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Tim Cahill Calls Time On Eight Spring-Heeled Years At Everton, Agrees £1m New York Red Bulls Deal

By Chris Wright

‘Tis the end of an era people. After eight years of spring-heeled centre-back out-jumping, corner flag boxing, rugged midfield bastardry, emergency auxiliary strikership and all-round good egg-ery, Timmy Cahill is off in search of pastures new. Everton have agreed a fee said to be somewhere around the £1/1.5 million mark with the MLS, while Cahill himself has tentatively agreed ‘outline’ personal terms with New York Red Bulls.

A £1.5 million purchase from Milwall back in 2004 – which surely ranks him as one of the best ever Premier League bargains? – Cahill’s impeccable timing and spawning salmon-esque leap bagged him the lion’s share of his 68 goals (in 278 appearances) and while we can’t gloss over the fact that the scoring tailed off dramatically over the course of the last few years (we’re talking five-ish goals in two or three seasons), he continued to work his figs off in every game for the Toffees non-the-less.

It’s perhaps fair to say that he’s chosen the right time to call it as his powers begin to dwindle, but still, a legend departs and Red Bulls have gotten themselves a hell of a bargain.

Centre-halves and holding midfielders of the Premier League will have it just that little bit easier next season.

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By Chris on July 24th, 2012 in Everton, MLS, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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10 Responses to “Tim Cahill Calls Time On Eight Spring-Heeled Years At Everton, Agrees £1m New York Red Bulls Deal”

  1. Holland 1945 says:

    Nice write up.

    Although I must correct you — he scored more than 5ish in the last 2-3 seasons. His last season was indeed barren as he only scored 3 but he scored 9 the one before and 10 the one before that.

    I’ll miss him anyway, even though yes, he’s past his best now. He played through injuries a lot for us and his country and the nature of his game too was very physical and exerting, so his decline was inevitable. A true Everton and PL legend though, for sure.

    • Chris says:

      @Holland 1945: Cheers bud, though I was just being flippant truth be told. I have an incredibly lapse attitude toward real facts and figures.

  2. Smith says:

    To lose Timmy and Arteta in the space of a year is devastating it’s like the end of an era for us blues. They were both the back bone and the heart of the team. Best of luck Timmy and thank you for the loyalty over the years

  3. Guy says:

    One of the Socceroo’s greatest ever, scored our first goal in a World Cup and has score many more important goals for us along the way. Would have been nice to see him come back to the A-League, but not many clubs here (actually, none) could afford the transfer fee. We can only dream…

  4. Guy says:

    One of the Socceroo’s greatest ever, scored our first goal in a World Cup and has scored many more important goals for us along the way. Would have been nice to see him come back to the A-League, but not many clubs here (actually, none) could afford the transfer fee. We can only dream…

  5. al says:

    finall Cahill gets some ambition and moves to a bigger club, probably in serach of trophies

  6. PatBlueIre says:

    @al

    Great banter… i’d say your mighty craic out with the lads pure mad altogether

  7. al says:

    @Patblueire – honestly, you wouldn’t believe it, crazy times, crazy times

  8. NYRB says:

    @al

    I must agree with you mate, he knew it was time for a bigger club.

  9. Khairo says:

    goodbye, so long timmy cahill..a terrific player, we’ll definitely miss your elbow in the derbies..

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