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Retro: This Complete Set Of Football Playing Cards From ’90 Minutes’ Magazine Really Is Something Special To Behold! (Photos)

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The brainchild of TalkSPORT presenter Paul Hawksbee, '90 Minutes' magazine launched in October of 1990 and managed a glorious seven-year run before folding.

While we're certain the publication featured it's fair share of memorable articles and such like, nothing that ever went to print is likely to provide a more lasting impression than the special set of football playing cards that 90 Minutes put their name to in 1993/94(ish).

15 Great, Sun-Baked Photos Of Footballers On Holiday

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What with it being the hottest day of the year so far and everything, Pies thought we'd capitalise on the furore by chucking a 15-strong compendium of sun-baked footballers your way.

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Tottenham 'keeper Ted Ditchburn pootles round the Maddieson's Holiday Camp with his family in the summer of 1952

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Pele strums away lazily in the sunshine at Brazil's team hotel in Mexico during the 1970 World Cup Finals

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George Best dresses the part for a day out bronzing at the beach in Majorca, 1971

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Kevin Keegan and his good lady wife Jean take in the sights of gay Paris while wearing his 'n' hers matching coats, 1976

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John Toshack does his best to fit in with the locals while lounging around poolside in Barcelona, 1976

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German striker Uli Hoeness and his wife Susi relax by the pool at their hotel inSt.

Rap God: John Barnes Demonstrates His Mic Prowess Again, Performs Sugarhill Gang Classic On Stage At Award Show (Video)

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'Twas the Football Blogging Awards in Manchester last night and, as a little bit of after-dinner entertainment, those in attendance were treated to a hot blast of John Barnes' rap realness.

Much to the delight of everybody, Barnes took Sky Sports News presenterBianca Westwood by the hand and serenaded all and sundry with another rendition of his very own version of The Sugarhill Gang's classic hip-hop anthem "Rapper's Delight".

Relive John Barnes’ Goal vs Brazil At The Maracana

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Ahead of England's eagerly anticipated trip to the Maracana Stadium to face Brazil In The Stands looks back at John Barnes' amazing run and finish in 1984. Back when English players actually had technique, players like John Barnes, Gary Lineker and Chris Waddle would chip in with some wonderful goals both at club level and [.

Barnes & Fowler do the Anfield rap

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LFC legends John Barnes and Robbie Fowler entertain Liverpool fans in Kuala Lumpur to an impromptu rendition of the Anfield Rap.The two former Reds were in Malaysia for the 2012 Standard Chartered Masters.

Everton beat Watford to win the 1984 FA Cup Final

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Everton 2 Watford 0

Played May 19 1984, Attendance 100,000, Referee J Hunting

Everton Team

Neville Southall, Gary M Stevens, John Bailey, Kevin Ratcliffe (Captain), Derek Mountfield,
Peter Reid, Trevor Steven, Adrian Heath, Graeme Sharp (Scored), Andy Gray (Scored), Kevin Richardson
Unused substitute Alan Harper

Watford Team

Steve Sherwood, David Bardsley, Neil Price, Les Taylor (Captain), Steve Terry, Lee Sinnott,
Nigel Callaghan, Maurice Johnston, George Reilly, Kenny Jackett, John Barnes
Substitute Paul Atkinson replaced Neil Price in the 58th minute

Video highlights of Everton winning the 1984 FA Cup Final

Arsenal’s Emmanuel Frimpong Guests On Lethal Bizzle Re-Mix (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Ah, 'tis a long way from John Barnes and the Anfield Rap, but Arsenal's media butterfly Emmanuel Frimpong's latest foray into the world of grime sees him guesting on cousin Lethal Bizzle's re-mix of 'Leave It Yeah'.

If you don't like grime you'll utterly hate this, by the way (so leave it, yeah?

Pepsi’s Football Boyband Make Video Debut – Features Reckless Crowdsurfing Slide Tackles & Messi Stealing A Vending Machine (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Remember that really crap-looking boy band that Pepsi have thrown together which we told you about a while back? No? Of course, why would you?

