“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