If you ever feel a touch of nostalgia for England’s 1966 World Cup win, sense the drama when you see that picture of Gazza with a tear in his eye and know that Harry Kane does more than just advertise razors, then a visit to the Hilton at St George’s Park is a must. It embodies the very essence of young England’s recent glories.
There’s that photo of a hyper-charged Stewart “Psycho” Pearce thumping his three-lions chest and emitting a primeval roar when the demons of his penalty miss had finally been avenged. Located at the geographical heart of the country close to Burton-upon-Trent, the National Football Centre is mission control for English Football.
Inevitably the cult of soccer celebrity creates a frisson of excitement. Who is that in Man City training kit at breakfast? Has Harry Maguire hung up his England blazer in your wardrobe? Has Gareth