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https://indaily.com.au/sport/soccer/2017/10/11/saviour-cahill-proves-hes-one-greatest/ wrote:Saviour Cahill proves he's one of our greatest

Ange Postecoglou hailed Tim Cahill as one of Australia's greatest athletes after the ageless superstar headed the Socceroos a step closer to a fourth consecutive World Cup.

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Cahill’s record 49th and 50th goals for Australia – including an extra-time winner at ANZ Stadium – earned the Socceroos a heartstopping 2-1 victory over Syria in the second leg of their play-off on Tuesday night.

“That’s why Timmy’s Timmy. He’s is a great Australian sportsman,” Postecoglou said.

“He’s got an international record that stacks up against the best.”

The victory vaulted the Socceroos into a final intercontinental play-off next month against the fourth-placed CONCACAF finisher, likely Panama or Honduras.

Cahill described his goals as “like waiting for a bus”.

“I knew I was going to score,” he said of his 109th-minute match winner.

“You’ve got to write your own script. I said to Tommy Rogic if you don’t take your moment then I’m going to take it.

“For me, I’m just glad the boss gave me the opportunity and believed in me to leave me out there (for 120 minutes).

“It’s a responsibility when I play. This is my passion. I will run to the end for this manager and these players.”

Syria had taken a shock lead through an Omar Al Somah goal after six minutes on a slippery ANZ Stadium pitch before Cahill’s heroics – again – saved the night for Australia.

Twenty qualifying matches over 28 months of gruelling travel to far-flung parts of Asia all came down to this breathless, slightly skittish affair that had the 42,136 crowd in raptures at times and stunned silence at others.

The odds were stacked against Syria, who made do with a heavily depleted squad at a venue historically favouring their better-resourced Australian hosts.

Disaster struck anyway not six minutes in when Mark Milligan turned over possession and, after a swift counter-attack, Al Somah popped the ball over Mat Ryan’s head with ease.

The away goal advantage was gone in an instant and Australia’s woes soon compounded when Brad Smith went down with an apparent hip injury.

Suddenly Aaron Mooy was warming up and on the pitch, his hugely controversially omission lasting a mere 10 minutes.

The equaliser, though, came from the veteran famous for making magic when the chips are down.

Cahill was already planning his run into the box when Rogic unleashed Mat Leckie, who placed a perfect arcing cross on a platter for the 37-year-old to head home with trademark gusto for goal No.49.

The Socceroos pushed higher after the break, shutting down opposing forays with increasing regularity but enduring nervy moments as their visitors repeatedly won the second ball.

The introduction of Syrian hero Firas Al Khatib injected drive and composure into his country’s disjointed attack.

In response, Australia pounded their penalty area and Rogic came agonisingly close to netting the winner twice in quick succession.

His frustration descended into a collective scrap as both sides searched for the deciding regulation-time goal that would not come, substitute Nikita Rukavytsya fluffing his lines and Al Khatib thwarted by the slippery surface.

Extra-time had barely begun when Mahmoud Al Mawas was shown his second yellow card and given his marching orders for a stamp on Robbie Kruse.

A man down and with penalties looming, Syria upped the time-wasting antics as Australia rallied, Rukavytsya very nearly put a volley in at Alma’s near post.

Then, in the 109th minute, Mooy slipped Kruse the ball and he whipped in a cross for Cahill to bury his half-century.

A free kick by Al Somah hit the post at the death but the Socceroos’ Russia 2018 aspirations stayed on track.

– AAP

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johnydep wrote:
https://indaily.com.au/sport/soccer/2017/10/11/saviour-cahill-proves-hes-one-greatest/ wrote:Saviour Cahill proves he's one of our greatest

Ange Postecoglou hailed Tim Cahill as one of Australia's greatest athletes after the ageless superstar headed the Socceroos a step closer to a fourth consecutive World Cup.

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Cahill’s record 49th and 50th goals for Australia – including an extra-time winner at ANZ Stadium – earned the Socceroos a heartstopping 2-1 victory over Syria in the second leg of their play-off on Tuesday night.

“That’s why Timmy’s Timmy. He’s is a great Australian sportsman,” Postecoglou said.

“He’s got an international record that stacks up against the best.”

