Push to boost Magpie army to 150,000

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  1. Fadge

    Fadge Premiership Player

    Collingwood
    Mar 4, 2007
    3,295
    Melbourne
    You could be right. There's no way they could continue to build a highly competitive team around the nucleus of sub 25 year olds including Pendlebury, Thomas, Reid, Brown, Shaw, Cloke and Dawes.
     

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  2. sherb

    sherb Brownlow Medallist

    Carlton
    Other teams:
    Swans
    Sep 28, 2003
    23,599
    Western Sydney
    It would be excellent.

    Mind you, I don't view the various club memberships as some dick measuring contest, as many seem to do.
     
  3. Fadge

    Fadge Premiership Player

    Collingwood
    Mar 4, 2007
    3,295
    Melbourne
    Just an extremely important KPI for a sporting club, and another reason we are three times the club Carlton are.
     
  4. sherb

    sherb Brownlow Medallist

    Carlton
    Other teams:
    Swans
    Sep 28, 2003
    23,599
    Western Sydney
    Dick measuring contests clearly suit you but, as I said, they just don't interest me.
     
  5. ADF13

    ADF13 Debutant

    West Coast
    Other teams:
    Green Bay Packers
    Jul 6, 2011
    127
    Melbourne
    I feel physically ill:eek:
     
  6. GCB85

    GCB85 Brownlow Medallist

    Sydney
    Oct 18, 2005
    11,466
    Melbourne
    ..and here I was for years calling them tickets that you purchase from the outlet on the day. My bad.:eek:
     
  7. memberforever

    memberforever Premiership Player

    Western Bulldogs
    Other teams:
    FFC
    Mar 30, 2005
    3,125
    Melbourne
    Yes if they get all the exposure with blockbusters, ANZAC day , free to air TV, prime time games etc like they have, gives no one else a chance
     
  8. HARKER

    HARKER Hall of Famer

    Carlton
    Oct 15, 2008
    49,983
    Melbourne
    It would be close to impossible using standard type memberships suggesting a double in revenue.
    There would have to be all sorts of tricks involved with advantages in signing family members/friends etc.
    A few dogs and cats wouldn't go astray, either.
    Collingwood have not gone hard with non-ticketed members as yet so this may be an ace in their sleeve, but a 100% ace? Doubt it.
     
  9. Rob

    Rob Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Other teams:
    Peel Thunder
    Nov 8, 2000
    25,011
    South of the river
    Keep lowering that membership bar Pies!

    But a ticket to Anzac Day - membership
    Follow on twitter - membership
    Walk past a Collingwood player in the street - membership
    Watch 'The club' on Fox - membership
     
  10. underthestars

    underthestars Premiership Player

    St Kilda
    Jul 16, 2009
    3,303
    Under a Big Sky
    The adult prison population is about 30,000. Given an average family size of five amongst our low socio-economic group you could argue it's possible. But surely too expensive for most. Unless the pies create cheap pseudo membership packages...oh wait.
     
  11. Fadge

    Fadge Premiership Player

    Collingwood
    Mar 4, 2007
    3,295
    Melbourne
    If I know 5000 people, 2 are St. Kilda supporters.

    Oh, wait...
     

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  12. lihei

    lihei Club Legend

    Collingwood
    Other teams:
    Manangatang Thirds
    Oct 16, 2003
    2,505
    Blue Balls, Pennsylvania
    I guess we are still competitive for another week :D:D
     
  13. gaelictiogar

    gaelictiogar Norm Smith Medallist

    Richmond
    Apr 23, 2006
    7,913
    east melbourne

    I agree. OK it is unrealistic unless the idea of "membership" is so devalued as to be meaningless but so what? Frankly everyone is doing it and Collingwood have every right to aim high.

    This plan and all such plans is built on having a consistently top 4 PF GF ouffit onfield. They are coming back to the pack onfield and the window of opportunity in which the can pretend to be so far ahead of everyone is closing so they need to push every button now before before the party ends.

    Good for them. If Richmond were riding the wave for the past few years and consequently motivating most of our fans to get to games and buy memberships I would expect the very same aims and media showboating and would be disappointed if it didn't happen.
     
  14. jd1991

    jd1991 All Australian

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Miami Heat
    Nov 28, 2008
    864
    Melbourne
    I doubt it to, but what I like is that at least its an aspirational goal. In the article its not just about game day memberships, but a variety of non-game day memberships.

