I understand the point, but the statement is not correct. The members have complete control over the running of the FFC and WCE. The problem is that you and I are not members of the body corporate, we are ticket holders. In WA, the AFL teams are controlled by the WAFC as licence holder. The WAFC is controlled by long time WCE supporters.Yep. The ownership structure of the WA clubs gives members the least power of all clubs. So I didn't buy the members of the eagles have any influence over how well they are run (brilliant and ruthless I agree).
The big advantage the eagles have is the extra corporate and media support - that sets up a structure of excellence begetting excellence that we can't match. The ignorant f***ers supporting them are manipulated corporate fodder, it's laughable that they think that they matter
There are other clubs in the AFL that ticket holders have no say, such as GCS and GWS. Pretty sure those licences are held by the AFL. Then there are the Victorian foundation clubs where the members/ticketholders are the same thing.
What is unique is that FFC ticket holders can elect 2 directors. WCE don't get a say in their board. Not that it makes much difference when FFC is stacked with ex players nominees to cut out the great unwashed from having a real go.