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Just rang up and purchased the GF guarantee for my son - as an AFL Silver Junior Member he would be unlikely to get a ticket and he would be spewing if we made it and he couldn't go

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Can someone explain how the Saints have 54k members this year and we’re only on 46k? We’ve had a higher tally them then the last few years (9k more in 2019), yet, there they are sitting 14th on the ladder or something with 8k more members than us?

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11 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Can someone explain how the Saints have 54k members this year and we’re only on 46k? We’ve had a higher tally them then the last few years (9k more in 2019), yet, there they are sitting 14th on the ladder or something with 8k more members than us?

good question 

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1 hour ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Can someone explain how the Saints have 54k members this year and we’re only on 46k? We’ve had a higher tally them then the last few years (9k more in 2019), yet, there they are sitting 14th on the ladder or something with 8k more members than us?

They all signed up preseason when they thought they might sneak a flag. I reckon a few club's had rollovers from last year as well (is credits towards this year's membership) and don't forget their $1 memberships or whatever other scams they have going. Will be interesting to see the membership revenue comparisons at year's end.

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7 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

They all signed up preseason when they thought they might sneak a flag. I reckon a few club's had rollovers from last year as well (is credits towards this year's membership) and don't forget their $1 memberships or whatever other scams they have going. Will be interesting to see the membership revenue comparisons at year's end.

It's the age old question around member numbers.

It would be great to compare total membership revenue for a true reflection of membership performance.

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I am surprised that we haven’t passed our 2019 total, we are now a better and more mature side. Come on you true believers get on board.!!!!!!

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47 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

I am surprised that we haven’t passed our 2019 total, we are now a better and more mature side. Come on you true believers get on board.!!!!!!

IMO it is the difficulty in getting a seat and covid threat. Lots of people make there decision to go to a game late in the week. But this year you have to plan days in advance. However the biggest factor IMO is trust. After 56 years of failure people are not convince we are the real thing.

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I know old Dee our players have just found belief in the coaches and each other I guess it will take time for everyone to find that confidence that we won’t crumble yet again.!!!

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15 hours ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Can someone explain how the Saints have 54k members this year and we’re only on 46k? We’ve had a higher tally them then the last few years (9k more in 2019), yet, there they are sitting 14th on the ladder or something with 8k more members than us?

13 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

They all signed up preseason when they thought they might sneak a flag. I reckon a few club's had rollovers from last year as well (is credits towards this year's membership) and don't forget their $1 memberships or whatever other scams they have going. Will be interesting to see the membership revenue comparisons at year's end.

St.Kilda's numbers cannot be trusted.  Gonzo is right about the pre-season hopes as well. And their $1 membership scam they used in 2019, just to get peoples names and addresses.

I think it was 2 or 3 years ago, we had more members than the Saints signed up by about 3 or 4 thousand as it approached July.  Then suddenly they miraculously had 4,000 members sign up in one week, just before the tally closed. 

Then looking at the revenue at the end of the season, and comparing them to our revenue, a St.Kilda member was only worth $75, whereas ours were worth north of $200.  It just didn't add up, and doesn't today.

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https://mcc.org.au/my-mcc-membership/dual-membership-options/melbourne-football-club

Looks like a serious attempt to get those MCC members over the line....

Exclusive offer – May
Become a Dual MFC/MCC member and receive $50 on your MCC Plus+ card to spend at Melbourne's next MCG home game.
 

  1. Sign up as a MFC/MCC Dual member
  2. Receive $50 credit loaded to your MCC Plus+ card
  3. Spend at any food and beverage venue inside the Members' Reserve


This exclusive offer is valid until Friday May 28, 2021. View terms and conditions.

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9 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

https://mcc.org.au/my-mcc-membership/dual-membership-options/melbourne-football-club

Looks like a serious attempt to get those MCC members over the line....

Exclusive offer – May
Become a Dual MFC/MCC member and receive $50 on your MCC Plus+ card to spend at Melbourne's next MCG home game.
 

  1. Sign up as a MFC/MCC Dual member
  2. Receive $50 credit loaded to your MCC Plus+ card
  3. Spend at any food and beverage venue inside the Members' Reserve


This exclusive offer is valid until Friday May 28, 2021. View terms and conditions.

Basically it will cost $39 once you get the $50 credit - hope plenty take this up, would be great to see the figures start bumping up over 50k.

Are the MCC sending this out in targeted email?

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2 hours ago, george_on_the_outer said:

https://mcc.org.au/my-mcc-membership/dual-membership-options/melbourne-football-club

Looks like a serious attempt to get those MCC members over the line....

Exclusive offer – May
Become a Dual MFC/MCC member and receive $50 on your MCC Plus+ card to spend at Melbourne's next MCG home game.
 