    I wouldnt be surprised if there is a wall up on the website, where only collingwood members (whether game day or not) only have access. Look at there foxtell program dedicated to themselves. This could be posted behind this membership wall after it ends on foxtel (depending on agreements) along with a number of other types of content (or even extended interviews, where only a portion of the interview was showing on the foxtel program).

    I believe they have looked at some of the largest soccer clubs from the EPL and the like, where not all "Members" are game day attendees.

    Its like Carlton targeting 50k game day members this year. If you dont have goals, you will never achieve them. By publishing the goals, you are forcing the club to make sure they have concrete plans in place to try and achieve them. The members have a way to measure the performance of the board, and judge them accordingly.

    I believe also, whether I am right or wrong, that once you get someone to stump up cash to be part of the club - whether game day or not, they feel obliged to make a little bit more of a concerted effort to take part either through attendence or viewing on TV, thus this helps the value of the product increase for anyone club.

    If collingwood even reach 100k, not 150k - I would be mightly impressed in the next 5 years.

    But we should not compare one club with another. With my club via memberships, I only compare it against previous years - have we exceeded, grown from last year. Has match day attendance grown from last year. (that is sometimes misleading due to the vagaries of the draw).
     
  15. laminex

    laminex Go Blues.

    Carlton
    Mar 31, 2009
    4,062
    At Home Right Now.
    that me laugh
     
  16. Provost_

    Provost_ Premiership Player

    Sydney
    Jul 2, 2005
    3,711
    SCG, Bay 29
    3 Quarter memberships.
    Fans can come watch the Pies play well for the first 3 quarters of the match and leave before they get the wobbles :D:D

    Then the povo Pies fans who've always wanted a membership can snap up the 4th Quarter memberships at a reduced price!!!!!

    bonus of Collingwood doubling it's membership count over night. :D
     
  17. FootyJunkie

    FootyJunkie Brownlow Medallist

    West Coast
    Mar 5, 2005
    18,402
    Between the Big Sticks
    Will now have to pressure the Vic govt. to increase capacity at the MCG.
     
  18. twentydollarnote

    twentydollarnote Premiership Player

    Adelaide
    Other teams:
    tottenham
    Nov 26, 2008
    3,102
    adelaide
    lol will probably happen
     
  19. Football God

    Football God Norm Smith Medallist

    Collingwood
    Other teams:
    Man utd, miami dolphins
    Nov 26, 2007
    7,518
    melbourne
    Suprisingly, some of us have jobs. :)
     
  20. Danz4

    Danz4 Team Player

    Sydney
    Apr 11, 2009
    13,438
    Melbourne
    Bit hard to "guarantee" these fans a seat at a game considering...
     
  21. Scotland

    Scotland Hall of Famer

    West Coast
    May 5, 2006
    34,918
    Identification of a particular group within the population with identification numbers and badges? Hmmm, sounds familiar...

    ...and it's voluntary? :eek:

    [​IMG]

    Perhaps the final solution to the Collingwood question is just around the corner? :D
     
  22. SuperCats9

    SuperCats9 Norm Smith Medallist

    Geelong
    Other teams:
    Manchester United
    Apr 16, 2012
    6,464
    Melbourne
    Won't happen, that's an unrealistic number, maybe 100,000 but not 150,000.
     
  23. Musrum

    Musrum Senior List

    Collingwood
    May 28, 2006
    259
    Sydney
    I've let my interstate membership lapse for the first time this year.

    Because last year I didn't get a hat with it.

    I saw the membership cap as an acknowledgement of support. If they take my $75(?) without saying thank-you, then they can do without it next time.
     
  24. Shpeshal Ed

    Shpeshal Ed I see you on televishaaaaan!

    Collingwood
    Other teams:
    Man. U, Chicago Bulls, Ολυμπιακός
    Sep 17, 2007
    21,202
    Melbourne
    In the end, it's about the dollars.

    That's what Collingwood is trying to generate. Money. The number of memberships is technically irrelevant in the grander scheme of things.

    If we were going to go the ePenis angle, then I think only home game, social club, legends and AFL members should count personally.

    Funny that Collingwood also has the highest number of AFL Members on Club Support, so our numbers obviously can't be THAT fluffed up since 12 or 13K of those are AFL Members.
     
  25. MUYB

    MUYB Club Legend

    Melbourne
    Apr 5, 2012
    2,283
    And still only three complete sets of teeth.
     

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