- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 468 KB
- Print Length: 176 pages
- Publisher: GPRF Publishing (17 Feb. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004OEIS0C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #214,849 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From Where I Was Standing: A Liverpool Supporter's View of the Heysel Stadium Tragedy Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a brilliant account of what it is like to follow your team abroad with often witty comment as to the trials and tribulations of actually getting there and then slowly witnessing a tragedy unfolding in front of you, over which you have no control. Whether you were there or not this is a must read to get a true account of a group of loyal fans following Liverpool to a European Cup Final and the effect it had on them, our team and football in general
Superbly written and without media bias or exaggeration. I can now close a door to a painful experience that I have held within for many years. Thank you Chris!
This is an important book and deserves a wide audience. He's a natural writer with an eye for the humorous but the ability to make a serious point, and if he were called Nick Hornby it would be flying off the shelves. Would make a good one-off TV programme.
I was 9 years old when it happened and, with some degree of shame, I can say that I sat expectantly in front of the TV (having been allowed to stay up late to watch it), wondering why I couldn't see my beloved team and what the hold-ups were. I remember the disappointment of the game as a spectacle and that the penalty was a bad decision. Of course, I had no idea of what had happened (and, at that age, how to comprehend it's impact) until much later. The book really gives a sense of what the travelling fans must have experienced and is very well written.
There are insights into fan behaviour and the nature of lads trips abroad, as well as a balanced and good humoured account of the build up to the match, the game and its aftermath.
I'd recommend it to any Liverpool, or indeed football fan, who would like a different insight into this period of British football history.
Any regular match goer of the time will clearly identify with the buildup to the big day - so very different to the matchday experience today - and can almost forget what is coming next.
It is not a book that seeks to sidestep the blame that was clearly due to certain members of the Liverpool crowd, but it does explain how many of the events that combined to allow this tradegy to happen could - with just a little foresight - have been avoided.
It is a very well written book that will be appreciated by anyone with an interest in the subject.
Disappointing, because some of the other arguments that the author makes are made very well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent read but i was there also,i got in early and was pelted with stones and rocks etc by the juventus supporters before the game,something the author didnt mention?Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a non-English reader, I find it remarkable how detailed this story is told. It really takes you back to the 80s and how it was like to follow your club. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed the book. Well written account of how Heysel disaster unfolded. The lack of organisation by UEFA, Belgium FA and Belgian authorities created the environment that led to the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Drink, throw chairs, charge, kill innocents. Save your money, I've covered anything you may ever need to know about this subject in 6 words.Published 16 months ago by Alexander R Lewis
Bit of a dull read if I'm honest. Didn't really learn much from what I already knew.Published 21 months ago by Ian Jones
A well written book on a tragic subject, though it feels unsatisfactory that the author seeks to absolve the Liverpool fans of all blame and incredibly portrays LFC as... Read morePublished on 1 July 2014 by T. Craig
The book would have been decent if the witness had actually been there when the event took place & not arriving at the ground in the aftermathPublished on 17 May 2014 by lee m
A fascinating insight.I read this book in one night and for me it answered all the questions I had about why it happened. R.I.P. the 39 that perished. YNWA.Published on 10 Feb. 2012 by oeiken
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