With Leighton Baines back at Finch Farm after picking up a knock against Lithuania, there were just two Everton representatives in Roy Hodgson's squad but only Jagielka got the nod to start.
Barkley came on as a substitute at Wembley last Friday and was introduced again 10 minutes into the second half against the Italians with England 1-0 down to Graziano Pelle's 29th-minute strike.
The 21 year-old showed more flashes of his talent and improved what was a lacklustre display from Hodgson's men until another sub, Andros Townsend, lashed home the equaliser with 10 minutes to go.
Meanwhile, Muhamed Besic played the second half for Bosnia-Herzegovina in their 1-1 draw in Austria, picking up his customary yellow card for a late challenge on Dragovic and Christian Atsu played 67 minutes for Ghana in their 1-1 draw with Mali in Paris.
From the Academy, Gethin Jones played for Wales Under-21s in their 3-1 win over Bulgaria and Brendan Galloway played the full 90 minutes for England U19s in their 2-1 defeat to France.
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1 Posted 31/03/2015 at 20:43:32
2 Posted 31/03/2015 at 20:43:59
3 Posted 31/03/2015 at 20:50:54
4 Posted 31/03/2015 at 20:52:27
5 Posted 31/03/2015 at 20:58:13
7 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:05:13
"Really poor defending from England. Graziano Pelle was unmarked to flick home, he has been really good. He has been strong and held the ball up very well. Phil Jagielka is five or six yards off him, you need to be tighter. Joe Hart had no chance."
8 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:07:03
9 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:07:15
"Lovely from Ross Barkley, feeling for the defender at his back, turning the other way and spreading it out wide for Kyle Walker to clip over the heads of his team-mates. Barkley always likely to give it away, but heÂs exciting to watch. Can England afford to build a midfield around him though? Or is he too much of a luxury? HeÂs made this better to watch, I know that much."
10 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:05:58
11 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:11:01
12 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:16:41
"No sooner do I say that, and Ross Barkley shows his frustrating side! Harry Kane flicks it on to the Everton man, who gets his head down and drives on, he tries to beat the last man when a simple pass to Wayne Rooney was on. Square it!"
13 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:19:28
14 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:21:52
15 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:25:38
16 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:28:52
17 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:28:25
18 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:35:30
"ThatÂs what Ross Barkley can do, rolling his man and making 45 yards right down the middle, a great run, he then lays it off to Harry Kane who thrashes in a first-time strike, stinging the palms of Gigi Buffon from 20 yards. A sign of EnglandÂs future, perhaps?"
19 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:50:40
20 Posted 31/03/2015 at 21:57:33
22 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:08:00
Jagielka kept England in it, thatÂs why 99.9% of Evertonians fucking hate anything to do with International football. Biased pricks.
23 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:05:37
CanÂt believe the abuse he gets on here. HeÂs an athlete in the Yaya Toure mould.
24 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:11:36
Another sly dig at Everton, as if it was the clubÂs fault he hasnÂt been playing well this season Â– so maybe the rumours about him being wanted at other clubÂs isnÂt as far off the mark as some might believe.
25 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:15:14
26 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:18:18
27 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:12:56
28 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:21:49
Barkley injects pace into the game, when he gets the chance to turn.
Carrick might not be the quickest, but heÂs a very talented footballer, and England improved from the minute he came onto the pitch
Usually do okay in friendlies, England, but, like Everton, theyÂre never as good when the pressure is on!
29 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:29:46
"...thatÂs why 99.9% of Evertonians fucking hate anything to do with International football..."
And this confirms that 93.6666666% of statistical data is made up on the spur of the moment to prove ... nothing in particular.
30 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:36:06
Barkley was pretty good when he came on not unbelievable. His decision-making was still poor but will get better. He simply does not defend Â– whether manager and team can accept that, I donÂt know.
I do think, if he plays at a top of a diamond, he would be great for us and be the man.
