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Dogs wasn't great for the opener but our fans definitely weren't at fault. Essendon game I thought was most disappointing.  Giants game was about as I expected. Last week too, but probably as a percentage more hawks fans than I would have thought.

I'm definitely making a point to get to all games off the flag whereas in the past I would accept missing a couple due to work

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17 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I'm predicting 25,000 for a game that would attract 50,000 on virtually any other day and timeslot. 

Would it though? Mother’s Day is but one of myriad reasons/excuses. 

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lots of moving of goal posts from people on here. It's not important because of tv ratings,  bad time slots. etc
bottom line is low attendance at the MCG costs the club lots of money. 
All good if you are still worried about covid, that's fair I think. 
But overall I think we all know that lots of our fans just don't turn up, and we're discovering that even a premiership won't make them. 

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25 minutes ago, PartyTimeJohnny said:

lots of moving of goal posts from people on here. It's not important because of tv ratings,  bad time slots. etc
bottom line is low attendance at the MCG costs the club lots of money. 
All good if you are still worried about covid, that's fair I think. 
But overall I think we all know that lots of our fans just don't turn up, and we're discovering that even a premiership won't make them. 

No I don't think that's right at all based on the various stats posted throughout this thread.

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Would it though? Mother’s Day is but one of myriad reasons/excuses. 

I think the way Melbourne and St Kilda are performing this year, a crowd of 50,000 would have been achieved this weekend if it wasn't Mothers Day and a 1.10pm start. While I suspect Melbourne and St Kilda may never have had a crowd this large before, I question whether these two teams ever been genuine contenders at the same time?  

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9 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

has melbourne v st kilda EVER achieved 50,000 in home and away games?

two minnow clubs

30,000 will be a good result

33.6K ave home game crowd v Stk since 1997

since 1997 highest home crowd 54K v Stk R15 2004

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12 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I think the way Melbourne and St Kilda are performing this year, a crowd of 50,000 would have been achieved this weekend if it wasn't Mothers Day and a 1.10pm start. While I suspect Melbourne and St Kilda may never have had a crowd this large before, I question whether these two teams ever been genuine contenders at the same time?  

Great question. Even if both were genuine contenders at the same time I can’t see huge crowds. Factor in one of the big Melbourne-based clubs, or WCE, then we’d see that level of attendance, and some. 

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I’m finding the indirect effects of Covid has been stopping me from getting to games. Too many births from iso activities, too many catch ups with people I haven’t seen because of travel, too many weddings which have been postponed for the past couple of years, and unfortunately too many deaths from family who wouldn’t go to doctors during that period which would have picked up some things. Overall, life just feel a bit busier as restrictions have ended and we’ve opened up.

Coming off covid myself this week, I’m finally - and rather selfishly - extremely excited to be going this weekend.

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As a flow on to this discussion, is the club doing enough to entice the members to the game? Others have already spoken about game day experience, fears and expectations, I wont rehash. HOWEVER (in bold for effect0. I am interested in travelling to Alice Springs for the Round 18 clash with Port. Firstly (though no fault of the club) I have no idea which day of that weekend it's on, so arranging flights is like entering chook lotto (sorry chook). Secondly, I contacted the club to see if there are any organised packages by MFC for this fixture, and the reply was:

Thank you for contacting Melbourne membership.
We don't have any flight packages available for this game unfortunately.
 Tickets are not yet on sale for this game, we will communicate with members closer to the date when these are available to purchase.
 Thank you for supporting our club.
 Have a lovely day!
 Kind Regards,
 Chloe

This seems like a lost opportunity to fill Traeger park with Red and Blue.

 

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38 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

has melbourne v st kilda EVER achieved 50,000 in home and away games?

two minnow clubs

30,000 will be a good result

Move the goalposts wider and they will be outside the stadium…

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3 minutes ago, rpfc said:

Move the goalposts wider and they will be outside the stadium…

Yes Dees vs Saints 

H and A  all at MCG 

1961    I think about 60, 000 won easily 

1965    72,000 QB clash start of decline beaten by about 6 goals at least. 

early 2000's    55,000 approx.Cam Bruce was BOG I reckon. 5 goals. Win by about 5/6 goals. 

Never over about 40, 000 at Marvel in early 2,000's we lost by about 5/6 goals 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Demon_spurs said:

As a flow on to this discussion, is the club doing enough to entice the members to the game? Others have already spoken about game day experience, fears and expectations, I wont rehash. HOWEVER (in bold for effect0. I am interested in travelling to Alice Springs for the Round 18 clash with Port. Firstly (though no fault of the club) I have no idea which day of that weekend it's on, so arranging flights is like entering chook lotto (sorry chook). Secondly, I contacted the club to see if there are any organised packages by MFC for this fixture, and the reply was:

Thank you for contacting Melbourne membership.
We don't have any flight packages available for this game unfortunately.
 Tickets are not yet on sale for this game, we will communicate with members closer to the date when these are available to purchase.
 Thank you for supporting our club.
 Have a lovely day!
 Kind Regards,
 Chloe

This seems like a lost opportunity to fill Traeger park with Red and Blue.

 

It's no good having packages on sale without dates be fair to the Club it's an AFL issue largely. You would be furious if packages were on sale now and got the flight details wrong !!! 

Its because of the floating fixture. 

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29 minutes ago, TheWiz said:

I’m finding the indirect effects of Covid has been stopping me from getting to games. Too many births from iso activities, too many catch ups with people I haven’t seen because of travel, too many weddings which have been postponed for the past couple of years, and unfortunately too many deaths from family who wouldn’t go to doctors during that period which would have picked up some things. Overall, life just feel a bit busier as restrictions have ended and we’ve opened up.

