Feb 3rd, 2018
This weeks show is a walk down memory lane with Jeff.
Cahill was born in Sydney to an English father and Samoan mother and raised in the city. He played for Balmain Police Boys Club as a child but most of his young football development came with the juniors at the Sydney Olympics. He moved on to Sydney United but left Australia at the age of 16 to pursue a career in England. He was taken on by Millwall in 1997 and made his debut the following year. He went on to make 241 appearances for the South London club, the last being in the 2004 FA Cup final.
That 2003-04 season was an amazing one for Cahill and Millwall. The Lions, outside the top flight in the Coca-Cola Championship at the time, surprised everyone as they progressed to the English game's showpiece occasion. Cahill was at the heart of their amazing run and scored 11 goals during the season, including the winner in the FA Cup semi-final against Sunderland.
The final itself was not such a happy event as Millwall lost 3-0 to Manchester United, but Cahill had come of age and a £1.55 million move to Everton followed.
Born in Greenwich, London, Craig came through the youth ranks at Millwall. Adept as a central defender or a left back, he received his maiden call into the first team squad for a First Division league match against Bradford City on 5 April 2003 and was an unused substitute during the 1–0 win. Craig made his professional debut with a starting appearance in a 3–3 draw with Nottingham Forest on 26 April 2003 and lasted 67 minutes before being substituted for Robbie Ryan. He started in the final game of the 2002–03 season at home to Coventry City and scored the first senior goal of his career in the 2–0 win, with the opener on 51 minutes. Craig began the 2003–04 season as a virtual ever-present, making 10 appearances, but he dropped out of the squad entirely in October 2003. He was again out of favour with manager Dennis Wise during the 2004–05 season and had to wait until 19 February 2005 for his first appearance, which came with a start in a 1–0 defeat to Stoke City and he finished the campaign with 10 appearances.
Under new manager Colin Lee, Craig made sporadic appearances during the opening two months of the 2005–06 season, before cementing a regular place in the team in late 2005 under replacement manager Dave Tuttle. Two red cards failed to halt his progress and Craig finished the 2005–06 season with 33 appearances, but he would begin the 2006–07 season in League One after Millwall's relegation. Craig had a suspension and injury-affect first half of the 2006–07 season, but was a regular pick after the New Year and finished the campaign with 32 appearances and one goal, which was scored on the final day versus Bradford City. Craig departed the club in June 2007, having made 87 appearances and scored two goals in his four years as a first team player.
Isla’s fundraising campaign has been backed by the Bradley Lowery Foundation, the charity which was set up in memory of the gallant six-year-old who died last year after forging a close bond with Bournemouth’s former Sunderland and West Ham striker Jermain Defoe, to fund treatment for youngsters suffering from the same disease which took his life, as part of their #CancerHasNoColours awareness-raising initiative.
You can make a donation to #TEAMISLA via a bucket collection outside the Stadium Store at London Stadium, texting the dedicated SMS donation service ISLA14 £1 (or another amount) to 70070, or online at www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/thebradleyloweryfoundation/islacaton
For more information about Isla’s fight, and those of other courageous youngsters battling Neuroblastoma, visit bradleyloweryfoundation.com
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