UK time is: 20:00:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Competition for England is strong

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is enjoying the strong competition amongst the England team.

While the Football Association celebrate 150 years with a prestigious friendly against Brazil on Wednesday evening at Wembley, the players can use the chance to impress England boss Roy Hodgson.

Jags has been involved in England's last three competitive fixtures despite fierce competition from a variety of different options available to Hodgson.

With the retirement from international football of John Terry, many would have thought that England's defence will have been weakened, but former team-mates Joleon Lescott and Jags have stepped in and impressed while younger prospects Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill have also shown what they can do.

Even Rio Ferdinand has not ruled out an England return at some point.

"The last 12 months have been a bit of a whirlwind, From being in a position where you could pretty much have written down the back four and guessed who was going to be on the bench, now I don`t think anyone is guaranteed to start. Jagielka told The Post.

He continued: "We have four or five really good centre-backs who are competing for both positions.

"It is not even like one central defensive place is nailed down and the other is available.

"I guess that is what the manager enjoys.


Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Yak Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 5 2013

Time: 10:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Everton Articles

Everton need the break (Friday March 6 2015)

60% want Martinez gone (Friday March 6 2015)

Everton don't have the legs (Thursday March 5 2015)

Stats: Stoke City v Everton (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Do you still back Martinez? (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stoke City V Everton Match Preview (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Lukaku can hit 20 goals (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Archived Everton Articles

List All Vital Everton Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. EvertonMike 12
2. Rob-EFC 11
3. Yak 4

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Newcastle 28 9 8 11 -11 35
12. Crystal Palace 28 7 9 12 -8 30
13. WBA 28 7 9 12 -10 30
14. Everton 28 6 10 12 -8 28
15. Hull City 28 6 9 13 -11 27
16. Sunderland 28 4 14 10 -16 26
17. Aston Villa 28 6 7 15 -23 25

Breaking League News

Something For The Weekend (485)
Aston Villa : 06/03/2015 18:24:00
Chelsea Crash to Youth Cup Semi 1st Leg Defeat
Chelsea : 06/03/2015 17:34:00
Interest in Chelsea`s Remy!
Chelsea : 06/03/2015 17:22:00
Chelsea Reportedly Sign Romanian Youngster
Chelsea : 06/03/2015 17:05:00
United Tracking a Young Brazilian Striker
Man Utd : 06/03/2015 17:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you still back Martinez?
Suggested By:  
Yes 18%
No 61%
Give him another season 18%
Undecided 3%