Description - Real Mackay by Dave Mackay
The Real Mackay tells the life story of one of football s genuine legends, a man whose presence in any team spurred them on to championship-winning form- Dave Mackay. It is the refreshing, honest and action-packed autobiography of a man who was at the centre of many of the biggest stories of British football for almost three decades. Mackay debuted for Hearts in 1953, by which time he had already made his mark at junior level. At the time he signed for the Edinburgh club, they had not won a major honour for almost fifty years; but over the next six seasons, Hearts went on to win the Scottish Cup and League, as well as twice winning the Scottish League Cup. It is no coincidence that Mackay s arrival at Tynecastle marked the beginning of what is now viewed as the club s golden age. In 1959, Dave was transferred south to join Tottenham Hotspur, who were at that time languishing near the foot of the English First Division. During the 1960 61 season, Spurs became the first side in the twentieth century to win the Double and went on to win the FA Cup twice more, along with the European Cup-Winners Cup. In 1968, Mackay joined Derby County, who were lowly placed in the English Second Div
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(197mm x 131mm x 16mm)
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Author Biography - Dave Mackay
Dave Mackay's career in football spanned more than 40 years. Following retirement from playing in 1971, he went on to manage several clubs before coaching various teams in the Middle East. Martin Knight is also the author of Common People and co-writer of the terrace-culture classics Hoolifan and The Naughty Nineties.