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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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Just thought I'd write to you to give my views on a certain letter which appeared in the Greavsie column of SHOOT 26/08/89. A Nathan Swift claimed that it's wrong for people to suggest that Hillsborough is unsafe. The Match's Mr Neutral (No, Venison should not have been sent off v Spurs, and yes, it was a pen v Arsenal) responds in typical fashion. Perhaps the families of the bereaved are being silly - never mind 95 deaths cos Hillsborough's okay. Maybe the police who pushed fans back in knew what they were doing - Hillsborough's okay. I'm not just picking on the Wednesday ground, 90% of football grounds in this country are concentration camps; 6ft spiked cages and barbed wire topping isn't a good way to watch JB practically destry Millwall on his own. To say Hillsborough's safe, however, in on a par with telling Utd fans that Munich Airport was safe in 1958 or Juventus fans that Heysel was adequate for the European Cup Final. Crap! Can't you just see Graham Kelly's arm right up Jim's backside? They'd make a great double act.
Allan Molton - Anfield

Here are a couple of thoughts regarding views in the recent issue. Regarding the banning of cameras for all Reds games, I take your point but there are many, myself included, who have to travel considerable distances to see them in a season and do welcome TV games. Carlisle is the nearest thing to a home game for me, a selfish statement but you know what I mean.

Since going to Hillsborough, neither myself or my father have felt like going back to a match (usually by this time we've been to about seven games) yet we have both welcomed televised games. Personally I know they have brought me back to football by easy stages and paved the way for a 'real' match. The solution is probably to limit the number of Reds games televised.

The 'Seats on the Kop' dispute leaves me caught between YES - as a tribute to the victims etc or NO - they would have wanted it to remain the same. What the fans think will count for little (as usual) as the decision is to be made by people who do not regard our voice as valid, as we oppose the commercial gain in getting backsides down on ever more expensive seats.
Mark Morrison