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    Default O/T Blog - Bradford City Fire Disaster

    Final blog of the season remembering the football supporters who lost their lives or were injured in the Bradford City Fire Disaster in 1985:

    https://stickypalms.blogspot.com/202...-disaster.html

    Thank you,
    Sticky x


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    https://stickypalms.blogspot.com/202...exton-and.html

    First time to Cottesmore (pronounced Cottsmuh)? Do you know why they have such good floodlights?


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    Guessing it's something to do with the RAF base?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhopper View Post
    Guessing it's something to do with the RAF base?
    No, it was used as the training pitch for the Croatian team during Euro 96. The FA put in the lights and gave them a new pitch to allow them to train, they stayed in a nearby hotel and would often be seen in Oakham in their distinctive tracksuits.

    It isn't RAF anymore, it's army for now.


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    Default Re: O/T Blog - Bradford City Fire Disaster

    Was shown round Valley Parade by a very nice chap. It was sobering looking at the memorial to the fire; just going out to see a match and to see young and old of the same family killed is so sad.

    We were so lucky at the CG when you think of all those killed at Bradford and how we got away so lightly in 1968; thinking of human life, not the devastating effects of all the records etc lost at the CG.


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    We had to watch the fire as part of our fire awareness training at work. Amazing how fast it all happened. Really hard to watch. The integrity and rectitude the Bradford fans have shown since the tragedy are a real credit to them, and in stark contrast to the Scouse (who apparently had nothing to do with Heysel). My heart still goes out to all those affected.


 

 

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