Club confirm Australian set for NY Red Bulls
The news comes eight years to the day after he joined the Blues from Millwall for £1.5m, an outlay that would prove a steal as the forward went on to become Everton's most important player of the past decade.
According to evertonfc.com, Cahill will travel to New York to agree personal terms with the MLS outfit and undergo a medical in the next few days before the deal is rubber-stamped. The Red Bulls have declined to make any official comment on Everton's announcement so far but sources across the Pond suggest that there is basic agreement with the player on terms on a three-year deal.
Speculation that the move was imminent began on the NSNO forum earlier today and intensified of course, on Twitter, with rumours on Merseyside suggesting that Cahill had said farewell to his teammates this afternoon.
Liverpool Echo reporters Greg O'Keefe and David Prentice confirmed that the forward is on the verge of trying up the move this evening via Twitter before news broke on the official site around 10:30pm.
Cahill has been the subject of stories linking him with moves to the Far East and the Middle East but the 32 year-old reportedly rejected moves to China and Saudi Arabia.
If his move across the Pond goes through, he will link up with former Premier League sensation Thierry Henry at the Red Bull Arena where the Frenchman has scored 26 goals in 51 appearances.
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- Bulls still saying nothing
- Henry looking forward to Cahill's arrival
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329 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:27:24
332 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:34:45
333 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:35:33
335 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:31:59
Complete pro in the best sense of the word and a credit to our club and some of the great players who have gone before.
David Moyes said once that you have to be careful who you introduce in to this group of players and I always thought that he meant he had a squad of old fashioned style pros who generally didn't have their heads twisted round by big money and agents.. I think we have been lucky in that sense at Everton and although not everyone agrees, I'd rather have Cahill, Jags, Baines, Carsely etc than Adebayour, Tevez et al and all the Sky Four bullshit that comes with it.
339 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:53:14
340 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:52:53
There will be, yes, as he has two years left on his contract. It will probably go undisclosed, though, as it might get wrapped into another loan arrangement for Landon Donovan, seeing as the MLS owns the players' contracts over there and we wouldn't be dealing exclusively with the Red Bulls.
Good move for all concerned, if true. Great for him, personally, as I think he'll do well in that league and good for us as we get some cash for a player whose best days at the very top level — of which there were plenty in a Blue jersey — are sadly behind him.
341 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:49:32
Great guy who doesn't deserve any negative comments for his passion and commitment to our club so if he goes it should be with the understanding, the blessing and the very best wishes of the club and all of us and a bloody big Thank You.
342 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:53:43
344 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:02:11
345 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:01:16
If anyone has epitomised the spirit of this great club over the last 8 years it has been Cahill. He deserves a well-paid swansong and an adventure for his family. Freeing up his wages can't be a bad thing for the club either. If he goes: good luck and thank you.
346 Posted 23/07/2012 at 21:57:56
347 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:06:37
348 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:11:22
349 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:08:58
350 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:17:45
351 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:18:42
352 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:20:07
353 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:19:51
354 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:20:48
355 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:21:02
356 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:22:00
And when your Red Bulls come out to San Jose, that idiot in the Everton hat hollering your name will be me.
357 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:23:06
358 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:21:21
359 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:17:40
In MLS terms, a fantastic acquisition.
360 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:23:14
361 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:25:12
Landon doesn't play for New York. The clubs buy their own players (within financial constraints), but the league does the selling. Very strange and complicated, but don't see any connection with Landon.
362 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:25:33
363 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:24:53
364 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:25:06
Moyes wont have made this decision easily but is the right move. Good luck to Tim, there will always be a welcome at Goodison
365 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:27:00
366 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:28:23
£1M ain't that much. We are so fking skint.
369 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:24:01
370 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:27:37
371 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:26:08
The manager mentioning how Tim played at EFC, the inevitable interviews with LD about Cahill (and Everton). Good all round. Especially for, um, ME. Tiger Tim to my MLS Club.
372 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:32:42
In that case, I totally agree with ya. Would be nice to see happen.
373 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:29:06
374 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:29:31
376 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:20:47
Probably the overhead kick against Chelsea during a return from injury where he had a blistering return of goals.
