Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Forever Blue

Tim Cahill, the name is synonymous with Everton.
The term legend over used, but not here.

From his debut against Mancunian reds, and his first goal against neighbouring
The man became the epitome of this club, a gem - like us - born Blue.

His first season brought European nights back to Goodison.
Dedication, work-rate, professionalism and spirit, the blueprint of a new

Euro nights were short-lived, but not his qualities.

The corner flag celebration was born in the North-East, while his late goals
became ritual.

His talents were soon showcased on the world stage,
A double brought down the Japanese.

The first Aussie goal at a World Cup,
A cult now for club and country, his status on the up.

Further accolades made their way, as his stock continued to soar.
Now dining at the top table, one of 50 nominees for the Ballon D'Or.

Suitors shuffled and sniffed, but his loyalty never wavered.
An EFC breaking news double special, contract extensions for Arteta, and
his mate Cahill.

A metatarsal break gave brief relief to teams and corner flags across the land,
But his comeback and a leap so exquisite had James' face in his hands.

Derby goals continued to tally up, his name written into folklore,
Tim Cahill now etched alongside Dixie, where he'll remain forever more.

A Tiny tear was shed by Evertonians,
As the news filtered through.

Although gone, he's never forgotten.

The boy from Sydney,
Forever Blue.

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