A (very, very) small sample, but use me as an example.I was thinking that.
But equally, they need to do something about how memberships are calculated. Both Richmond and Hawthorn claim to have 70K+ members.
However, last Friday night at the MCG which was, for the purposes of membership, a "home" game for both clubs, attracted less than 50K patrons.
That simply doesn't stack up.
I made it across to the MCG after work to watch the Hawks play and the wife looked after the kids (all members).
Not everyone has the ability to make it to every game and some pick and choose as there is a large supply of games to attend.
The "big four" is drastically overstated and used by the four teams as a means to promote their clubs to sponsors etc.