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Last Updated: Monday, 17 December 2007, 10:31 GMT
How will English football develop?



National Football Centre
It took the French Football Federation 10 years to get Clairefontaine up and running and another 10 years for it to bear fruit at the 1998 World Cup.

Wilkinson first called for an English equivalent in his 1997 Charter for Quality; 10 years later he is still waiting.

He wanted Burton, which was initially expected to cost 40m, to be "a special place, committed to excellence".

That budget has doubled now but England are no closer to excellence. Can we dream of a home win - like France - in 2018?



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