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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

You are not factoring in the massive population growth of Melbourne and Victoria

We can grow our supporter base with solid onfield performances. 

I want to see more kids in a Melbourne Jumper as well as Financial MCC Members

If the population was really booming in a way that led to footy club memberships booming why have the Dogs not capitalised on their flag with the growth of the Western Suburbs? They target those areas constantly for growth.

The big clubs in particular have seen their membership numbers boom and I'm sure that's because they've created far more cheaper membership categories and sold them to casual fans and people who don't renew every year.

Smaller clubs like ours have been supported by loyal members who buy a full membership year in year out. The MCC memberships should've helped our bottom line and should continue to grow, there might be close to 10k+ available if they got everyone there signed up. But for most others they are already committed. I know a lot of casual fans of big clubs who don't go the footy, clearly there's some form of bias by association involved but nearly everyone I know who's a Melbourne supporter is a member and turns up.

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19 minutes ago, Billy said:

So Perts getting paid a fortune for delusional comments like this

Fair dinkum, let’s try and get 50k for the first time

Bring back PJ

We will easily make 55k and 60k is possible this year. 70k next year if we win flag this year and continue form. Into next year. 

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All good comments re our potential for Membership growth this season.

1. Dogs increase from 35,000 in 2015 to 47,000 in 2017 was based on the 2016 flag and Ballarat members coming on board (about 3/4,000) from my limited knowledge. We don't have a country boost but I believe a bigger supporter base potentially that cares and is crying out for success as each year passes and performance and success is more believable.

2. Those 90,000 plus fans in both finals were made up of a majority vs Hawks and a 75% mass of Red and Blue. Ie 67,500 est .Many in the Members (MCC) were I suspect either latent Dees fans using their ticket or visitors or guest tickets. Definite potential for new MFC Members (Dogs don't have that base)

3.There is no doubt the viral posts on social media since the 2017 disaster and subsequent Jack Watts media outrage are behind us and the good feel factor and vision is of a Club on the rise (4 years in a row) and football quality on our list sells HOPE and SUCCESS.Those  2 qualities are   Huge motivation and therefore can be untapped results in the making.

4. I have enough faith in Gary Pert's goals and aims. Tempering reality with about a normal 10% increase will mean 50,000 in 2019. I sort of think we may get about 55,000 this year or more but perhaps not 60,000. The 70,000 will be a flag based increase or sensational continued performances of consistency over the next 2 seasons.

5. I remembering laughing at Ben Gales 3 -0-75 talk. It happened and has flourished.

5. Let's start by Gary's aims of 40,000 vs Power and I reckon 80,000 is well achievable for  Round 3 vs Dons if both Clubs compete well in Rounds 1and 2.Plenty of presale tickets seem to have already commenced with 2/3 of the parts of the ground sold out. GA being one of the only 3/4 areas to be purchased.

Good luck to us in 2019 many of us are living our dreams and hopes of decades of disappointment.

6. Don't miss it It's happening before our eyes and IS REAL

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

Not only just the number, but the type of membership is critical. A three game membership costs much less than a Trident or Redleg

Yes I agree with you for once Moon.

We need the right types. No riff raff.

Quality not quantity.

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23 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

If the population was really booming in a way that led to footy club memberships booming why have the Dogs not capitalised on their flag with the growth of the Western Suburbs? They target those areas constantly for growth.

The big clubs in particular have seen their membership numbers boom and I'm sure that's because they've created far more cheaper membership categories and sold them to casual fans and people who don't renew every year.

Smaller clubs like ours have been supported by loyal members who buy a full membership year in year out. The MCC memberships should've helped our bottom line and should continue to grow, there might be close to 10k+ available if they got everyone there signed up. But for most others they are already committed. I know a lot of casual fans of big clubs who don't go the footy, clearly there's some form of bias by association involved but nearly everyone I know who's a Melbourne supporter is a member and turns up.

The only reason the MFC is a so called “Small Club” is because we have had lazy administrations for decades. Stop thinking the club is small. 

It’s GROWTH TIME right now

Melbourne will be bigger than Sydney in about 5 years

The MFC must ride that wave

Pert is the right man to get the ball rolling, after PJ planted seeds and nurtured old soil back to life

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28 minutes ago, 58er said:

All good comments re our potential for Membership growth this season.

1. Dogs increase from 35,000 in 2015 to 47,000 in 2017 was based on the 2016 flag and Ballarat members coming on board (about 3/4,000) from my limited knowledge. We don't have a country boost but I believe a bigger supporter base potentially that cares and is crying out for success as each year passes and performance and success is more believable.

2. Those 90,000 plus fans in both finals were made up of a majority vs Hawks and a 75% mass of Red and Blue. Ie 67,500 est .Many in the Members (MCC) were I suspect either latent Dees fans using their ticket or visitors or guest tickets. Definite potential for new MFC Members (Dogs don't have that base)

3.There is no doubt the viral posts on social media since the 2017 disaster and subsequent Jack Watts media outrage are behind us and the good feel factor and vision is of a Club on the rise (4 years in a row) and football quality on our list sells HOPE and SUCCESS.Those  2 qualities are   Huge motivation and therefore can be untapped results in the making.

4. I have enough faith in Gary Pert's goals and aims. Tempering reality with about a normal 10% increase will mean 50,000 in 2019. I sort of think we may get about 55,000 this year or more but perhaps not 60,000. The 70,000 will be a flag based increase or sensational continued performances of consistency over the next 2 seasons.

