John Barnes - England's Greatest Goal?

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  • WillBagnall
    WillBagnall 3 months ago

    And Roberto Pereyra repeated that many years later

  • Kevzete
    Kevzete 10 months ago

    Probably the most overrated goal of all time. Not a single tackle made.

    • Pugilist Specialist
      Pugilist Specialist 15 days ago

      Much like Maradona v England in 86 or Giggs v Arsenal in 99. If a tackle were made it wouldn't have been a goal- it'd have been a clearance. Brilliant goal by a class player- as a Man U fan (form an orderly queue for abuse please) I never liked him back in the 80s/90s but always respected him as a player. Nowadays I think he's great as a former player and a person.

  • Adrian Swaby
    Adrian Swaby Year ago

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  • Mr laughing Leprechaun

    One of the greatest England Goals ever!!! Legendary, mythical...!

  • Jake Newcombe
    Jake Newcombe Year ago

    That is not the best goal

  • Don Brogan
    Don Brogan 2 years ago

    I love watching Brazil get fucked.

  • Watford Watford
    Watford Watford 2 years ago +1

    Watford Legend

    • Cool Dude
      Cool Dude 7 months ago

      Watford Watford *Liverpool legend

  • HatsTour
    HatsTour 3 years ago +13

    John Barnes was a fantastic footballer, one of England's best. The game is different today to how it was back then so the comparisons to current players is a bit pointless. Guys like Barnes could walk through a defense on a pitch that had craters all over it and would ride challenges that would bring red cards in today's game. He was powerful but had amazing skill and outstanding control. Instead of making comparisons just appreciate him for the player he was in his day.

  • Tugg Speedman
    Tugg Speedman 3 years ago +16

    This is what defending in FIFA 15 feels like.

    • Kevzete
      Kevzete 10 months ago

      Darren Ball You sound like a fucking virgin mate lmao

    • Tugg Speedman
      Tugg Speedman 2 years ago +1

      +Darren Ball What are you, 12? Only dumb little kids care about console flame wars.

    • Darren
      Darren 2 years ago +1

      +Tugg Speedman
      Yer I stopped reading after the word xbox
      Do people still play those things 😂

    • Tugg Speedman
      Tugg Speedman 2 years ago +1

      +Darren Ball Firstly, I play on Xbox. Secondly, I seriously don't give a flying fuck if you're better at Fifa than me... get a life mate.

    • Tugg Speedman
      Tugg Speedman 2 years ago +2

      +Darren Ball Looks like we got a real badass over here...

  • Fifa Finn - Quit
    Fifa Finn - Quit 3 years ago +1

    hes coming to my school

  • Hasan Soedirman
    Hasan Soedirman 4 years ago +1

    WTF!!!!!

  • Bucketheadhead
    Bucketheadhead 4 years ago +11

    He just ran in a straight diagonal line lol

  • Preeti Grg
    Preeti Grg 5 years ago

    Pele must be how did wtf

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    if anything they do the opposite, and say how shit england are

  • Skinz Live
    Skinz Live 5 years ago

    I replied to you, but I didn't accuse you of anything. Hopefully you're able to comprehend that. Oh, the British media are the wildest at hyping their own to epic proportions.

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    we'll you are talking to me in your comment as you replied to me. Also so many young players have been over hyped, just because they are of our nationality doesnt make the whole nation become dumb founded about who's the best, oh it must be the british

  • skinzlive
    skinzlive 5 years ago

    Hahahaha, you're becoming unhinged when I didn't speak about you. I spoke in general, but you know what they say: "if you throw a stone in a hog pen, the first to cry out is the one who got hit." Sounds like your conscience is eating away at you!!!!

