Duncan Ferguson on Tony Bellew Is Angry Podcast
Duncan Ferguson was a notorious footballer in his day and was never far from controversy. In this explosive interview with former boxer Tony Bellew on the BBC podcast ‘Tony Bellew Is Angry’, Duncan Ferguson talks about his life in football. He talks openly about his biggest regrets he has in football as well as the infamous incident which led to him being sent to prison for an assault that took place during a game against Raith Rovers. Enjoy this interesting Duncan Ferguson podcast interview.
What is the Tony Bellew Is Angry Podcast?
In September 2021 Tony Bellew set up his podcast with the BBC with the specific emphasis on anger. Tony Bellew is a British retired professional boxer from Liverpool. After his retirement from boxing, he has taken up commentary and punditry in boxing. ‘Tony Bellew is angry, and he can’t take it out in the boxing ring anymore. So, he’s going toe-to-toe with a guest to find out what makes them angry and how they deal with it.’
The Tony Bellew Is Angry Podcast has had a host of fantastic guests who he Tony Bellew spends between 45 minutes and 1 hour and 20 mins discussing their lives and careers. The interesting twist and theme to this podcast which makes it slightly different is that the main focus is about finding out what makes the guests angry. Tony Bellew likes to find out about times where his guests have been angry and to how they dealt with it.
Interview with Duncan Ferguson
This interview has a really interesting dynamic because it’s very clear that both Duncan Ferguson and Tony Bellew are actually friends. As well as this, it is widely known that Tony Bellew is also a massive Everton fan. Ferguson spent 11 years at Everton FC as a player from 1994-2006. He left Everton briefly for 2 seasons between 1998 and 2000 to play for Newcastle United FC and then returned to Everton to finish his career.
Duncan Ferguson began his career at Dundee United in Scotland and then moved to Rangers. It was during his time at Rangers that he was sentenced to 3 months in jail for head butting an opponent during a game at Ibrox in 1994. The incident was one of the first times that a professional footballer was charged by the police for an incident that happened during a football match.
Ferguson opens up – “Biggest regret really was not playing for my country..”
In this fascinating interview, Duncan Ferguson speaks very openly about his life when he was a younger man. He talks about the mistakes that he made and the main regrets that he has. Tony asks him about other times in his life when he has felt anger and Ferguson regales the story of when he caught 2 burglars as they were breaking into his house.
The conversation also covers Ferguson’s transition from playing for Everton to coaching and taking charge at the club as interim manager. The 2 of them discuss transitioning from his leadership role as captain on the park to becoming a coach and how he has had to change. They discuss Ferguson’s feared reputation as a physical and often aggressive player. And how Ferguson now coaches players on how to manage anger and aggression in the right ways.
How to listen to the Tony Bellew interview with Duncan Ferguson
The episode is available to listen to on the BBC Sounds App and all major podcast streaming platforms.
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How long is the Tony Bellew interview with Duncan Ferguson?
This is one of the longer interviews Tony Bellew has done on the podcast lasting 1 hour 27 mins.
Other notable interviews on the Tony Bellew Is Angry Podcast are:
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Gary Lineker from BBC Match of the Day
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