378 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:34:12
Our squad is thin enough, and to lose another, it doesnt look too good.
Cant blame Cahill for leaving. Fantastic player and deserves to see his retirement wherever he wants with his service to us.
Just hope we use this money and free wages to sign somebody else, and not just Pienaar!!!!
379 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:33:52
380 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:23:45
As much as I hate to say it, but I agree with him moving on. Not only will this benefit himself but the club as well. Sorry ladies/gents - unfortunately you're stuck with me - I'm not going anywhere!
381 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:31:13
382 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:35:13
383 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:43:37
384 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:45:53
385 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:44:16
386 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:46:54
Although I read that he denied a £10.5 million offer from some Saudi Arabian side a few weeks back on Sky Sports?
387 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:43:51
Good luck to him, loved watching every minute of him being here, true professional and a true blue.
388 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:46:31
A great player for the past eight years, however it would have been even sadder if he played his last 2 years out as a bit part player, with growing resentment of his salary the longer this went on (as per Kevin Campbell).
Lots of great memories, but most of the Derby goals he scored stand out for me as Cahill's best moments.
A fantastic pro, who will always be welcomed back to Goodison with open arms. Good luck in the US Tim!
389 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:50:18
390 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:47:36
We got paid for them to advertise our club in a market that continues to grow. Not to mention, he's not going to Utah or anything. He's going to New York, the biggest media market in the country. It's good exposure for the club, gain a little bit of money while reducing the wages, and Cahill gets to enjoy the last couple of years of his career living in New York.
Now if the Galaxy and New York can meet in the final, that will be some advertisement for Everton when they talk about Donovan and Cahill as they will no doubt be having a laugh together before the match.
391 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:49:17
Good luck to you Tim, thanks for the memories. Its now time for someone else to step up to the mantle, but they are big boots to fill.
392 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:49:49
Such a great player and ambassador for the club. Never gave anything less than 100%. Best of luck in your new home Tim.
393 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:54:02
Maybe James Flynn or our other US fans could throw some light on this?
394 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:58:14
395 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:52:48
Favourite memory? Strangely, has to be the header in the last few minutes at Sunderland when we won 1-0. There weren't too many Blues there that day as it was New Years Eve but it was bedlam when he planted his header into the net. That gave us 20 points at the turn of the year and gave us the impetus to turn round a season that had started so disastrously.
Good luck Tim. A real Evertonian.
396 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:53:06
397 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:57:39
398 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:06:38
399 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:02:25
Wish him all the best. He was one of us.
401 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:06:50
402 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:07:42
My best memory was the headlock on Alonso before he scored in the 3-0 win over the shite.
Good luck Tim - you will be missed.
403 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:14:24
Cahill may well be a decent enough bloke and, when he signed, he was certainly better than what was already at the club, but he’s contributed virtually nothing over the last couple of seasons. During that time his potential transfer fee has shriveled to virtually nothing and he’s drained - literally - millions of pounds out of the coffers.
People are very quick to criticize Moyes for dithering when it comes to buying potential targets, but his lack of ruthlessness when it comes to showing players the door once they’ve outlived their usefulness is a far greater weakness.
404 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:14:32
Got some important goals over the years and I wish him well, but I can't say I'm sorry to see him go.
405 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:06:58
The USA fan base for the RS, certainly in the northeast USA dwarfs ours. You just have to look at the stadiums they play in when they are over here... we cannot get close to filling the NFL parks, sadly they can. I think their following began with the European Cup wins, they are always on TV and irrespective of where they finish they are established as a big player.
I coach an U-23 team, all good players, really keen on the sport. A bunch of them are off to Baltimore to see Liverpool v Spurs. I have had some successes in getting guys to follow Everton but it's pushing water uphill.
Everything you hear about us, is the team punching above their weight. Our crapola record against the RS doesn't help. I am still keeping the faith. COYB
With Zane Richards leaving (thank you god) and Timmy Cahill joining on the plus side, I now have a reason to get up to the Red Bulls.
