The AFL’s most controversial merger
No Merger delves into the truth behind one of the AFL’s biggest and most controversial moments.
Picture it. The entire Australian Football League was in a financial crisis, and was trying to broaden the game nationally.
Two of the game’s iconic teams Melbourne and Hawthorn found themselves in discussions about merging. It came as a massive shock to the entire footy community, creating severe tension between the clubs and their fiercely loyal supporters. It was emotion versus business.
What happened broke friendships and tarnished legacies forever.
Hear the untold story of the failed merger from 1996. It captures the emotion and the backdoor dealings, leading into a historic vote night.
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