By Dane Swan
Larrikin, laid-back, too informal, undesirable impact, ball magnet and big name – those are only a few of the labels given to Dane Swan, one of many nice characters of the AFL’s specialist period. Taken by means of Collingwood at decide fifty eight within the 2001 ‘super draft’, nobody observed a destiny Brownlow medallist however the scruffy child knew the way to get the ball. correct from the beginning he made issues transparent: he didn’t like education and his pals and social lifestyles got here first. Swan made entrance web page information in 2003, and confronted the sack after enjoying in simple terms 3 senior video games. The notorious Collingwood Rat Pack took him lower than their wing, he thrived less than Mick Malthouse’s training, and grew right into a gifted and nerveless big-occasion participant with an important mixture of strength and pace. Off the sector, his tattoos, deadpan supply, transgressions and blunt refusal to turn into an AFL robotic intended he used to be usually used as clickbait.
Despite learning the artwork of showing to not care approximately whatever, in Dane Swan: My Story, Swan – for the 1st time – finds the satisfaction that drove him to be successful, his loyalty to relations, friends and the membership that gave him many final probabilities, and the way he labored not easy, his approach. he's taking us contained in the highs of the premiership, and during the tumultuous years of the transition from Malthouse to Nathan Buckley. Footy should be just a online game, yet it’s one hell of a journey with Dane Swan.
There’s nobody like him in any respect during this day and age.
One of the best avid gamers within the historical past of this membership. He marched to the beat of his personal drum, constantly, off the floor extra so than on it, yet I regularly cherished the truth that he used to be a person. And no matter what he was once doing, it worked.
The greater the sport, the extra became on he was once, and that grew to become obvious on the top of his profession simply because he performed his top footy at the greatest stages.
What made Swanny so strong? It used to be expertise, labor and psychological durability to be that consistent.
It was once particularly striking the best way that he simply obtained on with it. He enjoyed successful, he enjoyed the problem and beneath it, he's a truly proud person.
About the author: Dane Swan performed 258 video games for Collingwood soccer membership. He accomplished the final word group luck as a premiership participant, and his haul of person awards is awesome: a Brownlow Medal, 3 Copeland Trophies, 5 All Australians, an AFLCA most precious participant award, a Jim Stynes Medal, a number of Anzac Medals, in addition to a swag of top-three finishes in lots of awards. His unbelievably constant output intended he averaged 26.85 disposals throughout 15 seasons, moment in basic terms to Greg ‘Diesel’ Williams. Swan’s profession got here to an premature lead to around 1 of 2016. he's stated as the most effective sleek midfielders and a one of a kind champion of the competition.
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