2012 membership discussion

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by PattyKwasagun, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. BuntonRules

    BuntonRules long term substance abuser

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    South Adelaide,Whitsunday SeaEagles
    Dec 30, 2008
    4,075
    in front of the telly
    Onya McM.:thumbsu::thumbsu::thumbsu:

    Now when these smarta***s tell me us supporter members are not the real deal, I git you in my corner:thumbsu::D
     

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  2. TheBrownDog

    TheBrownDog Moderator

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Scuderia Ferrari, Dallas Cowboys
    May 3, 2005
    82,123
    Brisbane
    I think most people consider them the real deal. Unfortunately the AFL doesn't.
     
  3. dlanod

    dlanod Moderator

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    GWS; CCMariners; NQCowboys; Ravens
    Sep 14, 2006
    34,428
    Sydney
    Pretty sure they do as of this year. Been posted by a number of people but I can't be arsed finding the link. ;)
     
  4. BuntonRules

    BuntonRules long term substance abuser

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    South Adelaide,Whitsunday SeaEagles
    Dec 30, 2008
    4,075
    in front of the telly
    I was more having a dig at the response to my belief that we should have a vote at AGM time, & the response to that.:)

    But, & I am sure McM will agree - any form of membership gives a feeling of involvement & ownership , and is well worth it - TO YOU ALL THAT HAVE NOT SIGNED UP.
     
  5. Maroon Goon

    Maroon Goon Club Legend

    North Melbourne
    Apr 23, 2009
    1,029
    This post sums up my thoughts EXACTLY:thumbsu:
     
  6. Last of the Roys

    Last of the Roys Premium Platinum

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Fitzroy Football Club
    Sep 5, 2007
    3,632
    Melbourne
    See the following article on the AFL website:

    http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/130776/default.aspx

    I believe the biggest factor in our big reduction in crowds and membership is overwhelmingly our poor onfield performance, followed by the Brisbane floods.

    Still to say Gold Coast didn't have an impact is a bit over the top. Malcolm Holmes said 500 (ticketed I presume) members that we lost out of a 6000 total reduction were from the Gold Coast region. I wonder what he means by the Gold Coast region though. I mean Brisbane itself is not all that far away from the Gold Coast.

    We would have also lost non-member supporters and general AFL supporters as well.

    Who knows, but to take an educated guess it could be worth anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000+ per game. That would make a significant difference if you are only getting crowds of 20,000.

    And of course then there is the impact on sponsorship and corporate sales...

    Yes I agree long term it should work out for the best, but there should be no denying the Lions have taken a fair wack in the short term. (Losing a couple of good players in the process as well).
     
  7. chopperduck

    chopperduck Brownlow Medallist

    Brisbane Lions
    Feb 13, 2008
    12,452
    Brisbane
    Agree LOTR. No doubt the 2 biggest factors are our on field performance and the floods, but GC did impact it as well. Even if it's not members, i'm sure plenty of GA people went to some Suns games instead of the Gabba (heck, i went to a Suns game).

    Suns did get the better games as well, we didn't get many big drawing teams to the Gabba last year, not like we usually do anyway.
     
  8. MacMum

    MacMum Brownlow Medallist

    Brisbane Lions
    Apr 6, 2007
    16,996
    Melbourne
    I'm in your corner BR:thumbsu:.....its us agin those uppity u-no-wots;):p
     
  9. MacMum

    MacMum Brownlow Medallist

    Brisbane Lions
    Apr 6, 2007
    16,996
    Melbourne

    Thanks LU....I feel rich!!:)....gee it makes a difference, frees up my wage so much......in fact, I've actually become a real penny pincher...I love the feeling of having a bit of spare cash, so I hang on to it as long as possible:p
     
  10. patfullfankezz

    patfullfankezz BRISBANE LIONS

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Brisbane Heat,
    Jul 28, 2011
    7,970
    Brisbane!
    HURRAY!

    Members-only training session next Monday! 3pm at Coorparoo!

