Discussion in 'Aussies Abroad' started by The Old Lady Hertha, Aug 23, 2006.
in the pre match ITV (UK) programme buidling up to the FA Cup Semi final against ManU, they interviewed Cahil.
some questions regarding his future:
Q. (Cahil was talking about hopefully Everton winning some major trophies) winning major trophies...there is a short cut to that, moving to another club. what would you do if a offer from Barcelona was put to you.
A. I would go and talk to the gaffer.
Never. The club has given so much to me, it would be totally disrespectful. I am a type of person to whom its important what is thought of him after his playing career is over.
I hope hes ours to the end of time.
I think Timmy will be staying at Everton. Through to the FA Cup Final too!
Cahil was one lucky SOB when Berbatov fcked it up in more fanstastic a fashion than he did.
Everton could have so easily lost the PK shootout due to his a la waddle pk miss. His PK was so bad that it wasnt even funny, and it plainly looked like he simply bottled it rather than another kind of error like slipping on the grass.
however Berbatov, the 1st ManU pk taker, fcked it up in an even more of fantastical a fashion, and since Everton won, dont think any of the fans will remember Cahil's pk, something that could have been a blemish in his outstanding season for them so far.
It happens to the best of them. Timmy has pulled Everton out of the shit so many times, so i don't think anyone should be too critical of him.
Cahill strikes back
It's idle transfer window rumours at the moment, but could be big news if it comes about! Tim Cahill to Manchester United?
I highly doubt Cahill would move anywhere except back home, to be honest. He seems like the type of lad that won't follow the money, no matter how much is flashed at him.
He would still want to go somewhere to play at a higher level (and with Everton's blessing TBH) - ie a powerhouse team with not just UCL games, but a chance at winning.
Not sure if this would extend to the English powerhouses though, and certainly wouldn't be Liverpool. If Milan, Real or Barca came knocking though I couldn't see him refusing.
And I'm still LOL'ing at Everton's away strip!
haha yeah pink and black, a great colour combination!
Hey hey hey... a lot of great people wore pink and black:
Sorry, not into gay porn
I can't believe they did the club crest in pink too though!
Someone please save Cahill from Everton
Ehh... I don't know. I agree with some of it.
In the past I've thought Everton was a very good fit for Cahill. He's not a midfield maestro, he's a box-to-box workhorse. He thrives on a team that plays workmanlike football, that can service him consistently with crosses into the box. I think if you put him into a team that demanded their attacking midfielder to be a playmaker and creator he'd struggle.
That said, it's never good for a player to be in a team where his teammates are simply not up to standard. Again, because he's not a creator, because he relies on service from other players, he needs to be in a side that can provide that otherwise he's wasted and ineffective.
We have to remember that Cahill is just a very good player - he's not as influential as Kewell was in his heyday. Moyes is a manager who knows how to use a player like Cahill, and is willing to build a team around him. That's rare, and I'd be hesitatant to throw that away.
No one can doubt the great player he is, he is good at what he does and that is the run of the mill type person who will try and win even the 30/60s and will come off on top. However, I do not see any big club in Europe where his strengths can be maximised as what Moyes has done with him. I could not see him playing in the big four clubs just because of his style of play.
I have felt this for a long time, it makes sense to why you don't hear even the rumour mill about Cahill because of his style of play, the price of a player at his age and the evaluation Everton has on him. Though I'm pretty sure clubs would love to have Cahill in their roster, but for the price he is worth, I doubt the big clubs in Europe would pay that much for him though.
I don't think he will ever leave Everton. As it's already been said, he has a certain playing style that has a team built around him. He is not a creative midfielder and isn't the most skillful player either. His biggest assets are his runs both in and around the box, his shot, his heading ability and his positioning. A random team can't pick him up and except him to do the same things he does for Everton unless they play him in a formation which utilizes him properly.
Could or should he of had more chances to win silverware at a bigger club? Probably, but we'll never know unless it does happen.
I know Arsene Wenger thinks he's great but as stated before I'm not sure if he could fit into the Arsenal squad with the style they play, I actually do think he could work in the Manchester United squad though.
Scored a pretty typical header off a free kick against Fulham yesterday
his first goal for the season.
I think he's wasted at Everton, having lost lescott will they loose Timmy?
Little ego piece from the Aussie media!
Those are the worst kind of articles. Truly cringeworthy
Give me Rebecca Wilson over these any day of the week TBH. At least with Wilson, you know her limited knowledge about the sport and you know her agenda but with these it's someone with equal limited knowledge of the sport trying to support it
That's a bit harsh. I think the fundamental thrust of the article is sound - being that Australia is extremely heavily reliant on Cahill to supply a large number of their goals, and he delivers extremely consistently in that manner. That will rightfully cause him to be remembered as one of our best-ever Socceroos.
The problem is that he couches statistics like scoring rates in sensationalist hyperbole such as this making him being "more potent than many of world's top strikers".