|Book Size:||208 x 136 x 18 mm (Height x Width x Depth)|
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Former policeman David Wade had two wishes in life; to beat cancer and to see the Sydney Swans win a premiership title before he died. The Man In The Box is the true story of David?s brave fight and the unheralded Sydney Swans team that grew to know him and believed in him as they made an unlikely charge for the 2005 Premiership title. It all began when David approached his hero, Swans coach Paul Roos, and asked him to win the AFL Premiership before he died. No pressure! The Swans had not won a premiership since the 1930s. Against all odds, the Swans did win the 2005 Grand Final! The victory was all the more special because David Wade travelled with the team to every game and sat alongside Paul Roos in the coach?s box. Sadly, David fought his illness for several years before passing away in 2011. Before he died, David put pen to paper and wrote this amazing story of life, love and friendship.