  1. Sign up as a MFC/MCC Dual member
  2. Receive $50 credit loaded to your MCC Plus+ card
  3. Spend at any food and beverage venue inside the Members' Reserve


This exclusive offer is valid until Friday May 28, 2021. View terms and conditions.

A great offer. We will always struggle to match the larger Clubs whilst we have so many MCC members as supporters but not dual members. Everyone can see that the MCC Members is full of Melbourne supporters at every MCG game. At the Richmond game there seemed to be more MFC supporters than Richmond. The noise MCC members make when the team walk up the run is magnificent and really appreciated by the players. Petty was looking up to the crowd with a huge grin on his face. He wouldn't hear that out at Casey!

So come on MCC members, take up this special offer. The Club is really trying to find innovative ways for you to become members. No more excuses about not winning games.

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So I shouldn't take up my membership with my MCC renewal but wait 6+ months for a special offer?

 

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12 hours ago, Jontee said:

So I shouldn't take up my membership with my MCC renewal but wait 6+ months for a special offer?

 

The club is trying to get members. Are you really going to kick up a stink over $40?

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On 3/16/2021 at 5:44 PM, picket fence said:

That's not the worst of it. I am a signed up member. I logged on the the ticketek App and presented the Barcode which MFC gave me and tried to get 1 Ticket and the site wanted to charge me 40 bucks plus for a ticket. NOT HAPPY!! INFACT SNARLY!!

I did that also  first time on Ticketeck... it is a bit deceptive ....  First purchase an MFC membership then have the ticketeck luxury of 'upgrading' and spending another pile of money on a more luxurious plastic seat.

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On 5/8/2021 at 10:59 AM, DeeZone said:

I am surprised that we haven’t passed our 2019 total, we are now a better and more mature side. Come on you true believers get on board.!!!!!!

52,421 was the final tally announced by the AFL in August 2019. We crossed 50,000 some time in May, so we're tracking OK, I guess, particularly if there's a COVID effect as is apparently affecting attendances. Interestingly, at the time, Pert noted our target was 60,000.

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3 hours ago, rpfc said:

The club is trying to get members. Are you really going to kick up a stink over $40?

TBH I don't think passing a comment in this forum could be classified as kicking up a stink.  I was just pointing out that it pays to be a late joiner.  Mind you if I remember correctly $50 or whatever in the MCC reserve would hardly touch the sides, and you have to be there to spend it so it might be a good earner for the MCC.

So we have won 8 straight and we have to pay people to join.

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Are they ever going to get rid of physical membership cards and be only mobile phone ones? I know they are encouraging members to do so by offering benefits. I’m wondering how long until it doesn’t become an option. I really like having a membership card and lanyard and being able to wear it with pride, letting everyone see I’m a member. I appreciate it’s more of an effort/cost to them, but I’d hate to see it go away

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7 hours ago, Jontee said:

TBH I don't think passing a comment in this forum could be classified as kicking up a stink.  I was just pointing out that it pays to be a late joiner.  Mind you if I remember correctly $50 or whatever in the MCC reserve would hardly touch the sides, and you have to be there to spend it so it might be a good earner for the MCC.

So we have won 8 straight and we have to pay people to join.

Bought a bottle of wine at the Hugh Trumble last Sat night. $51.00.

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9 hours ago, Jontee said:

TBH I don't think passing a comment in this forum could be classified as kicking up a stink.  I was just pointing out that it pays to be a late joiner.  Mind you if I remember correctly $50 or whatever in the MCC reserve would hardly touch the sides, and you have to be there to spend it so it might be a good earner for the MCC.

So we have won 8 straight and we have to pay people to join.

We are obviously not paying people to join. It is an incentive to those latecomers or maybe those who did not previously have a membership. Hopefully if they join in a good year we can keep hold of them for next year. At least the Club are proactive in attempting to sign up MCC members.

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On 5/8/2021 at 10:59 AM, DeeZone said:

I am surprised that we haven’t passed our 2019 total, we are now a better and more mature side. Come on you true believers get on board.!!!!!!

Without covid I reckon we’d be easily past 55K by now. Crowd numbers way down. A lot of supporters buy memberships if they are going to attend a lot of games

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18 hours ago, Cassiew said:

Are they ever going to get rid of physical membership cards and be only mobile phone ones? I know they are encouraging members to do so by offering benefits. I’m wondering how long until it doesn’t become an option. I really like having a membership card and lanyard and being able to wear it with pride, letting everyone see I’m a member. I appreciate it’s more of an effort/cost to them, but I’d hate to see it go away

Even though I took up the phone off  this year I want the card in the future. I knew I would not be going this so I it might save the the club a $ or two. 

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