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MFC 2016 Membership - Record Broken. Next stop: 40,000

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You have to leave it up to the individual,  I am an MCC member but I prefer to sit in with the MFC members at home games.  Each year when I buy me and my boy our reserved seats for the MFC area my football hating wife just shakes her head.

 

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4 hours ago, CBDees said:

Still a way to go however I suspect that this is due (in some cases) to people being AFL or MCC members and being too tight to also join the MFC. Be good if your MCC or AFL membership only entitled you to a maximum of three attendances for any particular team. Then we would see memberships soar past 40000!

I know exactly the number of joint MFC/MCC memberships that make up the membership tally at present, suggest you delete this post

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3 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

I know exactly the number of joint MFC/MCC memberships that make up the membership tally at present, suggest you delete this post

Unless 100% of regular Demon supporters [sic] who attend each week join up, it is a poor effort and mean. I know that there are a vast number of MCC members who are also MFC members but there are still a lot that hold out and most members can afford it as it is a fraction of the MCC subs (especially for those of us paying for a guest pass)! 

P.s. If you know the exact number Saty, why don't you post it (along with the number of MCC members who have nominated Melbourne as their AFL team)?

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6 hours ago, CBDees said:

Still a way to go however I suspect that this is due (in some cases) to people being AFL or MCC members and being too tight to also join the MFC. Be good if your MCC or AFL membership only entitled you to a maximum of three attendances for any particular team. Then we would see memberships soar past 40000!

 

1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

I know exactly the number of joint MFC/MCC memberships that make up the membership tally at present, suggest you delete this post

 

Why would he delete his post? 

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On ‎6‎/‎05‎/‎2016 at 9:27 AM, Rusty Nails said:

Tees is that a big fat one you're holding up to your lower lip? Only asking as it would seem to be the only plausible explanation  for accidental inclusion of the number four in your post up there.

 

a combo of LSD and pharmaceuticals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

I know exactly the number of joint MFC/MCC memberships that make up the membership tally at present, suggest you delete this post

I'd actually be interested to know, Saty, as I'm one of them.

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16 hours ago, CBDees said:

Still a way to go however I suspect that this is due (in some cases) to people being AFL or MCC members and being too tight to also join the MFC. Be good if your MCC or AFL membership only entitled you to a maximum of three attendances for any particular team. Then we would see memberships soar past 40000!

Afl members are included in club membership tallies

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18 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

 

 

Why would he delete his post? 

Because, yet again, it is a disparaging post without actually knowing all the facts

 

15 hours ago, AdamFarr said:

I'd actually be interested to know, Saty, as I'm one of them.

I was told how many it constitutes, it is a decent percentage of the current membership, not willing to divulge the exact figure, don't think it is my place

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

Because, yet again, it is a disparaging post without actually knowing all the facts

 

I was told how many it constitutes, it is a decent percentage of the current membership, not willing to divulge the exact figure, don't think it is my place

Saty,

with the greatest respect, my post is not in the slightest bit disparaging and was prompted by the fact that l have watched the mighty Dees for five decades from the MCC reserve and have got to know most of the regular supporters on Level 2. Whilst most are MFC member, there are a number that aren't and for casual/occasional supporters the percentage drops rapidly. My comments still stand!

(And if it is not your place to divulge numbers, why boast about your inside knowledge in the first instance)?

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22 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

I know exactly the number of joint MFC/MCC memberships that make up the membership tally at present, suggest you delete this post

Saty, can you elaborate?

I'm both an MCC and MFC member and it's a stretch to pay both, but I feel the club needs the support. 

I'd be interested to know what % off MCC are not also club members. 

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1 hour ago, CBDees said:

Saty,

with the greatest respect, my post is not in the slightest bit disparaging and was prompted by the fact that l have watched the mighty Dees for five decades from the MCC reserve and have got to know most of the regular supporters on Level 2. Whilst most are MFC member, there are a number that aren't and for casual/occasional supporters the percentage drops rapidly. My comments still stand!

(And if it is not your place to divulge numbers, why boast about your inside knowledge in the first instance)?

I am not boasting, because of certain activities I do, I have knowledge re numbers, I just felt that your remarks were disparaging and as I knew 'a fact' I should point that out, if they weren't meant to be, cool

A lot of the MFC/MCC members don't attend all games but still buy the membership, to support the club, hence the age old jibe about the 4 wheel drives heading for the snow during the season, normally containing joint MFC/MCC members

As far as I know the joint memberships account for just under 1/2 of the membership total, hence PJ's drive to broaden the supporter base whilst still retaining the 'old guard'

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A possible bonus with Viney signing on is that it might help increase our membership. 

