The phrase ‘cult hero' was designed for a player like Duncan Ferguson.
Only ever truly loved and admired at Everton, even across two spells at Goodison Park the burly Scot was never prolific.
Yet the bond between Toffees supporters and their player could not have been any stronger. ‘Big Dunc' even got an Everton tattoo. And that love endures – almost 14 years after his last outing.
Controversy followed Big Dunc from Rangers to Merseyside and even at Newcastle United, where he spent two largely unhappy seasons.
But the bruising No.9 was a Goodison Park hero for his committed, blood-and-thunder displays. Not to mention crucial goals against Liverpool, among others.
Reach PLC's tactics and analysis writer – not to mention passionate Evertonian – David Hughes joins host Tom Bodell to discuss the enigma that was Duncan Ferguson in the latest episode of You, me and…
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