Coming off covid myself this week, I’m finally - and rather selfishly - extremely excited to be going this weekend.

Good luck hope you wear a mask !! 

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40 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Great question. Even if both were genuine contenders at the same time I can’t see huge crowds. Factor in one of the big Melbourne-based clubs, or WCE, then we’d see that level of attendance, and some. 

Why WCEagles ??? we have never ever had more than about 32,000 for a H and A game for those  flogs.

so good to see their gloating fans go through some pain now.  Must admit what a wonderful player Josh Kennedy  has been and 700 goals is a great achievement well earned. 

BUT twice he should have been suspended or referred by the MRO for rough or illegal acts vs Dees and hasn't been in the last 6/7 years. 

That's only starting what  about the umpires over the years?

HOWEVER we have had the last laugh I guess  with the wonderful prelim and Grand Final performances in 2021 and had majority crowd and our own fans support to see that magical 13th Flag! 

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On 5/3/2022 at 2:33 PM, ElDiablo14 said:

The Holy Grail AFLX 😎

But have you been to a game snd uts like comparing lemons and bananas in sport 

Most genuine and loyal sports fans would combine AFL and EPL easily so sorry not impressed at all.

BTW maybe charnge back to us now as ManU fit look as though they will win the Cups  any time soon! And you seem to be a picker and chooser for successful sporting franchises.

No thoughts of enjoying the journey to the top! 

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On 5/2/2022 at 1:57 PM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Looking at the remaining home game schedule there is a possibility we could have just one or even no more day games after St Kilda.

The Port game is in Alice so it's irrelevant, and I'm sure at least one of the Collingwood and Carlton games will be at night. 

Both I would say or 3.20 Sunday on FTA.

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1 hour ago, 58er said:

It's no good having packages on sale without dates be fair to the Club it's an AFL issue largely. You would be furious if packages were on sale now and got the flight details wrong !!! 

Its because of the floating fixture. 

I get this (but don't totally agree), I don't understand why the AFL is holding back the date for this fixture. surely it wouldn't be that hard to make a commitment, and allow the clubs to organise travel for the fans. What's to be gained, delaying the date? It seems another case of who cares about the fans, as long as the TV guys are happy. In regards to the flights and accommodation I will attempt to cover all possibilities for Fri, Sat or Sun with my flights, so arrive Thursday, Fly home Monday, no reason why the club couldn't do this too

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1 hour ago, 58er said:

But have you been to a game snd uts like comparing lemons and bananas in sport 

Most genuine and loyal sports fans would combine AFL and EPL easily so sorry not impressed at all.

BTW maybe charnge back to us now as ManU fit look as though they will win the Cups  any time soon! And you seem to be a picker and chooser for successful sporting franchises.

No thoughts of enjoying the journey to the top! 

I don't think I understand your questions.

In terms of EPL I don't really follow any team.

I started following the Dees in 2016, as I have mentioned before I moved to Australia in 2015. I am now a member and definitely will be going to all our home games.

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On 5/3/2022 at 1:13 PM, Macca said:

Depends on what one's definition of a Demon family is.  Me, I have different red & blue teams

Redsox, Barcelona ... even West Ham (kinda,sorta) Canadiens?  Not sure on the Clippers haha

And if you're feeling lonely at the footy perhaps you could get involved in the game, chat away to your missus or even logon to the barrel-of-laughs game-day thread on 'land

Or hit the grog, have a few bets or bop along to the mindless high decibel music that we are subjected to these days (at the games)

 

Just don't get too hooked otherwise your head will be in the phone more than the game. Very easy to do! Although probably easier in the dark days haha. 

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On 5/3/2022 at 2:26 PM, roy11 said:

In 92/93 I decided I go for Manchester United (Red Devils) because of Melbourne Demons -  with the demon/devil link.


During that time United have won the league (13 times), the league cup (4 times), the fa cup (5 times), the Champions League (2 times), the Europa League, Intercontinental Cup and the Club World Cup - in comparison the Demons have won 1 Flag and 1 AFLX trophy. 

Around this time I started supporting Liverpool and from that exact moment onwards very much went in the opposite direction haha. Still won about 6 major trophies in the next 25 years and the last 5 years have been very happy so no complaints at all! 

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1 hour ago, ElDiablo14 said:

I don't think I understand your questions.

In terms of EPL I don't really follow any team.

I started following the Dees in 2016, as I have mentioned before I moved to Australia in 2015. I am now a member and definitely will be going to all our home games.

Sorry You commented on another  post should have put his name on this post 

sincere apologies 

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3 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

has melbourne v st kilda EVER achieved 50,000 in home and away games?

two minnow clubs

30,000 will be a good result

Round 21, 2017. Sunday, 1.10pm. We drew 53,115 to a home game vs St Kilda.

That was when both sides were pressing for finals. It was the game, IIRC, where we mocked St Kilda about us making finals instead of them. Then the following week we blew valuable percentage against Brisbane when led by 32 points 5 minutes into the last quarter, then conceded a stack of goals and only won by 13.

And then lost to Collingwood, thereby missing finals by the smallest percentage ever recorded.

Having mocked St Kilda about making finals three weeks prior.

Sigh. Those were the days.

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1 hour ago, layzie said:

Around this time I started supporting Liverpool and from that exact moment onwards very much went in the opposite direction haha. Still won about 6 major trophies in the next 25 years and the last 5 years have been very happy so no complaints at all! 

I assumed I had a situation where if one club was doing well, the universe would balance this out by having the other do poorly. You've ruined my theory here .

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