Jump to content

  • Podcast: Trade Week   

  • Podcast: Trade Week   


Recommended Posts

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    THE TASMANIAN TIGER by Whispering Jack

    I first saw Ben Brown on a cold Tuesday night in May, 2013 playing for the Werribee Tigers against Queanbeyan in a televised Foxtel Cup game before a sparse crowd at Etihad Stadium. His teammate and former Demon Jordan Gysberts was the star of the side’s 85-point belting of the hapless ACT club but the then 20 year old, 200cm Brown was also a stand out.  Earlier that year, the athletic big man had left his native Tasmania in an effort to make the grade after being overlooked in three drafts

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2020 by The Oracle

    Part One: The Cure It could be coincidental but since the AFL Free Agency and Trade Period began, the State of Victoria has recorded eight consecutive days of no new active cases and no deaths from Covid19. It might be a little early to announce that a cure for this dreaded virus has been discovered but one thing can be said with some certainty after following the ins and outs of the free agency and trading process — mankind is still a long way off finding a cure for boredom. That stat

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    CHANGES 2020 by The Oracle

    Part One: A very strange year Things might have been somewhat hairy when the 1919 football season opened up in the wake of the ending of a world war and in the middle of a pandemic that took millions of lives but it’s difficult to imagine a more unusual football season than the one that ended a week or so ago. For starters, the footy is supposed to finish on that one day in September on the MCG in mild spring weather; not deep into October at the Gabba amid warnings of tropical storms and h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    DEMONLAND 2020 A TO Z by George on the Outer

    A- Alice Springs. Happy hunting ground.     B- Backline. Finally found the non-leaking version.   C- Cairns & Covid. How a season was ruined.    D- Demonland. Mental Health facility run by the inmates.   E- The grade you get when you don’t make F- F- Finals. What are they? G- Goals. Lack of them. Need a forward who can kick them….lots! H- Hub. Where players got to live with people you can’t stand. I- Injuries. Miracle cure provided by Dr. Burgess.  

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    WASH, RINSE, SPIN, REPEAT! by George On The Outer

    Although the Demons got over the line in their must win final round game against the hapless Bombers, they ensured it was Groundhog Day for their supporters who well remember what happened three years ago (although, this time they at least enjoyed the success of victory). Melbourne had its customary start dominating play and having plenty of chances in front of goal, only to find itself down on the scoreboard at the first change. Inaccurate kicking, particularly from set shots would have pu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE LUCK OF THE DRAW by Whispering Jack

    The long awaited clash between Melbourne and Essendon is almost upon us. Thirty-seven rounds of AFL football have passed by since the two clubs met on a balmy early April night last year in a game that produced a high scoring shootout at the MCG with the Bombers prevailing by 18 points. It was their only meeting for 2019 and happened at a time when the pandemic was something on the far distant horizon. Several months later when the 2019 season ended, the AFL issued the first of its fixtures

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THERE’S STILL A HEARTBEAT by George on the Outer

    When bottom side Adelaide scrapped together a win over the Giants last week, a tiny glimmer of hope opened up for the Demons’ finals chances. The patient was in intensive care but not quite finished — there was a faint pulse, a heart beating ever so slightly but was it enough when two more wins and other results were needed to fall their way? The first step was the resuscitation of a team that had lost its last two matches against sides then sitting fifteenth and sixteenth on the ladder. On

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 1

    THE FINAL HUMILIATION by The Oracle

    On Sunday, the Melbourne Football Club that won three consecutive games by in excess of 50 points last month returns to the Gabba, the scene of the last of those victories which was a 56 point drubbing of Collingwood. The Demons got off to a good start and won every quarter with a ruthless and powerful brand of football. They kicked 16 goals that day, their accuracy in front of goal a tribute to the skills the put on display throughout the afternoon and evening. In the four matches playe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    GIVEN THE OLD HEAVE HO’ by George on the Outer

    Fremantle gave Melbourne the old heave ho’ from playing finals in 2020, in conditions that the Demons yet again failed to handle.   With the whole season on the line and the need to win to stay in contention for finals, what the fans saw was much the same as they have been witnessing so many times before — a complete debacle and capitulation against a side that sat 15th on the ladder before the game.     Promises made after the loss to the 16th placed Sydney Swans were rendered h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    GETTING THE HEAVE HO by Bananabender

    The ute barely made it up to Cairns in time for us to check into the motel, fling a cane toad out the bathroom. and head over to Cazaly’s Stadium where we took up our position on the wing. There, we saw a completely different Melbourne to the one we watched on the screen only a few nights earlier from Alice Springs. This lot wore similar colours and Maxy dominated the ruck but the similarities ended there - the Demons were simply dreadful against the Swans. They started sluggishly, were spe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A CLANGER IN CAIRNS by George on the Outer

    Having fought back into finals contention, the Demons had it all before them when facing a lowly Sydney in Cairns.  But in typical Melbourne fashion, they threw away the opportunity to cement their spot in the eight with a clanger of a game.  Right from the start, there was little to enthuse from the Melbourne players, who appeared to think that they only had to turn up, enjoy the North Queensland sun, and take away the four points.  Compared with the furious ground wide pressure of the

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    TEN MINUTES LATE by Whispering Jack

    The late Norm Smith, who played in four Melbourne premierships and coached another six, was a strong disciplinarian. Known as the Red Fox for his auburn hair and his cunning, Smith was a man of a different age to the here and now. Born during the Great War, he survived the Spanish Flu Pandemic, grew up in depression times, played mostly through the Second World War and its aftermath and coached in a period of rebuilding and recovery to a time of prosperity. Smith’s success was built on team

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

×
×
  • Create New...