Completely agree. Using membership numbers as some dick measuring contest is dum. I get we’ll never be a Richmond and I love us for that.We need a new metric.
"Total memberships" has been cyncially manipulated by clubs for years. And it's getting worse.
Several of us have been banging on about "total revenue" from memberships being the only legitimate measure but I doubt we'll ever see that become the standard.
Until such time as there is an apples vs apples measure it's all a big yawn from me.
The only comparison I have a modicum of interest in is how we compare against our own numbers from year to year.
Not sure! I haven't renewed yet, absolutely intending to, but only ever been a doggies member.Yes, but didn't it have something to do with being an AFL member? I didn't think it meant basic season ticket holders but could be wrong.
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We’ve lost one of our main sponsors.FFS, let's not get too overwrought trying to follow the membership tally game. 1 St Kilda "member" does NOT = 1 Carlton "member" does NOT = 1 Western Bullldogs "member".
I've no idea what each of these is in fact equal to and I don't think anyone else here does either. Some clubs are giving 2-for-1 some are calling pets "members" and all sorts of other sh*te.
The main things that matter are (1) if we're continuing to show a profit at the end of the year and (2) if we have good sponsorships. Recently we've done pretty well in both areas. Each is a year-to-year proposition and yes ... there's always room for improvement.
How did you score a thermos?Don’t care where we are on the membership premiership as long as I get good service.
the thermos is actually pretty good, much more useful to me than a 15th membership scarf.
I might even get to a game this year and actually use my membership rather than as a donation