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Trent Cotchin (Merged)

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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

Good stuff, Kid
Captain Crunch, the Brownlow Medalist, and THREE-TIME PREMIERSHIP CAPTAIN.
That's all I've got to add.
 
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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.
I reckon if we won a premiership in the next three years I'd pretty much be done.''


Given we won one in 4 years he didn't lie..:mhihi
 
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tigerdell

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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.
Fourth premiership and then hand over to the next captain, but stay for a year or two to support him. And win 2 more flags
 
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tigerdell

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I like the history and traditions, even if they start contrived.
So I liked the Captain wears 17 theme.
Much happier to have a happy Cotch with 3 :cupgold:cupgold:cupgold
 

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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.
It’s a good time to capture the youngsters before the other side of their family gets the claws in TT.
I have been working hard on it as well
 
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Feels like yesterday that the Skip was drafted , what a career it has been . Though Dusty may get all the big game accolades , th3 skips not far behind in impact in the games that matter.

just about my most prized possession is the first T Cotchin signature as a Tiger
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Was rather prophetic that his first kick was also a goal. Admittedly we lost the game, but weirdly enough it was against the Cats.
 
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eZyT

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Feels like yesterday that the Skip was drafted , what a career it has been . Though Dusty may get all the big game accolades , th3 skips not far behind in impact in the games that matter.

just about my most prized possession is the first T Cotchin signature as a Tiger

Possibly the most ferocious champion footballer of all time.

If you absolutely had to distill this dynasty down to a teaspoon full of footballer,

its an essence of D.Martin and T. Cotchin imho.

sure, a tablespoon, a cup, a bottle looks different
 
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tigertime2

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Cotchins attack on the ball in key finals has been as ferocious as any player in the history of the game.
 
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aoc1974

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Was rather prophetic that his first kick was also a goal. Admittedly we lost the game, but weirdly enough it was against the Cats.
I remember *smile* freezing that arvo!

How's the great man Richo.... imagine if he was surrounded by our current team.... not sure we'd ever lose!

 
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year of the tiger

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I place Cpt Cotch alongside players like Voss and Hodge in terms of the impact he has had in big moments in the biggest of games...... no less..... and they aren’t one off statements as he has regularly does it over many seasons - like those other two.

Players like Dangermouse aren’t even on the same page, let alone in the same sentence.

Edit: I love that footage AOC - I remember it clearly and that ball movement, so different to how we play now.
 
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eZyT

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I place Cpt Cotch alongside players like Voss and Hodge in terms of the impact he has had in big moments in the biggest of games...... no less..... and they aren’t one off statements as he has regularly does it over many seasons - like those other two.

Players like Dangermouse aren’t even on the same page, let alone in the same sentence.

Edit: I love that footage AOC - I remember it clearly and that ball movement, so different to how we play now.

its a good call YOT.

Voss had an astonishingly ferocious attack on the footy. I watched him a lot live and his full pace horizontal launch at a contested ball was defiantly very T.Cotchin.

I might have missed it, but I cant recall Vossy taxing the physical toll on the opposition (Sheil - Mumford - Ablett - BOOM) that our superb captain does?

and as physically mighty and superb as Hodgey was, he tended more to land a stray elbow on a cold ear, rather than the full ribcage assaults our brave captain dispenses, didnt he?

But a superb conversation, the truly great toughs!

read Jack Dyers biography over xmas. A recurring theme was how his incredible football ability - his pace, his leap, his hands, his leg, has been a bit obscured by the toughness narrative, which was also a feature of his game. He was a revolutionary and unique champion big.

I certainly share his reverence in the value of uncompromising toughness in the game,

and like I told Cotchy, with love and a fixed gaze,

ive never seen a more uncompromisingly tough footballer in my life.
 
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zippadeee

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Was rather prophetic that his first kick was also a goal. Admittedly we lost the game, but weirdly enough it was against the Cats.
If you can play well and still lose that was the game.
Geelong had a super side that day and we only lost by 20pts, on the coldest day ive ever spent at the footy ever.
But watching Cotchin for the first time was worth it
 
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zippadeee

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I remember *smile* freezing that arvo!

How's the great man Richo.... imagine if he was surrounded by our current team.... not sure we'd ever lose!

Even back then we always got around each other when kicking a goal.
We have always been a class act club
 
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craig

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I place Cpt Cotch alongside players like Voss and Hodge in terms of the impact he has had in big moments in the biggest of games...... no less..... and they aren’t one off statements as he has regularly does it over many seasons - like those other two.

Players like Dangermouse aren’t even on the same page, let alone in the same sentence.
Dangermouse etc phooey to the lot of em.

Geez even a Knockabout bloke still unnoticed or unrated by the masses in Broadty has these guns covered when it counts.

Has never played a bad game in a final Nathan and never let the Tigers down on the Big Stage,

Was one of our better performed against the Skunks in the 2018 horror show and didnt play against the Bears (when he shouldve).
 
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AngryAnt

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Dangermouse etc phooey to the lot of em.

Geez even a Knockasbout bloke still unnoticed or unrated by the masses in Broadty has these guns covered when it counts.

Has never played a bad gamer in a final Nathan and never let the Tigers down on the Big Stage,

Was one of our better performed against the Skunks in ythe 2018 horror show and didnt play against the Bears (when he shouldve).

Very true. Never lets us down this bloke.
 
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