Coming from newmachar I might be a bit biased but for me he’s one of the top dons ever. As well as being a great guy he’s always revered by the dandies and his team mates certainly appreciated him
Absolutely fantastic. Better written piece than you’ll read in 99% of papers nowadays (especially Scottish ones).
Keep up the great work Martin, I look forward to your next article.
Fantastic article and video compilation Martin. I never got to see him play live due to my age but having worked with him in the AFC youth academy he is such a gentleman and so humble when comes to his Dons career!!
Excellent article about my absolute Aberdeen hero (sorry Willie!) who absolutely epitomises what the club is all about ❤️❤️❤️
Really excellent article about an amazing player – god you forget he (and so many of that team) was so young! And Simmie always comes across as a genuinely decent human being, I’m sure it was a pleasure to spend time interviewing him.
Just one wee thing about the Spanish – nadies shouldn’t have an apostrophe. And FROM nowhere is really “de la nada” 🙂
Great article about an Aberdeen legend!
Superb article about a real Dons legend
Great article. Nice wee video as well. Will go down as one of the greatest Dons of any era.
Absolutely brilliant piece! Great memories of a real Dons legend. An often overused word, but that’s what Simmie was, a legend ! Oh & goosebumps from the video…I’m somewhere in that Gothenburg crowd, a totally drenched 12 year old. Great work – thanks.
Terrific piece, Martin. Compelling & emotive. Intriguing insight into one of the all time great Dandy Dons.
Well done on this min. Great reading, tear to the eye stuff.
Aye aye Bill! Glad you enjoyed it min
Brilliant stuff Stone.
A great piece of writing!
Really enjoyed reading this article
Superb Mike. That was the thing that came across clearer than anything in my conversation with Neil- his is an absolute gent. The fact he took time out of his day to speak to some random blogger says it all about the guy. Absolute hero on and off the pitch.
I remember the day when I went to Bankhead football pitches to watch some of our Middlefield Boys Club lads playing for their school team and this new player quickly caught my eye.When I approached him at the end of the game and asked him if he fancied signing for my under 14 side ,he typically replied ”fa me ??”. Despite his reservations as to whether he was good enough we eventually thro’ pressure from his teammates secured him on a form.I also remember a couple of years later standing on the Hampden terraces with him watching an England team beat Scotland ,neither of us knowing what was to unfold a few years later.Neil was a very talented footballer but was and still is a great person to have been associated with and fully deserves all the accolades afforded to him.
Apologies for the language but that was fucking fantastic.
Superb. No other word for it. Congratulations, look forward to reading more from you.
I wish I’d written this, what a piece. Fabulous …and Simmy merits every single word
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