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

I am not boasting, because of certain activities I do, I have knowledge re numbers, I just felt that your remarks were disparaging and as I knew 'a fact' I should point that out, if they weren't meant to be, cool

A lot of the MFC/MCC members don't attend all games but still buy the membership, to support the club, hence the age old jibe about the 4 wheel drives heading for the snow during the season, normally containing joint MFC/MCC members

As far as I know the joint memberships account for just under 1/2 of the membership total, hence PJ's drive to broaden the supporter base whilst still retaining the 'old guard'

From memory there is approximately  25000 mcc members who support Melbourne. The next highest is around 20000 Essendon supporters. If the sign up of mcc members is just under half our total of 38000 that would equate to around 15-19 thousand mcc/ MFC joint memberships. Approximately 2/3 conversion rate isn't too bad based on the 25000.

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On 5/9/2016 at 7:28 PM, CBDees said:

That is exactly what I was driving at. It is too easy for MCC members to not purchase MFC as well. If it was mandatory for each MCC member to only have rights of admission to three games of any one team unless they also buy a football membership, we would see a jump in memberships of most Victorian Clubs but the Dees would be the greatest beneficiaries!

That aint going to happen. MCC members pay $900 a year for their rights.

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Im a student, mcc and mfc member and it is god dam expensive. Working weekend i only get to 3-ish games a year so it works out to roughly $250 a game... (first time ive ever thought of it like this and i kind of wish i hadnt now)... i dont think its fair to criticise mcc members for their loyalty. As saty mentioned the majority of the mcc are members and as the club continues to rise the likelyhood of increasing that number will rise. Its more important however to reach a broader audience as thisnis where more growth lies

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37,889 

We seem to be adding about 60 per day. Am still thinking we will get to 40,000 by the QB game.  As Demon Ox has said the Viney contract extention should help!

If it stalls before QB, I think they finish counting end of June maybe July so still have time to reach the milestone this year.

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7 hours ago, jnrmac said:

That aint going to happen. MCC members pay $900 a year for their rights.

They still have rights (and holders of guest passes pay even more) yet I am restricted in the number of pavilion passes that I can get for the cricket (3) and football (10) seasons so that my Guest can accompany me.  I live with it. There are plenty of opportunities to attend to merely see an AFL match: my suggestion was solely in the context that you 'only attend matches featuring your team' (where most ardent supporters would happily pay a slight premium rather than miss out).

History

When I started supporting the Demons they were the Melbournea Cricket Club Football Club, (originally a sporting division of the MCC).  If this was still the case, we would have the largest membership in the AFL (the entire MCC membership, with another 240,000 on the waiting list)!

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AFL Members are members of the MFC. We get club support packages where a portion of our $500 per year goes to the club. I suggest some posters do their homework before calling others 'too tight'.

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I would like to see the argument about MCC/MFC cease as it seems pointless and potentially damaging. I would like to see the Club using people like Jack Viney,Daisy Pearce, Max Gawn and Jesse Hogan to promote the club and attract a whole new band of supporters and members. 

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Redlegs: pointless?

Now maths isn't my strong point but say 15000 mcc members contributing on average $70 for membership equals >$1mil

Then add gate receipts

Then add many are foundation heroes, etc

and I could go on...

Pointless...

Cheers,

Steno - mcc member, 15+ MFC member, father of 2 and 4 year olds who are 3 and 5 year members and can sing every word of grand old flag with gusto (they are part of the new band and will be mcc members with their mates)

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I think it's great that MCC members choose to be MFC members. I just think that implying that MCC members are tight and arguing about that is pointless. 

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Im an MCC member that basically pays an extra 70 bucks a year so i can get a scarf. We aren't tight haha. 

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13 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

I am not boasting, because of certain activities I do, I have knowledge re numbers, I just felt that your remarks were disparaging and as I knew 'a fact' I should point that out, if they weren't meant to be, cool

A lot of the MFC/MCC members don't attend all games but still buy the membership, to support the club, hence the age old jibe about the 4 wheel drives heading for the snow during the season, normally containing joint MFC/MCC members

As far as I know the joint memberships account for just under 1/2 of the membership total, hence PJ's drive to broaden the supporter base whilst still retaining the 'old guard'

I need to correct what I posted as I misinterpreted what I was told and it is totally inaccurate

Of the MCC members who identify as Melbourne supporters 50% of those will buy a dual membership   which is the highest rate of any club

,A [censored] up on a grand scale on my part 

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10 minutes ago, Pipefitter said:

Im an MCC member that basically pays an extra 70 bucks a year so i can get a scarf. We aren't tight haha. 

Same here Pipes. Love my MCC membership and up until this year was getting very good use out of it. Always signed up as an MCC/MFC member. How could I not!

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SWYL

Full MCC and MFC Member ($160 Package) which is purely a donation so i recieve club emails!

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