It was one of the moments where you look back years later and think, what if it didn't happen?  

In an otherwise forgettable game, Sam Mitchell's tackle in the dying minutes of Hawthorn's Round 8 2010 clash against the Tigers will go down in history. Without it, the three-peat may not have happened.

In episode 2 of the Golden Years podcast, we look back on that iconic moment.

Mitchell shares the inner-sanctum conversations that surrounded the match (including Jeff Kennett's inverted pyramid), as well as imparting the biggest regret of his career.

Listen below, or search and subscribe to 'Golden Years' on your chosen podcasting app today.

Missed episode 1? Listen to Shaun Burgoyne on the Golden Years podcast here.