The victory vaulted the Socceroos into a final intercontinental play-off next month against the fourth-placed CONCACAF finisher, likely Panama or Honduras.

Cahill described his goals as “like waiting for a bus”.

“I knew I was going to score,” he said of his 109th-minute match winner.

“You’ve got to write your own script. I said to Tommy Rogic if you don’t take your moment then I’m going to take it.

“For me, I’m just glad the boss gave me the opportunity and believed in me to leave me out there (for 120 minutes).

“It’s a responsibility when I play. This is my passion. I will run to the end for this manager and these players.”

Syria had taken a shock lead through an Omar Al Somah goal after six minutes on a slippery ANZ Stadium pitch before Cahill’s heroics – again – saved the night for Australia.

Twenty qualifying matches over 28 months of gruelling travel to far-flung parts of Asia all came down to this breathless, slightly skittish affair that had the 42,136 crowd in raptures at times and stunned silence at others.

The odds were stacked against Syria, who made do with a heavily depleted squad at a venue historically favouring their better-resourced Australian hosts.

Disaster struck anyway not six minutes in when Mark Milligan turned over possession and, after a swift counter-attack, Al Somah popped the ball over Mat Ryan’s head with ease.

The away goal advantage was gone in an instant and Australia’s woes soon compounded when Brad Smith went down with an apparent hip injury.

Suddenly Aaron Mooy was warming up and on the pitch, his hugely controversially omission lasting a mere 10 minutes.

The equaliser, though, came from the veteran famous for making magic when the chips are down.

Cahill was already planning his run into the box when Rogic unleashed Mat Leckie, who placed a perfect arcing cross on a platter for the 37-year-old to head home with trademark gusto for goal No.49.

The Socceroos pushed higher after the break, shutting down opposing forays with increasing regularity but enduring nervy moments as their visitors repeatedly won the second ball.

The introduction of Syrian hero Firas Al Khatib injected drive and composure into his country’s disjointed attack.

In response, Australia pounded their penalty area and Rogic came agonisingly close to netting the winner twice in quick succession.

His frustration descended into a collective scrap as both sides searched for the deciding regulation-time goal that would not come, substitute Nikita Rukavytsya fluffing his lines and Al Khatib thwarted by the slippery surface.

Extra-time had barely begun when Mahmoud Al Mawas was shown his second yellow card and given his marching orders for a stamp on Robbie Kruse.

A man down and with penalties looming, Syria upped the time-wasting antics as Australia rallied, Rukavytsya very nearly put a volley in at Alma’s near post.

Then, in the 109th minute, Mooy slipped Kruse the ball and he whipped in a cross for Cahill to bury his half-century.

A free kick by Al Somah hit the post at the death but the Socceroos’ Russia 2018 aspirations stayed on track.

– AAP

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So after Ange & Gombau's technical revolution we are still reliant on Cahill getting onto the end of balls into the box.
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Brian the Postman wrote:So after Ange & Gombau's technical revolution we are still reliant on Cahill getting onto the end of balls into the box.
yep :lol:

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You really have no idea of how hard it is for Australia to qualify for the World Cup, have you?
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Old Master wrote:You really have no idea of how hard it is for Australia to qualify for the World Cup, have you?
it should be pretty bottle of shiraz easy via the AFC

Look at the teams that have missed out in Europe. Most of them would easily beat Australia.

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Old Master wrote:You really have no idea of how hard it is for Australia to qualify for the World Cup, have you?
Yes it's very hard to beat the likes of syria and honduras :lol:, after failing to qualify ahead of saudi arabia.
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Old Master wrote:You really have no idea of how hard it is for Australia to qualify for the World Cup, have you?
Yes it's very hard to beat the likes of syria and honduras :lol:, after failing to qualify ahead of saudi arabia.

England lost to Iceland, so that doesn't say much for them either. :idea: :lol:

England is supposed to be a top level Footballing country, so they should never miss out on major tournaments, but they have done so numerous times.

Australia, on the other hand is a minnow in world football, so it has done pretty well to get there the number of times it has.

After all, Australia has three other major established sports, at least, to contend with for support, whereas most other nations in Asia are the major sport there.

Most of the leading Asian countries also are highly populated with far greater support than the Socceroos.

