Football leg­ends John Barnes, Rob­bie Fowler in town

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KUCH­ING: English Premier League Liver­pool Football Club leg­ends John Barnes and Rob­bie Fowler are in town for the shoot­ing of a travel doc­u­men­tary high­light­ing, among other tourist spots, the Sarawak Cul­tural Vil­lage (SCV) in San­tubong.

Yes­ter­day’s post from SCV Face­book like page con­firmed the visit.

Two re­li­able sources said they could not di­vulge in­for­ma­tion out of re­spect for the for­mer foot­ballers’ pri­vacy and that of the film­ing crew.

It is un­der­stood that the duo ar­rived here yes­ter­day and their de­par­ture was also not dis­closed by the sources.

Ac­cord­ing to Wikipedia, Barnes was named the PFA Play­ers’ Player of the Year twice - in 1987/88 and 1989/90 se­ries of the EPL.

He was also the Football Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Foot­baller of the Year in 1987/88. In the runup to Eng­land’s 1990 Fifa World Cup cam­paign he recorded a rap for the of­fi­cial team song, New Or­der’s ‘World in Mo­tion’ and in 2005 Barnes was in­ducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

He played for Liver­pool as a winger in 1987 to 1997, ap­pear­ing for the club 403 times and scored a to­tal of 106 goals. With Liver­pool he won the First Divi­sion cham­pi­onship twice and the English FA Cup twice.

The 54-year- old re­tired as a foot­baller in 1999 when he was with Charl­ton Ath­letic and moved on as a coach with Celtic ( Scot­land) (1999 to 2000) and man­ager of Ja­maican na­tional team (2008 to 2009) and Tran­mere Rovers (Eng­land) for four months in 2009.

Fowler, 42, a striker, played for Liver­pool Youth team from 1984 to 1993 be­fore play­ing as se­nior from 1993 to 2001.

He sub­se­quently played for Leeds United and Manch­ester City be­fore mak­ing a come­back to Liver­pool in 2006. Due to his ruth­less­ness in front of goal he was nick­named ‘God’ by Liver­pool fans. He scored 183 goals for the club.

Both Barnes and Fowler were mem­bers of the Eng­land Squad in their hey­days. And now they are sports tele­vi­sion per­son­al­i­ties.

Barnes (right) and Fowler at SCV — Photo cour­tesy of SCV Face­book Like page

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