Originally written on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 9/13/13
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Patience, Graft, and Faith Critical to the Rise of Gary Cahill - originally posted on Soccerlens.com As Roy Hodgson rolled out the simultaneous praise and justification for England’s drab, hard-earned draw against Ukraine on Wednesday, there was really only one man who could say that his performance in Kiev was befitting of his splendid start to the new season. Gary Cahill is not one to partake in the blowing of one’s own trumpet; but the 27-year-old fully deserves the plaudits he has received for some outstanding displays of late for club and country. Cahill has started and finished every one of Chelsea’s opening four games, and was a veritable human shield against a vibrant Ukraine side who were full of invention, but lacked a crucial cutting edge. The former Aston Villa and Bolton man has stood up strong in the face of adversity; not only against the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich for his club, and the uncertainty of another English qualification year, but also agai...
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