Barry Ferguson is Scotland's most gifted footballer, the heartbeat of Rangers and the captain of his country. He has grown up in the spotlight, but the fans only know his public face. Now, a star who is notoriously protective of his privacy opens his heart and delivers a no-holds-barred account of his controversial career for Rangers and Scotland. "Blue" features Ferguson's take on all aspects of his eventful journey so far, including the axing of Lorenzo Amoruso as Gers' skipper and Ferguson's appointment at the age of only 22; the horrifying night of violence when he was bottled in the face after he was sent off in a 6-2 Old Firm defeat; his venture into the Premiership after signing for Blackburn Rovers in 2003; the bust-up that followed with Rangers chairman David Murray; the despair and agony of the broken kneecap he feared had ended his career; and the eventual elation he felt on his return to his boyhood heroes. Ferguson also reveals the details of his secret wedding to Margaret, his Catholic bride, and his pride when he career was recognised by the Queen. For the first time, the man behind the headlines is revealed in "Blue: The Life and Times of Barry Ferguson."
Barry Ferguson is arguably the most talented Scottish player of his generation and wears the captain's armband for both Rangers and his country. He lives in Lanarkshire with his wife, Margaret, and their three children. Iain King is the chief football writer for the Scottish Sun and has covered top-level football for the last two decades. His previous books include the bestselling 9: The Story of Rangers' Nine-in-a-Row Triumph and Blue and White Dynamite: The Ian Durrant Story. He lives in his native East Kilbride with his wife, Lorna, and their two children.