Didi breaks his foot

Liverpool’s midfielder Didi Hamann has had to pull out of the Germany squad for the Confederations Cup due to injury. Didi has suffered a stress fracture in his right foot.

The 31-year-old now has a Champions League winners medal won with Liverpool last week to add to his World Cup winners medal which he received in 2002. His last appearance for his country was during Euro 2004.

There’s been no official word on Didi’s contract further to the report in the Mirror we mentioned earlier saying he’d already signed.

Germany are managed by Juergen Klinsmann these days, who said: "Hamann’s loss is a big blow to us. He would have been a perfect fit in terms of our philosophy, but it’s better that it happens now than in a year’s time."

He is the second Liverpool player to pull out of the Confederations Cup through injury, joining Australia’s Harry Kewell who was forced to pull out due to surgery he urgently needed. Other countries involved in the tournament are Argentina, Tunisia, Brazil, Greece, Japan and Mexico.

Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Scott Carson may get a game for England tonight – Sven Goran Ericsson was undecided on whether he’d be trying out his other two goalkeepers for the game against Colombia in the US. Ex-red Michael Owen is expected to start.

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Carlsberg renew for two more years

Liverpool Carlsberg European ChampionsLiverpool have announced that their relationship with Carlsberg has been renewed for a further two years.

Carlsberg have had their name on the front of Liverpool shirts since 1992, the longest deal in the Premiership, and the new deal continues until the end of the 2006/07 season.

The club say that the deal had already been finalised before Liverpool’s historic fifth European Cup win on Wednesday night.

Liverpool’s Chief Executive Rick Parry said: "The partnership has been enormously successful over the last 13 years and we’re delighted we’ve been able to extend it into what we hope will be a new era for the club. We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Carlsberg and look forward to continuing that in the future."
Carlsberg UK Sponsorship Controller, Gareth Roberst, said: "The Carlsberg and Liverpool relationship is one of the longest and most successful in football. Carlsberg is delighted to be able to continue this partnership for a further two years and would like to add our congratulations to the club for the outstanding result in the Champions League."
Keld Strudahl is the Senior International Marketing Director for Carlsberg Breweries, and said: "We’re very happy to be extending our club sponsorship of Liverpool FC. Carlsberg’s continued involvement with the club enables us to jointly build on our relationships with the international fan community which is stronger than ever following the amazing win in Istanbul."
The official Liverpool website says: "As official Club Sponsor, the renewed two year Liverpool FC contract will deliver a significant rights package ensuring a global reach including the Far East, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe markets, as well as the core markets of Western Europe.  Carlsberg is committed to football at all levels of the game and aims to bring its unique and extensive football credentials to the benefit of fans and communities across the UK. "

This announcement further rubbishes the stories attempted by a certain so-called "quality Sunday" newspaper to claim Liverpool were in a crisis.

We now look forward to an advert based on Liverpool’s Champions League success – "Carlsberg don’t do comebacks, but if we did…"

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Sky: Liverpool make first new signing of the summer

According to Sky Sports, Liverpool have made their first official signing of the summer.

The player they are reported to have signed is 16-year-old Spaniard Miquel Roque. He has been playing in the Spanish Segunda Division this season for Lleida – he made his way into the Catalan side’s first team after starting the season in their second youth team.

Rafa Benitez and Paco Ayesteran are known to be keeping a close eye on the Spanish game, and the youngster was given a trial at Melwood towards the end of the season.

Scouts from both Barcelona and Real Madrid had been looking at young Miquel, but Liverpool have got there first.

Roque is delighted at the move, and relieved that it wasn’t a joke despite his early fears: ""When my representative told me I thought it was a joke. When they tell you scouts from Barca or Madrid have come it’s more normal and within reason, but when it’s Liverpool, it’s hard to imagine."

Rafa Benitez is overhauling the squad at every level, and it may be some time before this new signing makes his full debut. He’s glad for the chance to prove himself: "It’s a great opportunity for me. Everyone who likes football dreams about something like this and I can’t let the chance pass.
" His team-mates thought he was joking when he first let them know what was happening: "When I told them they did not believe me, they thought I was having a joke and I had to tell them four or five times before they took me seriously."

Liverpool’s reserver players train at Melwood with the first team, a situation that would not often be seen in Spain – Miquel likes this: "The experience was good because the first-team players there are close to reserves and there is constant contact between them. What’s more they use them because there are many competitions to play."