406 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:19:57
407 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:18:05
The telling quotes were last week when Rodgers said he'd have the time to build the Shite to his vision and Henry stating CL next season wasn't that important. With all the available revenue streams Fenway has, missing CL money for a season or two is no big deal for them. Which is worrying if our owners don't get off their asses.
408 Posted 23/07/2012 at 22:52:40
I agree that it is the right time for him to move on but will miss seeing him batter defenders before doing the same to corner flags.
Good luck in your new adventure Tim, you will always have a special place in the hearts of Evertonians.
409 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:25:41
Those who say they are glad to see him go have very short memories - a very loyal player who loved the club.
410 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:25:57
Thank you for hating the redshite as much as us.
411 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:33:11
412 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:27:14
A great player over the years and an amazing example for the younger guys. His goal scoring was poor last year but his efforts never went down. Sad sad day.
Its the nature of football but its a real shame we can't say goodbye at Goodison.
416 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:30:23
I appreciate what he did for us over the years. I'm very loyal and I love the club, but I can't see me getting a game any time soon... It's nothing personal but maybe now we won't rely on a certain way of playing, which was geared up for him.
And as I said, I think he hindered us more than helped.
418 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:40:36
A proper bloke.
Good luck mate.
421 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:35:42
But aside from that, what a legend! I'll miss the celebrations and determination Tim showed for the jersey. He has been one of the best value buys ever in the Prem and will always be an Everton Legend.
Good luck Tim.
422 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:48:56
If you were in the trenches with Cahill, Ferguson, Unsworth and Moyes you would win any war against any army.
424 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:50:41
Tim should be the next person in the Hall of Fame; he never let us down even when he gave awaydaft fouls. Many teams will be glad they no longer have to face him. He should leave us with commendation ringing in his ears and be welcomed back at any time.
426 Posted 23/07/2012 at 23:40:31
It is sad that his performances had slipped to the level where I don't think we will miss him too much, except that we will still need others to step up to the mark passion wise. Also a little bit more pressure on Naismith to provide some much needed goals perhaps?
427 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:01:31
If it's anything like usual the club probably have a heap of deals sorted but won't tell us lot for another month... it certainly sounded like that's what they were offering to that Croatian right back.
428 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:08:39
I just hope that Moyes finds the courage to trust they younger players at his disposal such as Lundstram, Fransisco and Barkley I dont think we have too bad a squad as long Moyes starts to blood some of them younger players.
Good Luck Tim
429 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:13:09
430 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:13:42
Just a shame that we won't be able to give him a proper farewell, hopefully he will return to Goodison in some capacity in the future. Everton legend.
438 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:15:43
Yes, would like him to be back at the club introduced like Big Dunc was. Would be a fitting tribute and at least a proper sending off.
439 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:22:48
441 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:27:11
442 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:22:41
Overhead kick against Chelski - a goal of the season if they'd have scored it.
But like the brother and me eventually worked out to the question 'what does he do?' You'd just bloody hate playing against him.
Have a great time Tim, and give 'em hell - as I'm sure you will mate.
443 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:06:55
Well done Timmy – you have been a great servant and ambassador for Everton (and Australia). All the best for the future.
444 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:31:35
Thank you so much for the memories and for always wanting to beat Liverpool! Sad day for our club but best wishes to you and your family on your new adventure! A hero to many!!
445 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:13:11
446 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:45:52
447 Posted 24/07/2012 at 00:44:13
But finding this out this morning I am quite saddened. A great 8 years, countless cracking interviews where he showed that he 'gets it', and times where he was unplayable. Shame to see it come to an end.
He's a legend in this particular era.
And all the best to him for the future.
450 Posted 24/07/2012 at 01:00:40
452 Posted 24/07/2012 at 01:22:43
On a lighter note, hopefully this £1 mil will help grease the rails for Pienaar's signing and we can look forward to the new season with the player's we need to have to make a good start.
453 Posted 24/07/2012 at 01:18:59
He was never the best player in the world but he made the absolutely most of everything he had, and did it with all his heart, for Everton. As above, he "got it".
He has been and I suspect will continue to be a credit to the club. I wouldn't be surprised to see him come back in some capacity in the future. Looking forward to perhaps seeing him in Dallas or Houston sometime.
