From: Youth team
Record: Played: 0(1) Scored: 0
To: Hendon - free transfer - May 1997
Career stats: Soccerbase
He was: Destined for Barcelona
As with Devon White, it's difficult to write about Colin Simpson without
feeling spectacularly cruel. He tried hard in the 'honest pro' tradition and was, apparently, a nice
bloke with it. And, as anyone who's seen me flailing aimlessly
around on a football pitch on a Saturday morning will know, the words 'pot', 'kettle' and 'black'
might come into play.
But Simpson, all gangly, awkward limbs and drunken-puppet coordination, was never
cut out to be a professional footballer. He might've become a stalwart in the
reserves and I dare say he'll go on to prove us wrong by scoring a hat-trick in the
1999 Cup Final for Manchester United but I could never see any suggestion of untapped
He was consistently over-looked by Kenny Jackett in favour of younger strikers
(Andrews and Noel-Williams) and it was no surprise to see him released. Without
wishing to be overly harsh, the only surprise was that we gave him a professional
contract in the first place.
See also The Hall Of Arse