Supporters

 

I stood on Leppings Lane

1962

Sheffield Wednesday’s open end

First game of the season

Wore a cowboy hat that day

15 years of age

Supporting Bolton

If you want to know the reason

 

Got a 1-1 draw that day

I was never there again

Didn’t recognize the place

When I saw it on TV

Hillsborough disaster

97 would die

A crowded house

A pitch where bodies lie

 

Bolton knew such tragedy

1946

Post war passions

Embankment crowded out

33 folk lost their lives

Laid out along the touch line

Covered with coats

The game continued on

 

Bolton go to Sheffield this weekend

Calmer days

Comforts all restored

Both clubs have seen triumphant days

Both clubs have witnessed sorrow

Best of luck

Whatever the score tomorrow

 

Brian Fahy

8 October 2021

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