Watching Phil Jagielka play Right Back for England last night brought back haunting memories of when he first joined Everton, when he was being asked to play out of position in Midfield.
It was through no fault of his own, but I felt embarrassed for the lad, whatching him getting 'munsoned' by the french, who truely targeted his inexperience in that area.
Lord only knows why Moyes and now Capello view him as being a versatile player, because he isn't. He's an excellent centre back, but that's his position, full stop.
Let's hope he doesn't take a confidence hangover into the Sunderland game...
Liam Reilly, Posted 18/11/2010 at 13:57:01
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1 Posted 18/11/2010 at 15:12:42
2 Posted 18/11/2010 at 15:27:47
3 Posted 18/11/2010 at 15:38:27
Jags and Distin rarely get booked and do their job without incurring the ref's wrath.
4 Posted 18/11/2010 at 16:00:58
5 Posted 18/11/2010 at 16:13:45
Still, the wannabe DJ is out for 4 weeks, so not all bad.
6 Posted 18/11/2010 at 16:30:37
7 Posted 18/11/2010 at 17:13:04
8 Posted 18/11/2010 at 18:20:42
Jags was always going to have a bad game. Out of position and with an inexperienced midfield and the shit Barry.
9 Posted 18/11/2010 at 18:42:45
10 Posted 18/11/2010 at 19:57:38
11 Posted 18/11/2010 at 20:55:26
12 Posted 19/11/2010 at 03:25:52
It wasn't Jagielka's fault at all obviously, but it really did highlight the fact we already knew: he's not a full back, he's not a midfielder... but he's one hell of a centre-half.
It's a shame Capello has caught "Man City Fever" with Lescott partnering Rio instead of Jags.
13 Posted 19/11/2010 at 08:25:28
We await your call Mr C. (I now expect some interesting follow-up.)
14 Posted 19/11/2010 at 09:17:04
And I fear Baines has completely burned his bridges after the homesick comment... Gibbs and Warnock ahead of him? do my a favour!
15 Posted 19/11/2010 at 09:23:49
16 Posted 19/11/2010 at 09:41:10
Wannabe DJ refers to the ever lovable Steven Gerrard - Stevie Me Larrr, Stevie GBH, DJ Smackem, and the 'hilarious' incident in a bar when his friends surrounded and allegedly beat up a DJ that allegedly refused to let Stevie play a Phil Collins record. Stevie then allegedly gave him three uppercuts, all in self defence.
All caught on cctv footage which only a blind man or a LFC supporter could defend. Bizarrely enough, Stevie got away with it. On par with Ken Dodd's aquittal over tax evasion, to quote Kent Brockman. Give that man an MBE!
17 Posted 19/11/2010 at 10:19:40
18 Posted 19/11/2010 at 10:50:37
19 Posted 19/11/2010 at 13:07:45
Jagielka at right back?
Gibbs over Baines at left back?
Capello is absolutely clueless.
20 Posted 19/11/2010 at 13:49:23
Still I think Baines will be better off not being associated with a performance like that anyway.
21 Posted 19/11/2010 at 14:09:25
22 Posted 19/11/2010 at 15:06:24
23 Posted 21/11/2010 at 13:48:44
That makes Capello putting him RB even more baffling, especially with Micah Richards on the bench. We have two better English RBs at Everton so Im sure the whole country could muster one. He is a great CB and he should have started there, much better in the second half and he and Lescott looked comfortable and solid together like they used to for us.
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