Hillsborough: Leeds v Coventry 1987 semi-final

If you are a Leeds fan who was at the 1987 semi-final versus Coventry City, please add to this conversation

the Hillsborough Disaster

I am looking for Leeds fans who would be willing to be interviewed about their experiences on this day – please email mike_nicholson@hotmail.co.uk

I have written about the 1981 F.A. Cup semi-final at Hillsborough here in which Spurs fans narrowly avoided a disaster in the Leppings Lane terraces. On that day, thankfully the South Yorkshire Police responded quickly to the danger of crushing and opened the gates in the fences between the terracing and the pitch. This allowed over 500 Spurs fans to use the pitch as a place of safety. You can see a video of the Spurs fans escaping the Leppings Lane crush, and sitting around the perimeter of the pitch here.

After the problems in 1981, the Hillsborough stadium was not used again as a semi-final venue until 1987. Lateral fences had been introduced to split the Leppings Lane terrace into three ‘pens’ between 1981 and 1987…

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Leeds United fan. Dog owner, walker and feeder. Qualified scuba diver, Tec diver and PADI Pro. Kids almost flown the nest so have a new life with my wife, loads of holidays. Blogs are my own ramblings but am know to copy (okay plagiarise) other people when they are saying what I want only better but always give them credit.
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