Socceroos call-up 'surreal', Simon says

January 20, 2009
By Ed Jackson
It's known as the Theatre of Dreams and Manchester United's home ground Old Trafford was the starting point of an unlikely dream for aspiring Socceroos debutant Matt Simon.

Simon, 22, was enjoying a holiday to England in 2005 when he attended a match between English giants Manchester United and Liverpool.

From that point he decided he wanted nothing more than to become a professional footballer.

The 188cm Simon had already caught Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna's eye ...

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