The Day That Football Died

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 we watched it all upon that day
we watched it here again today
the eyes still burn in that same way
we choke and cry inside

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 and for the souls and families
still trapped in time and memories
the time the game slumped to it’s knees
the day that football died

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 the never fading loss and doubt
the relatives who live without
the changes that it brought about
can never quite replace

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 the lives we lost that awful day
the scenes upon the field of play
from which we cannot turn away
the tears on every face

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 the justice never ever claimed
the way that time has changed the game
will never ever feel the same
no matter what they say

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 no talk of safer grounds for fans
no end to old decaying stands
no millionaires exciting plans
will e’re erase the day

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 no poems here from pen or heart
on football’s wondrous brand new start
can never take us far apart
nor can we run and hide

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 mistakes that never will be named
there’s nothing we can do to change
the 96 we lost that game
the day that football died.



Saturday . Sun shining, as then upon that fateful F.A.Cup Semi-Final Hillsborough day of April 15th 3.06pm 1989. Some readers here were not even born then . For others it is just like yesterday. And here we are just torn apart again, as then.. 20 years ago. It all comes flooding back. Watching today the harrowing scenes, emotive comments and live shots from Anfield in the TV tribute this lunchtime. What can we say or do? Our hearts continue to go out to those relatives and those whose lives were lost that day. Yes lessons were learned, but too late sadly. Plastic seats scannot replace people’s lives. loves and memories. Twenty years on . Still no police apology, still cover-ups and still no acknowledegment. Justice for the 96.We remember you. R.I.P:
John Alfred Anderson (62)
Thomas Howard (39)
Colin Mark Ashcroft (19)
Thomas Anthony Howard (14)
James Gary Aspinall (18)
Eric George Hughes (42)
Kester Roger Marcus Ball (16)
Alan Johnston (29)
Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron (67)
Christine Anne Jones (27)
Simon Bell (17)
Gary Philip Jones (18)
Barry Sidney Bennett (26)
Richard Jones (25)
David John Benson (22)
Nicholas Peter Joynes (27)
David William Birtle (22)
Anthony Peter Kelly (29)
Tony Bland (22)
Michael David Kelly (38)
Paul David Brady (21)
Carl David Lewis (18)
Andrew Mark Brookes (26)
David William Mather (19)
Carl Brown (18)
Brian Christopher Mathews (38)
David Steven Brown (25)
Francis Joseph McAllister (27)
Henry Thomas Burke (47)
John McBrien (18)
Peter Andrew Burkett (24)
Marion Hazel McCabe (21)
Paul William Carlile (19)
Joseph Daniel McCarthy (21)
Raymond Thomas Chapman (50)
Peter McDonnell (21)
Gary Christopher Church (19)
Alan McGlone (28)
Joseph Clark (29)
Keith McGrath (17)
Paul Clark (18)
Paul Brian Murray (14)
Gary Collins (22)
Lee Nicol (14)
Stephen Paul Copoc (20)
Stephen Francis O’Neill (17)
Tracey Elizabeth Cox (23)
Jonathon Owens (18)
James Philip Delaney (19)
William Roy Pemberton (23)
Christopher Barry Devonside (18)
Carl William Rimmer (21)
Christopher Edwards (29)
David George Rimmer (38)
Vincent Michael Fitzsimmons (34)
Graham John Roberts (24)
Thomas Steven Fox (21)
Steven Joseph Robinson (17)
Jon-Paul Gilhooley (10)
Henry Charles Rogers (17)
Barry Glover (27)
Colin Andrew Hugh William Sefton (23)
Ian Thomas Glover (20)
Inger Shah (38)
Derrick George Godwin (24)
Paula Ann Smith (26)
Roy Harry Hamilton (34)
Adam Edward Spearritt (14)
Philip Hammond (14)
Philip John Steele (15)
Eric Hankin (33)
David Leonard Thomas (23)
Gary Harrison (27)
Patrik John Thompson (35)
Stephen Francis Harrison (31)
Peter Reuben Thompson (30)
Peter Andrew Harrison (15)
Stuart Paul William Thompson (17)
David Hawley (39)
Peter Francis Tootle (21)
James Robert Hennessy (29)
Christopher James Traynor (26)
Paul Anthony Hewitson (26)
Martin Kevin Traynor (16)
Carl Darren Hewitt (17)
Kevin Tyrrell (15)
Nicholas Michael Hewitt (16)
Colin Wafer (19)
Sarah Louise Hicks (19)
Ian David Whelan (19)
Victoria Jane Hicks (15)
Martin Kenneth Wild (29)
Gordon Rodney Horn (20)
Kevin Daniel Williams (15)
Arthur Horrocks (41)
Graham John Wright (17)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-day-that-football-died/