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Last Updated: Monday, 17 December 2007, 13:23 GMT
How will English football develop?



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"Isolated but not isolated" was another of Wilkinson's NFC requirements - he could not have done much better than Burton.

Local council leader Alex Fox says you can get almost anywhere in England inside three hours and with East Midlands Airport only 20 minutes away he is probably right.

Even better than that there is a private airfield next to the NFC.

Despite that, Burton was not everybody's choice. Shropshire's Lilleshall has its supporters, while others think it is too far from Wembley to be the national team's training base.



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