The Hillsborough Forum is a special place for our community. It is for our users to write their thoughts about the events of 15 April 1989 and its aftermath. Bear in mind that rules regarding conduct and standards of posting apply most keenly here. Please treat it with the utmost respect and report anything which does not seem to be in keeping with the spirit intended.
Forums User Guide. Notice from LFC Digital Media Dept. All Users Read This Before Posting.
1. Liverpool FC provides these forums for fans to come together to discuss the club we all love. The club sets the tone and standards of the forums and the rules for using them. We are a family club and our website, including these forums, is viewed and used by people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. You’re required to respect this.
2. Do express your opinions about the performance of players and club staff - it’s what you’re here for - but refer to them with basic respect. The same goes for other forum users. We all disagree and argue passionately about some things but we draw the line at name-calling, tirades of abuse, hassling, personal gossip, sexual comments, insults, put-downs, snide mockery or demeaning of any club staff or forum users, including moderators. The same goes for repetitive attention-seeking, personal point-scoring, trying to dominate others, arguments going around in circles and taking over threads. You are responsible for everything that appears in your posts and ‘freedom of speech’ on the forums extends as far as the club’s T&Cs.
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LFC Digital Media Department
Resources and Reading Matter about the Hillsborough Disaster
The club website's Hillsborough page.
Hillsborough Campaign groups
Hillsborough Family Support Group
Hillsborough Justice Campaign
Hope for Hillsborough
Further information on the tragedy, the Taylor report and the legacy
Hillsborough, the facts behind the disaster - Find out what happened here.
HFD - Youtube version
If anyone has additional links for inclusion please submit them below.