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Bunk Moreland

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dave10

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Apr 26, 2004
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There’s more than a few signs this club has taken its collective focus off the ball..

- On field malaise and focus
- Membership cards fiasco
- No membership cards for Beyond The Boundary members
- Season guide fiasco
- Complete drop away of fan engagement interaction on clubs social media (twitter) posts per day much lower than prior years
- club membership records set recently without recognition
- late to submit for facilities funding

More than several examples of a club that may have dropped away in its fan focus on the belief the club was through its critical recovery period and back on track.

Richmond have hit 90,000 members, Hawthorn on track for 80,000.

This may appear critical however let’s be frank.. Essendon hasn’t achieved anything yet.
 

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VelvetSledge

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There’s more than a few signs this club has taken its collective focus off the ball..

- On field malaise and focus
- Membership cards fiasco
- No membership cards for Beyond The Boundary members
- Season guide fiasco
- Complete drop away of fan engagement interaction on clubs social media (twitter) posts per day much lower than prior years
- club membership records set recently without recognition
- late to submit for facilities funding

More than several examples of a club that may have dropped away in its fan focus on the belief the club was through its critical recovery period and back on track.

Richmond have hit 90,000 members, Hawthorn on track for 80,000.

This may appear critical however let’s be frank.. Essendon hasn’t achieved anything yet.
To be fair the social media guy is on leave in the States and just got engaged, the rest of it is being left to the remainder of the online marketing team who don't have all that much experience in the field compared to him. The rest of the stuff is a little annoying.
 

CBombers17

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As much as a late submission isn't ideal, it doesn't mean that's why there was no grant provided.

It may have simply been sh*t.

Either way if we want nice things then a winning culture in business generally means you get results in areas like this.

If the club is actually being poorly run/administered then the current on-field performances are at definetly reflecting that honestly.
 

Dero

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As much as a late submission isn't ideal, it doesn't mean that's why there was no grant provided.

It may have simply been sh*t.

Either way if we want nice things then a winning culture in business generally means you get results in areas like this.

If the club is actually being poorly run/administered then the current on-field performances are at definetly reflecting that honestly.
It also may not have even been considered at all given it was submitted after the deadline! Pretty ordinary if true but pretty difficult to judge without knowing the facts.
 

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AcuteWhistle

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Didn't the club receive a state/federal govt funding to help build the Hanger in the first place? & then there's the Paralympic expansion etc. It should hardly been in need of an upgrade already.
 

Lord Nicholson

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There’s more than a few signs this club has taken its collective focus off the ball..

- On field malaise and focus
- Membership cards fiasco
- No membership cards for Beyond The Boundary members
- Season guide fiasco
- Complete drop away of fan engagement interaction on clubs social media (twitter) posts per day much lower than prior years
- club membership records set recently without recognition
- late to submit for facilities funding

More than several examples of a club that may have dropped away in its fan focus on the belief the club was through its critical recovery period and back on track.

Richmond have hit 90,000 members, Hawthorn on track for 80,000.

This may appear critical however let’s be frank.. Essendon hasn’t achieved anything yet.
the good news is we've got an e-sports team
 

CBombers17

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Premierships and winning finals apparently comes with prizemoney so maybe we need to investigate that option.
Yeah but HOW???!!!???? We already have the best facilities ever and replica ovals and everything.

I wonder did the forwards practice the slow relaxed walk up the ground together from last weekend on the wrong oval?
 

ant555

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There’s more than a few signs this club has taken its collective focus off the ball..

- On field malaise and focus
- Membership cards fiasco
- No membership cards for Beyond The Boundary members
- Season guide fiasco
- Complete drop away of fan engagement interaction on clubs social media (twitter) posts per day much lower than prior years
- club membership records set recently without recognition
- late to submit for facilities funding

More than several examples of a club that may have dropped away in its fan focus on the belief the club was through its critical recovery period and back on track.

Richmond have hit 90,000 members, Hawthorn on track for 80,000.

This may appear critical however let’s be frank.. Essendon hasn’t achieved anything yet.
Factor in winning a flag = zero.
 

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