No doubt the youngster saw the magnificent scenes around Liverpool on Thursday night, and is looking forward to being amongst those supporters: "Living in Liverpool will not be like living in Lleida, but I am ready for it."
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Mirror: Didi has signed a new deal

The Mirror’s David Maddock today claims that Dietmar Hamann has signed a one year contract for Liverpool.

Didi’s existing deal comes to and end this summer, and Hamann hadn’t yet signed a new deal. Hamann had been hoping for the chance to stay in England, where his family are very much settled, and for a long time a move to nearby Bolton Wanderers looked the most likely option for the World Cup Winner.

According to the article, Hamann has accepted a shorter contract, for less money, in return for continuing his career at the European Champions.

According to the article, "The German international midfielder yesterday signed a one-year contract with Liverpool, despite being promised a much better deal to join Premiership Bolton."

Hamann is 31, and the offer from Bolton was said by the Mirror to be for two years with an option for a third year. The Liverpool deal is said by the paper to be a one-year deal worth in the region of £35,000 a week. There’s also an option to extend if Didi plays enough games in the new season.

The article claims that Rafa Benitez had been wanting Hamann to stay, but due to concerns over the age of the player he felt he could not match the length of contract offered by Bolton. The average age of the Bolton squad is higher than Liverpool’s.

The same reporter also claims that Milan Baros was all set to move to Valencia for £6million – until Valencia appointed a new sporting director. Gavier Subirats is the new man and he wants the fee reduced – if not the Mirror claims the deal is off. The Mirror also says that this won’t mean Baros stays at Anfield – he’s on his way out regardless.

Liverpool’s alleged interest in Owen Hargreaves was given encouragement when the player was publically criticised by his current club Bayern Munich for talking in the press about a possible move to Anfield.

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Houllier: Liverpool should defend title

Former Reds boss Gerrard Houllier was unveiled as the new boss of French champions Lyon at the weekend. In an interview for the League Managers Association website Houllier joined the growing band of  football figures that support Liverpool’s right to defend their European title. He said: "I was really so pleased that Liverpool won the Champions League for the fans, the players and the Club. I’d be gutted if they are not in the Champions League next season. Commonsense should prevail and the winners of the Champions League should be the first ones to defend it."

Houllier was asked if he felt he had something to prove to the Liverpool board and fans: "No not at all. I left Liverpool on good terms. The fans, players and staff know the contribution that I made. I had 6 wonderful years winning trophies and qualifying for the Champions League.”

Houllier revealed that he was interested in taking certain Premiership players over to Lyon: "If it is possible, but I won’t name names. However if Stevie Gerrard wants to come to Lyon then no problem!"

Houllier’s abilities seemed to suffer after he underwent his urgent heart surgery, but he feels that this isn’t a factor that has an impact on his ability to do a job: "I really am fine. I checked with my surgeon and a surgeon at Lyon before I took the job. I’ve learnt from my experience and I know how to balance my workload and when to take a break."

The LMA is an organisation that was set up relatively recently, the equivalent of the PFA for coaches working in England. Houllier spoke to their members at a dinner recently, and had a messge for those coaches that a re currently out of work: "Yes I want to re-iterate what I said at the recent LMA dinner…at some stage talent always bounces back. They must believe in themselves all the time, because sometimes the Press can make you feel guilty when you lose a game or lose your job." 

Houllier’s relationship with the English press was not a good relationship, he was unable to deal with criticism, banning former Reds from Anfield if they questioned any of his decisions in the press. After a year out of football, Houllier may have picked a few tips up on how to deal with the press.

Meanwhile the press continue to discuss Liverpool’s attempts to defend their European title next season. Sky Sports News spoke to UEFA chief executive Lars-Christer Olsson on the phone on Monday. He revealed that the decision on what happens to Liverpool will be made before the UEFA committee meeting scheduled for June 17th in Manchester. UEFA are analysing the impact Liverpool’s entry will have on other clubs before making a decision, a process Olsson claims is complex: "We can make a decision before the meeting, because it is important for the clubs playing that they know the conditions. We are doing an analysis now and it is complex. There will be an open discussion. It is a welcome debate because there are different views in different countries. It cannot be a discussion only about Liverpool. The entire rule has to be discussed."
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Houllier is new Lyon boss

Former Reds boss Gerard Houllier was today announced as the new boss of French Champions Olympique Lyonnaise – known more by the name of "Lyon". Houllier takes over from Paul le Guen and has signed a two-year deal.

