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Nearly 25,000 Pay Tribute To Hillsborough Victims At Anfield With Bells, Lights, Scarves

04 / 16 / 14

Almost 25,000 people made their way to Anfield on Tuesday "to pay tribute to the 96 Hillsborough victims at a service to mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster," according to Eleanor Barlow of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. Among those attending were the full Liverpool FC first team squad, Liverpool Chair T...

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03/25/14
Massimo Cellino's Leeds Takeover Blocked

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03/25/14
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03/25/14
FA Votes To Allow Use Of 3G Pitches

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03/24/14
Former Boxing Promoter Mickey Duff Dies

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03/24/14
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03/21/14
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