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2021

 

2020

 

2019

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st game

20/3 H

22/3 A

23/3 H

25/3 H

25/3  A

25/3 H

4/4 H

22/3 A

31/3 H

31/3 H

27/3 H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct week 3

 

 

 

 

19,068 21

15,211 20

21,980  22

19,026     26

16,654 22

17,625  25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov week 3

 

 

 

 

20,215  21

25,028 22

26,064  18

23,037     26

20,509  26

20,223  25

-

16,287

11,922

Dec week 1

 

 

28,005  7

30,096  7

28,354 07

27,914   9

24,402      4

22,433  3

22,105  11

18,217  3

18,747 2

17,541  3

Dec week 3

 

 

28,447  21

31,759  21

29,053 22

29,426  23

26,217     22

24,097  23

23,542  25

 

 

20,623

20,166

Jan week 3

 

 

29,764  21

33,226  21

30,068 19

30,200  20

27,027     19

25,112  23

24,558  21

21,873

22,402

22,396

Feb week 1

 

 

30,141  7

34,327   7

30,577 2

31,141   3

28,013      3

25,647   1

25,416   4

22,962   8

23,422

23,457

Feb week 2

 

 

32,157  14

35,148  14

31,310 14

31,537  10

28,759     17

26,290  12

26,039  12

23,650  12

21,448  12

 

 

Feb week 3

32,954  21

32,735 21

36,070  21

32,075 21

32,137  17

29,217     24

26,639  18

26,641  17

23,650  18

24,195  16

25,253  17

Feb week 4

33,458 28

32,985 28

36,973  28

32,948 28

32,679  24

29,450     26

27,066  26

27,736  26

-

25,277

 

 

Mar week 1

35,874  7

35,726 7

37,979  7

34,034  7

33,520   3

30,524      7

27,619   4

28,582   4

24,801   5

26,023

27,806

Mar week 2

37,083  14

36,063 14

39,537  14

34,691  14

35,080  16

32,623     16

29,510  16

30,421  15

26,751  14

26,791  14

28,068

Mar week 3

41,055  21

 

37,571  21

41,513  21

36,513  21

35,756  21

33,146    21

30,257  21

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-

 

 

 

 

Mar week 4

41,325 28

 

37,888  28

44,008  28

38,089  28

37,025  28

35,117     26

31,035  26

32,324  28

-

29,588

31,087

Apr week 1

42,088 7

 

38,115  7

45,537  7

39,402   7

38,554   7

35,535     1

32,001   1

-

-

32,235

33,359

Apr week 2

43,421 14

 

38,246  14

46,133 14

40,160  14

39,005  14

36,157     8

33,301   9

33,175  14

-

-

33,753  10

Apr week 3

44,934  21

 

38,286  21

47,174  21

40,557  21

39,281   21

36,731     20

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

34,548  20

Apr week 4

46,093  28

38,431 28

48,080  28

40,636  28

39,634  28

37,597     30

34,068  29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May week 1

46,896  7

 

38,521 7

49,837  7

41,640  7

40,083  7

37,766      6

34,352    7

35,205   5

-

34,489

35,205

May week 2

46,896

 

38,591 14

50,107 14

41,825  14

40,380  14

38,102     13

-

-

-

34,961

 

 

May week 3

 

 

38,673  21

50,422  21

42,057 21

40,549  21

38,327     23

34,871  20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May week 4

 

 

38,673  28

50,520  28

42,352  28

40,749  28

38,479     31

35,017  22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June week 1

 

 

38,766 7

51,770  7

43,593  7

40,934   7

38,547     6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun Week 2

 

 

38,985  14

51,770  14

43,791 14

41,022  14

38,653     14

-

 

 

-

35,403

 

 

Final July 30

 

 

 

39,774

 

52,405

 

44,191

 

42,102

 

39,211

 

35,953

 

35,911

 

33,177

 

35,345

 

36,937

 

Post 31 July

 

 

 

40,531

52,446

45,178

42,233

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Progressive total in Red

Actual dates in Blue

Date of first game of season Home or Away

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6 hours ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Latest update in table above, with comparison back to 2011.

A bit ahead of 2020 at this stage, but behind 2019, not surprisingly

They had better win the first game George or it will dead in the water.

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I tried to sign up today. Was on hold for ages then I hung up. I’ll try again tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Saints are 10,000 more than us.

And, Carlton have 74,000+ members and they've had far less success than us.  North not far behind us with 33,400 members even tho they have been a shambles for several years.

We are not travelling well vs those less performing Vic clubs who were similarly affected by lack of live games in 2020 due to covid.

These comparisons should be setting off alarm bells at the club..

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1 minute ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

And, Carlton have 74,000+ members and they've had far less success than us.  North not far behind us with 33,400 members even tho they have been a shambles for several years.

We are not travelling well vs those less performing Vic clubs who were similarly affected by lack of live games in 2020 due to covid.

These comparisons should be setting off alarm bells at the club..

Do you know LH if the comparisons are based on full memberships or total (including kids, pets, 3 games etc.) I know the Saints went very heavy advertising for 3 game memberships a year or 2 ago and most of those have been automatically rolled over. 

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13 minutes ago, Red and Blue realist said:

Do you know LH if the comparisons are based on full memberships or total (including kids, pets, 3 games etc.) I know the Saints went very heavy advertising for 3 game memberships a year or 2 ago and most of those have been automatically rolled over. 

Sorry, I don't know the mix.  I guess all membership provide opportunities for sponsors and broadcasters and give clubs leverage with the AFL.