454 Posted 24/07/2012 at 01:23:15
Hear-felt thanks lad! Go with our blessing.
455 Posted 24/07/2012 at 01:25:36
456 Posted 24/07/2012 at 01:56:24
458 Posted 24/07/2012 at 02:11:03
ps: All the corner flags will miss you too.
459 Posted 24/07/2012 at 01:23:31
463 Posted 24/07/2012 at 02:59:13
464 Posted 24/07/2012 at 02:08:08
465 Posted 24/07/2012 at 02:55:01
He is the only Everton player for decades to be nominated for the Ballon d'Or and further raised the clubs profile a few years back when he was the seasons highest scorer with his head. Not since Dixie or Royle have we had someone with that ability to outjump opponents in impossible areas. I will always love the guy for being a true professional and it saddens me to think of him being sent off in his last appearance for Everton, after confronting the shithouse Cabaye after he abused one of our ball boys.
Well done to Tiger Tim, and hopefully we can see him once more at Goodison, even if it's only to be introduced to the crowd for the farewell he deserved, but never got.
467 Posted 24/07/2012 at 03:42:56
He obviously come out very recently and said he'd do what is best for the club no matter what, so if the best for the club is him leaving then I'm sure there must be something even better lined up, and thats not an easy standard to meet!
From an Evertonian perspective he has to be one of the people you'd most most want to go and influence the American league, after all the great exposure we've had there in the time it's been running and the potential for marketing to have someone like him over there is surely going to be good news for us
470 Posted 24/07/2012 at 04:05:24
There is a quality called class, a quality Tim Cahill has exemplified 278 times in an Everton shirt.
It is a quality the two of you are utterly unacquainted with.
471 Posted 24/07/2012 at 04:13:01
AS OF SEVEN MINUTES AGO, RED BULLS SAY CAHILL IS NOT THEIR PLAYER.
473 Posted 24/07/2012 at 04:32:43
How on earth can you lump Rob Brown (450) and Aden Doyle (403) together? Rob's comments are fair-minded, nicely out together, nostalgic even and not in any shape or form offensive (even mentioned Sheeds, my all time EFC hero). Mr Doyle, on the other hand, is talking 100 per cent crap and is (1) insulting, (2) inaccurate, and (3) not what even this fire-brand site thinks of TC who, if nothing else, even in these least two thin years, has shown over and over again that he is a thoroughbred Evertonian (don't you just know that TC will love EFC until his last breath).
Mixed feelings here. Yes, a player in decline but, more than anyone who has worn that wonderful blue shirt over the last decade or so, he represents for me, at any rate, and in this fucking disgraceful Sky/shite Wigan player demands £80k weekly/Newcastle Quays hooligan Carroll £35 mill/John Terry/Team GB Olympics world that we mow love our team in, TC stands out like a marble statue.
All the best mate. Thanks for the memories and for the loyalty in all the years to come.
Adam Doyle, you should hang your head in fucking shame.
474 Posted 24/07/2012 at 04:53:53
476 Posted 24/07/2012 at 05:09:34
If true, Awkward...
But it has been announced all over the official website so...
477 Posted 24/07/2012 at 05:20:13
Strange non-announcement. Are they just pissy that we announced it before they did?
479 Posted 24/07/2012 at 05:21:12
Mark Riding - brilliant and I agree 100%. If I was in a foxhole having bullets shot over my head, other than my brother who served in Iraq, I can't think of another guy who I'd want next to me.
I'm gonna miss him, but it's time. Legend? I've not been around long enough to boldly make that proclamation.
But the man surely will be remembered as a great, great servant to Everton Football Club.
I really hope he enjoys that cesspool of a city.
480 Posted 24/07/2012 at 05:34:51
Hope he comes back for a lap of Goodison in the off-season though, there will always be an incredible ovation waiting for him at the Old Lady.
481 Posted 24/07/2012 at 05:47:02
Good Luck Tim
484 Posted 24/07/2012 at 06:11:52
Incidentally, Sheeds was my all-time favorite too, the player who made me an EFC supporter in the first place... until Tiny Tim came along. Now I rank them side-by-side. Not the best Everton players ever, perhaps, but the ones that made me cheer the loudest.
