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He may not be the player he once was (IMO) but I do love the way he talks about the club.

 

 

"I love this Club. I have been here for six years and I have grown fonder every year. It is a dream come true and still to this day I enjoy going to training and I enjoy playing with these guys.

 

"The chairman knows my thoughts, I will sign here for life. He knows my thoughts on what I love about this Club. I respect everyone so much and hopefully I am here for a long time."

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He's changed his tune. He said he'd like to retire in the A-league not long ago.

If he's just talking about his playing "life" then I'd have thought he'd be able to play in the A-league for a year or two after his effective time in the Premier League is over.

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Any Aussie based fans got any pics of the shopping mall/ office block with a pic of Cahill down the side. I believe it looks awesome.

 

I think it is fair to say that Cahill has been a superlative buy for Everton. He may not be blessed with the greatest skill but he does possess a few that other players and supporters envy. That is his commitment to the cause, his love for what he is doing and doing it for and that happy knack of being in the right place at the right time. :D

 

Tim Cahill, an Everton legend in his own inimitable way. :D

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Any Aussie based fans got any pics of the shopping mall/ office block with a pic of Cahill down the side. I believe it looks awesome.

 

 

Where is this block that you speak of!? I'll have to swing by and check it out

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am i only the only one whos thinking 'what the fuck' regarding this? 4 years for a player over 30 who's already lost it and wouldn't even be week-in wee-out for me next season. can't see the sense in this, it's like like he's set the prem alight this season and earned it

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personally think he has had a good season myself..scored enough goals and his game doesn't rely on pace at all..he hasn't lost it for me he just hasn't played his position as much as he would've liked! i think he can go on til he is 35 and i'm delighted to see him get a new contract til then..and to be honest i think he may get phased out over the next couple of seasons and be more bit part as time goes on which is right but he is a handy guy to have around if you ask me

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am i only the only one whos thinking 'what the fuck' regarding this? 4 years for a player over 30 who's already lost it and wouldn't even be week-in wee-out for me next season. can't see the sense in this, it's like like he's set the prem alight this season and earned it

with you on this, 4 years is too long, 3 would still be pushing it. He hasnt had the greatest of seasons considering what he has accomplished in the past but still made a valuable contribution. Hes still got 2 years on his existing contract, why not sort it out at the end of that, not like he would leave. Money would be better spent on a certain South African we could very easily lose....

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personally think he has had a good season myself..scored enough goals and his game doesn't rely on pace at all..he hasn't lost it for me he just hasn't played his position as much as he would've liked! i think he can go on til he is 35 and i'm delighted to see him get a new contract til then..and to be honest i think he may get phased out over the next couple of seasons and be more bit part as time goes on which is right but he is a handy guy to have around if you ask me

 

 

Took the words right out of my mouth!

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with you on this, 4 years is too long, 3 would still be pushing it. He hasnt had the greatest of seasons considering what he has accomplished in the past but still made a valuable contribution. Hes still got 2 years on his existing contract, why not sort it out at the end of that, not like he would leave. Money would be better spent on a certain South African we could very easily lose....

I remember hearing a while back that Timmy was on a modest wage for an EPL player? I know he certainly would be getting endorsement moneys for his Adidas/Weetbix/Qantas deals...not to mention his Socceroos wages.

 

Perhaps Peanut is a bit more greedy?

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Games Goals

09-10 31 8

08-09 32 8

07-08 18 7

06-07 18 5

05-06 32 6

04-05 33 11

 

 

i don't see how he has had that bad of a season as i have read a lot of people say..? scored as many as he did last year plus he hasn't been fully fit for a fair few of those games and has had to play a carsley type role as said above

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His performances haven't been up to scratch though, you'd have to be a fool to argue otherwise. I love Cahill, always have, but he's not as effective as he once was. And like has been said, it's not like he needed a new contract is it? We have someone who has a lot less time on their contract and we waited til he didn't have all that much left just to start negotiating with him (Pienaar).

 

I was hoping Cahill would start to be more of a bench player from next season but that looks highly unlikely now.

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he's still scoring the goals though...he's just useless out of position just like osman is..i think people are being harsh on him this year he has had to play unfit cos of injuries and so deep that he is virtually ineffective..he hasn't ever been a gifted footballer everyone knows that he just scores the goals and hustles people and that is what he has done this year..seems no different to any other season to me

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His performances haven't been up to scratch though, you'd have to be a fool to argue otherwise. I love Cahill, always have, but he's not as effective as he once was. And like has been said, it's not like he needed a new contract is it? We have someone who has a lot less time on their contract and we waited til he didn't have all that much left just to start negotiating with him (Pienaar).

 

I was hoping Cahill would start to be more of a bench player from next season but that looks highly unlikely now.

 

Must admitt, agree most with you Mark. I love Cahill but is he granted a first team spot(Dependent on summer activity)? I don't think so.

 

He's an awesome impact player and would operate more effectively coming on in the last 10 minutes of a game and being thrown as far up the pitch as possible so he can get on the end of the late bonbardment of hoofball we like to put into the 6yard area. IMO thats his most effective role in our team!