We did something different this year.  I was offered a renewal of two Redleg memberships in Nov for $1 and they would send the full membership pack before Christmas which they did.  And if I didn't cancel it the full amount would be charged on March 1.  Needless to say I didn't cancel it.

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47 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Sorry, I don't know the mix.  I guess all membership provide opportunities for sponsors and broadcasters and give clubs leverage with the AFL.

We did something different this year.  I was offered a renewal of two Redleg memberships in Nov for $1 and they would send the full membership pack before Christmas which they did.  And if I didn't cancel it the full amount would be charged on March 1.  Needless to say I didn't cancel it.

That's a great deal LH. Sadly it did not extend done to the plebes. 

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58 minutes ago, old dee said:

That's a great deal LH. Sadly it did not extend done to the plebes. 

Just to clarify - on March 1, I paid the full Redleg membership for two.  The $1 'deposit', I think was to get an emotional committment.

I think the only reason for that offer was because I had cancelled my automatic renewal as I wasn't happy with 2020.  I suspect other members who hadn't paid by end of Oct, were given the same offer.

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2 hours ago, Red and Blue realist said:

Do you know LH if the comparisons are based on full memberships or total (including kids, pets, 3 games etc.) I know the Saints went very heavy advertising for 3 game memberships a year or 2 ago and most of those have been automatically rolled over. 

My son automatically gets a 3 game St Kilda membership with his SMJFL registration. I suspect their numbers are highly inflated.

I also expect that a LOT of MFC members will have downgraded their memberships this year - numbers may be comparable to last year, but dollars will be significantly down. But if numbers are what matters to broadcasters and the like, we desperately need to find a way to piggy back off the work of one of these large community organisations.

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2 minutes ago, poita said:

My son automatically gets a 3 game St Kilda membership with his SMJFL registration. I suspect their numbers are highly inflated.

I also expect that a LOT of MFC members will have downgraded their memberships this year - numbers may be comparable to last year, but dollars will be significantly down. But if numbers are what matters to broadcasters and the like, we desperately need to find a way to piggy back off the work of one of these large community organisations.

Thanks for that info poita! it's why it's hard to take some of the numbers on face value. Number might make the broadcasters happy but $ is what makes the world go round, it's probably why we're in a reasonably healthy financial position while the saints are very much struggling with huge debts. 

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Membership revenue is all that matters. Hawks pet membership and Saints/Dogs free ones are a joke really. Membership numbers are just a [censored] measuring contest.

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5 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

And, Carlton have 74,000+ members and they've had far less success than us.  North not far behind us with 33,400 members even tho they have been a shambles for several years.

We are not travelling well vs those less performing Vic clubs who were similarly affected by lack of live games in 2020 due to covid.

These comparisons should be setting off alarm bells at the club..

I don't know about that. With Gold Coast and GWS aside we have the smallest following of any club.

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22 hours ago, Megatron said:

I tried to sign up today. Was on hold for ages then I hung up. I’ll try again tomorrow.

Mega ring and leave a number for a call back rather than staying on line. I think they are being inundated with members ringing with booking queries.

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3 minutes ago, longsuffering said:

Mega ring and leave a number for a call back rather than staying on line. I think they are being inundated with members ringing with booking queries.

Yeah I got through today. I thought about getting a call back but I’m just too busy at work to take a call. Ended up calling during my lunch break.

I guess it’s a good thing that they’re busy. Hopefully getting some members signed up.

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16 hours ago, dl4e said:

I don't know about that. With Gold Coast and GWS aside we have the smallest following of any club.

Facts are we topped North snd Bulldogs by 2,000 last year 

A Re over 3,000 more than North in 2021 presume Doggies would be ahead at this stage.

whatever happens in Rounds 1-6 will decide our figure. We are only 3,000 below record of 2019 which spiked due to 2018 success.

Yes the style of membership is important and the Ballarat Bullfigs plus Hobart of Tasmanian Roos would be adding 1,000 to 3/4,000 I would think,

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Interesting to see apart from 2019 not much net growth at all over a decade, though some volatile increases recently correlating (?) to buzz/results.

Looks like there's a rusted on base, and some may join up then drop off....

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7 hours ago, Superunknown said:

Interesting to see apart from 2019 not much net growth at all over a decade, though some volatile increases recently correlating (?) to buzz/results.

Looks like there's a rusted on base, and some may join up then drop off....

It’s all about Wins. Thousands of MFC Supporters are sick and tired of losing

I have at least 5 mates who are dormant Supporters 

they have had enough 

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

It’s all about Wins. Thousands of MFC Supporters are sick and tired of losing

I have at least 5 mates who are dormant Supporters 

they have had enough 

Me too! 

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I have emailed the club 3 times asking for someone to call me about renewing  membership, GF guarantee and pledge per win for me and my father. I also want to sign my first set of twins up as member and have a second set of twins due in April that I want to sign up if possible.

Not heard anything from the club, makes me want to give up 🤷🏼

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3 hours ago, HarpenDee said:

I have emailed the club 3 times asking for someone to call me about renewing  membership, GF guarantee and pledge per win for me and my father. I also want to sign my first set of twins up as member and have a second set of twins due in April that I want to sign up if possible.

Not heard anything from the club, makes me want to give up 🤷🏼

You will have two sets of twins!! Mate it is time to stop.

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13 hours ago, HarpenDee said:

I have emailed the club 3 times asking for someone to call me about renewing  membership, GF guarantee and pledge per win for me and my father. I also want to sign my first set of twins up as member and have a second set of twins due in April that I want to sign up if possible.

Not heard anything from the club, makes me want to give up 🤷🏼

Maybe give the club a call, or sign up online..

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