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Wanderers Ways. Neil Thompson 1961-2021

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46 minutes ago, DirtySanchez said:

He's been to Everton and Chelsea though

I don't think he got dog's abuse at either before becoming their manager, though.
He gets pelters at the LonStad

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3 hours ago, Casino said:

Bradford fire

That day was only time in my life I told my dad to fuck off. I was living in Bradford and used to go to odd game. So I rung him to say was ok. He made a silly joke and I told him to fuck off.

TBF only Yorkshire TV had shown the really horrific pictures at this time, or at least he had not seen them. He rang and apologised next day. 

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9 hours ago, Ani said:

That day was only time in my life I told my dad to fuck off. I was living in Bradford and used to go to odd game. So I rung him to say was ok. He made a silly joke and I told him to fuck off.

TBF only Yorkshire TV had shown the really horrific pictures at this time, or at least he had not seen them. He rang and apologised next day. 

theyd trashed our ground 5 days before

are you sure it was a joke and not a typo?

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11 hours ago, Ani said:

That day was only time in my life I told my dad to fuck off. I was living in Bradford and used to go to odd game. So I rung him to say was ok. He made a silly joke and I told him to fuck off.

TBF only Yorkshire TV had shown the really horrific pictures at this time, or at least he had not seen them. He rang and apologised next day. 

I remember seeing it unfold live. 

John Helm (iirc) commentating and sadly witnessing a fan and a policeman emerging from the flames themselves on fire will never leave my memory. 

I think his words were "that poor, poor man" clearly distraught.

I well up whenever it comes back to mind. Horrific. 

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31 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

I remember seeing it unfold live. 

John Helm (iirc) commentating and sadly witnessing a fan and a policeman emerging from the flames themselves on fire will never leave my memory. 

I think his words were "that poor, poor man" clearly distraught.

I well up whenever it comes back to mind. Horrific. 

Thank fuck they weren't penned in or the death toll would have been in the hundreds, if not thousands.

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36 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

I remember seeing it unfold live. 

John Helm (iirc) commentating and sadly witnessing a fan and a policeman emerging from the flames themselves on fire will never leave my memory. 

I think his words were "that poor, poor man" clearly distraught.

I well up whenever it comes back to mind. Horrific. 

It's that phrase that sticks in my mind as well

Tragic

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23 minutes ago, Cheese said:

Thank fuck they weren't penned in or the death toll would have been in the hundreds, if not thousands.

Blimey, never thought of that, but you're right.  Doesn't bear thinking about.

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58 minutes ago, Cheese said:

Thank fuck they weren't penned in or the death toll would have been in the hundreds, if not thousands.

They sort of were as the gates to get out of the stand were locked 

Apparently loads went that way to get out but couldn't 

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9 minutes ago, DirtySanchez said:

They sort of were as the gates to get out of the stand were locked 

Apparently loads went that way to get out but couldn't 

I think everyone who left the stand onto the pitch survived and everyone who left the stand through official exits perished. I wonder if anyone got their arse kicked for final exit gates being locked shut.

I searched Google for the answer but found this. 
 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/apr/15/bradford-fire-stafford-heginbotham-martin-fletcher

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4 minutes ago, MickyD said:

I think everyone who left the stand onto the pitch survived and everyone who left the stand through official exits perished. I wonder if anyone got their arse kicked for final exit gates being locked shut.

I searched Google for the answer but found this. 
 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/apr/15/bradford-fire-stafford-heginbotham-martin-fletcher

Heard that story 

Could you get a more Yorkshire name than Stafford Heckingbotham

Know someone who was their that day. They survived but their other half didn't 

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2 hours ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

I remember seeing it unfold live. 

John Helm (iirc) commentating and sadly witnessing a fan and a policeman emerging from the flames themselves on fire will never leave my memory. 

I think his words were "that poor, poor man" clearly distraught.

I well up whenever it comes back to mind. Horrific. 

It was the day, as a child, I learnt what the word fatality meant. Dreadful. 

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