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August 17, 2010, 04:32:06 PM
Reply #15


Or we could try Cahill further forward as the second striker and target man, alongside Saha and with Rodwell in the 'Cahill role'.

If we do that then we have to drop either fellaini or arteta from the centre of midfield. Thats not gonna happen1

Back to OP, Cahill should be used as an impact sub. Bily should be starting in this postion and rodwell should be fighting him for it.

Whilst Bily may not be able to head the ball as well as cahill he is more deadly around the outside of the box due to his shooting ability and his vision for picking a pass or being part of quick link up play.

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August 17, 2010, 07:45:01 PM
Reply #16


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In games where we don't play well it's always going to be easy to point the finger at Cahill and say that a more technical player would have made the difference.

I always feel that this is slightly unfair. We had plenty of technical players available on Saturday but none of them made any impact at all.

You need a balance of styles. Cahill's aggression and desire to get into the box and score gives us options to contrast with Ossie, Arteta, Pienaar etc.

August 18, 2010, 07:45:27 AM
Reply #17

Father Mcnulty

Cahill had a stinker last season, and managed to find a bit of form near the end. Pre-season, he looked tidy, but he should be fighting for his place, and certainly not guaranteed a start each week. He isn't creative enough, or potent enough, to be there for 90 minutes. We have a strong midfield, but who plays now should be all about the previous performance. With only 38 matches, we don't have the luxury of players keeping a place but playing poorly, like Timmy did last season. Play bad, and the next guy gets a go, and that should be the deterrent for all players. Hit form or else take a seat on the bench.