Well, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Jack Wilshere and Fernando Torres have all got on board with the fizzy pop merchants and gangly Scottish DJ Calvin Harris to produce a series of 'Kick in the Mix' football/music snippets the first of which being the following TV advert, which sees the aforementioned sextet trampling on various plebs in a club before Lionel Messi makes off with a vending machine.

English Premier League

MATCH PREVIEW: Manchester City V Liverpool (Plus Football Blogging Awards Round Up)

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Firstly can I just say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for The Liver Bird and got me onto the shortlist for "Best Established Blog" at this year's Football Blogging Awards. Unfortunately there was no win this year but congratulations to deserved winners; The Football Pink and Goalden Times.

QPR’s Chris Ramsey says racial prejudice will make it tough to get another job as manager

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey admits both competition and racial prejudice will make it very difficult for him to get another manager's job if he is sacked at Loftus Road this summer.

Ramsey, who is currently the only black manager in the Barclays Premier League, has overseen five consecutive defeats since he was appointed Harry Redknapp's permanent successor in February.

QPR’s Chris Ramsey says racial prejudice will make it tough to get another job as manager

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey admits both competition and racial prejudice will make it very difficult for him to get another manager's job if he is sacked at Loftus Road this summer.

Ramsey, who is currently the only black manager in the Barclays Premier League, has overseen five consecutive defeats since he was appointed Harry Redknapp's permanent successor in February.

John Barnes Says Brendan Rodgers Will Need Time

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John Barnes believes Brendan Rodgers will need time and support if he becomes the new Liverpool manager.
The Liverpool legend has no doubt about Rodgers' ability, but has warned the Anfield faithful they will need to show some patience.
"As far as I am concerned Brendan Rodgers is an outstanding young manager," said Barnes.

Handshake Conspiracies, Downing Stats, and Other Wednesday Notes

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We promise, there's actually some news today that isn't about Luis Suarez, Patrice Evra, handshakes, racism, the London press, the English FA, or Manchester United. I think. Maybe...

* But first off, we've got one more thread to tie up when it comes to Luis Suarez, Patrice Evra, handshakes, the English FA, and Manchester United.

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Video: Liverpool legend John Barnes shows off his rapping skills…again

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John Barnes and @beewestwood !! #FBAs pic.twitter.com/q5qhiVgMK6 — Cheers Geoff (@Cheers_geoff) November 19, 2015 Liverpool legend John Barnes was...

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Christian Benteke struggled to adapt to Liverpool style against Stoke, admits John Barnes

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Christian Benteke's failure to adapt to the Liverpool style showed up during the weekend win over Stoke City, says John Barnes. The Reds...

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Scholes, Gascoigne, Cunningham… The Top 10 Most Naturally Gifted English Footballers In Modern History

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Liverpool legend John Barnes sticks the boot into Raheem Sterling over wage demands

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Liverpool legend John Barnes has stuck the boot into Raheem Sterling for demanding more than £75,000 a week for his new deal. The 20-year-old is...

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Rio: I hated Arsenal and Chelsea

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Speaking at his book launch for his autobiography, "My Decade As A Red", Rio Ferdinand talked about United's rivalry with Liverpool, and how he felt after scoring a last minute winner to beat them in 2005.

"John Barnes was my favourite player as a kid," said Rio. "On my estate, most of the kids loved him and had posters of him in our bedrooms.

Neil Ruddock Sells Cantona Jersey Which John Barnes Threw Away for £15,000

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John Barnes loss was Neil Ruddocks gain back in 1996, when Barnes and Cantona swapped jersey's following the Frenchman's late winner at Wembley gave United a famous FA Cup Final win against rivals Liverpool, Barnes frustrated at the loss tossed the shirt on the Wembley dressing room floor before Liverpool centre-half Neil Ruddock picked it up as a special momento from the game which Cantona won.

