Tough question. And in truth one that can’t be answered definitively of course.
Few reading this will have ever seen Dave MacKay play. Time ought not diminish the mans reputation. Jimmy Greaves is a man who’s opinion on MacKay should be taken seriously. In Norman Giller’s Lane Of Dreams he described the fiery Scotsman,’ He had just about everything: power, skill, drive, stamina, the sort of heroism that would have won medals in wartime – and above all else – an infectious enthusiam.’
‘Dave was the king of the first time pass, drilling the ball through to a team mate as accurately as if being in a training session.’
Certainly there are distinct similarities between the man regarded as a legend and the man who has recently brought not only a new lease of life but some true grit back to White Hart Lane.
Courtesy of Harry-Hotspur.com