Paul Jewell recalls his memories of the Hillsborough tragedy

PAUL Jewell has recalled his memories of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, when 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives.

The Ipswich Town boss writes: “I was playing for Bradford, ironically against Ipswich that day in a 2-2 draw at Valley Parade.

“As I came off the pitch, Peter Jackson (my team-mate) said to me that there were people feared dead at the Liverpool game.

“I watched the scenes from the players’ lounge and it was surreal what was going on at a football match. They were devastating scenes and it just left you feeling empty.

“I was there with my wife Ann-Marie. She’s from Liverpool as well and was pregnant at the time. We just sat there in silence watching what was going on.


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“It was very raw to the people of Bradford as well because only a few years earlier they had the tragedy of the fire at the stadium. It brought back some devastating memories for people at the club.

“I later found out that one of the lads I grew up with in Liverpool died at Hillsborough. It was a tragic, horrible, horrible day.”

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