Fanzines - voice of the ordinary supporter

We highlight Liverpool 'zine 'Through The Wind and Rain' - always a staunch supporter of the HJC and a voice that has kept alive and published articles on Hillsborough throuout the last 12 years. You can read all of their back issue articles about Hillsborough here

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Through the Wind and the Rain Fanzine Archives

Off the field problems are now coming thick and fast, sadly. The cowards in Genoa did not cause many problems, thankfully. Strange to see the total lack of interest in the media when they found we were the victims. The disturbances at West Ham and Birmingham are more important, especially the establishment response. Hammers fans' real grievances may now be conveniently forgotten. I hope their fans campaign is successful. Birmingham saw crowd violence again, influencing Millichip to make an outrageous remark about no-one wanting the fences to come down in 89. Bastard. Liverpudlians know only too well how authoritarian views can dominate safety concerns. Let's do everything to make sure the likes of Millichip never get the chance to kill us again.

The renewed consideration of Hillsborough as a semi-final venue is sick. They took the part of Taylor that will make them money (all-seater), and the rest has become a nasty inconvenience. That police force was heavily criticised by Taylor, and they never accepted the Report. How can they possibly get back on the semi list. With Millichip and Kelly running things, very easily.


Since I stopped going the match, I have witnessed just how fanatical people can be over football. It'salways been that way, I suppose, but now it seems more clear. Throughout the history of mankind, the one thing bound to casuse bloodshed, even war, is fanaticism, and I.Wilson (Big Ed 11) displayed it. He felt personally offended by my letter, but his club is run by parasites. Instead of being on the side of humanity i.e. 95 people died, he's defending the club. Yet when I told a Tranmere fan what the S** did to us in April 89, and asked him why he still bought it, he replied "That's Liverpool and I don't support them." I know this view is that of the majority of football fans in this country. Who cares, as long as it happened to someone else? Divide and rule. If it had taken place at Anfield, I would be as furious with LFC, but I. Wilson cannot deny anything else in my letter, so I rest my case and stock by everything that was written.

Peter Rea

You have to take note of I.Wilson's observations on unscrupulous ticket trading at LFC matches, given his allegiance to Sheffield Wednesday, who's major mark on our beautiful game before the disaster was the bribery scandal during the 60s. He must not be allowed, however, to cast doubt on the experience suffered by the victims of Treblinka. The feeling of being crushed, s well as grasping for a quickly dereasing supply of oxygen, was exactly the same in Pen 3 as it was in the gas chambers of the Nazi concentration camps. I know this because I was in Pen 3 on that fateful day, and I won't let no-marks like him distort the truth of what happened, just so he can cover up the roles Sheffield Wednesday played in the deaths of 95 people, the injuries caused to hundreds and the mental anguish suffered by thousands.

A Pen 3 Survivor

Many thanks for the latest TTWAR. Short comment if I may. I was at Hillsborough, I was nearly killed. My wife, aged just 27 years old, was. I don't write about my wife's death for any of Mr. Wilson's "heart felt sympathy." I only do so to point out that when I write abut the events of 15th April 1989, I don't do it as a slightly interested observer who saw the Leppings Lane events from the comfort of their armchairs, like I.Wilson no doubt did. Everything I have ever said about the disaster holds good.

"When are people going to realise that football will never forget what happened?" Maybe whenthe likes of I.Wilson stop trying to defend the indefensible.

Steve Jones	Penwortham