The Aussie ace has had plenty of chances to move on from Goodison Park.
But the former Millwall midfielder explains: "In all fairness, itâ€™s the chairman, the manager and the fans,â€™ he explained. â€˜Itâ€™s always easier to leave and jump ship but a lot harder to stay. Iâ€™ve been here seven years and itâ€™s been nothing but unbelievable.
"The players here understand there isnâ€™t a gold mine of funds but we donâ€™t rely on it. Spending (big) money doesnâ€™t always work out and the dream (to succeed) here remains intact. The only way Iâ€™d leave is if something was up with my family or kids."