I'll miss Tim in the blue... but I'll finally get to see him play in person.
486 Posted 24/07/2012 at 06:41:14
Best of luck mate!
489 Posted 24/07/2012 at 06:43:41
491 Posted 24/07/2012 at 07:02:13
493 Posted 24/07/2012 at 07:17:29
497 Posted 24/07/2012 at 06:37:15
I wonder if there any chance of him being released for Hibbo's testimonial as that would put a few on the gate and give us a chance to say goodbye properly.
498 Posted 24/07/2012 at 07:20:48
I'll tell you one thing: I'll bet you them bitter bastards over there are glad to see the back of him. An absolute diamond, Tim.
ps: When you've finished your stint in the Big Apple, there's a coaching job waiting for you at Finchy...
502 Posted 24/07/2012 at 07:39:02
Before he went to the Asian Cup he was winning the Golden Boot in the EPL and was in great form but then he got injured and hasn't fully recovered yet.
504 Posted 24/07/2012 at 07:49:27
505 Posted 24/07/2012 at 07:45:42
522 Posted 24/07/2012 at 08:42:51
Add a hefty wage to this at a club that doesn't have the money for expensive squad members and the need to move him on seems all the more pressing.
On the flip side, the MLS is proven to be a great place for 'star' players to extend their careers at a less hectic and bruising pace and a nice juicy signing on fee plus a good wage and endorsements should see Tim treated well in the last years of his playing career (although I suspect he'll return to Oz for a year or two before he finally packs it in).
Good luck Tim, you were a true hero and talisman for this club and you helped us progress through some tough years. Look forward to hearing of your exploits in America.
526 Posted 24/07/2012 at 08:49:10
Best wishes to TC (as he'll presumably be known over there) and hope it goes well for the remaining years playingwise. Thanks for the memories, passion and important goals.
An Everton team with no Arteta & Cahill - will feel a bit odd for the first few games of the season.....onwards and upwards.
538 Posted 24/07/2012 at 09:45:48
All the best over in the States!
542 Posted 24/07/2012 at 09:22:20
547 Posted 24/07/2012 at 10:33:17
In many ways it's sad to lose Cahill as he's been an inspiration and a true ambassador for the club over the years and scored some pretty special goals. But I think its a few years overdue that he moved on.
In the last two seasons, his performances have really tailed off, partly due to how he was deployed, but also due to his fitness, overplaying and injuries. If he was being paid the reputed £50k / week that I've read, we really need to reinvest that in up and coming players.
Certainly one of Moyes best ever signings though and sad that he has to move on.
564 Posted 24/07/2012 at 11:36:34
566 Posted 24/07/2012 at 10:57:01
Some of you may think Cahill is your long lost brother (stuff about foxholes and bullets above really is effuse nonsense)... but he's simply an employee of this club..
He has been a decent player for some of his time here... but I'm certainly glad he's going. The move takes (what appeared to be) a hard decision out of Moyes hands...
Far too much sentiment in football – it's not about individual players... it's about the club.
Now, what about this Neville fellow...
567 Posted 24/07/2012 at 11:50:53
As an Aussie he will always go down on record as the first of us to score in a world cup. Ballon d'or nominated while at Everton. Be proud lads he played for the Blues!
574 Posted 24/07/2012 at 12:12:27
I still think he is a very good footballer & not yet due to retire... just his ability in the air really – maybe coming on as super sub...
594 Posted 24/07/2012 at 12:59:26
This transfer worries me a little bit coz I see the club going backwards at the minute unless Moyes has another Fellaini lined up, which I can't see coz we can't seem to find £5 mill for Pienaar. Plus Pienaar is 30+ so he's only got a few more good seasons left, I hate to moan coz I love EFC but the financial situation just isn't good – even the likes of Stoke, Swansea and Southampton are out-buying us...
595 Posted 24/07/2012 at 13:07:27
606 Posted 24/07/2012 at 14:07:39
He probably knew that he was not going to get as much first team action as he wanted so I think he made the best decision to move on and I genuinely wish him and his family all the best with this move. Let's hope that he will return to the club sometime in the future. A huge welcome will always await him.
