Eight Grand Finals, seven flags, a curse, kicks after the siren, countless comebacks and close games: Hawthorn v Geelong. No other sides have captured the imagination of the wider footy public since the year 2000.
Older generations remember the 1989 epic GF wherein Mark Yeates knocked out Dermott Brereton at the opening bounce. 2008 was the Cats’ year that Hawthorn stole from them via good kicking at goal and some Stewie Dew magic. And Geelong supporters will never let Isaac Smith live down the wry smile he had on his face before he missed the goal after the siren in the 2016 qualifying final.
The Easter Monday clash at the MCG will, as always, be one of the biggest draw cards for the year. Despite losing to GWS, Geelong look like the team to beat early in the season and Hawthorn have been re-energised by the additions of Tom Scully and Chad Wingard.
Hundreds of thousands will be watching from home but the best place to see these two footballing juggernauts is at the home of footy itself, the ‘G. Make sure you are have Medallion Club Hawthorn v Geelong tickets for this big match.The Cats’ incredibly deep midfield of Dangerfield, Selwood, Kelly, Duncan, Menegola, Ablett, Parfitt and Constable will take it up to the pinpoint accurate Hawks with their spread across the wide ground.
Whoever the loser of that clash is they will get a second shot at victory as the AFL has made sure to fixture this match up twice this second. The second match at the MCG in July will be a Cats home game and could be one of the deciding matches of the season, it is advised to book your Geelong v Hawthorn AFL tickets early.
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