That there is called a continuum.
Nic played with the Doormat, who played with SOS's dad, (and SOS??) who played with Braddles, who played with Simmo
65 years of Royalty
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.
You and me both. I might throw in a yarn or two about the enigma that was Fevola, but Simpson is my Doull.Really ticked off today. Not because Simmo is retiring, but because I haven't been able to cry about it. Must've used up my annual allotment of tears on Kreuze.
There's nothing I can say about him as a player that hasn't already been said. However, on a more personal note, I'm gonna be a dad in February. So now I see that photo of him with other club legends in a different light.
It made me realise that Simmo is gonna be the legend that I tell my kids about. I was lucky enough to see Sticks, SOS and Braddles at the end of their careers, but I was a kid. I was too young to appreciate Kouta in his prime, and Judd's best years were at West Coast.
Simmo is the first player I got to watch give his all for the club, week in, week out, no exceptions, for his entire career.
Kade Simpson is to me what Bruce Doull is to my old man, and I look forward to telling my kids all about him.
Thanks for the memories Kade.