Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
"World in Motion". The song, performed by England New Order, was recorded especially for the 1990 World Cup in Italy. England New Order consisted of the band New Order with members of the England World Cup Squad providing backing vocals. Barnes provided a memorable rap in the middle of the song. Barnes was also to be heard rapping on Liverpool's Cup Final song, "Anfield Rap", in 1989 which reached number three in the UK charts.
|After his playing career had ended, which Scottish club did John Barnes manage between 1999 and 2000?||John Barnes' Dancing Feet
Glasgow Celtic. Barnes was not a great success in his time at Celtic. He was sacked after just eight months in the job with Celtic, a very distant second in the league to their fierce rivals Rangers. The final straw for the Celtic board was a 3-1 defeat in the Scottish FA Cup third round to Inverness Caledonian Thistle (colloquially known as Cally), a team from the division below. The defeat prompted one of the finest newspaper headlines of all time, "Super Cally go ballistic, Celtic are atrocious". Barnes was sacked the next day.
Charlton Athletic. Barnes made 12 appearances for Charlton between February and May 1999, starting just two games, before calling a halt to his 18-year long playing career. In total, he made 754 appearances for four clubs, scoring 198 goals.
5. His first Cup Final appearance came as part of the Watford side that lost 2-0 to Everton in 1984. His first Final for Liverpool also ended in defeat, this time to Wimbledon in 1988. Barnes collected a winner's medal finally in 1989 when Liverpool beat Everton 3-2. He missed the chance of a second winner's medal in 1992, when Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-0 in the final, through injury.
In 1996, Barnes was again on the losing side as Manchester United beat Liverpool 1-0, and his final FA Cup Final appearance also ended in defeat to Manchester United as he came off Newcastle's subsitute's bench for the last four minutes of the 1998 final.
1988. It was in fact the only time Barnes would be accorded the accolade. He was also voted as the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year in 1988, a victory that he repeated in 1990.
6. Barnes was picked in two World Cup Finals squad; 1986 and 1990. In 1986, he was only used for the last 16 minutes of the losing quarterfinal against Argentina, but he very nearly rescued England in that brief time, setting up one goal for Gary Lineker and very nearly setting up a second with a brilliant cross. In 1990, Barnes played in all 3 group games and scored a goal that was incorrectly ruled out for offside in the second round against Belgium before succumbing to a hamstring strain. He lasted only 45 minutes of the quarterfinal against Cameroon before being withdrawn, and didn't play again in the tournament.
By the time England next qualified for the World Cup, Barnes international career had come to an end.
79. Barnes scored a total of 11 goals in his international career. His final game came in a friendly against Colombia in 1995.
Estadio do Maracana. The goal is probably the most famous of Barnes' career and one of the finest goals. Collecting the ball on his chest on the left wing, he dribbled past several Brazilian defenders before drawing the keeper from his goal, rounding him and slotting the ball into the empty net. England went on to win the game 2-0.
|John Barnes made his England debut in May 1983 against Northern Ireland as a substitute for which club colleague?||John Barnes' Dancing Feet
Luther Blissett. The game finished as a goalless draw. In coming on, Barnes became only the sixth black player to be capped by England. He made his first start for England in June 1983 against Australia.
Sudbury Court. Watford donated a set of kit to Sudbury Court to acquire his services. Barnes certainly gave Watford their money's worth as he went on to make 233 appearances for the club, scoring 65 goals. During his time there, Watford were promoted to the top flight of English football for the first time in their history and also made their first ever FA Cup Final.