Introduction to a disaster

It's April the 15th 1989, FA Cup Semi Final.

It's at Hillsborough and you open the match programme to see a picture of the Leppings Lane end of the ground full of Liverpool supporters, same round, same place.

One year ago in 1988.

The programme reads: "As you look around Hillsborough you will appreciate why it has been regarded for so long as the perfect venue for all kinds of important matches. It is a stadium that befits such occasions and the large crowds they attract".

< previous next - The build up to the disaster >