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19 minutes ago, cookieboc said:

could we expect 45K against the hawks?

If Hawks put on a good showing today I think yes. Depends on weather but I suggest it could be a strongly attended Sunday fixture. 
MCC will be packed. 
 

Will be so interesting to see how the game against the Saints goes. It’s Mother’s Day and Sunday 1:10 slot which is never good. But it could be 1 vs 2. We might possibly get more than 30k to that one!

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1 minute ago, Jaded No More said:

If Hawks put on a good showing today I think yes. Depends on weather but I suggest it could be a strongly attended Sunday Saturday fixture. 
MCC will be packed. 

Wouldn't want you to miss the game.

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Greetings from Luzon Visayas. 
can’t attend- but get every minute on AFL.com

Started supporting the Dees in 1965. 
Saw every game Big Carl played for us (first stint)

Endured Bailey/Neeld years and was at Geelong for 186 

My journey has been long. 
But worth it. 
 

Back it in, the one we drop will be in August when I watch live

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7 minutes ago, radar said:

Greetings from Luzon Visayas. 
can’t attend- but get every minute on AFL.com

Started supporting the Dees in 1965. 
Saw every game Big Carl played for us (first stint)

Endured Bailey/Neeld years and was at Geelong for 186 

My journey has been long. 
But worth it. 
 

Back it in, the one we drop will be in August when I watch live

ok.. it’s simple. you’re banned from attending :-) 

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1 hour ago, Jaded No More said:

If Hawks put on a good showing today I think yes. Depends on weather but I suggest it could be a strongly attended Sunday fixture. 
MCC will be packed. 
 

Will be so interesting to see how the game against the Saints goes. It’s Mother’s Day and Sunday 1:10 slot which is never good. But it could be 1 vs 2. We might possibly get more than 30k to that one!

1.10 game may not suit you JDM but it sure suits me. I will be there with bells on.

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7 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

If Hawks put on a good showing today I think yes. Depends on weather but I suggest it could be a strongly attended Sunday fixture. 
MCC will be packed. 
 

Will be so interesting to see how the game against the Saints goes. It’s Mother’s Day and Sunday 1:10 slot which is never good. But it could be 1 vs 2. We might possibly get more than 30k to that one!

if saints are 2nd on the ladder, should get 60K, they can watch their team get beat in a mothers day massacre

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8 hours ago, cookieboc said:

could we expect 45K against the hawks?

 

7 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

If Hawks put on a good showing today I think yes. Depends on weather but I suggest it could be a strongly attended Sunday fixture. 
MCC will be packed. 
 

Will be so interesting to see how the game against the Saints goes. It’s Mother’s Day and Sunday 1:10 slot which is never good. But it could be 1 vs 2. We might possibly get more than 30k to that one!

[censored]! The Hawks were belted by Sydney. Don't expect more than 10k of them to attend this Saturday.

We'll need as many Dees members as possible

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70,000 on Sunday night was a marvellous turnout but surely about 10,000 short of what should have been there. 

The more I think about it, the more I believe people's technology habits are affecting crowds. The arrival of TV streaming services have people more readily paying for what they used to get for free. Whereas Foxtel struggled for customers, the uptake of Netflix, Stan and others has nomalised subscription services. As such, I wonder whether Kayo has large numbers of subscribers, and, if so, whether many people who used to attend games now prefer to stay home and watch it via that service?

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On 4/20/2022 at 8:42 PM, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

I quoted this ticketing issues earlier as a major factor as to why crowds are down. Until the MCC and MCG return to a system of just rocking up and getting a seat together with mates, we will continue to see lower than expected attendances. 
 

With the restriction repeals announced today, which come into effect on Friday night, I hope the MCC update their ticketing policies. In an email received today from the MCC, it looks like things are beginning to be relaxed a little. I hope it continues:

 

General ticketing

 

A reminder to members that to obtain access to the Reserve during the 2022 AFL Premiership Season, matches have been categorised in one of the following options based on the predicted attendance.


1.    Fully Ticketed Matches
Only a small number of AFL Premiership Season matches have been classified under this category for this year. This category is assigned to marquee matches where it is predicted demand to attend will be high amongst our members. For example, the ANZAC Eve and ANZAC Daymatches are Category 1, fully ticketed matches, and are available to Full and Restricted members only. Full and Restricted members and their guests must have secured tickets in advance to attend those matches in the Reserve. 


2.    Members’ Reserve on Demand or Walk-Up Access Matches
For designated Members’ Reserve on Demand matches, the Reserve is available to members to secure a seat and also purchase visitor tickets on a match-by-match basis. Seats are released and sold as required and any seats not sold will be available to those members who decide to walk-up on the day of the match. This walk-up availability will be communicated on the MCC website on the Friday afternoon prior to the round.

 

On 4/21/2022 at 6:12 AM, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

I think I was referring to the MCC, not AFL members. There has been a requirement for all our games to reserve seats, particularly if attending with a guest. 