35 Posted 31/03/2015 at 22:43:58
He is too introverted for his own good, when he showed great skill and awareness by driving straight through the Italian defence, he should have ignored RooneyÂs shout for the pass and had a shot at the goal, the same as Townsend had done minutes before>
Until he realises he is as good as most of the English players, he will not improve; lack of confidence is one thing holding him back.
36 Posted 31/03/2015 at 23:03:48
37 Posted 31/03/2015 at 23:07:20
Getting on his back when he makes a mistake or pointing out a fault will not improve his confidence. With a decent manager, he will be a fantastic player.
40 Posted 31/03/2015 at 23:15:31
Getting on his back for the sake of it is not what a lot of us are trying to do, we want him to succeed, but if he is not told his faults, how is he going to learn?
41 Posted 31/03/2015 at 23:21:13
42 Posted 31/03/2015 at 23:14:53
It would be great if BarkleyÂs impact could end in a few more goals like the Townsend cracker.
43 Posted 31/03/2015 at 23:36:37
44 Posted 01/04/2015 at 01:30:46
45 Posted 01/04/2015 at 01:45:05
Phil Jagielka 5
Heavy touch in bring the ball out and, along with Smalling, failed to command the penalty area for ItalyÂs goal. Look ill at ease.
Delph got 5.5 and that was one shit performance by him.
46 Posted 01/04/2015 at 01:24:04
How many top players make these long high speed runs? Bale certainly, YaYa Toure occasionally... but not many. ItÂs a sure way of being knackered in next to no time.
Barkley is a big powerful lad not built for stamina. HeÂs not a Naismith or a Besic who can both run all day and not breathe heavy. He has to learn to pace himself whilst not upsetting supporters who want to see more energy. Oh yes, IÂve screamed at him many times.
Right now IÂm not certain he is 100% match fit. He was gasping for air after those long runs last night and IÂm hoping Martinez will play him further up the pitch. WeÂll see. More than likely heÂll be back on the bench.
48 Posted 01/04/2015 at 05:57:10
He has a decent bit of pace on him and I know that most times you CAN put ÂstaminaÂ on to ÂsprintÂ but not sprint onto stamina. You also lose the Âsnap and twitchÂ reactions when you bulk up too much.
I also have doubts and worries with the way Martinez has handled the whole fitness side of the Club, given our poor over all start, the wholesale resignations and departures of long-serving staff, all the hammies, OsmanÂs book and "MartinezÂs hardest day was like MoyesÂs softest day" revelations. I even think some of BarryÂs poor form is down to a lack of a really hard pre-season, the sort that ÂPuts money in the bankÂ over a long campaign.
I have also watched with Interest the 3 careers of Israel Folau, RL, Aussie Rules and RU, and how he changed his muscle mass and aerobic capabilities, down with mass and up with speed and stamina and back up with mass for Union. He was I think 98 kg for League, 93 kg for AFL, is now 103 kg for Union and in none of those 3 shapes is or was there any fat.
So it is do-able, all the info is out there in physio-land. Lukaku could do with the same as well.
49 Posted 01/04/2015 at 07:44:10
Barkley can be as good as anyone in English Football, heÂs got the talent. LetÂs get behind the kid, and enjoy him when he comes good.
51 Posted 01/04/2015 at 08:17:27
Jags was fantastic at reading most moves and intercepting danger. As we also know though, most of JagielkaÂs best defensive play is on the ground or waist height; anything in the air is when he is uncomfortable.
At least we got through the break without injuries... didnÂt we??
52 Posted 01/04/2015 at 09:15:56
Barkley is still young, give him a break.
He definetly suffered a la Baines Â– nobody passed to him for long stretches of the game.
53 Posted 01/04/2015 at 09:38:50
54 Posted 01/04/2015 at 09:50:43
At the end of the day, I and a lot of fans on here rate Ross and know he will come good. IÂve said it many times he is a very slow learner but his time will come.
