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It's time to reignite Team Melbourne.  The concept was good the timing wasn't.  I read in The AGE AFL clubs are looking at NBL basketball clubs, this is on the back off Netball doing this successfully this year. It is really turning the clock back to local sporting clubs where you could go and find a sport you like and have a real social environment, much higher level but really sets the platform for community clubs.

Melbourne Demons Men and Women, Storm, Victory men and women, Vixons, Rebels, United(not sure if there is a Melbourne named team in WNBL). All teams home grounds are within a stones throw MCG/AMMI or Tennis Centre.

Maybe start with something like mega clinics, a combine membership would love this I have Demons/United/Vixon memberships at the moment, then look at back office and wouldn't it be great to have the Melbourne Centre that is the state of the art training centre that housed all clubs staff playing and off field and for us supports a function area we can call ours.

Never going to happen but it is a good concept

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1 minute ago, drdrake said:

It's time to reignite Team Melbourne.  The concept was good the timing wasn't.  I read in The AGE AFL clubs are looking at NBL basketball clubs, this is on the back off Netball doing this successfully this year. It is really turning the clock back to local sporting clubs where you could go and find a sport you like and have a real social environment, much higher level but really sets the platform for community clubs.

Melbourne Demons Men and Women, Storm, Victory men and women, Vixons, Rebels, United(not sure if there is a Melbourne named team in WNBL). All teams home grounds are within a stones throw MCG/AMMI or Tennis Centre.

Maybe start with something like mega clinics, a combine membership would love this I have Demons/United/Vixon memberships at the moment, then look at back office and wouldn't it be great to have the Melbourne Centre that is the start of the art training centre that housed all clubs staff playing and off field and for us supports a function area we can call ours.

Never going to happen but it is a good concept

Melbourne Victory or Melbourne Heart? ?

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6 minutes ago, CBDees said:

Melbourne Victory or Melbourne Heart? ?

I went Victory but maybe you go City for the $$$$$

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45 minutes ago, drdrake said:

I went Victory but maybe you go City for the $$$$$

I go for City...what $$$$$ are you on about? There is a salary cap in the A -League

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We should be concentrating on our core product not wasting time and precious resources on a novelty project. We neither have the money in the bank a la Collingwood to indulge in something like this, nor the success to leverage off in building a netball/basketball club. After the miserable failure of this season I'd be ropeable if either the board or the CEO were spending their time or other resources on such a project.

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Ok

1.to make it work you need say 3 game memberships of the other sports included in the MFC membership.

Q: How much extra would an MFC fan be willing to pay

2. Why would these sports align themselves with a club that ranks 15th or thereabouts in terms of membership in an 18 team competition?

3. Similar to 2 but why would these other clubs risk alienation of their supporters who might support other AFL teams.

Good idea overall and I think Collingwood would love to use its money and its supporter base as you suggest.

Strangely enough I like the idea of an E Sports team. Not sure how to work with it but it could just get you a new supporter base and dare I say it some international flavour. Not sure how you keep out new entrants if it looks successful. (The perennial barriers to entry question).

By the way I think your concept is great ... just not sure we have the oomph to make it work.

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1 minute ago, Goffer said:

We should be concentrating on our core product not wasting time and precious resources on a novelty project. We neither have the money in the bank a la Collingwood to indulge in something like this, nor the success to leverage off in building a netball/basketball club. After the miserable failure of this season I'd be ropeable if either the board or the CEO were spending their time or other resources on such a project.

Unless we come up with a new base we will always be the 14th most powerful team financially in an 18 team competition.

Grow ... or Wither and Die

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30 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Unless we come up with a new base we will always be the 14th most powerful team financially in an 18 team competition.

Grow ... or Wither and Die

Correct, others will do this add layers to their club that will see their supporter base grow.  

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We should put more resources into the Casey Demons and our women’s team if anything. I can’t believe that we let Casey’s B&F winner go to Port Adelaide without structuring something  like we did with Garland. It seems that we conferred on them the Demon brand  without working with them to make it successful! ?

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19 minutes ago, CBDees said:

We should put more resources into the Casey Demons and our women’s team if anything. I can’t believe that we let Casey’s B&F winner go to Port Adelaide without structuring something  like we did with Garland. It seems that we conferred on them the Demon brand  without working with them to make it successful! ?

Sorry, massive difference between Trengove and Garland, firstly age, one has had a full year back from injury and the other is a lot older and still in rehab after knee reco.  Trengove wants to play AFL who wouldn't VFL is a development league you are either developing or waiting to be delisted, our powers to be believe he is not good enough to get a game and contribute at Melbourne, Port are willing to give him a chance.

Just like the Glass House that Collingwood snatched from us, we had this idea of Team Melbourne but I bet another club makes it happen and we will be sitting back with our 45,000 members wonder how we let this slip.

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No. No. No. And no again.

I love our dees, and only our dees, and could not care less about the other sports and the other teams. In such a group we will lose our identity and be forced to feign an interest in inferior sports.

No. No. No. And no again.

 

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No..No

we are the Melbourne FOOTBALL Club. 

We exist for no other reason, it is enshrined in our Constitution. 

"...preserving and fostering the ideals and traditions of the AFL

...promoting the playing of Australian Rules football in general, including maintaining, providing, supporting and controlling a team or teams of footballers to compete in the AFL competition.....or any other football competition."

No mention of basketball, netball or anything else.

Leave that to Eddie who thinks he can attract followers of netball to a completely different sport while spending bucketloads of football supporters money to do so.

Stick to our knitting.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, small but forward said:

I thought Daisy was our expansion strategy into a new supporter base

Along with most other AFL clubs.  Lets revisit in 5 years when other clubs are hitting 100000 members and we are stuck on 42000 playing less and less games at the mcg.

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24 minutes ago, small but forward said:

I thought Daisy was our expansion strategy into a new supporter base

we missed that about five years ago...

we could have been the mother and daughter club but we didn't see it coming

that horse has well and truly bolted

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