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    so your presuming I'm being racist and that gb are racist, so many players are thought to be the next so and so, fuck you. So what if Barnes is black, doesnt make him worse for that reason

  • skinzlive
    skinzlive 5 years ago

    Polls by and for whom, English men? Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact Barnes was a Black Jamaican who played for England, would it? I bet most polls for and by Brits would say Shearer was better than Pele. I remember when Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney were each hailed as the new (and improved) Peles. LOL

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    I love how you ask me a question then say "yh thought so" before you finished your comment, all I'm saying is I thin gazza is better and the majority probs do as well hense his fame and popularity, next time I'll keep my opinion to myself to avoid little wimps pissing themselves over someones opinion not agreeing

  • Jordan Watson
    Jordan Watson 5 years ago

    Barnes rules!!!!

  • Kevin Lujano
    Kevin Lujano 5 years ago

    You've got to hold and give but do it at the right time, you can be slow or fast but you must get to the line.

  • poppyrose01
    poppyrose01 5 years ago +1

    My husband wants a body like John Barnes, he bought some weights :)
    Saw him on Russell Howard's good news, good footballer

  • lewiis2009
    lewiis2009 5 years ago +2

    It's not that good, I can do that..Hold my beer

  • Declan Callaghan
    Declan Callaghan 5 years ago +2

    Barnes was magnificent! and he would have won 3 european cups. He was just that good. And the England 'fans' that would boo him all day (after he scored in 3 mins) I hope your lives are as bitter as you suggest

  • Red Rum
    Red Rum 5 years ago +5

    Gazza and Barnsey should BOTH have had better stats. Had Barnes been on from the start in 1986, given he was on fire, I reckon we'd have won that world cup. He'd have also have won European honours with Liverpool had they been allowed to compete in Europe. And Gazza, if he wasn't so keen to self-destruct (or make rash tackles) his career would have been infinitely better.

    • robert bishop
      robert bishop 10 months ago

      Red Rum spot on. The manager was really revered, but didn’t take to John Barnes that much and he brought on digger, way too late. Gary Lineker’s unfeasible miss didn’t help either!

  • Red Rum
    Red Rum 5 years ago

    Gazza also got: Goal Of The Season, two championships and a cup and league cup with Rangers, and also BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

  • Red Rum
    Red Rum 5 years ago

    The goal is all the better for the player pre-Barnes (Robson?). Wins the ball, drops back, then a beautiful lob to Barnesy.

  • thrillamf
    thrillamf 5 years ago

    Doesn't matter about his outside problems? They completely ruined his career. Gazza was one of the stupidest players of all time in terms of behaviour, he made Maradona seem normal.Tell me what great seasons Gazza had? He hardly did anything in Italy, was outshone by Brian Laudrup at Rangers. He had potential but didn't do much with it.

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    it doesn't matter about his outside problems, Gazza was better than Barnes, so what if Barnes won 2 player of the year awards, better for 2 seasons maybe, but overall, not a chance

  • thrillamf
    thrillamf 5 years ago

    What poll? Only for England was Gascoigne better, at club level Barnes was clearly superior. Gascoigne ruined his career due to his stupid actions - stupid tackle, drinks, drugs, junk food etc

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    say wat u want but gazza was better any poll would show u

  • thrillamf
    thrillamf 5 years ago

    Yes but Barnes won two senior INDIVIDUAL player of the year awards, Gazza won none, even when he played in the mighty SPL. Gareth Bale also won the player of the year despite not winning anything so your argument is invalid. Yes Gazza was slightly more technically gifted but he did not make the most of his talents and was usually on drugs, drink, junk food which led to his constant injuries.

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    it doesn't matter what someone wins, it's like saying Carrick is better than Gerrard because he won a premierleague, any poll would show that Gascoigne is better than Barnes, Barnes was still good but he was no Gazza

  • thrillamf
    thrillamf 5 years ago +2

    What exactly did Gascoigne win in his career? He was very inconsistent. One FA Cup and one Young Player of The Year. That's it. Barnes won two Player of the year awards, two leagues and two FA Cups.

  • riggerize
    riggerize 5 years ago

    Barnes was a superbly skilful player but Gazza was a bit of a genius, a step above Barnes. However,Barnes had greater impact in helping Liverpool than Gazza did with Tottenham, because of greater consistency. Gazza was a bit of a poor man's Maradona - and that's one of the greatest compliments you can pay a footballer.

