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Cahill A Go Go

Cahill A Go Go

Gary Cahill has, as expected, gone out on loan.

The England Under-21 defender and slayer of all things blue, has gone to Sheffield United having fallen down the pecking order at Villa with the arrival of Zat Knight and Curtis Davies.

Cahill insists he is happy at Villa and not looking for a move but has gone on loan to get games.

Bryan Robson secured the three month loan for the Blades despite tough competition.

Cahill told avfc.com: 'My career's going fine but I felt what was important was keeping it going by playing games. I played a lot of matches last year for Villa and then for England at the European Under-21 Championships this summer. So it's important for me to be playing regular football.'

He also spoke to former Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie who convinced him 'the manager and players are great and the manager gives good advice'

Cahill added, 'It was a difficult decision -it's like when the West Brom thing came up I really want to be playing for Villa. But I looked at the overall picture and Villa are quite strong in the defensive department at the moment. I respect the gaffer for letting me go out on loan, even if it's for four or five weeks because it's better than not playing at Villa.'

Good luck Gary, hope this proves to be a loan and not the start of the long goodbye!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday September 19 2007
Time: 4:13PM

Comments

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hope this is just a loan, I remember some at the youth set up saying they thought Cahill was the best of the bunch coming through and he always looks good when he plays for us I think!
The Fear
19/09/2007 16:28:00
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Best of Luck to him, i hope he comes back too
TuBBz
19/09/2007 16:31:00
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Quality player and always a cult hero for "that goal." I had the chance to meet him in Columbus during the summer, and even though it was a brief chat I got the sense that this is a genuine, level-headed young man with his feet firmly on the ground. IMO centre-halves don't really mature until they are in their late twenties, so he will be a natural replacement for the Scandinavians in two or three years.
gmvillan
19/09/2007 17:21:00
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Trouble is gmvillan, he's not going to hang around for two or three years on the offchance he might eventually replace the central defenders we currently have at the club. He's looking for regular, competitive, first team football, and in my estimation he's way too good even now for 'slumming it' in our second string, or plying his trade in the Championship. Whether he's no better than what we now have at the club, in Laursen, Mellberg, Knight and Davies, I guess only time will tell.
glensider
19/09/2007 20:53:00
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Id rather Cahill than Knight
Pking
19/09/2007 21:18:00
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I just don't understand why Knight plays and Cahill is pushed out on loan. The kid now needs Prem. experience every week. He was a "wow" at Burnley in the lower division 2 years ago. Will O'Neill ever get it right?
villacross
19/09/2007 21:58:00
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Let's just hope he comes back....
Canuck_Villan
20/09/2007 05:46:00
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Well maybe MON knows something (or a lot of things) that we don't know...like maybe Ollie off at the end of the year? Then with Laursen liable to spend a good number of games on the treatment table, he will definitely come into the picture again when he returns next year....maybe ahead of Knight by then as back up to either of our 'first choice'....if Mr Davies works out as planned....? Lot of ifs.
YatesyVillain
20/09/2007 07:08:00
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Reported as a three month load period which will take us up to Christmas I suppose MON will review the situation then.
col8
20/09/2007 07:42:00
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i thought he's always looked good for you lot, , and surely could of got a loan to a bigger club?
EvertonMike
20/09/2007 14:43:00
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