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Everton FC can mix Dogs of War with School of Science - Phil Jagielka

27 Mar 2010 07:00:00

Phil Jagielka 300 PHIL JAGIELKA today warned their Euro-chasing rivals that Everton can mix the dogs of war spirit with the school of science flair. The England defender was impressed at how his team-mates matched Bolton Wanderers physically, and weathered the storm of Manchester City's attacking to win both games with stylish goals. He believes that flexibility of styles is a progression from recent Everton teams. Jagielka said: 'We can mix it up. We played ugly when we had to against City but we can really play now too. 'Maybe a couple of seasons ago we were a bit more one dimensional. We had flair players, but it was more about making sure there was a clean sheet and nicking an odd goal whereas now we are a bit more expansive, and it's a bit more easy on the eye.' The centre-half has been forging a strong partnership with Sylvain Distin which has resulted in two clean sheets. And Jagielka insists that the communication gap between him and the Frenchman is shrinking too. He said: 'My French isn't too bad. We have a laugh and a joke. I've got a couple of phrases and I've promised I'll learn French for him.


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