Tim Cahill rescues Socceroos 2018 World Cup hopes

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 18comments  |  Jump to most recent
37 but still going strong for Australia, Tim Cahill scored twice – his 49th and 50th international goals – as the Socceroos broke Syrian hearts by winning their Asian Federation qualifying playoff in Sydney today.

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David Edwards
1 Posted 10/10/2017 at 17:51:52
Made up for Tim! Absolute legend! Feel a bit sorry for the Syrian lads though given what that country has gone through. Wish we had a 'fox in the box' like he was at his peak!
Jay Wood
2 Posted 10/10/2017 at 18:12:37
Oh for a Tim Cahill in our current squad. Great pro and battler.

Two excellent headers. His 49th and 50th international goals for Oz.

Peter Warren
3 Posted 10/10/2017 at 19:07:17
He always produced in big games for club and country.
Brian Cleveland
4 Posted 10/10/2017 at 21:14:12
Decent headed goals they were too, still got a bit of a spring in him...

Timmy, Timmy, Timmy – the Blue Kangarooooooooooo,
Timmy, Timmy, Timmy – a Blue through and through!

Sorry... couldn't resist!

Mike Andrews
5 Posted 10/10/2017 at 21:21:49
Brian, and why should you?
Brian Cleveland
6 Posted 10/10/2017 at 21:25:07
There's bugger all else to cheer us up at the moment.

But I stop short of saying we should bring him back, he wasn't really up to the job at the end... although we could certainly do with a bit of his grit and determination.

Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 10/10/2017 at 21:44:11
Brian (#3),

Tim did well for us especially in Derby games and he could get the other players in the mood to play but he finished with Everton with his best days in the Premier League far behind him and that was five years ago.

Players like Tom Davies are the future for Everton, he scored the winner for England U21s tonight with a header. Lots more to come from Tom and young players like him.

Jack Convery
8 Posted 10/10/2017 at 22:02:47
Put him on the coaching staff. He always got EFC and is one of us and will be forever more.

This gives me an idea – we should loan players too Millwall. Tim came from there and Kane went there on loan. Must be something in the water.

Peter Gorman
9 Posted 10/10/2017 at 22:15:10
The Thames? Yeah, weil's disease.
Brian Cleveland
10 Posted 10/10/2017 at 22:57:09
Actually, Dave, now I come to think of it, our situation at the end of Cahill's time with us bears some similarity to now, if I remember rightly.

We had no forward and he was pushed into the role of striker, which he wasn't, so as well as him ageing, we weren't exactly using him in his best position either...

Dick Fearon
11 Posted 11/10/2017 at 03:49:03
At 37, Tim is the first player to have scored in 4 separate World Cups and is still a proud ambassador of Everton.

The Socceroos' final qualifier will be against the country that comes fourth in the CONCAF Federation. That could be Honduras or Panama or USA.

Liam Reilly
12 Posted 11/10/2017 at 08:25:50
Australia are capable of beating any of the Concaf teams and it'd be great to see Tim Cahill score again in a finals.

I wouldn't put it past him and agree, he should be back at Finch Farm in a coaching capacity earning his badges. His self-belief and 'no fear of the opposition' factor could make him a very useful manager in the future.

John Graham
13 Posted 11/10/2017 at 16:44:41
Warrior Tim for both the Blues and for the Aussies, a true Everton legend.
Tony Waring
14 Posted 11/10/2017 at 17:16:21
How we could do with someone of his calibre right now.
Roger Helm
15 Posted 11/10/2017 at 20:27:07
Good shout, Liam. What we need in the club is leaders and – whatever else he could contribute – Tim is certainly that.
Michael Kenrick
16 Posted 13/10/2017 at 00:35:21
I see the Twitterati are up in arms over Tim Cahill's T-sign celebration:

No, it doesn't stand for Tiny Tim... Apparently our great battling hero has sold his goal celebration to a travel company.

More here at The Echo if you really want to read it. Now, I wish I hadn't.

David Barks
17 Posted 13/10/2017 at 03:40:34
Funny thing is that all the uproar is the exact reaction and viral publicity they were going for. They could have just tweeted out that Cahill had scored.

Instead, they knew that if he did this, there would be all this righteous indignation they would go viral, spreading the story to millions more people than the celebration itself would have done. It's all an elaborate dance where the PR agencies work hand-in-hand with the social marketing divisions within the media. They pull the strings of the masses and rake in the billions.

Niall McIlhone
18 Posted 13/10/2017 at 17:46:24
The RS fans really hated or Tim didn't they? He really got under their skin. The man is a colossus, and I hope the Aussies celebrate his achievement big time.

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