are you sure on this one, otherwise how did Huyton play at alt park with a stand that was falling apart, terracing at fartown, station rd and quite a few others that was crumbling and very dangerous. Yes there were implications after Bradford city fire in 1986 but othjer than having a pitch that was fenced off from spectators there were no minimum standards in place as such, these were brought in with the advent of superleague if i recollect rightly
What changed in 1995 was a system of different standards for different divisions. If you're suggesting that, prior to that, any club could pick a random field and stick a couple of clothes props at each end, I'd suggest you're mistaken. Of course there were minimum standards. There have been since the clubs started taking gates over a hundred years ago.