5. I remembering laughing at Ben Gales 3 -0-75 talk. It happened and has flourished.

5. Let's start by Gary's aims of 40,000 vs Power and I reckon 80,000 is well achievable for  Round 3 vs Dons if both Clubs compete well in Rounds 1and 2.Plenty of presale tickets seem to have already commenced with 2/3 of the parts of the ground sold out. GA being one of the only 3/4 areas to be purchased.

Good luck to us in 2019 many of us are living our dreams and hopes of decades of disappointment.

6. Don't miss it It's happening before our eyes and IS REAL

 

 

 

 

58 i think you and Pert are thinking along the same lines. 

It’s up to the players and Goodwin to win games now. If that happens 70,000 is achievable this year. 

It won’t just happen. We need extraordinary work from everyone. 

But Whorethorn do that every year...

we have been lazy for 54 years. That is the bottom line

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Did my bit today by convincing a West Coast supporter who has just moved to Melbourne from Perth to buy MFC membership. 

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43 minutes ago, Biffen said:

Yes I agree with you for once Moon.

We need the right types. No riff raff.

Quality not quantity.

Which membership category is yours, Biff?

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11 minutes ago, The Chief said:

Did my bit today by convincing a West Coast supporter who has just moved to Melbourne from Perth to buy MFC membership. 

Get him to sign up the rest of his family, Chief!

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4 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Which membership category is yours, Biff?

I'm going to suggest Biff is a " country " member. 

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4 minutes ago, pineapple dee said:

I'm going to suggest Biff is a " country " member. 

Yes, I remember.

(apologies to EGW)

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34 minutes ago, The Chief said:

Did my bit today by convincing a West Coast supporter who has just moved to Melbourne from Perth to buy MFC membership. 

Nice work, but tempered somewhat by the possibility that he was still stunned by entering a modern civilisation, and as such was susceptible to suggestion.

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36 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Nice work, but tempered somewhat by the possibility that he was still stunned by entering a modern civilisation, and as such was susceptible to suggestion.

Yes, he’s blinded by the light and easily led astray when we’re on the gas

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1 hour ago, pineapple dee said:

I'm going to suggest Biff is a " country " member. 

Proudly.

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20 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Proudly outed as a quality country member.  

I was expropriated of my inner urban existence due to alleged gentrification performed by outer suburban Bogans with moronic TV hosts egging them on.

What was once a squalid and thriving rats  nest of authentic urban decay now has more bathrooms and faux marble than a Chinese brothel.

May lightning strike cast and crew of the block before they attack their next project.

Hence I’m a country member.

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

58 i think you and Pert are thinking along the same lines. 

It’s up to the players and Goodwin to win games now. If that happens 70,000 is achievable this year. 

It won’t just happen. We need extraordinary work from everyone. 

But Whorethorn do that every year...

we have been lazy for 54 years. That is the bottom line

If you fancy being less 'lazy" there is a group of volunteers who chase Memberships on a Tuesday night

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We certainly didn’t feel like a small club in those two MGC finals with crowds over 90,000 and our fans were in the majority! I looked around at the stands at all the red and blue and wondered if we have a much larger supporter base than the media give us credit for! I’d certainly say we are a bigger club than North, St Kilda or the Bulldogs, whether 70,000 members is achievable I don’t know but I’m glad Pert and the club are aiming high.

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3 hours ago, chookrat said:

Its pure speculation that the faces have bodies, i call fake news

If I get a call from Dickie Knee trying to get me to sign up, I’ll know you’re right on

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21 minutes ago, sisso said:

We certainly didn’t feel like a small club in those two MGC finals with crowds over 90,000 and our fans were in the majority! I looked around at the stands at all the red and blue and wondered if we have a much larger supporter base than the media give us credit for! I’d certainly say we are a bigger club than North, St Kilda or the Bulldogs, whether 70,000 members is achievable I don’t know but I’m glad Pert and the club are aiming high.

Easy have more supports then people think, many only come out when we are winning, we can gain 10000_ members over night, just count the people that go to the Darwin game as members.

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34 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

If you fancy being less 'lazy" there is a group of volunteers who chase Memberships on a Tuesday night

No. I wouldn’t want upstage your tuesday nights. Send me a list of people and i will happily call them from home 🏡 

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5 hours ago, ding said:

We would need a couple of Flags in a row, and offer a $10 option for dual MCC/MFC membership to make 70k within 2 years.

Its probably unrealistic to expect a 50% increase in membership that quickly. Thats one of his jobs though. Talk it up and you never know. This goal would need the team to perform better than last year more than anything. A major announcement on a home base and social club would also help.

Doesnt hurt to dream.

 

People laughed (including me) at the tigers plan not so long ago.  History tells us with focus and luck things happen 

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54 minutes ago, Biffen said:

I was expropriated of my inner urban existence due to alleged gentrification performed by outer suburban Bogans with moronic TV hosts egging them on.

What was once a squalid and thriving rats  nest of authentic urban decay now has more bathrooms and faux marble than a Chinese brothel.

May lightning strike cast and crew of the block before they attack their next project.

Hence I’m a country member.

Well done and well said. Nothing vanilla about your sensibility. 

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We have had 3 generations of total schitness. That won't help as the supporters we have are already rusted on. We need a solid decade before we attract 50 percent more financial members. 

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