Though in Qatar for the Asian Cup, Tim Cahill continues to be a marvelous ambassador for Everton. In multiple media interviews aired throughout Asia he comes across as a compassionate mature bloke fully in tune with world affairs. With not a hint of grandiose posturing, Tim exudes the kind of pride in our club that only true blues would have.
With Asia fast becoming a world power house having two thirds of the world population and soaring economies, it is a magnet that attracts western businesses on the look out for profit. Having Chang's business contacts on board and now wonderful publicity generated by Cahill, there could be an opening for our club.
Has Everton the financial expertise to take advantage of the situation?
Dick Fearon, Posted 14/01/2011 at 11:04:06
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1 Posted 14/01/2011 at 16:58:01
2 Posted 14/01/2011 at 17:17:33
3 Posted 14/01/2011 at 17:17:40
George Carlin hit it right three years back...(50 seconds in)
It goes the same for David Beckham, and thank God Tim does this on the other side of the globe or I'd become seriously annoyed by him.
4 Posted 14/01/2011 at 18:14:38
5 Posted 14/01/2011 at 18:39:27
6 Posted 14/01/2011 at 18:55:00
7 Posted 14/01/2011 at 18:56:58
He's a fucking footballer, not some renowned expert on the most pressing geopolitical issues of modern times.
8 Posted 14/01/2011 at 19:09:25
9 Posted 14/01/2011 at 19:14:23
10 Posted 14/01/2011 at 20:48:04
Because people are footballers, princesses, lords, kings queens, that does not make them more humane than the average working person, it just gives companies and global brands an opportunity to expand their profile.
Im sure Cahill is sincere in his actions, but so are thousands of other people, who we never hear of.
11 Posted 14/01/2011 at 21:30:02
Well done, Tim.
12 Posted 14/01/2011 at 22:21:11
I presume that Nick# and others of his ilk have already made their donation or volunteered their assistancetoward the worst ecological and human disaster ever to strike Queensland.
In response to a media focussed on Asain Cup hype he pointed out that there was much more important things happening all over the world. What did you miserable gits expect Tim to do or say. What in hells name is wrong with Tim using his position to draw attention to the important part in any recovery will depend not only to volunteers on the ground but also upon the genorosity of millions.
It is quite clear that the cynics/critics mentioned above would rather Tim behaved like the typical boorish self centered star sportsman of the type preferred by them.
Tim is doing the best he can, what are they doing.
13 Posted 14/01/2011 at 23:19:35
Anyway, me and my wife are off to Bunnings to get some rubber gloves, shovels and brushes and then were off to Brisbane to clean up a strangers house, because we can.
Here is a link to the QLD Donations website if you'd like to make a contribution to the effort, because you can.
14 Posted 14/01/2011 at 23:19:20
15 Posted 14/01/2011 at 23:07:43
But I'm with Dick on this one. Tim is a man of great honour and integrity, and not only someone who'll live in the hearts and minds of many Evertonians long after he's retired, but someone whose ability to tune into the Real World sets him apart from the selfish millonaire footballer stereotype.
Whether or not his all-round-good-blokeness is sufficient to attract money to Goodison, I don't know. But I do know that Tim's few minutes being interviewed in Qatar will present Everton in a much better light that Kenwright's years of 24:7 tail-chasing.
Indulge me here people, but Tim Cahill is exactly the sort of bloke Everton should eventually be looking to bring into the boardroom/ administrative side of things. As well as being a move that would be go down well on the PR front with fans and media, he's obviously a very canny businessman with friends in high places.
But Everton's current custodians are as likely to think-forward as Arteta is to pass forward.
16 Posted 15/01/2011 at 00:19:58
There is no expertise at all, financial or otherwise with the business side of the club. Shutting your eyes, covering your ears and crossing your fingers is the current business model. Unless investment or finance falls into Kenwright's lap it just wont happen.
17 Posted 15/01/2011 at 00:46:52
The next time I see an accident I will think of Everton. Priceless.
18 Posted 15/01/2011 at 03:21:21
19 Posted 15/01/2011 at 04:16:11
Brisbane is a wonderful city but its leaking like a sieve now, and hurting, it puts a lot of things into perspective. Say one thing for Aussies, they don?t moan in an armchair, they clear up the shit. I have moaned a lot the past year or so, now I am clearing up in my wellies and realising that Everton Football Club is in a worse shape than the city I am in now. In six months this city will not have forgotten those who perished but they will have sorted most of the crap out.
A few motivated people have done more in one day in this city than those running our club will achieve in a lifetime. I realise that?s what?s lacking to fix it, motivation. Not just money... but people who can get things done and those who just look for excuses or investment 24/7.
I so want Everton to do well, I want them to start by shafting King Kenny and the Knobs this weekend, I want someone to buy our club and be motivated to gather all its supporters under one banner and motivate a team, a club and a city to be proud once more of the boys in blue.
I realise that the pragmatists need the money, but you need the will as well. From the very top to the ball boy, from every supporter, we each have our part. But like every disaster, someone has to clean up the crap that?s left. The sooner we get into it the better otherwise that?s all that will be left.
So I have decided that rather than stick an Aussie flag up the pole today, an Everton FC one is going up..
A broom is required at our club to clear the crap out, at least the water came and went in a week here. Give us something to smile about Blues, just for a weekend.
Back to the wellies... Where?s that shovel?
20 Posted 15/01/2011 at 06:14:31
21 Posted 15/01/2011 at 08:19:44
Keep that flag flying girl and listen for a distant roar when our winning goal hits the net.
22 Posted 15/01/2011 at 08:44:27
Tim's doing a great job all round. Not sure why some want to knock him.
23 Posted 15/01/2011 at 09:29:25
Can bring my own beer.
24 Posted 15/01/2011 at 12:12:51
Queenslanders are safe in the knowledge that Cahill is on top of things.
I once sold a scooter on Ebay, me.
25 Posted 15/01/2011 at 12:56:14
Life is all about perspective guys, when shit happens we all pull together no matter what. As an Evertonian I understand that, we had a days warning the flood was coming but there was nothing we could do about it. Move stuff yes but when the water covers a house you move out.
The flood is coming for Everton too and many have seen it coming for so long but apathy still reigns with others.
But let me tell you something else. As much as the damage has caused pain and loss, much good to jobs and the economy will come from it. That may be hard to see now but it will draw the people together and united they will be stronger.
That's a lesson we should take in about our club. The time for complacency is over at Goodison, we need a leader and a visionary.
To everyone back home and at the match, enjoy it and be safe. Its our time.
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