Gravesen terrorising staff and Big Dunc ‘going to war’Former Everton defender David Weir has been recalling some of the colourful characters from his time at Goodison Park.His fellow Scots Duncan Ferguson and Walter Smith both get a mention but the centre-back has particularly vivid memories of Tommy Gravesen who wasn’t dubbed ‘Mad Dog’ for nothing.Speaking in The Big Interview with Graham Hunter, Weir said of the Dane: “Tommy was a Walter and Archie signing but he was a complete maverick both as a person on and off the pitch.“If you got him at the wrong time you couldn’t speak to him, the barriers were up and he couldn’t communicate but when he was at his best he was unplayable.“Day in, day out in training in the possession games he was the tidiest, best player in terms of keeping the ball that I’ve ever played with.“The technical qualities he had, and the concentration when he was on it to do the right thing time after time was incredible.“He was the opposite to what we were like as a team. The difference to give us the opportunity to achieve what we did because the others were incapable of it.“He was very frustrating in terms of what you’d want from a midfielder but Lee Carsley was the opposite so there was a nice balance and Tommy would always do something within a game to ensure he was worth having.”Click here for the full articleThomas Gravesen and Duncan Ferguson



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