They also tend to be much richer countries than Aus too.
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Old Master wrote:You really have no idea of how hard it is for Australia to qualify for the World Cup, have you?
Yes it's very hard to beat the likes of syria and honduras :lol:, after failing to qualify ahead of saudi arabia.

England lost to Iceland, so that doesn't say much for them either. :idea: :lol:

England is supposed to be a top level Footballing country, so they should never miss out on major tournaments, but they have done so numerous times.

Australia, on the other hand is a minnow in world football, so it has done pretty well to get there the number of times it has.

After all, Australia has three other major established sports, at least, to contend with for support, whereas most other nations in Asia are the major sport there.

Most of the leading Asian countries also are highly populated with far greater support than the Socceroos.

They also tend to be much richer countries than Aus too.
Qualifying via Asia :lol:

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England lost to Iceland, so that doesn't say much for them either. :idea: :lol:

England is supposed to be a top level Footballing country, so they should never miss out on major tournaments, but they have done so numerous times.

Australia, on the other hand is a minnow in world football, so it has done pretty well to get there the number of times it has.

After all, Australia has three other major established sports, at least, to contend with for support, whereas most other nations in Asia are the major sport there.

Most of the leading Asian countries also are highly populated with far greater support than the Socceroos.

They also tend to be much richer countries than Aus too.[/quote]

Qualifying via Asia :lol:[/quote]


Unfortunately Australia has a Geographic handicap that countries like Italy, Germany, England and Brazil don't appear to have. :shock:
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Old Master wrote:
Unfortunately Australia has a Geographic handicap that countries like Italy, Germany, England and Brazil don't appear to have. :shock:
Handicap?
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To be fair he's definitely one of our greatest statesmen, to handle the repercussions of the Projects Racist world views over in Honduras has been exemplary.
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The Project :oops:

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Grosso wrote:The Project :oops:


Italy. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old Master wrote:
Grosso wrote:The Project :oops:


Italy. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Winning x4 World Cups
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Wayne Kerr wrote:
Old Master wrote:
Grosso wrote:The Project :oops:


Italy. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Winning x4 World Cups
:lol:

Only 2 of them actually count.

Who has the least chance of winning the 2018 world cup?

a) italy
b) australia
c) England
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Winning x4 World Cups
:lol:[/quote]


Only 2 of them actually count.

Who has the least chance of winning the 2018 world cup?

a) italy
b) australia
c) England[/quote]


LOL
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alwaysoffside wrote:LOL
Can't wait for some answers
I can imagine what they will be. However, one answer is clearly the correct one.
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God is an Englishman wrote:
alwaysoffside wrote:LOL
Can't wait for some answers
I can imagine what they will be. However, one answer is clearly the correct one.
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Wayne Kerr wrote:

Winning x4 World Cups
:lol:

Only 2 of them actually count.

Who has the least chance of winning the 2018 world cup?

a) italy
b) australia
c) England

Once again your incorrect.
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Wayne Kerr wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:
Wayne Kerr wrote:

Winning x4 World Cups
:lol:

Only 2 of them actually count.

Who has the least chance of winning the 2018 world cup?

a) italy
b) australia
c) England

Once again your incorrect.
FIFA states that's Italy has won 4!
OH FIFA, that well known bastion of integrity :lol:
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Wayne Kerr wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:

Only 2 of them actually count.

Once again your incorrect.
FIFA states that's Italy has won 4!
OH FIFA, that well known bastion of integrity :lol:

yeah, they let your pathetic country still play in it!
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Bomber wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:
alwaysoffside wrote:LOL
Can't wait for some answers
I can imagine what they will be. However, one answer is clearly the correct one.
Grosso may have to phone a friend - if he has one.
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Wayne Kerr wrote:yeah, they let your pathetic country still play in it!
I guess that's what happens when you're good enough to actually qualify
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So five more minutes for timmy coming up. Does this count as another international cap ?
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Dave from Number 12 wrote:So five more minutes for timmy coming up. Does this count as another international cap ?
Yes, the same as the joke with Rooney getting one.
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he could probably still play in the A-league for a smaller franchise if he were willing to play for peanuts

once the India deal is over, could happen

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He mentioned about giving something more back to the game over here, so maybe a coach in the making? He'd be a good assistant for someone assuming he wanted to start slowly.
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Was great seeing him with a Millwall flag at the end.
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