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    it's there all round game, surely you would prefer Gazza to Barnes, Barnes was one of those players that needed a rocket up his arse, good but a bit lack luster

  • azertu2u2
    azertu2u2 5 years ago

    If it was played yesterday he would have been barged off/chopped down/shirt pulled/elbowed/kicked. Not talking about Brazil but in general.. long live the old generation of players.

  • welshpokerman101
    welshpokerman101 5 years ago

    what? sorry I can't read so I don't know what you are saying

  • thrillamf
    thrillamf 5 years ago

    It was his tackling and getting 'stuck in' that completely ruined his career when he made that stupid tackle in the 1991 FA Cup Final. Why the hell does an attacking midfielder have to get 'stuck in'?

  • thrillamf
    thrillamf 5 years ago

    Barnes won Footballer of the Year twice and scored over 20 goals in a season whilst playing left wing in a 4-4-2 not 4-3-3. That was remarkable! Sure Gazza had a better England career but his club career was far behind Barnes.

  • Nyctohylophiliac
    Nyctohylophiliac 5 years ago

    Because he wasn't as good as Gascoigne. That's a crazy assertion.

  • St3v3z
    St3v3z 5 years ago

    He didn't say he was as good as Messi. Learn to read. He said he could make very difficult things look easy, like Messi does. That doesn't say Barnes was as good or better than Lional.

  • St3v3z
    St3v3z 5 years ago

    Probably because you are wrong and Barnes wasn't as good as Gazza. Just a theory. Go ahead and use colour as the reason though.

  • St3v3z
    St3v3z 5 years ago

    It was terrible defending. Something Brasil are well known for. Still a great goal, but you must see how bad it is for no player to have made a challenge on him.
    -Ps, I play football often, since that apparently means you are allowed an opinion.

  • riggerize
    riggerize 5 years ago

    *Beardsley not far behind

  • riggerize
    riggerize 5 years ago

    England's 1990 World Cup team was their last good team, a really good team actually, when they had Gazza, Waddle, Linekar, Barnes, Beardsley, Robson. In fairness, that midfield and attack is as good as any. Gazza, Waddle, Barnes all highly skilful with Beardsley it far behind. Linekar was one of the finest strikers England have ever had and Robson was a very solid midfielder, and one of the best football captains ever.

  • Derrick Adjie
    Derrick Adjie 5 years ago

    like if England V Brazil 2013 brought you hear :)

  • Hugh Jarse
    Hugh Jarse 5 years ago

    brazil no doubt backed themselves to lose that day

  • Richard Murray
    Richard Murray 5 years ago

    Barnes was not better than Gazza..

  • Steve Morison
    Steve Morison 5 years ago

    naa Gascoigne was better, he could tackle and get stuck in a bit more than Barnes did, his charisma made him loveable as well

  • milllybob
    milllybob 5 years ago

    messi could do that easy...good goal, not great

  • thebigfitz1973
    thebigfitz1973 5 years ago

    Barnes better then Gascoigne? lol

  • welshpokerman101
    welshpokerman101 5 years ago

    while I'm not denying john barnes was a great player, he is most definitely NOT like or as good as messi

  • John Doe
    John Doe 5 years ago

    It does *look* like bad defending. That's only because Barnes was deceptively fast.

  • The Devil
    The Devil 5 years ago

    It was a good goal, but did anyone actually try to tackle him? He just ran in a straight line lol.

  • beanboyo
    beanboyo 5 years ago

    Should've held Y eh?

  • Pangloss2020
    Pangloss2020 5 years ago

    Watford!!!

  • MIGUELRWP
    MIGUELRWP 5 years ago

    jhon barnes e paul gascoigne jogavam muito!!!

  • Fawly
    Fawly 5 years ago +1

    The English clubs have been amazing for the last 8 years but we've done poor internationally.

  • Senator Clay Davis
    Senator Clay Davis 5 years ago

    Englands best, someone would have to be off their rocker to say he was on par with the Worlds!

