I stood on Leppings Lane


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


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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