Dembele off to Spurs

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Usually when I find an episode of Inspector Morse on television it's about halfway through. I don't mind though – I quite like to just see what they're all doing, John Thaw's character being particularly intriguing to me. Hade doesn't like this – if we've missed the start we won't know what's happened, will we?

Barnes Backing For Rodgers

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Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes has urged the club's fans to put their faith in new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers was last month unveiled as the man chosen by Reds owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to take the Anfield outfit forward, succeeding the sacked Kenny Dalglish, under whom the team had finished the 2011-12 season in eighth place in the Barclays Premier League.

Barnes Backs Villas-Boas For Liverpool Post

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Liverpool legend John Barnes believes Andre Villas-Boas would be a "fantastic" replacement for Kenny Dalglish, and thinks whoever becomes the next Reds manager will be helped by the foundations laid by the outgoing Scot.
Dalglish was sacked by the club's owners on Tuesday after guiding Liverpool to their worst Premier League finish in 18 years and the speculation about who will replace him has begun in earnest.

Leyendas del Liverpool Robbie Fowler y John Barnes en el reto de ver es creer

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El Liverpool vive momentos de incertidumbre en la Premier League, recientemente llamo la atención la nueva publicidad en su camiseta (Seeing Is Believing) algo así como "Ver es creer" en su partido contra el Chelsea.

La organización http://seeingisbelieving.org.uk/home logro que Liverpool jugara con su camiseta para que así mas gente supiera del proyecto que ayuda a ciegos y débiles visuales en su país.

Liverpool legend John Barnes talks through his top FA Cup memories

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Regular Off The Post Podcast contributors Dan Jarvis and Will Watson nipped along to a rather entertaining Q and A with world renowned rap star and occasional footballer John Barnes. Like all former England internationals, the jewel in the crown of Barnes' entertaining anecdotes gravitated around Paul Gascoigne.

STEVIE G IN IRISH TV EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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Liverpool's Captain Steven Gerrard was in Ireland this weekend to promote, not the team, but a charity for Autism.

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The Anfield legend appeared on Ireland's longest running chat show 'The Late late show'
where he talked about his Liverpool career, how he was given his first-team start under Gerrard Houllier at the age of 18.

John Barnes Gets Stuck In Weird Loop While Celebrating Andy Carroll’s Winner vs Blackburn (Video)

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Looks like someone needs to CTRL + ALT + DEL John Barnes, and quickly...

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John Barnes – Liverpool FC need three world-class attackers to compete for the title

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Liverpool legend John Barnes believes the Reds need three "world-class" attacking players to put themselves in the title frame next season.

Liverpool's form in the premier league has been utterly disappointing in the past two months with five defeats in the last six games.

Barnes, speaking at the Soccerex forum in Manchester, said: "How many of these Liverpool players would get in any of the other top teams?

Kenny Dalglish And The Anti-Murder Rocktopus (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The latest off-kilter awesomeness from Scotch mirth-merchants Fitba Thatba; 'Kenny Dalglish and the ROCKTOPUS' a video they cheerfully herald as 'their stupidest ever' and 'without doubt the most idiotic thing they've ever done.'

It's hard to argue.

Race and Liverpool, Part ∞

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"Listen, I'm my own man. If I have something I want to say or do then I will do it. The reason I wore the T-shirt is because I know 100 per cent Luis Suarez is not racist. He is one of the lads in the team that I get on with best of all at the club."

This is not a topic anyone wants to revisit.

Video: Liverpool v. Bolton, 1995 League Cup Final

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The rampant success of the early 1980s gave way to a fairly quiet decade for Liverpool in the League Cup, with the 1-2 result against Arsenal in 1987 their only appearance in a final of a competition they'd dominated. They weren't entirely starved of silverware just yet FA Cup trophies began arriving regularly almost immediately after League Cup success dissipated but with title challenges in league slowly fading, the chance to re-capture a trophy they'd previously been so familiar with was an exciting prospect.

Nelson Mandela: The Liverpool FC Supporter We had to dig deep...

