Jagielka looks to be winning his race against injury to feature one more time in the Premier League for Everton this season when the Blues host Norwich City on the final day of the season but his chances of representing England could be dashed if Hodgson takes only seven defenders to France next month.
The 32-year-old's chances of being fit for Euro2016 looked slim when he played through a hamstring strain in an attempt to skipper Everton into the FA Cup Final 10 days ago but he is now expected to be fit in time for the tournament.
Hodgson, who took just seven defenders to the 2014 World Cup, could do the same for the European Championships and, barring injury to team-mate John Stones, Chelsea's Gary Cahill, Manchester United's Chris Smalling that would almost certainly mean Jagielka missing out.
Leighton Baines, meanwhile, is not expected to make the cut either, with Tottenham's Danny Rose and Southampton fullback Ryan Bertrand the more likely choices. Baines has barely featured for England this season due to his recurrent ankle problems.
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2 Posted 03/05/2016 at 19:52:33
3 Posted 03/05/2016 at 19:57:14
If he's going for the young ones and they are good enough then think it's a good thing, but sometime experience in the squad is a good thing.
4 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:00:12
5 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:16:06
That'll be just Stones and Barkley then.
6 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:29:31
7 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:31:09
8 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:35:24
9 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:39:48
And as Liam says Lets let some one elses defenders be blamed for when it all goaes wrong.
10 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:40:03
However, the positive is they both will be fit and raring to go for next season.
11 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:44:32
12 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:53:41
As much as its a shame for them it's common sense really.
13 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:54:44
With my Italian and Irish 'both sides' family, I think I will support them.
14 Posted 03/05/2016 at 20:55:46
Also surprised, considering that the English squad isn't exactly flush with top class CBs.
15 Posted 03/05/2016 at 21:06:18
So do the Leicester players, so all their English players should go, should they?
You can no longer class a player's worth or ability on what they have won, for example David 'where did he go?' Luise, or the two carthorse centre-halves at Man City.
16 Posted 03/05/2016 at 21:11:35
17 Posted 03/05/2016 at 21:58:52
Phil Jagielka not going to France but Chris Smalling will be...
Don't get me started on Clyne.
Hodgson subscribes to having his favourites and picking flash in the pans: Welbeck, Clyde, the up and coming young 28-next-month Lallana, Wilshere, Walcott, Gibbs, Townsend, Sterling...
I'm sure there is some embryo striker in the Manure squad he's already lining up to debut after scoring one goal next season...
18 Posted 03/05/2016 at 22:02:42
19 Posted 03/05/2016 at 22:11:17
Barkley could do with the rest too, he's played far too often this season when being taken out the team now and again would have benefited him and anyone of our fringe players like Deulofeu, Mirallas, Dowell etc.
For Stones, and us, it could of course go two ways; it's anyone's guess which one will turn up the Bobby Moore version or the Bobby Davro one!
20 Posted 03/05/2016 at 22:37:39
21 Posted 03/05/2016 at 23:12:39
22 Posted 04/05/2016 at 00:27:10
Unfortunately Baines hasn't been the same player since he signed his last contract in 2013. Hopefully he gets a full pre-season and is ready from the off.
23 Posted 04/05/2016 at 01:28:05
Stones and Barkley will in all likelihood be the only 2 in the squad if as expected Woy only takes 7 defenders and Jags misses out. Baines has seen too many other left backs over take him in the pecking order for him to stand any chance of making the squad. Danny Rose will probably be 1st choice LB and I don't think you can argue with that as he's had an excellent season with Spurs.
Cahill and Smalling will get the nod ahead of Stones. All the media scrutiny on him this season hasn't helped and all the hype surrounding Barkley as the best English talent since Gazza circa Italia 90 will be seen for what it is ... hot air. In my opinion, Barkley is lucky to be anywhere near the England squad. Dele Alli is twice the player. How you can be an international midfielder when you can't tackle, you don't chase back, you never look up and your decision making is as bad as anything I've seen in a football pitch is frankly beyond me!!!
I'm expecting the usual disappointing early exit from England and a green and white party from the Republic of Ireland. I know which one I prefer!!!
