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 Neil SIMPSON 1981-1985 
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Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Posts: 906
Name: Neil Alexander Simpson

Nickname: Simmy


Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Aberdeen FC
Position: *CMF, DMF, SMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 20-24 years (15/11/1961)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Attack: 76
Defence: 74
Balance: 82
Stamina: 90
Top Speed: 80
Acceleration: 79
Response: 84
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 79
Dribble Speed: 78
Short Pass Accuracy: 80
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Accuracy: 78
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 76
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 74
Free Kick Accuracy: 68
Curling: 70
Header: 79
Jump: 82
Technique: 81
Aggression: 76
Mentality: 86
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Early Peak

P08 - Box-to-Box
P11 - Long Ranger
S07 - Man Marking

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Reaction - Marking - Centre

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Neil Simpson was an excellent midfielder, a talented box-to-box player that combined heart and grit with iron lungs and solid technique. He was more adventurous going forward than his midfield partner Neale Cooper, scoring a decent amount of goals with his late surges into the box and enthusiasm for shooting from long range. Only 21 at the time of Aberdeen's Cup Winners Cup victory, he gave a strong performance going up against Uli Stielike in the final; in fact he was known for keeping several world class players quiet, including Bryan Robson, Paul McStay and the great Michel Platini. Unfortunately, like a lot of the players in that Aberdeen team, his career was massively disrupted by injuries as he reached his mid-20s.

His career as a player is overshadowed by an incident during a match against Rangers in 1988, where he severely injured young talent Ian Durrant, escalating tensions between supporters of both teams that still exist to this day. Durrant didn't play football for almost three years, later suing Simpson for damages. Unfortunately, Simpson's great talent is often forgotten because of that day.

Fri May 10, 2019 9:20 pm

Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:38 pm
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Thanks for the stats! Since he has Long Ranger card, shouldn't he have Middle Shooting as S.A. as well?

Fri May 10, 2019 9:45 pm

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Posts: 906
Well, I'm not sure how it works exactly, but I think Long Ranger card makes him more prone to shooting from range, whereas Middle Shooting makes his shots from long range more dangerous. And I have to say, he liked to shoot quite a lot, but I can't exactly say those shots were usually very good :lol:

Fri May 10, 2019 9:58 pm
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