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John Barnes

Former Football and Manager and Pundit

How ‘I’ fits into TEAM, and the super "I"

John Barnes MBE is a former footballer and manager, who currently works as a commentator and a pundit for ESPN and SuperSport. During his playing career, Barnes had successful periods at Watford and Liverpool, winning the First Division twice, the FA Cup twice, and playing for England 79 times. 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, which was released ahead of England’s 1990 FIFA World Cup Campaign.

best teams built with focus on role of eah player in team, danger of having "special" players is there effect on rest of the team and who takes responsibility for performance. Teams are made up of individuals with different and special skill sets. Great teams have a philosophy of creating an environment of excellence for the team and not for individuals. In successful teams, those individuals who do bring unique or better skills do not take the kudos as individuals, but celebrate the success and share in the disappointments of the team.