Part of the reason they don't want to play on the 15th is that they usually hold the memorial service at Anfield,and if Liverpool are playing that day they'll have to move it to one of the cathedrals,neither of which are big enough to accomodate how many people will want to go. But also most Liverpool fans don't want the match that day because it'll be too upsetting. i had family at Hillsborough and they're always in bits on the anniversary, and it'll be even worse this year with it being the 20th and all the media coverage. obviously it'll still be in people's minds if the match is moved to the 14th or 16th,and you're right,it might spur the players on, but it's not fair on the fans to play it on the anniversary itself.
Excellent article in the Guardian,horrible to read.it's sickening that even after the crush happened,lives could still have been saved if ambulances and the fire brigade (who had wire cutters to cut the fence) had been allowed onto the pitch,the police had concentrated on getting people out of the pens rather than stopping fans fighting (which they weren't),the major incident plan had been activated by the emergency services....It was so preventable, at every stage, and no-one's ever been held accountable for it.
Ah okay, that is probably the best idea to get the game moved, i hope uefa dont make them play on that date and they pull their finger out, as their current stance seems to be "we'll do the best we can" which still leaves it open!
With the guardian article, certainly reveals a little more to what happened that day, with myself not being old enough to remember it (i was 1) it sickening to think there was people dead while they were stood! madness that no one has ever been held accountable for it, it could at least provide some sort of justice for the lost loved ones and their families and also the survivors and their mental scars which they have had to bear along with the problems this has brought their own families.