Tim Cahill covered a wide range of topics in his recent Twitter Q&A, from the best opponents he played with to which player he’d most want to self-isolate with, while there was also a touch of typical cheekiness.
The forward spent eight years at Goodison Park and created some great memories, such as finishing fourth and reaching an FA Cup final, and he likely holds his former teammates in high esteem.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t afraid to make jokes at their expense, however, and picked out Phil Neville for mockery in response to one fan’s question.
It is an interesting insight into the dynamics that must have existed under David Moyes during that period, when the Toffees were often challenging for a top four spot.
Phil Neville when it was time to pay the bill https://t.co/XRCkWwf9Uv
— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) March 24, 2020
The former Australia international may be feeling brave because he knows his former teammate isn’t on Twitter, or perhaps he is just speaking the truth.
Either way, it is a funny remark and suggests the squad got along well and still share a good relationship to this day, which may be why they were relatively successful during Cahill’s spell at the club.
If Carlo Ancelotti can recreate a similar environment now it may give Everton that extra edge needed to improve in order to become a club that challenges at the top of the division once again.
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