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1 Posted 05/06/2019 at 07:58:22
2 Posted 05/06/2019 at 08:49:23
It's the right decision though, as the club needs to move away from this nice 'peoples club' (God I hate that term) mentality.
Seamus now is the natural successor but wouldn't mind a number 2 with some 'bite in him, as the club is seriously lacking in that department.
3 Posted 05/06/2019 at 10:19:51
All the very best to Jagielka who has been an embodiment of professionalism, dignity, competitiveness and has earned Everton respect over the years. He was the quintessential Moyes signing - relatively cheap, with something to prove, the right work ethic, grounded, team player, a fans favourite, would never rock the boat. One of a dying breed too footballers.
4 Posted 05/06/2019 at 11:35:06
Proud to have had Phil as our captain, good luck to him in the future.
5 Posted 05/06/2019 at 13:22:48
6 Posted 05/06/2019 at 13:35:13
I wish him the best of luck. I don't think he'll go to Sheff Utd but have no doubt there'll be other clubs interested in him.
7 Posted 05/06/2019 at 13:37:30
8 Posted 05/06/2019 at 14:02:40
9 Posted 05/06/2019 at 15:33:22
I never quite agreed with the decision to make him Captain but that does not detract from what a fine player and model professional Jagielka is/was. The club should have acted with more clarity and dignity with such a distinguished player. Ditto Baines. The fact that Jagielka announced it first via his social media long after the last game of the season is a real lack of class from the club.
10 Posted 05/06/2019 at 15:40:32
11 Posted 05/06/2019 at 15:52:23
Also, whos to know whether the decision has only just been made. They could have still been contemplating an extension at the last game.
Personally, Im hoping this means there is a centre back lined up, or its a poor decision to let good cover go.
12 Posted 05/06/2019 at 15:54:38
13 Posted 05/06/2019 at 16:20:12
“Best centre back in England? Hes not even the best centre back at Everton”
14 Posted 05/06/2019 at 16:30:07
The Kop goal was the defining instant of his career (I watched it in my living room with fellow Oregon TWer Paul Columb, and jumped over the couch). But he will always be special to me personally for the fact that on the emotional day when I first visited Goodison, he scored the gamewinner against Leicester... a crashing header off a corner. And the following week against Burnley, he scored again and capped the moment with a cartwheel down the end line. Joyous moments.
Alan #10, he specifically addressed this in an interview last January, confirming that the hard "J" used by most people and even his teammates was what he considered his football or stage name, but that "Yag-yelka" is correct: https://www.90min.com/posts/5959696-everton-captain-jagielka-reveals-why-he-s-fine-with-everyone-mispronouncing-his-name
15 Posted 05/06/2019 at 16:38:18
What a wonderful example to all young footballers on how to conduct yourself.
The man oozed class on and off the pitch.
Its just a pity he hasnt got a winners medal to go with his England caps and captaincy of Everton.
I hope a testimonial is being planned, maybe a Jags 11 against a Bainesy 11 would be appropriate.
16 Posted 05/06/2019 at 16:43:26
I'm not surprised by the announcement as we all know age is the main reason. I like to think that even if Zouma is a non-starter that Everton do have someone else in mind to fill the void apart from Holgate.
17 Posted 05/06/2019 at 16:48:28
18 Posted 05/06/2019 at 17:08:21
Jags has been an excellent player for us. And in an era when we have had little to cheer, his penalty against Man Utd (when he took surely the faster ever run up to a spot kick) led to to a few minutes of joyous delirium at Wembley.
19 Posted 05/06/2019 at 20:06:28
He was often criticised for not being 'vocal' enough, but again I think it's a little unfair. I thought the strongest centre back pairing was him and the much maligned Lescott.
Think it was the Anfield derby cup tie some years ago, at a time when Torres was probably the best centre forward in europe, they simply never gave him a kick all game, they both had tremendous pace, such was their dominance.
It saddens me a little when I hear of the 'legend' status given to Snodin and Graham Stuart, who both spent very few years at the club compared to Jags, the only difference is that they finished their career's with a trophy.
A proper unsung hero, best of luck to whatever he decides to do next.
20 Posted 05/06/2019 at 20:55:26
Good luck Jags and all the best for the future.
21 Posted 05/06/2019 at 21:39:11
Is it true he heard by Twitter that he was being let go? I do hope not.
22 Posted 05/06/2019 at 22:15:57
Browning played a ball in, headed out to McGeady, ball in again, headed out to Jagielka.
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT???????
An Exocet launched off the outside of Jags right boot almost took the net off.
Total silence - broken only by my hysterical scream of YERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS (after I had waited for it to be disallowed for too hard a shot, or no goals outside the box etc)
A few laps of honour followed before I slid across the floor on my knees, arms aloft, to where my brother and mate sat.
I had, of course, forgotten that I was wearing flip flops and shorts. Cue blistered knees and bruised big toe!
Thanks Jags, for one of the most truly uplifting moments in my life. The rest of the holiday was a kopite baiting gas!
I can remember him being played in midfield, then right back and quite honestly being poor, before settling into centre defence at the time when Moyes didn't play Baines either, and had Lescott at left back. When they were finally moved in to the middle of defence, they came into their own.
Good luck in the future skipper, and it would be magnificent of the club if they could organise a pre-season friendly testimonial for you to give you the send off you deserve.
23 Posted 06/06/2019 at 07:58:43
24 Posted 06/06/2019 at 09:14:44
Thanks and good luck Phil.
25 Posted 06/06/2019 at 15:37:43
I sort of sat on my granddads couch with this burst of joy trapped inside.
26 Posted 06/06/2019 at 15:51:26
27 Posted 07/06/2019 at 11:56:23
28 Posted 08/06/2019 at 01:25:54
29 Posted 08/06/2019 at 09:00:50
30 Posted 10/06/2019 at 00:18:59
I remember not being convinced about him. Seemed to be playing 'above' himself. But then he just kept on doing it until you realised that was the player he was. All action, brave, committed, last ditch stuff was the norm.
For a few seasons it's not exaggerating to say he was absolutely outstanding.
Good luck to him.
31 Posted 23/06/2019 at 00:36:55
Special player who was loyal. Best centre half since Ratcliffe.
32 Posted 24/06/2019 at 12:44:27
I was in deepest, darkest Borneo in a shitty bar when he twatted the ball into the RS net from 30 yards for that equaliser, and I'll never forget the stunned silence apart from me and one other blue who's name I forget now. The house-band even stopped playing we made so much noise. Cheers Jags.
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