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VIP Sporting Dinners John Barnes & Ossie Ardiles Luncheon
Balls Brothers, Minster Exchange, City of London
Friday 17th April 2015
We are extremely proud to announce our charity lunch with Ex England football star John Barnes and Former Argentina and Spurs icon Ossie Ardiles at Balls Brothers Minster Exchange in the City of London.
Sporting Dinners Balls Brothers Sample Menu
- Glenarm Smoked Salmon with capers and buttered wholegrain bread
- Sirloin Steak with Chips, vine roasted Tomatoes and a peppercorn sauce
- Cheese Platters, fruit chutney and Biscuits
- Coffee and Petit-Fours
Tables of 10 @ at £850 plus VAT and are available on a first come first served basis.
Individual Bookings on shared tables @ £90 + vat p.p (Limited availability)
John Barnes MBE born 7 November 1963 is a Jamaican-born English former footballer and manager, who currently works as a commentator and pundit.
During his playing career, Barnes had successful periods at Watford and Liverpool in the 1980s and 1990s, winning the First Division twice, the FA Cup twice, and playing for England 79 times (at the time, a record for a black player). After a period at Newcastle United, he ended his playing career at Charlton Athletic in 1999.
After retiring as a player, Barnes had a brief stint as head coach of Celtic in 1999–2000, working alongside Kenny Dalglish. He took over as manager of the Jamaica national team in 2008, but resigned six months later to become manager at Tranmere Rovers. He was sacked by Tranmere in 2009, after a series of poor results.
An Anfield legend, Barnes was voted by Liverpool fans at number five in their 2006 poll of 100 Players who shook the Kop. A year later in 2007, FourFourTwo magazine acclaimed Barnes as the best Liverpool player of all time.
Barnes featured on the song "World in Motion" by New Order, performing a rap towards the end of the song, which was released ahead of England's 1990 FIFA World Cup campaign.
Osvaldo César Ardiles born 3 August 1952, often referred to in Britain as Ossie Ardiles,is a football manager, pundit and former midfielder who won the 1978 FIFA World Cup as part of the Argentine national team. He now runs his own football school in the UK called the Ossie Ardiles Soccer School.
A competitive and skilled midfielder, Ardiles became a cult hero in England, along with Glenn Hoddle and compatriot Ricardo Villa, as a player for Tottenham Hotspur. He left England for a period on loan as a result of the outbreak of the Falklands War in 1982, thus missing most of the 1982–83 English season.
As manager of Tottenham in the mid-1990s, he played several matches utilizing a formation that had five forwards, a formation that hadn't been used in English football since the 1950s.
In January 2012, newly promoted J. League Division 2 side Machida Zelvia appointed Ardiles as their manager.
Sporting Dinners John Barnes & Ossie Ardiles Luncheon