What They're Saying: Nick Pope

“Brightlingsea was a bit of a rough one -- I hope the people there won’t mind me saying that -- and Little Oakley. Some places you might not even find on a map to be honest. Ten people and a dog were watching, not many."

-- Surprise England call-up Nick Pope, who played in as low as the seventh tier of English soccer -- the Essex & Suffolk Border League -- for Bury Town reserves after being cut by Ipswich Town at the age of 16. The keeper started the 2017-18 season as the backup at Burnley before another England candidate, Tom Heaton, was hurt. (The Sun)
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