608 Posted 24/07/2012 at 14:25:28
Sadly no longer the player he once was but a true blue.
653 Posted 24/07/2012 at 16:39:53
Love the picture of him celebrating on top of the pile up on Lee Carsley after his goal against the red shite!
660 Posted 24/07/2012 at 17:02:27
Thanks, lads, for the heads up on EFC stateside. I know it'll be a difficult one for us to improve our presence over there, especially with the Muppets on the Board, but maybe Tim can help on that score. Won't be easy....
As for Tim , my word we'll miss him, maybe not so much now for his on-field prowess, but as a talisman and ambassador for the club. And as a man, a blue and an all round good bloke.
661 Posted 24/07/2012 at 17:19:34
666 Posted 24/07/2012 at 17:24:16
674 Posted 24/07/2012 at 17:49:16
675 Posted 24/07/2012 at 17:52:32
Doesn't sound like much, but with Yobo going too, its given the club about £8M to play with....assuming it doesn't just go to the bank.
676 Posted 24/07/2012 at 17:29:54
678 Posted 24/07/2012 at 18:05:37
680 Posted 24/07/2012 at 17:56:56
I agree with you that there's way too much sentimentality in sports.
But based upon what I watched and witnessed over the past 6 years I would want Tim Cahill - or anyone demonstrating that blood and guts effort and approach to everything he does - in that proverbial foxhole with me.
Effuse nonsense... little strong. The hyperbole of my comment shouldn't be taken too literally - I'm sure you know that.
And I agree - it's time for him to move on and the Club did the right thing by not getting to emotionally tied and mad a good shrewd business decsion.
711 Posted 24/07/2012 at 20:05:09
I'm so glad I don't inhabit your miserable black hearted existence. It's a much better place to remember a true Evertonian, one who never shirked a challenge, never gave less than 100%, scored 29 times in single goal victories, someone I'm proud to have seen wear the royal blue jersey.
You want to try it, it's liberating.
713 Posted 24/07/2012 at 20:07:36
Cairan McGlone - normal - same, same, you don't get it, looks like Tim was actually standing in front of you in the dignity queue when it was being dished out. You just don't get it.
Peter Cummings @ 595 nailed it when he said "The name Tim Cahill will find a permanent place in the hearts of every Evertonian worldwide and be counted amongst the greats who have graced Goodison during the history of our great club." Guess 'worldwide' doesn't extend to your cold heart in your measly part of the world.
Roll on the normal diatribe you come up with should anyone dare oppose your opinion eh. Can't wait.
For the record, thank you Tim Cahill for what you brought to Everton and Goodison over the past 8 years. Those in the know need no telling, those not in the know don't matter.
725 Posted 24/07/2012 at 20:44:16
Good luck Timmy and come back anytime.
Tim Cahill = MR EVERTON
737 Posted 24/07/2012 at 21:20:11
794 Posted 25/07/2012 at 00:10:54
Save the pop psychology.
A large proportion on this thread would be giving Tony Hibbert a slating week in week out – even though he displays the exact same characteristics that Tim did...
Some of you need a shrink. There's no insult in what I said... and neither should I withhold an opinion simply because the mawkish think its disrespectful to do otherwise...
It's not a wake.
798 Posted 25/07/2012 at 00:31:53
I personally feel he had another good year in him with the last season being rather anomalous in the context of his career, but equally with the service he's given the club he's entitled to move on with the gratitude and respect of the club, much like Mikel.
I maintain he's been the best of Moyes buys, and you know the boy would bleed blue toffee flavoured blood.
The very best to you tiger Tim. You will be missed.
802 Posted 25/07/2012 at 00:39:53
I don't think you could prove Cairán's point about mawkishness more perfectly if you tried!!!!
803 Posted 25/07/2012 at 00:42:16
In fact fuck it I'm happy in my mawkishness....'cause it must a fuckin' miserable world you live in.....