24 Posted 04/05/2016 at 02:04:09
If it's form their picked on then Stones ane Ross shouldn't be considered either. However it will be interesting to see how they play under a different manager.
I have not watched a England game in years.
25 Posted 04/05/2016 at 06:25:31
I do think Jagielka is still one of the best, but why would you choose half of one of the worst defensive outfits in the Premiership? I would always choose winners, not losers...
26 Posted 04/05/2016 at 08:53:12
But then you know he'll pick people like Phil Jones and Jordan Henderson to go who are rubbish. There's no way the likes of Phil Jones so be picked ahead of them to go to the Euros so really they should get the nod in that case.
27 Posted 04/05/2016 at 08:55:52
Don't get me wrong Roy has demonstrated a genuine interest in some of the countries younger talent but it's too media driven.
I can understand Baines not going but not to take Jags is disgraceful. As for Stones and Barkley, they are 2 totally different players away from the shackles of this clown of a manager, so they'll probably flourish and enjoy the occasion.
28 Posted 04/05/2016 at 09:37:33
29 Posted 04/05/2016 at 10:36:43
Why the contempt for the competitions you've listed?
Are you one of the "if Everton aren't in it I don't care" crowd?
30 Posted 04/05/2016 at 11:05:10
32 Posted 04/05/2016 at 11:47:33
Jags is unlucky to miss out. He's played a lot for Roy and also been decent this season. I think it's the 'last ditch' nature of his defending rather than 'anticipating danger' style that hinders him. Terrific Premier League player but international class? I'm not so sure
That said, Cahill and Smalling aren't great either and I think Jags IS the 3rd best English centre-back. Better than Stones. I feel a bit sorry for him.
33 Posted 04/05/2016 at 11:54:19
Stones has had a joke of a season and Barkley, despit his assists goes missing for long periods in games. But the medjia seems to pick the side so they're both in. Admittedly they seem to play better in a different team....wonder why that is.
Feel sorry for Jags and Baines but they have not been good enough to merit a place. Tbh I never really thought Jagielka was international standard anyway (then again Cahill isn't either imo).
34 Posted 04/05/2016 at 11:58:49
Are United and Chelsea Sky clubs (whatever that means)? Neither are in the top four. How could this happen?
How have Baines and Jagielka every played for England? How are Barkley and Stone still playing for them?
The paranoia had died down on ToffeeWeb recently.
35 Posted 04/05/2016 at 15:31:04
So you are OK with Cahill going are you? Multi-million-pound squad Chelsea have conceded one less goal than Everton.
Also, a very poor Man Utd, 'and have been for two seasons at least,' You would take Jones And Smalling?
Liverpool conceded one less than Everton but it's okay to take their players? What exactly is your criteria for squad choices again?
36 Posted 04/05/2016 at 15:43:29
As I've said already, if using the method of form picking a player, most of the England squad would not be picked.
Liverpool under performed, Chelsea, so bad they got the manager sacked, 'oh hang on, so did Liverpool,' Man Utd another very poor season, so on your ideas of 'still' thinking Englands squad is picked on form alone,' almost all of the players in the teams I've mentioned should not be picked.
37 Posted 04/05/2016 at 16:02:46
Rose and Baines for left back slot. Smalling, Cahill, Jags and Stones (can't see him getting a game) at centre half.
38 Posted 04/05/2016 at 16:51:48
39 Posted 04/05/2016 at 21:09:16
I feel the Euros have come at a bad time for Baines, idiots have moved quickly to write him of due to his injury. IMO, Baines is by far the best English left full back.
Jags is a 100% type of guy and deserves a lot more recognition than he gets, he's undoubtedly one of the best English centre-back and IMO he's in form, especially if his competition is Cahill.
40 Posted 04/05/2016 at 22:14:30
41 Posted 05/05/2016 at 20:47:36
Also when he took 7 defenders wasn't that because he had Phil Jones covering multiple positions. The only way he takes 7 is if Stones covers RB so Jags might still get in. Or he may think that Dier (a donkey of a player) covers CB?
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