The DAVE MACKAY thread

SpurSince57

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#21
mullery and mackay in same breath ?

no.....mackay was different class...a true legend....an incredible inspiration and a great player who gave 100% in every game he played when many exulted contempories simply did not.
Mullers was a top player but not in the same class as Dave. People who weren't privileged enough to see him sometimes imagine he was just a hard bastard, but he was much, much more. As well as being a great inspiration he read the game fantastically well. There weren't many who could pick out and deliver a pass like he did. The nearest in the modern English game was Roy Keane, but Dave was never a dirty player who set out intentionally to injure someone.

He hardly had a bad game—unfortunately, one of the very few off-days he had was the 1961 Cup Final, when the whole team was short of the full ticket for most of the game, and that's one of the very few records of him and that wonderful side. Still indispensable, though. (What? Did someone say they hadn't got it? :grin:)
 

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#22
I think Greavesie rates him as the greatest of the Spurs players he played with

He's certainly one of the greatest Spurs players ever and would be an integral part of any Spurs all time XI

Trouble is because the game has moved on I'm not sure where'd he play

probably the fashionable DM role these days - but of course there was so much more to him than a makele -

fierce shot - excellent technique - terrifying (for the oppo) presence - will to win - etc etc just put him alongside Hod Gazza & Jones- and who needs the other 7 players to win every game :)

Incidentally while I'm thinking about it

I think my current all ime XI from past 50 years is

Jennings; Perryman England Gough Knowles; Mackay Gazza Hod; Jones Smith Greaves

We may in certain positions had more talented players - but that's a side full of winners and artists - and goals galore

it's ridiculous I can't get players like Blanchflower and White in - but what can I do we've had toooooooo many great players for just one team
 

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#23
Dave was the hardest player I have seen playing football, i have a picture of him holding up that little shit Bremner by the neck, and he was shiting himself.
i had a front row view of that incident i was right on the half way line on the shelf ,right throughout that game the Leeds scum bags were kicking Davie on his newly mended leg scumbag bremner went for tackle with davie 2yards from the ball threw himself up in the air like he had been poleaxed that is when Davie went ape shit bend down grabbed his shirt and pulled him up,and informed him of his human rights not one of the leeds scumbags helped their illustrious captain because they were too scared of Davie they don't make players like him anymore
 

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My dads uncle is les allen (61 team) at a family party yesterday and as I am going to bratislava je said he had been there- playing in the european cup for spurs. They were kicking the cack out of us- mackay pulled up one of their midfielders - dm-”you speak english”

”Yes”

”When you come over to england I am going to murder you”

Had them at the lane 5-1 within first half
 

greavesie

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My dads uncle is les allen (61 team) at a family party yesterday and as I am going to bratislava je said he had been there- playing in the european cup for spurs. They were kicking the cack out of us- mackay pulled up one of their midfielders - dm-”you speak english”

”Yes”

”When you come over to england I am going to murder you”

Had them at the lane 5-1 within first half
that is excellent ha ha :clap::clap::hump::hump:that is true Davie ,has he got anymore tales like that it took me ages to find out why he always rolled the ball to the other team when they first walked out what he said to them was here is the ball make the most of it it will be the only time you will see it. you dads uncle Les weren't a bad player either
 

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#28
I just came across this statement...

Mackay played in 40 cup finals during his career and was never once on the losing side.
 

TheChosenOne

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#30
I asked A&C (bless him) to merge this with the DM appreciation thread...

Hopefully the man says yes.
 
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High above the world, in a council chamber built for just this purpose, the gods sit and talk about the world and how to fix things that are wrong.In other words, discussion thread.
 
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