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By Dane Swan

Larrikin, laid-back, too informal, undesirable impression, ball magnet and famous person – those are only a number 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’, not anyone observed a destiny Brownlow medallist however the scruffy child knew tips to 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 enjoying simply 3 senior video games. The notorious Collingwood Rat Pack took him below 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 energy and velocity. Off the sphere, his tattoos, deadpan supply, transgressions and blunt refusal to develop into an AFL robotic intended he was once usually 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 relations, pals and the membership that gave him many final probabilities, and the way he labored not easy, his method. 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.

Nick Maxwell

One of the best avid gamers within the background of this membership. He marched to the beat of his personal drum, constantly, off the floor extra so than on it, yet I regularly loved the truth that he used to be somebody. And no matter what he was once doing, it worked.

Eddie McGuire

The larger the sport, the extra became on he used to be, and that grew to become obvious on the height of his occupation simply because he performed his most sensible footy at the largest stages.

Nathan Buckley

What made Swanny so reliable? It was once expertise, labor and psychological longevity to be that consistent.

Ben Johnson

It used to be fairly striking the way in which that he simply received on with it. He enjoyed successful, he enjoyed the problem and beneath it, he's a really proud person.

Mick Malthouse

About the author: Dane Swan performed 258 video games for Collingwood soccer membership. He accomplished the last word staff good fortune as a premiership participant, and his haul of person awards is extraordinary: 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 merely to Greg ‘Diesel’ Williams. Swan’s occupation got here to an premature result in around 1 of 2016. he's stated as the best glossy midfielders and a one of a kind champion of the competition.

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