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Must admitt, agree most with you Mark. I love Cahill but is he granted a first team spot(Dependent on summer activity)? I don't think so.

 

He's an awesome impact player and would operate more effectively coming on in the last 10 minutes of a game and being thrown as far up the pitch as possible so he can get on the end of the late bonbardment of hoofball we like to put into the 6yard area. IMO thats his most effective role in our team!

 

get a room :P:lol:

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anyone think that maybe that story about him leaving was maybe true? im a bit suspicious as to why we would offer a 30 year old a 4 year deal when they have years left as it is, doesn't make sense at all

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anyone think that maybe that story about him leaving was maybe true? im a bit suspicious as to why we would offer a 30 year old a 4 year deal when they have years left as it is, doesn't make sense at all

Big romours with Arsenal.

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Big romours with Arsenal.

 

there's no way in a million years tim cahill is good enough to play for arsenal, especially not at this point in his career...also arsenal wouldn't be daft enough to offer him a 4 year deal, he'd only get the usual arsenal 1 year offer because hes over 30

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His performances haven't been up to scratch though, you'd have to be a fool to argue otherwise. I love Cahill, always have, but he's not as effective as he once was. And like has been said, it's not like he needed a new contract is it? We have someone who has a lot less time on their contract and we waited til he didn't have all that much left just to start negotiating with him (Pienaar).

 

I was hoping Cahill would start to be more of a bench player from next season but that looks highly unlikely now.

 

 

To be fair Everton started negotiations with Piennar last summer but he turned us down

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The only reason this is in the news, is because it sounds like Cahill has agreed to it.

 

I'm sure that if Pienaar had agreed to his offer, then we'd be hearing about it asap.

 

To imply that the club is only concentrating on Cahill when Pienaar and Rodders need to be signed up is a bit daft...you can't seriously believe that the club aren't in talks? Give them more credit than that! It's not like they can't multi-task! :P

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Rodwell signs a new one every other week, no urgency with him. He's under 23 for another 5 years so we will be compensated if he does go (providing it's not to abroad).

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fantastic news, though i still think 4 years is strange.

 

netting 56 goals from 209 games

 

i knew his strike rate was good but 1 in 4 for a midfielder is excellent!

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fantastic news, though i still think 4 years is strange.

Agree but hopefully it'll have a knock-on effect with the other players we need to tie down. Timmy's a big character and probably a bit of a leader in the dressing room, maybe the club are hoping others will follow his lead (I am :) ).

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Say's he'd sign for life. For that comment alone, he should be Evertons mascott when he retires :D He opitimises Everton and has the ineterest of everyone around him at the club at heart. Love this guy. Hope he stays part of the Everton fabric for a long time.

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Agree but hopefully it'll have a knock-on effect with the other players we need to tie down. Timmy's a big character and probably a bit of a leader in the dressing room, maybe the club are hoping others will follow his lead (I am :) ).

i see and understand the tactic, but surely that will have a knock on affect to what we can offer as wages to others (ie Pienaar)?

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i see and understand the tactic, but surely that will have a knock on affect to what we can offer as wages to others (ie Pienaar)?

 

That's assuming he has taken a significant pay rise - maybe at this stage of his career, and given his obvious love for the club, he was just looking for a bit of security for the future. And if he has taken a bit of a pay increase, good luck to him, he's still the top goalscorer at the club, he deserves rewarding for that. You can't be suggesting we shouldn't reward trusting, loyal, outstanding players like TC just so we can offer Pienaar, who might decide to leave anyway, massive wages? It's a team game, if Pienaar goes, he goes, we'll move on.

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That's assuming he has taken a significant pay rise - maybe at this stage of his career, and given his obvious love for the club, he was just looking for a bit of security for the future. And if he has taken a bit of a pay increase, good luck to him, he's still the top goalscorer at the club, he deserves rewarding for that. You can't be suggesting we shouldn't reward trusting, loyal, outstanding players like TC just so we can offer Pienaar, who might decide to leave anyway, massive wages? It's a team game, if Pienaar goes, he goes, we'll move on.

Not at all, im all for it especially as it seems to be so rare that a player is loyal in this game. For the record, im incredibly happy that he has signed, but i think it is a strange timing. Granted, my point here is based around assumption that he is getting more money, which i dont know. Isnt he one of our highest earners anyway? If this is the case a raise probably isnt likely and hes being rewarded with more security. He does deserve recognition for this year, despite this being a disappointing (by his standards) campaign.

 

I keep harpin on about Pienaar because for 2 years now, he has been one of our top 3 players and this season, as well as the end of last season when Arteta was injured, our main source of attack and creativity. He deserves and has earnt the right to the top wages (again, assuming he isnt already on them and that he is not just being a greedy bastard!). The partnership he has with Baines is fantastic and keepin that intact for me is the priority. Signing up Cahill who is an older player, who already had 2 years left on his contract, is still strange in my eyes, considerin when we have a younger, equally important player with 12 months left on his contract and nothing is confirmed. Sorting out Cahills contract has taken if not more money but time that could be spent on an uncertain future.

