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The iconic footynewspaper is gone.

In its later years, it belonged to SEN so my guess is that the paper is losing money and that this is Hutchy's doing.

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They'd already started going monthly last year I believe so this was on the cards. I wasn't a regular reader but was always good for a flick through but with the amount of online blogs etc these days it became a bit redundant.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The iconic footynewspaper is gone.

In its later years, it belonged to SEN so my guess is that the paper is losing money and that this is Hutchy's doing.

It became a glad-rag for the 'trendy' teams ... never purchased a copy but saw hundreds of free copies on the grounds around the MCG after the match on the way to the carpark. Seems as though those who had paid for a copy were unimpressed, too.

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No more Inside Football player ratings from games? That's no good, found that to be a really helpful resource.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The iconic footynewspaper is gone.

In its later years, it belonged to SEN so my guess is that the paper is losing money and that this is Hutchy's doing.

It was clearly losing money with you as half their subscription base.  Many publications have folded in the last few years with information readily available on the net. 

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35 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

It became a glad-rag for the 'trendy' teams ... never purchased a copy but saw hundreds of free copies on the grounds around the MCG after the match on the way to the carpark. Seems as though those who had paid for a copy were unimpressed, too.

Inside footy or footy record?

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1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Inside footy or footy record?

Both

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It's the future of print media alas. Newspapers are going down the same route, even Rupert's fish wrappers.

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1 minute ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

It's the future of print media alas. Newspapers are going down the same route, even Rupert's fish wrappers.

wii be good for the trees but, colin

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3 hours ago, layzie said:

No more Inside Football player ratings from games? That's no good, found that to be a really helpful resource.

I was a regular reader.  Lot's of very good analysis and the annual draft special was a must read for draft geeks like me.

Unfortunately IF gone the way of much of quality print media.

Likely Hutchy's call, but writing was probably on the wall already.

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On 10/03/2018 at 2:11 PM, Colin B. Flaubert said:

It's the future of print media alas. Newspapers are going down the same route, even Rupert's fish wrappers.

I realised I was still paying $30 a month for my digital and paper delivery subscription to The Australia. Totally forgot about it. Someone must be pinching my paper.

Can't cancel online. Had to call.

"So you want to cancel?"

"Yes"

"Okay so you want to cancel..."

"Yes..."

"Okay so if you want to cancel what I can do is drop the price to $15 for the next 2 months."

"No thanks I'd like to cancel"

"Okay okay fair enough...so you'd like to cancel..."

"Yes please"

"So i can offer you $8 for the next 3 months."

"I'd really just like to cancel."

"Okay sure. Can I ask why?"

This is literally how the conversation went. After a few more minutes it was finally cancelled.

They are desperate. Digital or print. He simply did not want to cancel.

 

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Over recent years, I have reduced expenditures that rather rapidly became either unnecessary or redundant from many such 'subscriptions, memberships, associations and/or services' without once missing or regretting such cancellations to prior folly. The processes and interrogations that you provide in these experiences were not merely yours. Each proved to be horribly complicated, actually resistant and contrary to my initial cancellation requests. 

I now save about $200 per month on these former superficialities to life by getting on with exactly that: life. 

With the MFC, I call the Membership department when I have a query or request and find that on many occasions, the same dogma tends to apply.

This is particularly evident in attempting to utilise my annual 3 x complimentary MFC Members seats when I can get to the MCG for a match (in my case, that is after an interstate journey to get there). I am given an 'exclusive' offer of Ticketeck allocated seats instead, at $75 per seat. My wife and son are both members as well so if we all go to the footy, it's $225 for seats that the MFC would prefer us to obtain - over and above the MFC allocated seats in the bleaches that must comprise most of our membership fees. I therefore think that other than Club loyalties, and similar sentiments that work for the benefit of the Club, MFC Membership is rapidly becoming another 'unnecessary' folly. Is this the experience of others?

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Your mistake DM is to think of the MFC as a service centre. They are there to sell you something. Call centres have daily targets and a pre defined message. MFC is little if at all different.

Your friend is a forum like this where you can sift through the advice and work it out for yourself.

 

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On 2018/3/10 at 12:13 PM, daisycutter said:

wii be good for the trees but, colin

Wii on the electric fence is bad for your wellbeing however.

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Just to let you know i have a subscription to inside football and received my first copy for the yearlast week as far as i know it will be staying as a monthly 

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