Melbourne Hawks

The Melbourne Hawks was a planned Australian Football League (AFL) team that would have consisted of the merger between the Melbourne and Hawthorn Football Clubs at the end of the 1996 season. Out of all the proposed merger combinations in the 1990s, it was seemed as ideal as it was known that Hawthorn had a football team which ranked as one of the best of all time but were in a dire financial situation, as opposed to Melbourne which had a sound financial base but were a club which had not performed on-field for the past 2 years.

Read more about Melbourne Hawks:  Background, Merger Proposals, Don Scott and Operation Payback, Joe Gutnick, Merger Game, Vote, Aftermath

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... Before the failed merger of Melbourne and Hawthorn, on 4 July 1996, the Fitzroy and Brisbane clubs had been merged by the directive of the AFL commission to take effect as ... Footscray and North Melbourne also changed their names to the Western Bulldogs and the Kangaroos respectively to attract more fans, having both been considered for mergers in the last two decades ... The Kangaroos later reverted back to their old North Melbourne tag and Brayshaw became the club's president ...

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