Proper Player Posted August 7, 2013 Report Share Posted August 7, 2013 Duncan Ferguson Duncan Ferguson’s two injury-hit spells at Everton were as famous for him tackling burglars as defenders. Both felt the full-force of a muscular approach that frequently broke the laws of football and the land. But to call him a hammer thrower would do an injustice to a goal-scoring ability rare among burly target men. He was never afraid to show how much he cared either, particularly to Liverpool supporters in site of his famous tattoo. His goals kept a poor Everton side up and were never forgotten by supporters, including those who resented the long-ball approach his skills favoured. Sold to Newcastle for £8 million behind the back of his manager in November 1998, his decision to write a love letter to fans in the programme confirmed Joe Royle’s assertion he was “the biggest thing since Dixie.” When he returned four years later after waiving his signing on fee it was to a true hero’s welcome. www.properplayer.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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