], 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". [160] 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. footballsite - The results of Sheffield Wednesday in the 1988/89 season when they finished 15th in Division 1 of the Football League. 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The remaining four periods cover the seasons since 1945 and have been chosen to reflect the changing fortunes of the club. Add to cart "[207] A gospel choir performed and the ceremony ended with a rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone". I have considered the circumstances in which alterations were made to some of the self-written statements of South Yorkshire Police officers, but I do not consider that there is any occasion for any further investigation. Mackrell pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. Football Photo>SIGGI JONSSON Sheffield Wednesday 1988-89. When the Football League was resumed in 1919 after the war, it started badly for Wednesday. [294][295] Despite this he was replaced as presenter of Fox Football Fone-in. [122], The evidence it released online, included altered police reports. In October 1988 a probationary PC in Mole's F division, South Yorkshire was handcuffed, photographed, and stripped by fellow officers in a fake robbery, as a hazing prank. 1988-89 home programmes. [164] West Yorkshire Police announced it would refer its Chief Constable, Norman Bettison, to the IPCC in mid-September. These were formally given to the inquests at 11:00 on 26 April 2016. [215], A song was released to mark the 20th anniversary, entitled "Fields of Anfield Road" which peaked at No. Everything was against us. Liverpool players Ronnie Whelan, Steve Nicol, and former manager Joe Fagan carried the communion bread and wine. According to the BBC report: "The names of the victims were read from the memorial book and floral tributes were laid at a plaque bearing their names. [103] 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". Sheffield Wednesday 1992/93 Season Review (C122e) Add to basket. That was after the IPCC's Hillsborough Contact team had received 230 pieces of correspondence since October 2012. For the next two seasons they struggled to maintain their status. This programme was repeated at the end of the week in which the Hillsborough inquest found that the 96 Liverpool football died unlawfully. Following the findings of the Independent Panel in September 2012, Alex Ferguson and two Manchester United fan groups called for an end to the "sick chants". Duckenfield admitted he had lied in certain statements regarding the causes of the disaster. At this fixture, Arsenal players brought flowers onto the pitch and presented them to the Liverpool fans around the stadium before the game commenced. I published in good faith and I am sorry that it was so wrong. [278] Johnson apologised at the time of the article, travelling to Liverpool to do so,[279] and again following the publication of the report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel in 2012; Johnson's apology was rejected by Margaret Aspinall, chairperson of the Hillsborough Families Support Group, whose son James, 18, died in the disaster: What he has got to understand is that we were speaking the truth for 23 years and apologies have only started to come today from them because of yesterday. Football Photo>SIGGI JONSSON Sheffield Wednesday 1988-89. A service led by the Right Reverend James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool, was attended by past and present Liverpool players, including Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Alan Hansen. How They Buried the Truth". Taylor concluded that policing on the day "broke down" and "the main reason for the disaster was the failure of police control". "[299][300] There have since been calls to have Ingham stripped of his knighthood. A police officer ordinarily made a visual assessment before guiding fans to other pens. [9]: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. He added it would be like making jokes about the 2002 Bali bombings, in which eight fewer Australians were killed. As well as a place to buy programmes that might be missing from your collection, we are also an information resource. It made recommendations on the safety of crowds penned within fences,[18] including that "all exit gates should be manned at all times ... and capable of being opened immediately from the inside by anyone in an emergency".[19]. Look down there. In paragraph 5 of his summary, Lord Justice Stuart-Smith said: I have come to the clear conclusion that there is no basis upon which there should be a further Judicial Inquiry or a reopening of Lord Taylor's Inquiry. People are very upset by it. They did not harbour conspiracy theories. [236][237] The Daily Express also carried Patnick's version, under the headline "Police Accuse Drunken Fans" which gave Patnick's views, saying he had told Margaret Thatcher, while escorting her on a tour of the ground after the disaster, of the "mayhem caused by drunks" and that policemen told him they were "hampered, harassed, punched and kicked". [169][170][171][172][173] On 16 October 2012, the Attorney General announced in Parliament he had applied to have the original inquests verdicts quashed, arguing it proceeded on a false basis and evidence now to hand required this exceptional step. [20] Police believed there had been a real chance of fatalities had swift action not been taken, and recommended the club reduce its capacity. The error staring them in the face was too glaring. Transcripts of the proceedings and evidence that was produced during the hearings were published at the Hillsborough Inquests official website. [37], When the gates were opened, thousands of fans entered a narrow tunnel leading from the rear of the terrace into two overcrowded central pens (pens 3 and 4), creating pressure at the front. [42]:138–140 Others who did leave their vehicles were then faced with the obstacles inherent in placing distance between themselves and their equipment. [272] However, insiders dismissed any suggestion that a visit by News UK owner Rupert Murdoch to the Times newsroom on the day of the verdict had anything to do with the editorial decision. [283], Fans of rival football clubs such as Manchester United[284] have been known to mention the Hillsborough disaster at fixtures[b] to upset Liverpool fans. [39], South Yorkshire Police Superintendent Greenwood (the ground commander) realised the situation, and ran on the field to gain referee Ray Lewis's attention. As of 2019, he was still alive, but has been confined to a wheelchair as a result of his injuries.[69][70]. [154], Kelvin MacKenzie, who wrote the now-infamous "The Truth" front page for the Sun, said that although he was "duped" into publishing his story, that his "heart goes out" to the families of those affected, saying that "It's quite clear today the fans had nothing to do with it". Liverpool supporters were allocated the North and West ends (Leppings Lane), holding 24,256 fans, reached by 23 turnstiles from a narrow concourse. Nevertheless, it was the season that included the famous 7-2 victory at Old Trafford in the FA Cup fourth round replay. A provisional trial date of 14 January 2019 was set. A change of board, and the arrival of Ron Atkinson signalled a more ambitious approach by the club and despite the setback of relegation in 1990, Wednesday bounced back at the first attempt and took time out to win the League Cup as well. [280], The Spectator's comments were widely circulated following the April 2016 verdict by the Hillsborough inquest's second hearing proving unlawful killing of the 96 dead at Hillsborough. No known minutes exist of this meeting. The less seriously injured survivors who did not live in the Sheffield area were advised to seek treatment for their injuries at hospitals nearer to their homes. ... [T]here was no effective leadership either from control or on the pitch to harness and organise rescue efforts. Jones stated that minutes after the disaster, Duckenfield "deceitfully and dishonestly" told senior FA officials that the supporters had forced the gate open. Another psychiatric injury claim was brought to the House of Lords, White v Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police [1999] 2 A.C. 455. The Leppings Lane end of the ground did not hold a valid safety certificate at the time of the disaster; it had not been updated since 1979. Mel STERLAND - Sheffield Wednesday - 1978/79-1988/89. A memorial garden in Hillsborough Park with a 'You'll never walk alone' gateway. 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. Chief Superintendent Mole himself was to be transferred to the Barnsley division for "career development reasons". [250], In response, Trevor Hicks, chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, rejected MacKenzie's apology as "too little, too late", calling him "lowlife, clever lowlife, but lowlife". [96], The report dismissed the theory, put forward by South Yorkshire Police, that fans attempting to gain entry without tickets or with forged tickets were contributing factors.