    Hands up, who's going?

    *raises hand*
     
  11. Mr Ripper

    Mr Ripper Pink-cheeked and robust

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Fitzroy FC
    Dec 21, 1999
    13,661
    Far North Fitzroy
    Good luck to 'em stopping non-members from entering open parkland! ;)
     

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  12. chopperduck

    chopperduck Brownlow Medallist

    Brisbane Lions
    Feb 13, 2008
    12,452
    Brisbane
    I'll be trying to get on down there
     
  13. Old Den

    Old Den Premiership Player

    Brisbane Lions
    Dec 18, 2007
    3,212
    Brisbane
    17,730 on 19 Mar 2012...the increase figures are roughly the same as the corresponding period in March last year (we are about a thousand behind)...can't get an exact daily increase number as the recorded dates are slightly different but it is something like 135 per day.

    Wouldn't think all the pessimism after the Essendon practcie match is any help.
     
  14. Haso

    Haso Isn't this where we came in?

    Brisbane Lions
    Nov 4, 2011
    14,742
    Sydney
    The pessimism probably doesn't help the membership cause at all, but an increase is an increase.
     
  15. Shaq attack

    Shaq attack Team Captain

    Brisbane Lions
    Oct 6, 2011
    334
    Melbourne
    Got my membership today ;)
     
  16. Last of the Roys

    Last of the Roys Premium Platinum

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Fitzroy Football Club
    Sep 5, 2007
    3,632
    Melbourne
    So 17,730 is 5.5% (or 1,030) behind the same time last year. We are still on target for almost 21,000 members.

    However the next week or so will be interesting. Last year we increased our membership by almost 1,700 between March 18 and March 28.
     
  17. edav7

    edav7 Debutant

    Brisbane Lions
    Mar 29, 2011
    111
    Heaps of Victorian based supporters were signing up on Saturday at Visy Park BEFORE the game.
     
  18. Paul D

    Paul D Club Legend

    Brisbane Lions
    Oct 19, 2000
    1,086
    Melbourne
    According to Jeremy Guard on SEN yesterday, just on 2000 Vic members signed up at the moment.
     
  19. whatboutbob

    whatboutbob Serial Avatar Troll

    Brisbane Lions
    Mar 10, 2007
    12,656
    Under a bridge
    Anyone know how that compares with previous years?
     
  20. Chasing the Dream

    Chasing the Dream I'm Matthew Campbell from Sportsbet

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Jets, Padres, USC, Utah Jazz
    Sep 29, 2004
    8,243
    The GABBA is my home
    Are we having a season launch this year??

    Last year it was awesome!!
     
  21. Ceebee

    Ceebee Norm Smith Medallist

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Aussie Cricket Team
    Mar 27, 2006
    7,600
    Bribie Island
    18.482 as of today:thumbsu:
     
  22. Davemonkey

    Davemonkey Strider of the middle way.

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Video games are a team aren't they?
    Mar 13, 2012
    3,444
    Near the Gabba.
    The membership numbers are encouraging but we really need to get people to the games. The Gabba was beginning to look like there was Sheffield Shield match on a couple of times last year. I'd love to see those 20K+ averages again rather than about 15K we had last year. (That number based purely on my subjective sense of the crowd figure announcement at home games).
     
  23. TheBrownDog

    TheBrownDog Moderator

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Scuderia Ferrari, Dallas Cowboys
    May 3, 2005
    82,123
    Brisbane
    Nice jump!
     
  24. WhiteLionFeva

    WhiteLionFeva Premium Gold

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Mt Gravatt, MHSOB, FFC, CGS
    Oct 19, 2011
    8,395
    Melbourne
    Winning helps
     
  25. chopperduck

    chopperduck Brownlow Medallist

    Brisbane Lions
    Feb 13, 2008
    12,452
    Brisbane
    Anything over 20k is gravey i think. If we can bottom out at 20k, i think the club is doing alright.
     

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