England’s J-Force give Sunderland fans brief respite from gloom

12 July 2018 07:00
England’s early goal in the World Cup semi-final against Croatia was a shot in the arm for admirers of north-east boys Jordan Henderson and Jordan PickfordTina Carney kept scrolling through her phone and eventually located it. “Here he is, doesn’t he look young,” exclaimed the lifelong Sunderland supporter, as she showed off a screen suddenly filled by a photograph of a beaming Jordan Pickford standing alongside her. “It was taken only about a year ago but he’s filled out a bit since then. He’s such a lovely lad.”Carney and her husband Peter were chatting in a Sunderland hotel bar in which the view from almost every window is blocked by the imposing bulk of the Stadium of Light and its vertiginous stands. Related: England’s World Cup dream dashed as Croatia win semi-final in extra time Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian