Tom Elliott speaks with the man who stopped the merger!

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They’re facing off in a semi-final on Friday night, but they could have easily been the same club had Don Scott not intervened.

Hawthorn and Melbourne nearly merged in the 1990s.

Scott spoke with Tom Elliott on Friday.

“It couldn’t have been any more serious!” he said.

“It was all agreed to before we started the campaign.”

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Tom Elliott also caught up with Melbourne great David Schwarz!

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