I am in the Australian Army and an Everton tragic. When Tim Cahill was in Sydney recently conducting his football clinics, I managed to get in touch with his management through a mate of mine and arrange for him to assume the role of Honorary Patron of Australian Defence Force Football.
The story and photos link is at the Aussie FourFourTwo website.
He was such a genuine bloke who gave more time than he had available. A great advert for all the things that remain good about football.
Tony Anetts, Posted 23/06/2011 at 12:21:58
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1 Posted 23/06/2011 at 19:53:02
Hope you had great time :)
2 Posted 23/06/2011 at 21:04:11
3 Posted 23/06/2011 at 21:11:03
4 Posted 23/06/2011 at 22:08:41
5 Posted 24/06/2011 at 04:52:42
I agreed a 30 minute interview with Q&A session. The FFA "minders" told me he could stay a bit longer, but they wanted him back at the hotel for midnight. We over-ran to about an hour. But everyone who wanted a photo and autograph got one, apart from kids, who got as many as they wanted.
6 Posted 24/06/2011 at 05:32:14
Class player and someone we can be proud of. I just wish he was younger so we could keep him around for longer. But I have no doubt he will return down under at some point to play on into his old age in the A league and develop his academies.
7 Posted 24/06/2011 at 07:53:45
Undoubtedly he is universally loved and respected by Evertonians as much for what he does off the pitch as on it.
No doubt in any press interviews etc. relating to this he will have made a positive mention of the Blues.
8 Posted 24/06/2011 at 11:06:24
Cahill swapping shirts with a Evertonian after the Aus v Brazil game in Munich was superb.
The 20-minute shift he put in whilst half-fit against Man City towards the end of last season showed what we miss when he doesn't play and the influence he has on us.
Let's hope he stays fit enough to annoy opponents for another few years.
9 Posted 25/06/2011 at 03:28:07
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