819 Posted 25/07/2012 at 03:50:46
If you choose to forget anyone who has displayed this love of our club, then I don't see how you fit into the EFC family. And the final act of stupidity was to equate the endeavour of Cahill to the lazy, slow and useless Hibbert. For instance, just watch the last derby match, and Gerrard's second. Can't remember who it was but Hibbert as usual, with a head start, was roasted out on the wing and allowed the cross to come in for the goal.
There was no commitment, no challenge and like hundreds of times before, he just looked disinterested, or out of his depth. For us blues, the derby is the game where we expect 100% from our players, and with Tiger Tim, we always got that. Pity the same can't be said for Paper Tiger Tony, your hero.
826 Posted 25/07/2012 at 05:14:30
Tim and the way Moyes has stuck by him and played him for two years or so has made me scream at times, but Tim was and still is a credit to our club. A true blue and all cliches that follow but in this case deserved.
Sad Ciaran, very sad.
We all ought to have the true blue decency to see at one and the same time this day that Tim and EFC can both benefit from this Atlantic switch but that Tim has been a deserved icon for us over the 2000s in terms of goals, the shirt, his blue-ness.
Perhaps Ciaran in your job age will one day have its say. Right now you look, quite frankly, stupid.
In some respects. the gaffer dragged out his time at the old lady as he was an old guard have, maybe not. But he loves and loved our club Ciaran and for fuck's respect that.
839 Posted 25/07/2012 at 07:13:25
844 Posted 25/07/2012 at 08:17:59
At least Mr Crowley addressed my valid points ...without resorting to frankly petty and puerile insults.
Glad to know I'm not an Evertonian because I hold a contrary opinion.
Cahill was an average player who was at one time exceptional at finding the back of the net with his head. Endeavor is something I expect for sixty grand a week.
I don't idolise people who spend most of their time on the pitch trying to wind opposing players up... or doing 'a Cahill'... whether he plays in Blue or not – if that makes me miserable, then so be it.
859 Posted 25/07/2012 at 10:24:18
868 Posted 25/07/2012 at 10:34:14
871 Posted 25/07/2012 at 10:54:33
929 Posted 25/07/2012 at 16:52:06
He was sent off on his last game for Everton.
But we will all miss him.
990 Posted 25/07/2012 at 20:29:17
I certainly don't want you to withhold your opinions in the same way I feel free to tell you I disagree with you.
I don't think the majority of posts on here are mawkish but they are definitely sentimental. But isn't supporting a football team based on sentiment because if it was based on rationality and reason we certainly wouldn't be supporting the team we do.
Not sure why I'm Master Mockford, you are probably being too clever for me there!
998 Posted 25/07/2012 at 21:08:47
But I think you're letting yourself down by using terms as "at one time was good at finding the net with his head." For 7 of the 8 seasons he was there, I think he not only found the net with his head but also with his feet. But it was his knack of arriving on time, his spring and his finishing that should be appreciated also. He also seemed like a nice guy and spoke passionately about the club.
And you mention Hibbert. If Hibbert were to leave then I would heap praise upon him for giving his all. You might expect it for £60k a week but you rarely get it.
079 Posted 26/07/2012 at 08:59:30
You appear to misquote me. I used the word 'exceptional' in regard to Cahills ability to find the back of the net with his head...not 'good'...
163 Posted 26/07/2012 at 20:26:37
196 Posted 27/07/2012 at 00:34:02
Thought that was a little uncharitable.
256 Posted 27/07/2012 at 09:47:53
Tony Hibbert was here long before "super Tim" and will be here long after he's gone. And to my mind has never given anything less than 100%, has played more games, and represented the club just as well as Tim ever did. To slag him off like you did shows a complete and utter lack of respect for the lad. He is obviously not worthy of being in your Everton Family. Hypocrite.
257 Posted 27/07/2012 at 10:29:21
I appreciate what Tim did in his time at Everton, I really do... It's just that he was never one of my favourites, and I was never a fan of his type of football. I know he "gave everything" and was a "true blue" but to me he just wasn't a particularly good footballer.
I remember the 7 games before Tim went to the Asia cup: we scored 7 goals and in the 7 games he missed (I'm including Blackpool cos he was on the bench) we scored 18 goals. I'm not saying this was all down to Tim, but it does make you think!
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