Dave Mackay: One-on-One

Who would you say is the closest to the modern-day Dave Mackay?
Christopher Spicer, Reading
One would be little Paul Scholes. He’s only small but he’s dominant and runs the show for Man United. I think there are fewer players of my kind around than there were.

Football’s changed. In our time it was a tougher game, maybe because of the referees. In the olden days you got away with more hard tackles. As long as they were fair, you were OK. Nowadays a hard tackle can get you a booking, which isn’t right if it’s not dirty. Even though I can show you a few stud-marks in my legs!

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