LET’S make this clear, this is not an article about judging who was guilty and who should have been punished for the events of May 1985 when 39 Juventus fans died at a dilapidated football stadium in Brussels. This is about the consequences of the Heysel Stadium disaster, what it did to English football and how it has helped shape English football today. It is not unreasonable to suggest that England, as a football nation, was among the top eight in 1985. Indeed, in 1986, England produced a credible World Cup performance to reach the last eight and certainly suffered from the sharp practice of one Diego Maradona. But it is equally relevant to claim that 1986 saw the first signs of decline in…