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago

    Oh, and the 1986 side was solid, as well. Great midfield and strikers. Defensively perhaps not that great. And only knocked out by the most blatant handball goal of all time. England have a history of getting fucked over at World Cups. (Lampard's disallowed equalizer against Germany was just ATROCIOUS decision-making, and completely changed the game.)

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago

    The England teams in 1982 and 1990 were both very good. The '90 side was very unlucky against Germany: outplayed them in regulation time, only drew thanks to a fluke deflected goal. The 1982 team were one of the only world cup teams to be eliminated without losing a single game, because of the weird 'four groups of three' second stage (never repeated subsequently). They beat France easily, and France were an amazing side at the time.

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago

    Yeah, look at the great Liverpool teams of the early 80s. Half their key players were Scottish.

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago

    It's certainly lazy defending. Plus I think they simply weren't expecting the direct run at goal.

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago

    I think in the case of the Maradona goal the England defenders were so shell-shocked by the handball goal two minutes before that their minds were barely on the game. He's hardly challenged as he runs from the halfway line.

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago +1

    Very few people have dubbed Beckham as 'the best'. Most people realize he's a good-looking, hard-working but slightly slow player with amazing dead ball skills and excellent distribution. And a nice bloke to boot. Nobody confuses him with Messi or Zidane.
    Gascoigne on form was a fabulous player. It was the combination of great dribbling skills, body strength, an eye for goal and excellent vision. He became a total fucking liability later, though.

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago

    I don't honestly agree with that. I remember all the little kids at school pretending to be John Barnes in the playground And Des Walker was regarded as our best defender.

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago +1

    Yeah, it's absolutely gutting that Lineker couldn't put the second one away.

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago

    And still remembered very fondly at Portsmouth.

  • KingKaitain
    KingKaitain 5 years ago

    Actually, he was generally regarded as being England's best player by many pundits in the late 80s. But, crucially, he rarely delivered at international level. It became a bit of a running joke. He's not the first player for whom this has been the case: Ian Wright never delivered, nor did Le Tissier, or Andy Cole.
    Having said that, Gascoigne was never the same after his injury and move to Lazio, but kept getting picked regardless. He DID have a good Euro 96, but not much in between.

  • Senator Clay Davis
    Senator Clay Davis 5 years ago

    Psycho played LB that tournament as well didnt he? Robson's selections always lacked balance, if Barnes and Gazza had been made THE focal points (and not lazy arse Hoddle) England may have won at least a Euro's. I still always wonder how Bobby was incapable of getting the best out of Barnes when Dalglish and company at Liverpool had him playing as good as Maradona between 87 & 90.

  • kisbie
    kisbie 5 years ago

    Paddy Barclay said at the time he was the greatest player the English game had seen since George Best.

  • Peace Keeper
    Peace Keeper 6 years ago

    But so did Barnes , it was pure class , he dribbled through them and he has done it many times , sometimes you need to shut the fuck up and accept the skills.

  • Peace Keeper
    Peace Keeper 6 years ago

    No , it was just pure class , I wonder why when Messi dribbles past players no one shouts poor defending.

  • chris141090
    chris141090 6 years ago

    England is poopy

  • Smooth Operator
    Smooth Operator 6 years ago

    Because he is black, people didn't respect black footballers in premiership back in the days. I agree he was better than Gascoigne, he was showing more consistency in his game. But just remember what was Gazza doing at Newcastle United, he was so good that Ferguson still till today regrets that he didn't sign for Man Utd.

  • your dad
    your dad 6 years ago

    Haters gonna hate, united fans gonna retardate

  • Senator Clay Davis
    Senator Clay Davis 6 years ago

    @JackMcGhie Gazza was all smoke and mirrors, like Rooney is today. Barnes was on par with Maradona between 87-90 at club level. Gazza wasn't even close, everyone dubs players like him the best (like Becks & Rooney) because they attract the most attention to themselves rather than continual displays of talent that has been seen from Barnes(Gazza's time), Scholes (Beckhams time) and Gerrard (Rooneys time).

