VIDEO: Relive former Watford and Liverpool star John Barnes' wonder goal for England against Brazil 30 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

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Sunday, June 10, 1984

England played Brazil in a friendly at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Watford winger John Barnes was winning the tenth of his 79 international caps; it was to provide arguably the most memorable moment of his career.

Shortly before half-time, Barnes picked up the ball on his halfway line; his run took him past five Brazilian defenders before he rounded the keeper to score an extraordinary and much replayed goal.

Mark Hateley was to add a relatively prosaic second after the break, heading in a Barnes cross as England recorded their first victory in Brazil.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

And here's that goal for you to enjoy yet again.

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8:36am Tue 10 Jun 14

Sahorn says...

Yep - John Barnes of WATFORD and England,

Not Liverpool and England as the media nearly always say ...

Just wish we had more footage of his memorable moments as a Hornet ..
Yep - John Barnes of WATFORD and England, Not Liverpool and England as the media nearly always say ... Just wish we had more footage of his memorable moments as a Hornet .. Sahorn
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11:28am Tue 10 Jun 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Sahorn wrote:
Yep - John Barnes of WATFORD and England,

Not Liverpool and England as the media nearly always say ...

Just wish we had more footage of his memorable moments as a Hornet ..
Absolutely as my posts yesterday refer to the same topic. A Watford discovery and 6 years is a lot to airbrush out of a CV.

Thought for the day - if King Kenny (like King Kevin Keegan) not known for holding down jobs when the pressure tells - had transformed JCB's career - how come ALL OF Diggers best England games were when he was at Watford?

Stick that in your scouse pipe and smoke it.
[quote][p][bold]Sahorn[/bold] wrote: Yep - John Barnes of WATFORD and England, Not Liverpool and England as the media nearly always say ... Just wish we had more footage of his memorable moments as a Hornet ..[/p][/quote]Absolutely as my posts yesterday refer to the same topic. A Watford discovery and 6 years is a lot to airbrush out of a CV. Thought for the day - if King Kenny (like King Kevin Keegan) not known for holding down jobs when the pressure tells - had transformed JCB's career - how come ALL OF Diggers best England games were when he was at Watford? Stick that in your scouse pipe and smoke it. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 7

8:32pm Tue 10 Jun 14

matey_from_brighton says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
Sahorn wrote:
Yep - John Barnes of WATFORD and England,

Not Liverpool and England as the media nearly always say ...

Just wish we had more footage of his memorable moments as a Hornet ..
Absolutely as my posts yesterday refer to the same topic. A Watford discovery and 6 years is a lot to airbrush out of a CV.

Thought for the day - if King Kenny (like King Kevin Keegan) not known for holding down jobs when the pressure tells - had transformed JCB's career - how come ALL OF Diggers best England games were when he was at Watford?

Stick that in your scouse pipe and smoke it.
very true - no one "transformed" John Barnes he was brilliant from day 1, destroying Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on his full debut and this straight from playing for Sudbury Court.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sahorn[/bold] wrote: Yep - John Barnes of WATFORD and England, Not Liverpool and England as the media nearly always say ... Just wish we had more footage of his memorable moments as a Hornet ..[/p][/quote]Absolutely as my posts yesterday refer to the same topic. A Watford discovery and 6 years is a lot to airbrush out of a CV. Thought for the day - if King Kenny (like King Kevin Keegan) not known for holding down jobs when the pressure tells - had transformed JCB's career - how come ALL OF Diggers best England games were when he was at Watford? Stick that in your scouse pipe and smoke it.[/p][/quote]very true - no one "transformed" John Barnes he was brilliant from day 1, destroying Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on his full debut and this straight from playing for Sudbury Court. matey_from_brighton
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