 

If Cahill were to leave, which he has more or less said he wont, we have players that can play that supporting striker role. If Pienaar leaves, we do not have a replacement in a left winger. Bily is not the answer there, if anythin he should be playin Cahills role.

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Not at all, im all for it especially as it seems to be so rare that a player is loyal in this game. For the record, im incredibly happy that he has signed, but i think it is a strange timing. Granted, my point here is based around assumption that he is getting more money, which i dont know. Isnt he one of our highest earners anyway? If this is the case a raise probably isnt likely and hes being rewarded with more security. He does deserve recognition for this year, despite this being a disappointing (by his standards) campaign.

 

I keep harpin on about Pienaar because for 2 years now, he has been one of our top 3 players and this season, as well as the end of last season when Arteta was injured, our main source of attack and creativity. He deserves and has earnt the right to the top wages (again, assuming he isnt already on them and that he is not just being a greedy bastard!). The partnership he has with Baines is fantastic and keepin that intact for me is the priority. Signing up Cahill who is an older player, who already had 2 years left on his contract, is still strange in my eyes, considerin when we have a younger, equally important player with 12 months left on his contract and nothing is confirmed. Sorting out Cahills contract has taken if not more money but time that could be spent on an uncertain future.

 

If Cahill were to leave, which he has more or less said he wont, we have players that can play that supporting striker role. If Pienaar leaves, we do not have a replacement in a left winger. Bily is not the answer there, if anythin he should be playin Cahills role.

 

 

 

I can see what you are saying and I agree that Piennar should be the priority but his contract is a completely seperate issue and I believe the club are doing the right thing getting as many players as they can tied down to long term contracts

 

Its not as if its a case of we either keep Cahill or Piennar, the club have also offered new contracts to Coleman,Rodwell, Arteta and Gosling. We shouldnt be putting everybody elses contract talks on hold until Piennar decides if he wants to stay or not

 

I love Piennar and I really do hope he signs a new contract as I think he is a massive player for us but I do fear he has already played his last game for us

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Cahill has been a great signing for us, no doubt about that. However my thoughts are this...why offer someone a 4 year contract when they still have 2 years left??? I would say yes if it was Pienaar, however it looks like we missed that boat and we are at risk of losing him. Would we be at risk of losing Cahill in two years? Certainly not to a rival IMO.

 

Criticising extending a good servants contract may attract some criticism but we are running a business, within the next two years I expect a midfield trio of fellaini, Arteta and Rodwell to dominate, that leaves and attacking midfield role for Cahill, but will we be happy to rely on him for goals? I expect us to move on and get an established goal getter. Cahill is still able to do a job, but I do think he is on the decline, which when you look at the likes of Gerrard means he isn't alone and is of no disgrace.

 

I'm not unhappy about extending his contract, I am just cautious as to why - is it to satisfy the fans in readiness for some disappointment? Who knows, it's just a confusing one. The contract I want wrapped up is Pienaars, we wait with baited breathe.............

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I can see what you are saying and I agree that Piennar should be the priority but his contract is a completely seperate issue and I believe the club are doing the right thing getting as many players as they can tied down to long term contracts

 

Its not as if its a case of we either keep Cahill or Piennar, the club have also offered new contracts to Coleman,Rodwell, Arteta and Gosling. We shouldnt be putting everybody elses contract talks on hold until Piennar decides if he wants to stay or not

 

I love Piennar and I really do hope he signs a new contract as I think he is a massive player for us but I do fear he has already played his last game for us

 

i agree word for word!

 

and by the sound of things they havent spent much time on TC's contract.

"tim, would you like a new deal?"

"yeah, what you got in mind?"

"four years ok?"

"sounds good to me, you print it up, i'll sign it"

done.

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Maybe we are in the position where we need the core leaders to state long term intentions to get the key players to stay, it certainly makes sense in the fact that Cahill and Arteta are best mates. Needs must I suppose...

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Anyone else see the same mentality of Tim as we had with Big Dunc?

 

Oh for eleven players with that attitude.

 

 

Yeah, Cahill is definitely in the same mould as Ferguson - he regularly fucks up our games by getting sent off for punching/strangling opposition players. Cahill has a far better attitude than Duncan.

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My position on Ferguson is well documented :) .

 

I think there's no comparison. Both passionate on the pitched but expressed very differently and totally diverse characters off it.

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Actually what I meant was that they came from other places to Everton and both would die for the club. Having never socialised with either I could not comment on their personalities or their social skills.

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Having never socialised with either I could not comment on their personalities or their social skills.

I've never personally socialised with Adolf Hitler or Nelson Mandela but I've a fair idea about the sort of people they are/were :lol: .

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Well apparently Adolf was a bit naughty, but one hell of an attacking player. His defence looked good but ultimately not that strong.

 

Nelson Mandella had a poor defence right from the start, but he led the line pretty well.

 

;)

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