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Nelson Mandela: The Liverpool FC Supporter

We had to dig deep for this one. It turns out the legendary South African human rights and anti-apartheid activist was able to meet Liverpool when the club was on tour in South Africa in the summer of 1994. Serving as the President of South Africa in ‘94, Mandela was proudly presented with a Reds shirt by John Barnes, the club's captain.

Liverpool…good season or bad?

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Liverpool might end up in fourth position and wrap up a League Cup, perhaps even an FA Cup trophy too. At the season's end, however, the most poignant event, the most significant, will still be the Luis Suarez debacle. This club, Liverpool, of the John Barnes era, which stood up against continued racism (during the days when bananas were thrown at the England winger, and star Liverpool player, John Barnes from the terraces) has now sided with a player found guilty of racist incitement by a tribunal.

Liverpool legend John Barnes returns to management...

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Former Liverpool winger John Barnes has agreed to manage one of the 'franchise' teams in India's first professional football tournament. The tournament - scheduled to begin on th 24th March — will contain six 'franchises', and will be organised by Celebrity Management Group and the Indian Football Association.

Brazil

Football GIF: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Nets A Cracker Against Brazil

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By Alan Duffy

Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netted himself quite the memorable goal on Sunday evening, firing home against Brazil at the Maracana after nice work from Frankie Lamps and Wazza Rooney.

John Barnes will no longer be the only port of call of English media outlets ahead of an England away game against Brazil.

Barnes Lights up Rio With Brilliant Individual Goal v Brazil (1984)

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On June 10 1984 John Barnes scored this brilliant individual goal as England beat Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Rio, The goal probably one of England's greatest goal in International football made Barnes a Jamaican by birth worldwide fame but the Watford and Liverpool legend was also a target of racism not only on the continent but also in England where he put up with monkey chants and banana throwing from even the English supporters who should have embraced his skill rather than condemn his colour or race.

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Royal Mail Releases New Stamps to Honor Britain’s Greatest Footballers [PHOTO]

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The Royal Mail, the British postal service, has published a new series of stamps to recognize the greatest British footballers as part of the celebrations to recognize The FA's 150th year anniversary.

The beautiful collection of stamps features some of the biggest names in the game. From top left to right:

Jimmy Greaves (England), John Charles (Wales), Gordon Banks (England), George Best (Northern Ireland), John Barnes (England), Kevin Keegan (England), Denis Law (Scotland), Bobby Moore (England), Bryan Robson (England), Dave Mackay (Scotland) and Bobby Charlton (England).

Royal Mail Celebrate FA’s 150th Anniversary With Special ‘Football Heroes’ Stamps

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By Chris Wright

The Royal Mail are marking the Football Association's 150th anniversary by issuing a special set ofcommemorativestamps featuring 11 of the British game's most revered players asillustrated by artist Andrew Kinsman.

England are represented by Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore, Bryan Robson, Kevin Keegan, John Barnes, Sir Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Greaves, while Wales' John Charles, Norn Iron's George Best and Scotland pair Dave Mackay and Denis Law make up the rest of the home nations XI all 11 players have been inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.

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Robin Van Persie Wins Another Award, Bags Football Writers’ Gong

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By Alan Duffy


"That's two trophies more than the rest of you Gunners have won!"

Coming hot on the heels of his PFA Player of the Year triumph, Arsenal's Robin van Persie has made it two awards out of two by bagging the Football Writers' prize.

John Barnes Gives Backing To Under Fire Dalglish

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Liverpool hero John Barnes has reiterated the face that he believes no manager is immune from criticism but has made it clear that he believes Kenny Dalglish is still the man to take the Reds forward.
The Scot has come under increasing pressure after a string of bad results in the league that has seen them lose six out of their last seven games and slip down to eighth place.

The Rest

Tonka Sportstars – 80s footballers immortalised in plastic

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After posting a picture I took on my phone of an old Peter Beardsley figurine (that shows little to no likeness to the former Everton and Newcastle United forward), I was sent this rather wonderful advert (below). Peter Beardsley was one of many footballers from the late 80s who were immortalised in plastic by Tonka.