  • Senator Clay Davis
    Senator Clay Davis 6 years ago

    @antoflondon you know fuck all about football lad. Today's premierleague defenders? John Barnes & Diego Maradona would have a field day against the shite excuses for defenders that currently ply their trade in La Liga & The Barclays Premierleague.

  • Nathan Murphy
    Nathan Murphy 6 years ago

    someone would have taken him out in today's football? Strikers were targeted back then and if anything would have been taken out a lot quicker dont be a ginnit.

  • flotech66
    flotech66 6 years ago

    correction. barnes was great but there is no one like messi.messi is a Unique species.i am old enough and i saw them all in action.

  • Pandis
    Pandis 6 years ago

    If there was a decent challenge he wouldn't of scored you fuckin onion. If you don't like the goal why don't you try not watching it you plant pot.

  • Robson1898vascao
    Robson1898vascao 6 years ago

    Just another kid that never touched a ball, spend all day in video games and thinks that know something about futebol.
    Son, that is John Barnes. He was like Messi, he make things look easy.

  • ricop421
    ricop421 6 years ago

    cause not everyone was english

  • Ralph Jackson
    Ralph Jackson 6 years ago

    Right you are!

  • Jack McGhie
    Jack McGhie 6 years ago

    a) he wasn't. b) due to Gazza generally being more high profile....
    Scholes is and was as good as Beckham, if not better.... same story.
    Oh and because he was black... obviously.

  • multipleman78
    multipleman78 6 years ago

    just for the record, the second cross was not headed wide by Lineker. It is actually cleared off the line right under Lineker's nose by the defender. The only reason i bring this up is because i consider it to be one of the greatest pieces of defending in the history of football. He actually gets under Lineker's dive for the header and flicks it away. Remarkable.

  • thrillamf
    thrillamf 6 years ago

    John Barnes was just as good if not better than Paul Gascoigne, but didn't get the same praise, I wonder why.....

  • Ralph Jackson
    Ralph Jackson 6 years ago

    He didn't often get the service he got for Watford then,and later for Liverpool. With England 2-0 behind from Diego Maradona's infamous Hand of God and his truly brilliant second goal,Barnes was brought on as sub about 10 minutes from the end of the 1986 World Cup quarter-final against Argentina. Getting the better of the full back in familiar fashion,his cross was headed in by Gary Lineker for 2-1. A near carbon copy repeat was headed just wide by Lineker. What if he'd been introduced earlier?

  • thrillamf
    thrillamf 6 years ago

    The reason he didn't play well for England was because he was told to stay on the left touchline. For Liverpool he was given more freedom to express himself. This is a great goal bamboozling several defenders, showing great close control and balance. Sterling, Lennon, Wright Phillips may be slightly quicker than Barnes but they're skill on the ball is light years behind John Barnes.

  • Randy Bint
    Randy Bint 6 years ago

    @Kenmorfdublin I very much doubt they weren't paying atention, I mean it was their job to play football and it was a big game. I'm guessing you don't follow international football it's the biggest thing ever football wise.

  • Lewis Bly
    Lewis Bly 6 years ago

    Yes

  • zumizm1
    zumizm1 6 years ago

    why would you stay then ???????

  • danny amjad
    danny amjad 6 years ago

    ye ok when there playing Brazil, its not sunday league mate.

  • dfxman
    dfxman 6 years ago

    sounds like something you would know about more than me...but Liverpool won..i remember.

  • doncini3000
    doncini3000 6 years ago

    Maradona?

  • Ken O'Neill
    Ken O'Neill 6 years ago

    So SOOO over rated, he more or less just ran through a load of players who weren't paying attention and failed to tackle him.

  • Ken O'Neill
    Ken O'Neill 6 years ago

    Was it a tossed salad? - like did you toss all over it?

  • dfxman
    dfxman 6 years ago

    i made him a salad once..before a fa.cup final....