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JohnW

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WCE have 90k members in a 50k stadium they get 40k to every week? righto.
FYI the stadium hols like 60k. And we have averaged over 50k last year and this year so far.

Who knows how they get 90k im guessing the waiting list etc. Each waiting list membership is entitled to 2 adults and 2 kids so im not sure if they count 1 waiting list membership as 4 potential members or not.
 

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Are you suggesting that the 2012-2015 period was celebrated by media?

My old man has a garage full of the Weekend West and I can assure you it wasn't.
I'm sure there were far more positive articles than negative during that period yes.

Does the media have a bias towards West Coast over Fremantle? Yes of course they do, they also have far far more of a following in the state so it would be a poor business decision not to lean that way. But when things were bad at West Coast it was pretty ferocious as well, I remember the Judge days being quite hostile. The thing is all of your points were actually driven from the East and just ran with by The West.
 

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FYI the stadium hols like 60k. And we have averaged over 50k last year and this year so far.

Who knows how they get 90k im guessing the waiting list etc. Each waiting list membership is entitled to 2 adults and 2 kids so im not sure if they count 1 waiting list membership as 4 potential members or not.
The waiting time is over ten years on the waiting list to get season Eagles membership.Eagles averaged 57,500 to home games last season including finals.This season is on the same track .
Country memberships,three day memberships and Eagles in waiting are the main memberships outside of full membership.If the stadium held 70,000 there would still be the same number of Eagles in waiting (over 10,000) and 100,000 members as tens of thousands of would be Eagles members dont bother trying such is the demand.
 

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Harley Bennell to meet with Melbourne-based club in hope of AFL comeback
Bennell and his manager Colin Young will meet with officials from a Victorian club in three weeks to provide an update on his mental and physical wellbeing.
Hope he gets another crack to show his talent.
edit: Stupid Hs copypasta block.
 
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I never watch channel 7 but saw the Ross interview with Basil on the club’s website.

Is it always that frosty and fake between them? I had to laugh out loud when Ross signed off by thanking Basil for “all of his support”. He looked like he wanted to choke him.
Why choke Basil, when snotting him will be so much more satisfying.

Bring back Stephen Hooper.
 

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FYI the stadium hols like 60k. And we have averaged over 50k last year and this year so far.

Who knows how they get 90k im guessing the waiting list etc. Each waiting list membership is entitled to 2 adults and 2 kids so im not sure if they count 1 waiting list membership as 4 potential members or not.
It would include interstate and three game memberships and the like.
 

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The waiting time is over ten years on the waiting list to get season Eagles membership.Eagles averaged 57,500 to home games last season including finals.This season is on the same track .
Country memberships,three day memberships and Eagles in waiting are the main memberships outside of full membership.If the stadium held 70,000 there would still be the same number of Eagles in waiting (over 10,000) and 100,000 members as tens of thousands of would be Eagles members dont bother trying such is the demand.
Surprised to see you posting on our board Mr Partyhat, isn't it triggering to be around so many Freo fans? Is it possible you secretly like us more than you let on?





Hope he gets another crack to show his talent.
edit: Stupid Hs copypasta block.
Honestly I feel bad for him because he's clearly in massive denial/receiving poor advice. His career as a footy player is over and he needs to start planning for the future.
 

fnerd

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The waiting time is over ten years on the waiting list to get season Eagles membership.Eagles averaged 57,500 to home games last season including finals.This season is on the same track .
Country memberships,three day memberships and Eagles in waiting are the main memberships outside of full membership.If the stadium held 70,000 there would still be the same number of Eagles in waiting (over 10,000) and 100,000 members as tens of thousands of would be Eagles members dont bother trying such is the demand.
Yeah that’s just great
, nothing like having all those people like yourself living life vicariously through their football team .
Now tell us again why your here?
 

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Surprised to see you posting on our board Mr Partyhat, isn't it triggering to be around so many Freo fans? Is it possible you secretly like us more than you let on?

