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As Tim Cahill embarks on a new chapter in the MLS following eight years of truly sterling service, he leaves a legendary legacy parallel to some of Everton's greatest alumni.
Cahill the model professional; Cahill the impeccable servant; Cahill the Kangaroo-leaper. He will be missed on the pitch, but ultimately even more so off it.
Evertonians are gutted but grateful at a departure peppered with sadness but logic. At 32, the Aussie is moving on at a sensible time for both parties. For player: new chapter; for club: new era.
He leaves having become David Moyes' best-ever signing. He leaves having become the favourite Aussie. It's just a shame he couldn't finish his career at a club where he will always be cherished. He will be missed in all quarters - even the corner flags will notice the void.
There are many highlights - it is perhaps impossible to recall them all. The overlying train of thought runs inevitable images of leaping, match-winning headers and the subsequent boxing-like celebrations.
There were consistent displays of grit and desire, consistent games through the pain barrier. He would have played anywhere for club and manager - he almost did.
Forget the honours list, Tim has spearheaded Moyes' mission since joining in 2004. He has been there for the European adventures, the so-close-yet-so-far FA Cup and League Cup escapades and the consistent expectation-exceeding.
He set the standard, and he leaves having done such for the next generation of talent to pull on the Everton jersey.
Evertonians are losing a favourite, a hero and an icon. They are losing a replica-selling, pin-up personality that exhibited everything it means to be a Toffee. A love of the club; a willingness and hankering to succeed.
Last summer it was Arteta; this summer it is Cahill. Both offered the club so much and will always be remembered.
All good things come to an end.
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