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Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes

Clubs played for: Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion, Leeds United, Coventry City, Manchester United, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Port Vale, Hull City, Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland (1974-1988)

Born: 1957

Birthplace: Manchester

Died:

Position: Left-winger

Biography: A full England international winger who was born in Manchester and made his name with Manchester City. Transferred from the northern club, who groomed him through their apprentice ranks, to West Bromwich Albion in 1979. Went on to play for a number of league clubs before ending with a spell in America. Came back to the UK in 1991 and turned out for Mossley. Later returned to Maine Road to help out in the Social Club, and then to help coach the youngsters. He has worked in radio, TV, coaching and scouting. Was the director of Kick Off Soccer Centre, has been involved with a company that sells artificial pitches, and has also worked at City in their hospitality suites.




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Barnes, Peter In the late 70s used to hang round Maine Road watching City train and getting autographs etc. One day the coach was due to leave for an away game but couldnt as Barnes had not turned up. Half an hour later he appeared puffing and panting and flustered. He had forgotten to adjust his watch to the seasonal timechange clock and hadnt realised the real time! His team mates gave him some stick that day! On another occasion the City were training at their complex in a residential area. There were houses opposite but were far enough away to be safe from any wayward shots--or so thought. Peter proved me wrong however with the most wildest, inaccurate shot that went so high it must have frightened the martians! The ball ended up in someone's front bedroom via a loudly shattered window!


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