No there hasn't. You could have walked up to the GWS and sat anywhere with a guest. The MCC hasn't changed the systems its been the same since round 1. There is no walk ups for category 1 games which Melb has had 3 in the first 6 weeks. A by product of being a bigger team. The system isnt really much different to pre covid. The major change is no walk ups to blockbuster games, which isnt really that bigger deal. saves you getting there early and reserving a decent seat.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

70,000 on Sunday night was a marvellous turnout but surely about 10,000 short of what should have been there. 

The more I think about it, the more I believe people's technology habits are affecting crowds. The arrival of TV streaming services have people more readily paying for what they used to get for free. Whereas Foxtel struggled for customers, the uptake of Netflix, Stan and others has nomalised subscription services. As such, I wonder whether Kayo has large numbers of subscribers, and, if so, whether many people who used to attend games now prefer to stay home and watch it via that service?

Night games I stay home LDC. With being the champs that means the number of games I attend will be less. So I am one of the ones you talk about.

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Saturday twilight time slot, rain predicted, Hawthorn's fickle supporter base = 35K tops, probably closer to 30K.

St Kilda on Mothers Day will be 30K at best.

Note that St Kilda and Hawthorn only drew 30,926 in round 4 for a Hawthorn home game. St Kilda's crowds have been abysmal this year, even with home games against Collingwood and Richmond. 

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14 minutes ago, poita said:

Saturday twilight time slot, rain predicted, Hawthorn's fickle supporter base = 35K tops, probably closer to 30K.

St Kilda on Mothers Day will be 30K at best.

Note that St Kilda and Hawthorn only drew 30,926 in round 4 for a Hawthorn home game. St Kilda's crowds have been abysmal this year, even with home games against Collingwood and Richmond. 

I think you will struggle to get 30K to both. 27 this weekend and 23 on mothers day is my call. Once it was only 2 games a weekend televised now you have FTA, Foxtel and Kayo. many more options. People can still do the mothers day thing then watch the game at home. Especially if the forecast is poor. That is without the distractions of getting a seat on line.

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22 hours ago, radar said:

Greetings from Luzon Visayas
can’t attend- but get every minute on AFL.com

Started supporting the Dees in 1965. 
Saw every game Big Carl played for us (first stint)

Endured Bailey/Neeld years and was at Geelong for 186 

My journey has been long. 
But worth it. 
 

Back it in, the one we drop will be in August when I watch live

Are you in Luzon or the Visayas?

My Mrs is from Biri in the North-Eastern Visayas. Not a bad place.

 

Hope the team gets up for you when you make the trip back. Long way to come for a loss.

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Also remember that it is a replacement home game for Hawthorn members.

Can expect 45K (maybe 50) against Hawthorn and hopefully 40K against the Saints on mothers day.

I suspect a lot of Melbourne supporters who are accustomed to Sunday games will go.

We got 53K against the Saints in 2017 on the 1:10 slot when it was 9th vs 10th and a battle to make the 8. 

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On 4/20/2022 at 9:10 AM, WalkingCivilWar said:


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Ed’s smile alone should bump up attendance numbers. 😁

Almost deserves a thread of its own. And its own Twitter account and its own FB page. 

He’s got smiling down to a fine art. 💖

More heartwarming smiles!

 

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 I was gonna start an MFC Smiles thread but thought better of it on the off-chance there’s someone here who has visiosubrideophobia (fear of smiley faces). And god forbid I should offend anyone. 🙄 

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Driving 3 hours to get there and then back Sunday 

My darling has an appointment on sat morning in Melbourne so that helps a bit

wrong. a lot, Go Dees B2B

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Going to the footy always seems to be so much more fun when your team wins and  we outnumber and make more noise than the opposition. 
So for all those of you who can, please rock up to our games so I can have some more fun.

And keep in mind, our purple patch will not last forever.  May only go for another four or five years.  😉 Enjoy it while you can.

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I was too pessimistic about our future
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On 4/25/2022 at 12:19 PM, radar said:

 

My journey has been long. 
But worth it. 
 

Back it in, the one we drop will be in August when I watch live

I can guarantee that I have seen live, more losses than your good self 

you are not the bad rabbits foot .

I did think it was myself  but I was wrong 

it has been a long journey and it’s not done yet.   Go Dees. 
I even am starting to think that this lot are better than the 54- 64 group.

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3 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

More heartwarming smiles!

 

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 I was gonna start an MFC Smiles thread but thought better of it on the off-chance there’s someone here who has visiosubrideophobia (fear of smiley faces). And god forbid I should offend anyone. 🙄 

your challenge should you accept it is to find a smiling jesse hogan (no fake smiles)

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30 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

your challenge should you accept it is to find a smiling jesse hogan (no fake smiles)

Challenge accepted! 


I’ll get primed for it by first finding a smiling Spargy-pants. 

#CrawlBeforeWalk,etc. 

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5 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

More heartwarming smiles!

 

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 I was gonna start an MFC Smiles thread but thought better of it on the off-chance there’s someone here who has visiosubrideophobia (fear of smiley faces). And god forbid I should offend anyone. 🙄 

I'm confident you'll manage it WCW!!!!!!!!!!

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