The New York Red Bulls have signed another Premier League Legend. This time it is the Australian bulldog Tim Cahill. Spending eight solid years with the Toffees at Everton, Cahill won the hearts of many by his wonderful heading ability, and the spirit to never quit.
Last season the general consensus within my Evertonian friends was that Tim’s legs had gone. He had lost his leap and his knack of ending up on the end of half chances. And with that, his place in Everton’s team had gone.
Tim Cahill has never been a great footballer. Technically, he’s pretty poor. I know saying that about a successful Premiership footballer sounds stupid but if you have watched him live on a regular basis, you would understand. His first touch isn’t great and for a midfielder, his passing is erratic. He can’t dribble or cross.
With all that being said, players hate to play against Tim Cahill. His work ethic is admirable. His team work is outstanding. He would run himself into the ground from the first whistle to the last all the while willing to put his head on the line for the team. If you support another team you would probably hate Tim Cahill. He can play average all game and then just pop up out of nowhere and score.
New York paid just one million dollars for a transfer fee, widely seen as the best buy of the summer in any league. Cahill will join forces with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry to try and bring a trophy home to Red Bull Arena. Trophies are something that New York has lacked for the better part of 16 years, although the general consensus is that the trophy room might change soon.