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Last Updated: Monday, 17 December 2007, 10:21 GMT
How will English football develop?



The National Football Centre at Burton-on-Trent
When FA technical director Howard Wilkinson began his search for a site for English football's answer to Clairefontaine, he had a clear picture in mind.

It should be away from prying eyes but with good transport links. It should be beautiful and inspirational.

And when he found 350 acres of Staffordshire countryside west of Burton-on-Trent he knew he had found his "place to work".

Here, and over the next few pages, we reveal the original plans for the National Football Centre.



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