It was only fitting that Martin put the exclamation mark on a stunning season with the game’s highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal, becoming just the sixth Tiger to take home Charlie. Martin, once viewed by many as a knockabout lad from Castlemaine with boundless potential, transformed that into a brutal reality that was, simply, too much for essentially every opponent. He was too strong for their midfields, too agile for their backlines and, above all, too strong for just about everyone in the league in one of the most physically superior seasons in living memory. It’s not often that a season can be so universally respected by all supporters, but there can be no doubt Martin’s catalogue of astonishing footy in 2017 is one for the ages.
Despite the unique circumstances in which Trent Cotchin was awarded the 2012 Brownlow Medal, it is undeniable that his season was anything but spectacular. Though Richmond was more than three games out of the finals race, Cotchin led the charge for his beloved Tigers, highlighted by a masterful performance in his sides’ round 20 victory against the Western Bulldogs, where he amassed 35 disposals and booted 3 goals. An All-Australian in his Brownlow year and in retrospect one of the youngest Brownlow Medallists in the modern game, Cotchin has developed from a platform of individual superstardom to become one of the game’s pre-eminent on-field leaders, looked up to by his teammates in yellow and black, and revered by the Tiger Army.
- Pays tribute to 2012 & 2017 Brownlow Medallists Trent Cotchin and Dustin Martin respectively
- Features action and celebration images from Cotchin’s 2012 season and Martin’s 2017 season
- Features facsimile signatures of both Dustin Martin and Trent Cotchin
- Officially licensed by the Australian Football League
- Approximate framed dimensions are 700 x 500 mm