Given the depth of talent at the club, it was no surprise that Derby County secured their second Football League Championship in four seasons in 1975. But it was not their charismatic and controversial manager of 1972, Brian Clough, that … Continue reading We are the Champions: 1974-75 – Derby County
It’s always sad to hear of the passing of a football legend and the news that Dave Mackay, most famously remembered for being part of the Tottenham double side of 1961, was just that. Amid the many tributes that will be paid to the man in the coming days and weeks, there are five things that I will remember about David Craig Mackay. Football’s most famous barrel chest Today, Dave Mackay’s chest-first figure would struggle to get into the slim-fit technical shirts of the Premier’s finest. Mackay was strong, formidable, scary and determined. When Bill Nicholson signed left half Mackay … Continue reading Dave Mackay…would you have tackled him?