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Ok my mistake. I think we will struggle to get beyond 55 next year even if we finish top four this year. We Don’t have big numbers of supporters. 

If we go deep and start next year well, we'll get 55,000 easily IMO. We've probably got 100-150,000 supporters across the country and signed up almost 50,000 of them. Start winning flags/genuinely challenging and we'll start to convert more. It might take a flag for many of those still unsigned though.

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Mate my 20 year membership certificate is signed by Mark Neeld. It could be worse. 

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Fair enough Old Dee. My Dad died late last year, so this is my first season without him, and it has taken on a melancholy tone as a result. But I must say, I did feel perked up after a couple of beaut

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

Ok my mistake. I think we will struggle to get beyond 55 next year even if we finish top four this year. We Don’t have big numbers of supporters. 

If we finish top 4 this year and back it up next year we will nudge 60k

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I find it hard to fathom that the Blues have over 80k members.
Many of their supporters must have had very high (finals) expectations.

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On 4/16/2021 at 10:55 AM, old dee said:

Try next year the books are full this year!!!!

What an ill informed comment OD 

The books are never full with Club membership.

Get online and do the registering.

Good luck.

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13 hours ago, A F said:

If we go deep and start next year well, we'll get 55,000 easily IMO. We've probably got 100-150,000 supporters across the country.

According to the national Morgan survey it's more like 250,000-270,000 across the country and Melbourne signs up a higher proportion of supporters than any other club.

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Of course, Morgan's survey is distorted. The Swans with more than a million supporters?

That's what happens when people in Sydney are asked what AFL team they follow...and they come up with the Swans but many would not really follow the AFL competition at all. They come up with the Swans because, well, who else? They are not 'engaged supporters' in the sense of our diehard quarter million.

Ditto Brisbane.

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11 hours ago, 58er said:

What an ill informed comment OD 

The books are never full with Club membership.

Get online and do the registering.

Good luck.

Have you no sense of humour.  it was a joke  that most people seem to have realised. Cheer up !

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23 hours ago, M_9 said:

I find it hard to fathom that the Blues have over 80k members.
Many of their supporters must have had very high (finals) expectations.

How many of the 80k are canine I ask?

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11 hours ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

According to the national Morgan survey it's more like 250,000-270,000 across the country and Melbourne signs up a higher proportion of supporters than any other club.

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I reckon this is a good example of statistics being manipulated. I'd say rather than Melbourne signing up a higher proportion of supporters than any other club, it is more a case that for a long time we have not been relevant to the general public, and people that don't really support a team when surveyed answer with one of the big/well known clubs.

Win a premiership and see the "supporter" numbers increase significantly, which men's nothing. The real gains are the 10-15k members who hadn't renewed their memberships over the past decade, and some ex Hawthorn and Geelong bandwagon supporters and potentially North and Carlton supporters who have had enough.

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On 4/14/2021 at 7:59 AM, 58er said:

BB don't you have a mind of your own?

If they are going to jump of a cliff tomorrow will you join them?

Now we are 4-0 we are not losing so no worries sign up!! 

 

hahaha I like to poll the electorate.  I'm signed up, been a member a long time!

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6 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

It’s a disappointing figure at 6-0. 

I don’t agree I think it is a good figure in 2021 and for a club that has spent 50 years in the wilderness.

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a lot suffered last year financially, i reckon we cant under estimate that. if we get close to 50K it will be a great effort.

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I relented and re-signed after the Richmond win.

The other 2 memberships I normally buy are being kept up my sleeve for future wins....

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