Dave Mackay

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  1. безумный Владим New Member

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    Curious to know where you guys would rate Dave Mackay in a list of all-time greats at Tottenham?
    There have been some magnificent players at White Hart Lane down the years. (Danny Blanchflower, John White, Gazza, Ozzie Ardiles, Pat Jennings to name but a few) So where would Mackay fit in?
    Whenever Dave makes it back home to Tynecastle he is rightly treated as a hero, standing ovation as soon as he steps onto the pitch. Does he receive the same adulation at White Hart Lane?

    Would be great to see him at one or both of the games.
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    right up there with the best of them,
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    Had the privelage of watching him in the flesh. One of the toughest fukcers you'll ever see. Would certainly make today's so-called 'hard men' look soft as shite. One of my all-time favourite players for this club.
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    If there is a pantheon of the gods of White Hart Lane Dave Mackay is definitely a charter member!

    As Rivron says above, Mackay makes today's hard men look soft as shite - not only that he was so much harder than the more frequently quoted hard men of his own era - the Chopper Harris, Billy Bremners etc of this world!

    For me the only harder player in English football has been (sometime Spur!) Graham Souness - he would have been sent off in every game if he had played in the modern era - but he SHOULD have been sent off in every game he played back in the day!!! :y10:
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    1000% in the top 5.absolute legend of a man and a true gentleman to boot.
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    Billy Bremner was soft as shite too. :001_302:

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    Brilliant pic!

    There was only ever one winner of that conflict..... but it is no disrespect to Bremner cos Mackay would have seen ANYONE off!!!!

    Jeez - just look at the face on him - that is a man who means business! Would you argue with him?????

    He could also play football more than a bit too - and extended his career at Derby County by playing as a sweeper!

    Broken legs etc - nothing stopped him!

    He is a total legend!
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    Dave Mackay doesn't like that picture at all aparently, he thinks he looks like an erse
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    you mean arse right????
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    But it's pix like this that illustrate how football has lost its way since the 60's and 70's. Men were men in those days. Nowadays they simply roll around on the ground feigning agony, or issue imaginary cards if an opponent does so much as breathe on them.

    That's partly why I hate Barca and their tippy tappy shite - it's boring.
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    thats what i said:y15:
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    Hey .... I love Barca and would love to see Spurs play that kind of fooball - i.e. you pass to a member of your own team rather than make a 50/50 pass forward at pace.... but we can't agree on everything! Watched Barca online for about 6 years and have NEVER been bored!

    The pic you posted does illustrate so much - I've seen Mackay hit in the face full force with the old fooball (as well as other regions) and not flinch - rather than show a weakness to the opposition - an immense contrast to today's standards : did anyone watch Naymar in the Copa Americana? He made Cristiano Ronaldo look like... well Dave Mackay!
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    you are the English version of me mate, my favourite players are the ones that take it as well as dish it out, something todays 'hardmen' seem to lack (apart from Ian Black)
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    There's a player that can be proud to know that my two sons .....11 years & 8 years both know about.

    My eldest holds him as a role model ..... along with a few others.

    A legend in the true sense all the way.
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    I rest my case.:001_302:

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    He may not like that pic but he had it in his shop window in Winchmore Hill...now on Lancaster Road EN2..he sells ties i believe..well his son runs it now


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    There's a fantastic interview with Dave MacKay in the most resent issue of eighteen74 magazine in which he talks extensively about his time both at Tynecastle and then White Hart Lane.

    Check out the eighteen74 Facebook page.

    In fact there was also a recent article about the lost/found bowl that Spurs had given to Hearts for our centenary match turned up in an auction house.
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    Dave was a hard player but not a dirty player unlike a lot of the players He gets categorised with.
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    QUOTE=Rivron;456324]Billy Bremner was soft as shite too. :001_302:

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    Dave Mackay hates that picture. He tells you in book. He was one of the best and never sent off in his career. Now thats something to be proud of.
    He was right to stand up to Bremner though. Mackay had just recovered from 2 broken legs and that plank almost ruined his career.

    So which end do you suppose the legend will be taking his seat?
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    No, not his picture, not his shop, not his son.

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