- Aug 27, 2010
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Peel Thunder
I dare say that they put a little thought into it. They have workedwith Ross for years and know more about him than we do. The membership drop off is nothing to scoff at and I'm sure they took multiple things into account.Alcock admitting disgruntled fans played a part.
See this is what fascinates me because their main sources of fan opinion come from:
- The mainstream media (talk back radio, newspaper/online newspaper write-ins etc)
- Social Media (Facebook, twitter, BF?)
- crowd and membership numbers, TV ratings, merchandising
- Harbour Masters
It sounds far reaching but it's really, really not. It's a very small, and often manipulated sample. Plus referencing merchandising and fan numbers aren't true reflections, I dare you to check out Ports profits in 2011 and Richmonds in years prior to 2016 (in relation to their inherent supporter base and abysmal performances).
This isn't an attack on why Ross was sacked, but it certainly alludes a little more to a 'knee-twitch' in decision making direction.