Countdown :: 21 days to go!

MATT Simon was undoubtedly one of the proudest players ever to represent Central Coast Mariners.

MATT Simon was undoubtedly one of the proudest players ever to represent Central Coast Mariners.

The striker, whose determination earned him the respect and applause not only of teammates but also Hyundai A-League adversaries, departed the club in 2012 to fulfil his boyhood dream of playing overseas.

With 21 days until our first match of the campaign, we-ve trawled the history books to discover “Simmo” picked up 21 yellow cards during his time in the Mariners iconic yellow.

Under both Lawrie McKinna and Graham Arnold, Simon could be depended on to defend from the front.

It is this hard-working demeanour, as well as his sheer will to win that resulted in Simon picking up 21 yellow tickets throughout his time with the Mariners.

Despite being on the edge of a red numerous times, the attacker was never sent off for Central Coast.

Simon remains a cult-hero from Gosford to Gorokan.

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