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Dave Mackay RIP

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Jonzy54, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Jonzy54

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    A true Scottish legend.
     
  2. Wolves in Limerick

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    Probably the key player the first time Derby County won the League. RIP.
     
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    Never saw him at his best for Spurs, but I remember how good we was for Derby.... Immense player. RIP!
     
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    Fantastic player and leader. Astounded he only got 22 caps for Scotland. RIP.
     
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    Came from the same mold as Eddie Clamp. Hard , but far from dirty. Probably reflected in the fact that he was never sent off.
    R I P BIG MAN
     
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    I think he was the first player Cloughie and Taylor signed. (Taylor the main spotter of course)
     
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    Remember well the tussles with Dougan, when you were actually allowed physical contact....a long time ago now
     
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    I remember a TV discussion years ago about how many players never were sent off in years past. I might be wrong here but I think the same discussion stated Billy Wright never even was booked, the comment following was - to get sent off in those days, you would have to take a machete to your opponent!:eek:
     
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    R I P Dave,condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    A truly great captain and leader with one of the most ferocious tackles of his era.
     
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    Look up the iconic picture of Dave Mackay having a quiet word with Billy Bremner. Football was played by a different breed of men in those days
     
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    About the same number as Alan Hansen, which is equally astounding. Mckay was a real good player and I particularly recall him for Derby, late in his career.
     
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    A fabulous player, with an unbelievably high win rate across three clubs. Played top level until he was 37, I think. I remember him as the hardest player of the era, even though he wasnt that big. My main memory is of other players avoiding tackling him in fact. But he had great control and passing ability as well, (Clough turned him into a sweeper of sorts).
     
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    R.I.P. Another sad loss to the game.
     
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    A great picture and reminder of when football was a game played hard but fair RIP.
     
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    One of the true greats of the British game in my life-time, if not all time. I saw him many times in his pomp for Spurs. He broke my heart and the hearts of a lot of other Wolves fans when he put in a tremendous display in April 1960 at Molineux in a game which we had to win to beat Burnley to the League Title. But Spurs won 3-1 and he was the heartbeat of the team that day (and on many other days). 56,000+ crowd, the third or fourth highest official attendance at Molineux in Wolves' history.

    Favourite photo of him is him picking up Billy Bremner by the scruff of the neck like an Alsation picking up a poodle, and letting him know what's what.

    RIP Dave, a genuine 'legend'.
     
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    I hope memory is not playing tricks on me but if not he was responsible for one of my favourite football-manager related quotes.

    When Derby won the league in 1975 a journalist asked him if he hadn't really won the league with Brian Clough's team. His reply - if we'd been relegated you'd be saying it was Dave Mackay's team.
     
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    A great player from the days when I believe in some ways football was at its best.

    May he RIP.
     
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    A truly wonderful leader, captain and tackler..you stayed tackled after tussling with him, a one-off sort of player who they make only once in a lifetime. Saw him play for both Spurs and Derby...RIP Dave.
     
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    Love this pic. RIP.

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  23. Roby Wolf.

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    Great great footballer but .....he was responsable for the worst tackle i have ever whitnessed in over fifty years of watching the game.
    Everton v Derby Goodison Park early 70s Everton forward Jimmy Husband broke from the half way line with a clear run at goal Dave cut him of and choped him down at the knees ,Husband was never the same player again.

    Rip Dave.
     
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    R.I.P. Dave Mackay.
     
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    A true Derby legend, but only mentioned by Sky News this morning as a Spurs player. That'll be because no football exists outside the greed league of course. RIP.
     
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    Managed Smallsall and Small Heath as well.
     
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    i too was at that game and agree with every word.
    the only thing i will add is that,with the greatest of respect to all three, mackay was more of a ron flowers than an eddie clamp.
     
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    Alan Mullery was on Sky this morning saying that all the colour drained out of Billy Bremner's face when Dave McKay grabbed hold of him !

    Two major achievements as a Manager, leading Derby to the League Title in 1974/75 and selling Kevin Ashley to us for some crazy fee ! ( Sure he was the Blues Boss at the time )

    My Mate at work saw him play for Hearts and said he was a tremendous. My Uncle was a Derby season ticket holder from the fifties onwards and rated him as one of the best signings made by Clough and Taylor.

    RIP Dave
     
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    A man truly worthy of the title Legend. A word bandied about far too easily these days.

    R.I.P. Dave.
     
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    RIP Dave, in the mould of Alex Ray. a tremendous competitor and a winner.
     

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