When football fans think of the Hawthorn v Geelong rivalry from 1989, there is only one game that immediately springs to mind.

And deservedly so; the 1989 Grand Final was arguably the greatest decider ever played.

But if you think back a little further, a little deeper, you may dig up a faint memory of a clash between these sides from Round 6 that same year.

While home and away games are never as sexy as their September counterparts, the shoot outs, fisticuffs and one of the most epic clawbacks in football history made this match as good a piece of entertainment as they come.

The football world will never forget the Brereton/Yeates clash in the opening minutes of the Grand Final that left Dermie with two broken ribs and a ruptured kidney, but many may not know that the feud was sparked 147 days before that.

In this week's episode of 'Golden Years', our hosts are joined by five-time premiership player, dual Norm Smith Medallist and club best and fairest Gary Ayres, as he discusses how he was thrust from the backline and into the centre, to help the Hawks turn around a 56-point deficit and leave the ground victorious.

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Golden Years Podcast: Knights reflects on "the Little Fellow"

The 1976 Grand Final was a special one for more than the reason the Hawks beat the Roos after losing the year before, this was Crimmo's Cup. Peter Crimmins passed away only three days following that win and Peter Knights who once played with the...

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