Shock at Tim Cahill's departure from Melbourne City has been replaced by hope that the A-League club can march on without the Socceroos legend.
Cahill walked out of the club in the build-up to Sunday's defeat of Central Coast Mariners, with City consigned to ripping up the 38-year-old's contract.
While Cahill had telegraphed the move after helping Australia reach next year's World Cup, City teammate Stefan Mauk said he was staggered to hear the news.
"It was a big shock," he said. "Everybody was...