Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gordon Tribute from Burley

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gordon Tribute from Burley

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SUNDERLAND keeper Craig Gordon would be between the sticks for England if he had been born south of the border. That is the view of former Scotland boss George Burley as he entered the debate on Roberto Green's howler for England on Saturday night.

"If Craig Gordon was English he would be in the English team - no doubt about that," he said.

"I think 99% of people in football would say the same thing.

"Scotland are very fortunate to have him and they are the envy of every country in Europe, if not the world.

"He missed a few key games for me when I was Scotland manager and we let a few goals in, but when he played he always performed.

"When he went down to Sunderland at first I think there were some slight question marks, but not now. "I watched him a lot last season and he was outstanding. …

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