Lyon’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, said: "We are very happy to greet Gerard, who becomes the club’s new coach. I am privately convinced it is the right choice," he told a press conference.

Houllier has quite an act to follow – le Guen brought Lyon the last three of their four successive league titles, and Houllier will be expected to follow suit: "It is a huge challenge for me for I know being runner-up is a failure at this club. Nobody has ever won five titles in a row. And Lyon has never achieved any double, so there are things to be done,"

Houllier, 57 years old, has an option for a third year included in his deal, and will be joined by former Arsenal player Remi Garde as his assistant coach.

Houllier then made a statement that may confuse certain Liverpool youngsters that were never given a chance under the Frenchman when he said: "The squad is a fine blending of experience and youth. And I know a club that trusts in its young players is a great club. The best has yet to come."

Houllier has spent a year out of football since being asked to leave Anfield and is looking forward to the new challenge: "I am very happy and proud to be back in the French championship after leaving in 1988."
The Frenchman coached RC Lens and Paris Saint-Germain, steering the team from the capital to their first league title in 1986.

No announcement has been made on a transfer budget for Houllier, and whether some of his failed Anfield signings, such as Bruno Cheyrou and Salif Diao, might join him at Lyon remains to be seen.

Houllier was at the Champions League final in Turkey on Wednesday and is said to have been in to congratulate the Reds on becoming Champions of Europe whilst at the stadium.

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Rafa will stay and wants to win more for the Reds

Rafa Benitez is once again being linked with a move back to his home-town club – Real Madrid. The speculation has been re-ignited thanks to a vote amongst Real fans over who should be manager at the Bernabeu for the new season – Benitez got 94% of the vote. Spanish newspapers are now saying that Real Madrid’s headhunters are going to make efforts to take him back to Spain.

Benitez has no intention of leaving – he’s loving his current job and the flexibility he is given over his team selection and player purchases is something he’d never get in Spain. Add to that the fact that he sat on an open top bus on Thursday night listening to the cheers of a million people through the streets of Merseyside – he’s not in a hurry to go home.

First of all, as happy as he is with the Champions League success, he wants league success to go alongside it. He’s got the chance to defend the Champions League trophy a possibility if UEFA’s topmost executives get their way. He’s also looking forward to a Super Cup game in Monaca in August and a World Club championship tournament in Japan in December.

Before he can take his European Champions on into the new season he needs to make some headway on those changes he’s told us he’ll be making over the summer: "My only idea is to prepare the team for the next season."

Madrid isn’t without its appeals: "Of course, I was born there, I have a lot of friends there, I know people in the club, and my family is in Madrid." The main people in his life, his immediate family (his wife and young daughters) are happy with life on Merseyside though, and so is Rafa: "I’m proud of my situation and really happy at Liverpool. I’ve a clear idea about my future and that is to win another trophy, or trophies, next season."

It’s no surprise that Rafa is so popular back in his home country. He was in tears when he left Valencia, a decsion that was made partly because of his difficulties with a president that seemed to be happier to undermine Rafa. This hasn’t been lost on fans of Valencia, who’ve seen their team struggle in Rafa’s absence, and who are said to be planning a celebration of Rafa’s Champions League victory in their final league game this weekend.

Rick Parry is joining Rafa in going through a list of possible targets. Benitez never had the freedom to choose players in Spanish football, a job that’s done by the President usually. Rafa is reviewing the players he’s already got too as he looks to bring the balance he needs to the squad. "I am working now, preparing the future, thinking about what to do and what to say to some players, and establishing if we can sign new players."

Benitez won the Spanish title and the UEFA Cup in the season before he came to Anfield from Valencia, making Wednesday’s win his second successive victory in a European final.

Part of Benitez’s success in Europe has been down to his attention to detail. He said his players wouldn’t practice penalties, but that didn’t stop him studying previous Milan penalties. He passed the information on to hero Jerzy Dudek – who then made his own mind up anyway. Which was just as well, as Rafa explains: ”One or two Milan players changed their habits and Jerzy did a really good job when he went to the other side and saved.”

Benitez gives off a glow of warmth whenever you hear him speak. One of the players he’s brought over to the club is Xabi Alonso, scorer of Liverpool’s third from his rebounded penalty. This was a moment that stood out in Benitez’s mind above all of the happiness of the victory. He’d been worried that the penalty would be saved, and that it would be a bigger blow for Alonso than he could handle. He remembers: "Xabi Alonso with the penalty – when he shot and the goalkeeper saved. Dida is very tall with long arms and I was afraid he would stop it. It brought back memories of when I was playing for Real Madrid’s youth team and missed a penalty against Milan in the Viareggio tournament. We won but it is a terrible feeling and, if Xabi had not shot in the rebound, I feared the sky would have fallen on him.”

Benitez is still picking up the language – and not as quickly as his children. This means Benitez struggles not only to explain himself at press conferences, but also in training and during matches. He wants to cope better than a Yugoslav manager who’d won Serie A with Sampdoria. He remembers:  ”You know Vujadin Boskov? Famous manager? Went to Real Madrid, where he had problems speaking Spanish. And when the journalists asked him anything he’d just say the same thing – ‘football is football’. It’s true.”

Odds of up to 350-1 were available on Liverpool at half-time on Wednesday. Any sane person would not have staked more than loose change on the Reds overcoming the odds in that game. Benitez knows that football is a game where the seemingly impossible can happen: ”If you play basketball, and you play against a good team, you know that normally you will lose, because 100 points is a lot. But when you play football a corner or a free-kick might make all the difference. The opposition start making mistakes and you start to win the balls that normally you don’t win.”

So many have – wrongly – criticised Benitez for choosing Harry Kewell to start. Rafa stands by his decision: ”One small thing can change everything. Like when people ask me did I pick the wrong team at the start – I say why? Because if you have Harry Kewell fit, maybe it would be different. If you don’t concede a goal, it would be different for sure. That’s football. Football is football.”

Benitez can say more than "football is football", but he does admit to having struggled on Wednesday: "It’s really difficult to say all the things you want to say in a foreign language. I’d had five minutes thinking about tactics and what I wanted to change and then I walked through the tunnel to the dressing-room, trying to work out how to say it. I’ll tell you an anecdote here. I saw one player in a training session, taking a free-kick, and I told him to be careful of the wine. He looked at me. What I meant was wind. If you change one letter, the meaning can change."

Benitez says his main problem with English is rustiness, and the fact that it’s not even a second language for him. Yet. He says: "I studied mainly French at school, plus a little English, but I had not been speaking English for quite a few years before I came to Liverpool. People say I should take lessons, but I don’t have time. I have a book in my bag and sometimes I read it. I thought I could pick up more of the language by listening to the radio when I was in the car. But the problem as a manager is that, when you’re working, you have to use the telephone. And you cannot listen to the radio when you are speaking on the telephone. Now that the season is over, I should be able to listen to the radio more.”

It’s perhaps as well that he hasn’t listened to the radio too much during his first season – radio shows run phone-ins, and every phone-in seems to be all positive or all negative. It drove Gerard Houllier up the wall, but Benitez seems able to remain focussed – he’ll listen to criticism, and he’ll admit mistakes if he feels he’s made them.

Part of his job as coach, manager and mentor to his players is how he communicates to them. It’s not just about being able to speak the langauge that player speaks, it’s about making sure that player is told what’s going on. He cares about every player at the club: ”You have to speak to them face-to-face because the worst thing is not to tell the truth, to keep people in your squad when they are not playing so that they lose confidence." He’s going to let his wife choose where they go for their short summer holiday this year, it won’t stop him working though: "’I always have my mobile," he says with a smile.

Benitez has already told us that he has been trying to learn the words to "You’ll Never Walk Alone", and that his wife has been reading all of the books on Liverpool’s history she can get her hands on. He’s even listening to music from Liverpool from 40 years ago, The Beatles: "’I have in my car the CDs – ‘I try to listen to them.”

If Benitez did want to leave Liverpool, we doubt he’d be taking all of the trouble he has done to be a part of the club’s history. He’s not just doing a job – it’s more than that to him.

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UEFA: Winner should have a chance to defend Euro Cup

UEFA president Lennart Johansson has again gone on record to say he’s on Liverpool’s side over the possibility of including Liverpool in next season’s Champions League.

The executive committee of UEFA meet up in Manchester on 17th June, but Johansson wants a decision to be made in principle before that – and for that decision to be to give Liverpool a wild-card entry.

