Forty years after he'd discovered QPR, the club retains its near total control on Simon's life. In 2003, at just 36 years of age, Simon was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Not even this degenerative neurological illness could affect his total commitment to Queens Park Rangers. Yet again, the 2015-2016 campaign saw Simon and his son Joshua renew their season tickets, all but guaranteeing another 9 months of stomach churning, high octane twists and turns by a club that always seem to test the nerves of their supporters.
Sometimes, looking at your past can give you the strength to move forward.
As the classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease began to take control of Simon’s life, he became a shadow of his former self. After months of fighting to keep the disease in check, Simon finally found the strength to tell his family and even managed to book an appointment with a neurologist.