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He might be the best sub 6' headed goalscorer to ever play.  Who else is even close?  His aerial ability is nothing short of miraculous.  

 
I agree but Dax would like a word. More seriously, Griezmann comes to mind at sub-6' but Cahill has obviously done it for much longer.

Ivan Zamorano's wiki page claims he was 5'10'', which sounds wrong, but he was also amazing in the air.
 
Klose was much better than his 6'0 would imply.

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Comes down to height, leaping ability, and strength.  And above those qualities, you need the want-to and the ability to anticipate the ball as well as movements of defenders.  Very tough quality to have.  

 

Forget what Cahill did offensively in the air, he was even bigger shutting down any defensive set pieces.   



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We tried to force Cahill to play CDM in an empty bucket with Dax too often which just wasn't his thing. He wasn't exactly the trequartista type even in his prime, his best game was not on the dribble or with the pass. 

 

Then we tried to play him as a point striker which wasn't a good fit either with his slowing pace. 

 

Had they just played him consistently as the 2nd forward I think he could've stuck around longer. 


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Cahill was paid to do a goalscoring celebration, once again proving his 'heart on the club's sleeve' shtick wherever he goes is a load of crap. He is a money-grubber:

http://www.independe...l-a7995921.html

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the dude single handedly put Australia on the brink of world cup glory again. Who cares if he's getting paid to celebrate as long as the goals keep going in.



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We tried to force Cahill to play CDM in an empty bucket with Dax too often which just wasn't his thing. He wasn't exactly the trequartista type even in his prime, his best game was not on the dribble or with the pass. 

 

Then we tried to play him as a point striker which wasn't a good fit either with his slowing pace. 

 

Had they just played him consistently as the 2nd forward I think he could've stuck around longer. 

 

This one really seemed to boil down entirely to issues off the field. EoS and SI had some good takes and quotes around the situation. Cahill was clearly at the point of his career where he wanted to cash in as much as possible before retiring and the Red Bulls were already planning on going into cost cutting mode. With an extension and raise off the table and growing tension over how many games he missed through international duty, it made sense for him to move on.



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The top reply:

 

"Thanks for staying for the best part of your ridiculously front loaded contract ($$$) and looking totally disinterested for 90% of your time here. Love your work with the Socceroos Tim but your ego is out of control. You're too old to be a regular starter, here or anywhere."

 

Sounds familiar....



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It strange to see him in that Man City/ny shitty/Melbourne City shirt.



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The best is still that kid that stole the corner flag when he tried to celebrate after a goal. 



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The top reply:

 

"Thanks for staying for the best part of your ridiculously front loaded contract ($$$) and looking totally disinterested for 90% of your time here. Love your work with the Socceroos Tim but your ego is out of control. You're too old to be a regular starter, here or anywhere."

 

Sounds familiar....

I had forgot that he got released by his A League team and 100% thought that was a Metro fan.


Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.

If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.

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Cahill just signed with Millwall again.... I'm so embarrassed for him, he's degraded into Freddy Adu status

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Cahill just signed with Millwall again.... I'm so embarrassed for him, he's degraded into Freddy Adu status

??? He's done well everywhere he's gone and left on his own accord.  Freddy failed everywhere he's gone.


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Cahill just signed with Millwall again.... I'm so embarrassed for him, he's degraded into Freddy Adu status


Cahill does Cahill.
He just chases the $$$ and playing time. He still thinks he's a world class player so demands to get out of contracts the moment he isn't playing. Not a great person or teammate, but I can respect that he wants to play for his $$$.


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