Speaking to the Sunday times, Johansson said, "The winner should have a chance to defend the title. We must sit down as a matter of real urgency to see if there is a way to make it happen."

Many people feel the Champions League’s reputation will suffer if the holders are absent. UEFA haven’t publically admitted it, but they are also concerned about the feelings of the sponsors and broadcasters on the matter. Johansson said: "If there is a rule that harms the tournament, we have to discuss changing the rule.”

It was the UEFA chief executive, Lars-Christer Olsson, that confirmed talks will begin before the meeting next month: He said: “We will arrange a telephone conference because the urgency of the situation is too important to wait until we could get the full committee together.”

All of this flies in the face of what the stubborn UEFA Director of Communications, William Gaillard has been saying.

Gaillard is basically the chief spokesman for governing body of European football, and to hear his comments on the situation differing so substantially from his superiors makes UEFA seem as badly organise as the English FA. The English FA wrote to UEFA before the final asking that should Liverpool win they be offered a place in the competition next season, Gaillard said, ""We wrote back to them and informed them of the rules, which state that only four clubs from England are permitted to enter the Champions League. They told us that the fourth team to qualify from England was Everton."

What Gaillard is doing constantly is to answer questions on what the rules, in the 2004-05 regulations document aleady are. The bottom line of this is that the regulations say that a maximum of four teams from one country should be in the tournament each season. The FA, under the existing regulations, are able to move Everton down into the UEFA Cup – but don’t want to do this: "This option was left open to the English Football Association. We are sorry for Liverpool, but it is not in our hands. The English FA informed us of the clubs that qualified for the Champions League from England."

Gaillard is a beaurocrat, very capable of explaining the existing regulations, but unable to feel the passion of football. It’s Gaillard’s job to explain the rules, and when he does the quotes are attributed to UEFA. Ultimately though the decision is down to the UEFA executive committee, under the guidance of the UEFA President. Gaillard’s role in the decision making is to tell the world’s media what the decision was once it is made.

Someone who does understand the passion of football is German legend Franz Beckenbauer, who is aiming for election as the next Uefa president. He saw the match on Wednesday through the eyes of a football fan, and feels that beaurocracy needs to be overcome to allow Liverpool the chance to defend the title: "Anyone who was in Istanbul knows they saw one of the greatest matches in European Cup history. The champions must always defend their crown. Any problems must be overcome. There is great support for their case."

Beckenbauer won’t be involved in the decision making process, but may be asked for his opinion before the decision is made. He will support Liverpool he says: "If I am asked I will tell Uefa Liverpool should be part of the competition next season. How can we turn our backs on them and say ‘No, you are not welcome’. It won’t be the same if the champions are missing."

Liverpool proved throughout their Champions League run that passion can be the difference in a successful campaign.

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20th Anniversary of the Heysel Disaster

It is the 20th anniversary of the Heysel disaster today, May 29th 2005

Thirty-nine fans Juventus fans died at the Heysel stadium in Brussels prior to the kick-off of the European Cup Final in 1985. Thirty-nine needless deaths.

This day is a day of rememberance for both Juventus and Liverpool supporters.

We will never forget your suffering and pain.

In Memoria e Amicizia – In Memory and Friendship

Rocco Acerra

Bruno Balli

Alfons Bos

Giancarlo Bruschera

Andrea Casula

Giovanni Casula

Nino Cerullo

Willy Chielens

Giuseppina Conti

Dirk Daenecky

Dionisio Fabbro

Jacques François

Eugenio Gagliano

Francesco Galli

Giancarlo Gonnelli

Alberto Guarini

Giovacchino Landini

Roberto Lorentini

Barbara Lusci

Franco Martelli

Loris Messore

Gianni Mastrolaco

Sergio Bastino Mazzino

Luciano Rocco Papaluca

Luigi Pidone

Bento Pistolato

Patrick Radcliffe

Domenico Ragazzi

Antonio Ragnanese

Claude Robert

Mario Ronchi

Domenico Russo

Tarcisio Salvi

Gianfranco Sarto

Giuseppe Spalaore

Mario Spanu

Tarcisio Venturin

Jean Michel Walla

Claudio Zavaroni

May they rest in peace
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How Gerrard supports justice for the ninety-six

Article originally publised May 28th 2005.

