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Trent Cotchin (Merged)

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I didn't like it at the time, felt like a very individual act given that was the club policy at the time.

All water under the bridge now but my feeling is today's Cotchin would probably give his younger self to not do it.
Complete opposite, Cotch would tell his younger self to be more authentic earlier on.

The number 9 is creating a legacy that wouldn’t be the same if he was in 17.
 
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scottyturnerscurse

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Cotch strikes me as the type of player who will retire after he captains the team to his first, second, third, fourth premiership.
 
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I didn't like it at the time, felt like a very individual act given that was the club policy at the time.

All water under the bridge now but my feeling is today's Cotchin would probably give his younger self to not do it.
I was bit the same BR.

The saying goes ‘but all's well that ends well.
 
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I have a framed photo of Cotch on my office wall. A few weeks ago I was on the phone to one of my daughter's when my 14mth old Granddaughter walked up & wanted to be picked up. I duly sat her on my knee, she then looked at the Cotch photo & said " Tiger Tiger" & I thought, yep he sure is.
 
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waiting

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I have a framed photo of Cotch on my office wall. A few weeks ago I was on the phone to one of my daughter's when my 14mth old Granddaughter walked up & wanted to be picked up. I duly sat her on my knee, she then looked at the Cotch photo & said " Tiger Tiger" & I thought, yep he sure is.
Beautiful TT.
Got to get them while they are young.
Cant risk them to fall into the laps of the Pies, Blues or Essendon side.
 
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You never know but it is not always the best footballers and captains who make it big in the coach stakes. In recent memory just look at Buckley. As much as I hate to say it a great footballer and captain but......
Buckley was a great footballer.
Never rated him as a good captain. Too much of “look at me” to be a decent leader. Not much better as a coach.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Buckley was a great footballer.
Never rated him as a good captain. Too much of “look at me” to be a decent leader. Not much better as a coach.
I used to work with Stephen Williams’ wife. She said that she was aware that all football players needed a degree of self confidence to succeed, but there was such a thing as taking it too far, and iho, Buckley did. That was her very polite way of saying that he was so far up himself that it was off the charts.
 
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Bernie

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Cotch strikes me as the type of player who will retire after he captains the team to his first, second, third, fourth premiership.
September 2021 would mean an early retirement, wouldn't you think?

I say keep on keeping on.

What's the definition of a full hand in premiership parlance? Or perhaps a royal routine?
 

nikolasmia

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Cotch got murdered on here by a lot for sticking with the 9.

in retrospect, Wallet never had any right to impose his marketing views on the club.

17 was never the captains number in our history, reaks of arrogance for Wallet to try and leave a legacy when he achieved donuts.

Was great strength for a young Cotch to choose his own path on this issue, would not have been easy.

It was a signal for things to come .......
 
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zippadeee

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in retrospect, Wallet never had any right to impose his marketing views on the club.

17 was never the captains number in our history, reaks of arrogance for Wallet to try and leave a legacy when he achieved donuts.

Was great strength for a young Cotch to choose his own path on this issue, would not have been easy.

It was a signal for things to come .......

Wallace got us Cotchin and Martin.
 

CarnTheTiges

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Wallace got us Cotchin and Martin.
I think Brett Ratten had a fair bit to do wth getting us Cotchin, and Wallet can’t claim any credit for Martin. He’d walked by that point. Jade Rawlings coached the game and Jordan McMahon sealed the deal for us. Mind you, I don’t think it mattered what pick we had that year, we were always picking Dusty.
 
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I still remember Chimp’s U18 highlights reel. Looked like such a low key, classy Brownlow medallist in waiting.

It was at a time when Richmond fans kind of had a messiah complex. Trent never fed into that, and compared to our other hopeful elite draft picks at the time like Deledio, he just came across very differently in his interviews. I didn’t pay enough attention to it at the time, but in hindsight Trent’s quality of character was always evident to those who knew what they were looking for. I’m sure there’s plenty of posters on here who saw it.

His highlights reel (which used to be on PRE until the AFL put an end to that) showed him as smooth, smart, head over the ball, putting teammates into space from congestion, drawing the opponent when handballing (which was a foreign concept to Richmond teams at the time), etc.

There was an abundance of class and confidence without the personal ego we grew accustomed to with the usual draft hopefuls.

Sometime in the future, another player will come to Richmond with similar traits. When they do, he’s not going to wear the #9 out of club tradition, but he probably will receive some form of mentorship from Trent in some capacity. Hopefully the wait isn’t as long as it was for Trent’s class of mentors.

Annnd yes, it’s a few years too soon to be looking that far ahead :cupgold:cupgold:cupgold..... :cupgold
 
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