If I ever doubt him, I think back to the Man City game at the end of last season when he did everything right, so I know he will become the player we will all be proud of... itÂs just a matter of when.
55 Posted 01/04/2015 at 11:31:55
56 Posted 01/04/2015 at 13:14:06
This season he has played central midfield, left wing, number ten, holding midfield. WhatÂs MartinezÂs next brilliant idea? Left back? Goalie? Centre-Forward?
We are so lucky to have a potential diamond, and we can see what he is capable of. He is not without his faults, mainly to do with psychology and decision-making, but all he needs is the correct coaching and development, and itÂs not happening. Not at GP, at any rate.
I also agree Jags was MotM Â– assured, hardly ever lost possession, so many blocks and tackles I lost count.
57 Posted 01/04/2015 at 13:28:41
He is a great talent for sure, but we will need to take it slowly with him and give him room to develop at his own pace. He is not going to be a player like Rooney or Gerrard who walks into the team and performs immediately, as he seems to lack that bit of cockiness and confidence.
58 Posted 01/04/2015 at 13:45:33
59 Posted 01/04/2015 at 14:38:45
60 Posted 01/04/2015 at 14:38:51
61 Posted 01/04/2015 at 16:03:16
I had my eyes tested last weekend and wondered if he might like the number of my optician. As they say, "ShouldÂve gone to Specsavers". Sorry about my senior moment back there. IÂm well over sixty, I think itÂs allowed now and then... hehe.
62 Posted 01/04/2015 at 17:32:26
63 Posted 01/04/2015 at 19:01:41
64 Posted 01/04/2015 at 20:12:40
65 Posted 01/04/2015 at 20:17:15
What makes you think Barkley canÂt get around the football pitch? There are certainly a few Italian players who would disagree with you when he left them for dead yesterday while dribbling the ball from deep.
Barkley may stroll around the pitch at times when he doesnÂt have the ball, but that seems to either be his style which neither Hodgson or Martinez is changing, or maybe heÂs under specific instruction to save his energy for breaking forward and let others do the closing down.
66 Posted 01/04/2015 at 20:37:48
Makes you wonder if Barkley spent more time with the England coaches than RM we might have the real Barkley back.
67 Posted 01/04/2015 at 22:12:22
At Everton, heÂs expected to perform at a high level for 93 minutes and he certainly kept going at Kiev. In other games he hasnÂt fared so well and if there is a stamina or fitness problem it needs to be sorted. I love watching him on the ball and hope he has many happy years in a blue shirt. A royal blue shirt.
68 Posted 01/04/2015 at 23:09:52
69 Posted 02/04/2015 at 01:26:53
These players are being elevated beyond their station because theyÂre playing against very ordinary players who happen to have genius agents.
Gareth Bale for Â€100? I have 2 words to say about that... 1) Sheedy. And
2 ) SHEEDY.
70 Posted 02/04/2015 at 02:34:19
I do wonder what the coaches do in training and if they have all forgotten that a good player or team lets the ball do all the running and a good player or team should always have control of the ball and where it goes on the pitch.
71 Posted 02/04/2015 at 06:46:28
Why is it that most on here have been having a go at the squadÂs lack of fitness levels all season? Do you seriously think anything will change next season.
Living in hope is for fools. The debate about Ross will go on with every game he plays or doesnÂt. The only common thread I will agree on is supporting any player who wears the blue shirt.
Ronaldo conserves his energy for bursting runs, well thatÂs what he did at Man Utd.
With nothing much but pride to play for until the end of the season, itÂs going to be a long debatable Summer here on ToffeeWeb. IÂm certainly looking forward to the many polarized views it will create.
72 Posted 02/04/2015 at 07:47:39
Agree Barry, has been shocking this season, but he is a much better player than Carsley ever was for me.
73 Posted 02/04/2015 at 10:23:21
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