I am actully Steve Rosich's ,no I am not going to tell you that. - I browse your board maybe once a week or so and if something makes me laugh I press the like button and like everybody I watch a few Fremantle games they are on tv every week during the season, though I cant sit though a whole one most a da time.Usually hit the bar and the free food at the occasional corporate thingos at Freo games ( been to three in five years they dont invite me much not sure why 🙄, I dont dislike the club am not at at all compedative when we aint competing.Though your still a chance of finals.I suppose.
Just want to make the point that the market is huge in Perth and you lot could maybe think bigger,run your own race not worry about competing with the Eagles so much but just be an attractive destination there is no reason Freo cant be a huge club to rival the Melbourne big 4 if they get it right and the Perth stadium can get bigger and extended to 70,000.and be near full for both WA teams.
 

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Honestly I feel bad for him because he's clearly in massive denial/receiving poor advice. His career as a footy player is over and he needs to start planning for the future.
Yea I am still on a bit of a high after last week and don't want to face the grim harsh reality atm.
But I still hold a glimmer of hope.
 

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I wish nothing but the best for Harley, of course it'll be annoying if he ends up becoming the star he was destined to be at another club, but I'll be happy for the man who gets to live out his football dream.
 

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Hackdorn wants Ross gone, but wants Suma in. I don't really see why his opinion is above the 50,000 members that pay a fee every year to have an opinion.
He is a leach that benefits from Freo, way more than Freo benefits from him.
I reckon we ban him from being on here, like the Dockers have obviously banned him from them
 

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anything said by a 6pr hack can be found.on WAtoday which has no paywall
Don't reward him with the click - that is what matters in the business now. If we don't like him, don't click.

He isn't saying anything we or others don't know, it is barely news.
 

RonnieRaven

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Don’t watch fox shows anymore there personal agendas grind me but happened to flick past hoping to see a nice word about freo for once after smashing the cats and they were dribbling about hilly
Geraldo ( club has to hold firm and not trade t Kelly he has a contract ) Wankley was saying you can’t keep a guy who doesn’t want to be there and freo should trade hilly
No tin hat required accountability should be removed from the dictionary a mans word is meaningless today
 

Joao

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Don’t watch fox shows anymore there personal agendas grind me but happened to flick past hoping to see a nice word about freo for once after smashing the cats and they were dribbling about hilly
Geraldo ( club has to hold firm and not trade t Kelly he has a contract ) Wankley was saying you can’t keep a guy who doesn’t want to be there and freo should trade hilly
No tin hat required accountability should be removed from the dictionary a mans word is meaningless today
Whately has softened considerably on Ross and Freo in general lately. I don't disagree with him either. In fact he pretty much said what I have about Hill - if he is going, let him go as long as the trade is on our terms. He thinks it will be as at least 3 clubs will cough up what is required to get it done.

What you can't do with Whately ever is expect him to be 100% objective on Geelong (ie Kelly). He isn't. That would be like asking any of us to be 100% objective on Freo - we're not.
 

RonnieRaven

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Whately has softened considerably on Ross and Freo in general lately. I don't disagree with him either. In fact he pretty much said what I have about Hill - if he is going, let him go as long as the trade is on our terms. He thinks it will be as at least 3 clubs will cough up what is required to get it done.

What you can't do with Whately ever is expect him to be 100% objective on Geelong (ie Kelly). He isn't. That would be like asking any of us to be 100% objective on Freo - we're not.
He recovered himself but his initial statement of you can’t keep a player that doesn’t want to be there contradicts his view from late last year of keeping Players to there contracts just means his words are his opinions on the day and hold no substance or value especially how Tim didn’t know where he was going when he sign his contract and hilly had a say in length location and income when he signed.
We supporters can be one eyed but surely when your in a national media job you have to leave your guernsey at home.
It wasn’t long ago that you didn’t know who the presenters and journos supported only the people that played
 
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