Wednesday night was the best night for Liverpool supporters for some time. The treble of 2001 was eclipsed by the glory of becoming Champions of Europe for a fifth time. The streets of Liverpool were packed with an estimated 1 million people who wanted to celebrate the victory, to celebrate the cup that was on its way to its new permanent home – Anfield Stadium.

Mixed with the happiness of the million people that lined those streets and many more that were watching the scenes on television was a sense of sadness for many. It was twenty one years since that trophy had last been held by the Reds. I know that many Reds fans were thinking of someone special to them, someone that celebrated Liverpool’s last European Cup win, but was no longer with us.

Dudek looks upPeople who lost friends to illness, to accidents and to old age. All felt upset to think of their friends who were no longer with us. Famous people were absent. "Crazy Horse" Emlyn Hughes, who died from cancer earlier this year, lifted that famous trophy on the first two occasions Liverpool won it. DJ John Peel, died on holiday and the whole world of music felt it had lost a friend – Liverpool also lost a big supporter. Jerzy Dudek dedicated his performance to the late Pope John Paul II, himself a former goalkeeper and compatriate of Jerzy, and who was a follower of Liverpool’s fortunes. Maybe some of these people no longer with us helped us from afar.

Another group of Liverpool fans were also absent on Wednesday as Liverpool made history. These fans were not famous the last time they arrived to watch a football game. They were known to their friends and family, but not to the world. The last match they arrived to watch should also have been an occasion to remember for footballing reasons. Liverpool’s team included Bruce Grobbelaar, Kenny Dalglish and Alan Hansen.  By the end of that day events would happen that would see their names engraved forever into history. For the wrong reasons.

The date of the game was April 15th 1989. Liverpool were about to play Nottingham Forest in the semi final of the FA Cup. The neutral venue for the game was Hillsborough – the home of Sheffield wednesday FC.

What happened next was something that should never have happened. People who’d gone to cheer on their team, to be part of the 12th man for a team of 11 superstars, didn’t go home again. They didn’t get the chance to climb a lampost waving a flag at an open-top bus full of those superstars. They never went to see a football game again. Ninety-six Liverpool supporters died because of the events of that day. That’s 96 people. Ninety-six individuals.

Wear your colours - justice for the ninety-sixEvery single one of them was somebody’s son or daughter. Many were someone’s father, brother, sister, friend, girlfriend, boyfriend.

Someone’s neighbour, workmate, window-cleaner.

89 males. 7 females. A boy of ten was the youngest.

Every single one of these people that died was someone special to someone. And they should not have died because of the actions of people paid to be in control of a situation that got disastrously out of hand.

The Hillsborough disaster.

Sixteen years on and there has still been no justice for those ninety-six loved ones.

To those that are new fans of Liverpool, or those who are unaware of the full events of that day, please visit http://www.contrast.org/hillsborough. Be warned though – it contains information that is extremely upsetting. Upsetting, but true. And when you’ve read it you’ll also want to see justice done for the ninety-six.

Steven Gerrard, Liverpool captain, is well aware of what happened that day. He was nine years old and a Liverpool fan. Stevie has been doing his bit for the campaign for justice. If you saw him lifting the European Cup you may have seen what he had on his wrist. A red band. This was no fashion accessory. It carried a simple, but important message. The band said "Ninety-Six". If anyone asks you what he was wearing, you can tell them now. Better still, you can show them.

The bands are designed to raise awareness of the causes of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, or HJC.

The demand for the bands was much greater than expected, so much so that they are now on their third batch of wrist bands!

If you would like to place an order please send a cheque or postal Order made payable to the “Hillsborough Justice Campaign” and send it to the address below:

The Hillsborough Justice Campaign
PO Box 1089
178 Walton Breck Road
L4 0RG

* Don’t forget to include a note with your full name and address and how many bands you are ordering.

One band plus postage will cost £2.00 UK and £3.00 for overseas supporters.

Please note these bands are only available in adult size. Cheques / Postal Orders should be made payable to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

You can use the following link to pay by Paypal


The HJC’s bank account is


* Don’t forget to include a note with your full name and address with details of how many bands you require.

(Please note: the HJC Paypal account has had many e-mails on it that have been rejected because the senders have been identified as having a virus on their PC. Paypal automatically scans e-mails for viruses and rejects them accordingly. Can you please ensure that your PC is virus free as your Paypal order / donation / enquiry may be rejected.)

Remember, if you want more information on the disaster and the campaign for justice, visit the Hillsborough Justice Campaign’s website:


Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated.

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