NMFC Board Elections

tazaa

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 11, 2007
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How are journos not tracking this thread and making a mountain out of a molehill from the upcoming election.
God knows I would. I mean this is how far the media has fallen. Once upon a time football, politics and small club used to be a gutter journos triumvirate. Not anymore.

Champion Data stats are a lead story in 2020. And yes I know I shouldn’t be surprised but the afl media is a cesspool of ineptitude.
 

Luke72

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Aug 21, 2012
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Hey Paul, where do you stand on the social club medallion? I know it’s trivial but I think it’s symbolic of the diminishing value of the membership pack, as is the attempted move away from an actual membership ticket.

While ideally the club history cabinet is filled with trophies the other paraphernalia is also interesting; the old player cap, membership tickets etc. I think moving away from these physical momento’s is a huge mistake, and has removed the one thing in the member pack I really liked. Will you bring this back?
 

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Paul Crapper

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Jan 31, 2020
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Hey Paul, where do you stand on the social club medallion? I know it’s trivial but I think it’s symbolic of the diminishing value of the membership pack, as is the attempted move away from an actual membership ticket.

While ideally the club history cabinet is filled with trophies the other paraphernalia is also interesting; the old player cap, membership tickets etc. I think moving away from these physical momento’s is a huge mistake, and has removed the one thing in the member pack I really liked. Will you bring this back?

QOUTE:

Realistically we need to know why changes occur. Another example of members not knowing. Is it a cost decision? Were members asked for their opinion?
 

The Anvil

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Oct 5, 2004
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Hey Paul, where do you stand on the social club medallion? I know it’s trivial but I think it’s symbolic of the diminishing value of the membership pack, as is the attempted move away from an actual membership ticket.

While ideally the club history cabinet is filled with trophies the other paraphernalia is also interesting; the old player cap, membership tickets etc. I think moving away from these physical momento’s is a huge mistake, and has removed the one thing in the member pack I really liked. Will you bring this back?
A digital membership is a sign of the times, look at the number of people who have their credit card on the mobile phone these days and don’t carry a wallet.

For the older crew, myself included, who have sentimental value attached to collecting years of membership tickets I hope it continues.

From a practical point of view, a digital membership is less likely to put my back out due to the size of my wallet leaving me unbalanced in my L2 membership seat!


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Val Keating

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Dec 27, 2017
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He has shown up, and that places him head and shoulders above the rest of them, as far as character goes.

He's also the only one who even remotely claims to be independent.
Showing up on Big Footy puts him head and shoulders above the rest? He showed up and folded under some pretty tame questions yet is aiming to be a disruptive voice on the board. How do you think he’ll go once he’s put under pressure by Buckley, Archer, Amarfio & co?
 

Paul Crapper

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Jan 31, 2020
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A digital membership is a sign of the times, look at the number of people who have their credit card on the mobile phone these days and don’t carry a wallet.

For the older crew, myself included, who have sentimental value attached to collecting years of membership tickets I hope it continues.

From a practical point of view, a digital membership is less likely to put my back out due to the size of my wallet leaving me unbalanced in my L2 membership seat!


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
It is indeed a sign of the times. Yet the club is dealing with members and their personal connection to the club’s history. And it’s that connection to the clubs history that is behind most of the concerns I’m reading on here.
 

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Snake_Baker

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Apr 24, 2013
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The Unicornia Reactants
Ben Buckley, Glenn Archer and Sonja Hood..............will you even BEGIN to post on this board?
 

Paul Crapper

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You mentioned early in the thread that a current board member used to post on here but stopped at the request of the board.

Do you know the reasons they had for wanting them to stop?
No I don’t. As I am not privy to the workings of the club. A members advocate however must find channels to connect with members and supporters.
 

Caracas

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Apr 3, 2008
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Ben Buckley, Glenn Archer and Sonja Hood..............will you even BEGIN to post on this board?
Snake, I don’t believe there’s going to be any mileage to be gained for Sonja, Ben and Arch to post on here. Ben and Arch are running on their record and Sonja isn’t going to convince anyone one way or the other. Everybody already has a fairly entrenched view about her. Paul, on the other hand, has everything to gain and nothing to lose. Sure, it would be nice to hear from them - maybe, to give us more of a sense of involvement.


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blackshadow

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Sep 24, 2007
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A dedicated email address for members and finding speaking and engagement opportunities with member and supporter groups are the key ones. Has to be two way communication.
A dedicated email address is very 20th century. Social media is a much better platform for actual engagement.
 

Val Keating

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 27, 2017
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Snake, I don’t believe there’s going to be any mileage to be gained for Sonja, Ben and Arch to post on here. Ben and Arch are running on their record and Sonja isn’t going to convince anyone one way or the other. Everybody already has a fairly entrenched view about her. Paul, on the other hand, has everything to gain and nothing to lose. Sure, it would be nice to hear from them - maybe, to give us more of a sense of involvement.


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Exactly. It’d be tokenism at best. Still spewing Heath doesn’t post on here anymore tbh
 

Snake_Baker

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Apr 24, 2013
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Snake, I don’t believe there’s going to be any mileage to be gained for Sonja, Ben and Arch to post on here. Ben and Arch are running on their record and Sonja isn’t going to convince anyone one way or the other. Everybody already has a fairly entrenched view about her. Paul, on the other hand, has everything to gain and nothing to lose. Sure, it would be nice to hear from them - maybe, to give us more of a sense of involvement.
I agree mate, but surely you can see that these tactics ultimately reveal that Paul Crapper is the only possible independent factor in this election?

It's basic logic!
 

Sillygit

All Australian
Mar 6, 2019
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A dedicated email address for members and finding speaking and engagement opportunities with member and supporter groups are the key ones. Has to be two way communication.
Yea, email address is nothing new. Particularly if it falls back to generic replies as often they can.

But a front up and talk speaking engagements, which im guessing means more than the AGM(?), THAT is interesting.
 

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