- Jan 9, 2007
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Sustainable and growth are not words, I would use to describe North Melbourne..I'd be embarrassed if literally half of our supporters comprised of flogs who came down in the last shower, especially considering the loyal supporters put up with decades of misery, much of it self-inflicted, but they stuck with the club.
I hope we build sustainable growth over a long period of time, not collect a tsunami of flogs that are all of a sudden taking finals seats from supporters who were there for all the dark years.
For the last 50 years we average a flag every 4 years. So what bad weather are you talking about?I'm not sure why this would be a surprise to anyone.
Hawthorn fans have historically been among the worst fair weather supporters in the game.
Really...For the last 50 years we average a flag every 4 years. So what bad weather are you talking about?
The period between 1991 and 2008?? That was the period of greatest growth in our membership and attendance and strength off the field.
What a load of crap you post
You can hope but you won't. Melbourne is saturated with AFL And anyone who isn't part of the AFL in melbourne will more likely choose a more attractive team.I hope we build sustainable growth over a long period of time, not collect a tsunami of flogs that are all of a sudden taking finals seats from supporters who were there for all the dark years.
Any supporter base that would not only tolerate, but condone a doping regime is on shaky ground when it comes to mentality. Thin trolling.Really...
Following 1999 your membership dropped substantially, and didn’t recover until you started showing promise at the end of 2007.
Fair weather supporters, mentally weak.
Geelong make more money from a home game at KP than an MCG game under 90,000. So that argument doesn't stack sorryBecause Geelong want the money from playing the big teams like Hawks, Tigers, Bombers & Pies at the G.
Fair play to them!
See above. Why would we play "big" games, when we lose money on both (Only 45k showed up to the Richmond game), especially when both teams have a double up at the MCG.Because it makes sense to play low drawing games at smaller grounds and still collect a million for it. Gold Coast at the G today would have struggled to get 20k. Your CEO agrees, he is on record saying he wanted 9 of the lower drawing games at Kardinia and was happy for the 2 big ones to be at the G.
Big games as in crowd. More people can go. Ask your CEO, he said it. You don't lose money.See above. Why would we play "big" games, when we lose money on both (Only 45k showed up to the Richmond game), especially when both teams have a double up at the MCG.
You are entitled to your opinion, but I do not agree with it. Not saying that we will definitely improve substantially, however, I think the opportunity exists and a lot depends on how we execute. Population in Greater Melbourne is growing ahead of forecast atm and it is forecast to grow from 4.5m to 8m by 2051 and Victoria will be over 10m by that same year and population growth is relatively stagnant from the existing citizens, the vast majority of that growth is going to come from migration. So the question is how much of the new market can we take a slice of.You can hope but you won't. Melbourne is saturated with AFL And anyone who isn't part of the AFL in melbourne will more likely choose a more attractive team.
You also tend to play sh*t teams in Tassie. A lot of games against the Lions, Suns and Saints, who haven't been all that good in recent years.Heard a fact today on the broadcast. Apparently hawthorn are 24-1-1 in Tassie over the last 26 games (I think those were the numbers). More than happy to have a truckload of money and heaps of wins for the trade of 4 games against low-drawing crowds to Tassie. Even if it does give us a much lower average attendance. The membership numbers show the real support levels.
Valid point. I mean geelong can’t draw 70,000 to a home and away game without being carried by Hawthorn fans. It’s been what 6 years since a Geelong home and away game not featuring Hawthorn has drawn 70,000?Tens of thousands of band wagoners fair weather fans?They wouldnt ever want to drop right down like Carlton!