By Dane Swan
Larrikin, laid-back, too informal, undesirable impression, ball magnet and big name – those are only the various labels given to Dane Swan, one of many nice characters of the AFL’s expert period. Taken through Collingwood at decide fifty eight within the 2001 ‘super draft’, not anyone observed a destiny Brownlow medallist however the scruffy child knew how one can get the ball. correct from the beginning he made issues transparent: he didn’t like education and his friends and social lifestyles got here first. Swan made entrance web page information in 2003, and confronted the sack after taking part in purely 3 senior video games. The notorious Collingwood Rat Pack took him lower than their wing, he thrived lower than Mick Malthouse’s training, and grew right into a proficient and nerveless big-occasion participant with an immense mixture of strength and pace. Off the sector, his tattoos, deadpan supply, transgressions and blunt refusal to turn into an AFL robotic intended he was once frequently used as clickbait.
Despite studying the paintings of showing to not care approximately something, in Dane Swan: My Story, Swan – for the 1st time – unearths the satisfaction that drove him to prevail, his loyalty to kin, associates and the membership that gave him many final probabilities, and the way he labored demanding, his method. he is taking us contained in the highs of the premiership, and during the tumultuous years of the transition from Malthouse to Nathan Buckley. Footy may be just a online game, yet it’s one hell of a journey with Dane Swan.
There’s not anyone like him in any respect during this day and age.
One of the best avid gamers within the background of this membership. He marched to the beat of his personal drum, continuously, off the floor extra so than on it, yet I continuously cherished the truth that he was once somebody. And no matter what he was once doing, it worked.
The higher the sport, the extra became on he used to be, and that turned obtrusive on the height of his occupation simply because he performed his top footy at the largest stages.
What made Swanny so solid? It used to be expertise, labor and psychological sturdiness to be that consistent.
It used to be fairly impressive the way in which that he simply bought on with it. He enjoyed profitable, he enjoyed the problem and beneath it, he's a really proud person.
About the author: Dane Swan performed 258 video games for Collingwood soccer membership. He completed the final word workforce good fortune as a premiership participant, and his haul of person awards is outstanding: a Brownlow Medal, 3 Copeland Trophies, 5 All Australians, an AFLCA most respected 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 occupation got here to an premature result in around 1 of 2016. he's said as the best glossy midfielders and a special champion of the competition.
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