Awesome career... from a bloke who bleed for the club and put his mighty lightly framed body on the line every game he played, wonderful player courageous lefty a humble man class act on and of the field...#6
for over a decade I've been wondering how the fu** we are going to replace this bloke - well, now we're going to find out - just hope it doesn't end up being a case of "you don't know what you've got till it's gone, joni"...............
I really really like this photo a lot. Would literally sell my soul to have an afternoon in the company of these two great chaps.
Nothing going to lie, I am going to be quite the sobbing mess at the end of Saturday Night's Game.
Do I dare Hope the Boys have one final gutsy effort in them and get a win for Simmo ? As far as I am concerned I will forgive and forget all the bad losses they had this year (esp against Hawthorn, Collingwood and The Crows) if they can win for Kade Simpson against The Lions. Simmo truly deserves to leave the game on a famous win
My favourite player of the mostly successful era we had between 1968 and 2000 was SOS. My favourite player of this dark era is Simmo. Although these two are very different players the one thing they had in common was a fierce desire to never be beaten. This is what distinguishes Simmo from a lot of the blokes he has played with over his career. Of course, there is a lot more to him than that. He also has lots of poise, skill and calmness under pressure. To have forged on for so long, playing to a high level throughout and never not leaving it all out on the field is a huge testament to his character and commitment to the Navy Blue cause. He has made the last twenty years a lot more bearable to watch and I will miss him not playing as will the team. He goes out, still playing to a good level and hopefully on his terms. Kade will always be remembered as a Carlton star.
Thanks for the memories Simmo and best of luck for whatever you do in the future.
So many different Simmo's": The skinny unassuming one, the thick bearded one (my favourite, before inner city hipsters took over that look) and finally the grey stumbled older statesman. Full respect from everyone that loves the game, gave it his all hard and tough but never a dog. Congrats on a great career and good luck.