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The first name on any teamsheet
on 23 February 2007
Dave Mackay had the very rare combination of being a natural hard man of football but could produce ball playing skills more suited to the usual lightweight players. He could deliver a pass from all angles of the field and could also put his foot on the ball. His exploits with Hearts, Spurs & Scotland are well documented but it is really amazing to take stock that on the eve of him finishing as a player after recovering from a twice broken leg he was persuaded to carry on a little bit longer by the enigmatic Brian Clough. This decision not only aspired the hailing Derby County to win promotion and then go on to win the Championship it also brought Dave a Footballer of the year award which he shared with Manchester City captain Tony Book in 1969. Dave then managed Derby County , Helping them to another League Championship in 1974-75. When I pick any all time teams His is the first name to go on the team sheet the all round player who happens to be the bravest as well. Check this book out it is an inspiring read.