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16 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Target 48,666. Cursed!!

almost, sons.

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We are likely to hit 50k members on Monday.

 

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49,636

1,000 more than on Wednesday!

Good to see a lot of fans keeping the faith (they don't read or post on DL🙂)

This is 8,000 up on similar time last year ie ~20%.  Not bad for a team sitting 1-5 and on the bottom of the ladder as of Friday.

If trend continues 54,000 is in sight.

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My involuntary response to checking out the website today and seeing 49,636: WOW! That's incredible.!

 

It really is tremendous news since the last I saw it seemed stuck on 48,080. We will certainly crack 50K this year which is a great achievement in the circumstances.

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We are on our way to redeeming our Status in the football world, we just need some luck with injuries and getting our best team out on the park.

Go Dee's...................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 hours ago, daisycutter said:

nearly there....only 163 to go

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49,837

???

 

20,163_   still a bit shy of the mark,  'DC'.

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18 minutes ago, DV8 said:

???

 

20,163_   still a bit shy of the mark,  'DC'.

i think you meant to address your post to gary pert, dv8. you should be able to get his email address from the club. i'm sure he'd like to chat with you. 😀

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

i think you meant to address your post to gary pert, dv8. you should be able to get his email address from the club. i'm sure he'd like to chat with you. 😀

LoL. is he a socialiteist ?  😉

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35 minutes ago, DV8 said:

LoL. is he a socialiteist ?  😉

again, you are asking the wrong person. i have no idea, but being from fitzroy maybe he is a greeny? 

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34 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

again, you are asking the wrong person. i have no idea, but being from fitzroy maybe he is a greeny? 

ah, good.

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On 4/30/2019 at 8:35 PM, Macca said:

All things considered,  that is a more than decent number.  Forget the 70k talk,  that is for the future and we'll need to play finals consistently to achieve that number.

I like the ambition anyway ... 50k has a nice ring to it with 1 finals appearance since 2006.  Remarkable in fact.

Thank you, Peter Jackson. Without his help we'd be nowhere.

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We'll definitely be able to announce 50k at our next home game. That'll be a proud moment as one of many supporters who had stuck fat all these years. What a terrific effort given where we've been. 

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15 hours ago, DV8 said:

LoL. is he a socialiteist 😉

What do you mean I wonder?

Socialist, unlikely

Socialite, possibly,

Elitist, possibly,

Sociopath, don't think so.

It may be a new category, a friendly ghost?

I don't mind a new word occasionawhile. :laugh:

 

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Bloody amazing achievement by the club to get to 50K members. 5 years ago and I would not have believed it to be possible. It gives real hope we can knock over 55 and 60K if we get some consistent finals/success

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14 hours ago, A F said:

Thank you, Peter Jackson. Without his help we'd be nowhere.

Our membership growth goes further back than PJ though AF ... Jimmy targeted 40k when many thought we weren't in a position to get to that figure.

Our membership growth from '07 to '13 was also quite remarkable when considering how unsuccessful on the field we were.

Goes even further back if we are doing a proper analysis.  PJ continued on the good work started earlier and then added real expertise.  The NT deal - same story. 

Our win/loss ratio in that 7 year stretch was round about 35/118. Any sort of growth with that dismal record is quite amazing ... negative growth could easily have been the outcome.

That is how I read it.

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has there been an official announcement re cracking 50k?

outstanding result if so

given the doldrums we have been in since 07-14, any membership growth over that time was remarkable, and if we can every get it together on field like we have off-field then we'll be in a far, far better place as a football club

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If we can pull 50,000 members with a 55 year drought and no “Home Base” yet, then 70,000 + will be very achievable numbers going forward...

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18 hours ago, A F said:

We'll definitely be able to announce 50k at our next home game. That'll be a proud moment as one of many supporters who had stuck fat all these years. What a terrific effort given where we've been. 

The gloss of the rnd 7 win has been overshadowed by negative stories about May and fitness staff (Shaun Smith story).

The club will want some good news out there rather pronto so wouldn't be surprised to see it announced ASAP maybe even tomorrow.

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50,001

Rang the Club today to sign up a relative and was informed they reached 50,000 today. 
 

Congratulations to everyone who's joined up. Congratulations to the team. Congratulations to the Club . 

 

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1 hour ago, It's Time said:

50,001

Rang the Club today to sign up a relative and was informed they reached 50,000 today. 
 

Congratulations to everyone who's joined up. Congratulations to the team. Congratulations to the Club . 

 

Epic!  We’re a Loyal resilient lot aren’t we , albeit a bit weather beaten and angry. 50 k Is a big achievement. . Hoping this is just the start of big things on the field and off it. A flag, a new home base and up into the 60-70 k plus members. 

A win on the weekend would also keep a hint of hope for this season . if we can keep that window open , get players bk and start knocking over some big teams in then maybe 53-5 k this year? 

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10 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

Epic!  We’re a Loyal resilient lot aren’t we , albeit a bit weather beaten and angry. 50 k Is a big achievement. . Hoping this is just the start of big things on the field and off it. A flag, a new home base and up into the 60-70 k plus members. 

A win on the weekend would also keep a hint of hope for this season . if we can keep that window open , get players bk and start knocking over some big teams in then maybe 53-5 k this year? 

We are about 8K ahead of where we were last year at the same time:

Last year we only added about 250-300 members a week to the end of June, so we cannot expect much more than that to happen.

This would give us about 53-54K at season end.  A fabulous start to the 70k target, but how much better would it have been with early season wins.  Still 8k is nearly a 20% increase from last year....not too many clubs would have done this!

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Didn't think i would ever see that number linked with the MFC.  Top effort by all.  Volunteers especially.

Need a tad more luck with injuries but if so we are finals bound.

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