What They're Saying - The Bulldogs Media Thread - Part 3

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perro_loco

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Yeah, I mean I'd be happy to buy one, but I just see no reason to spend so much money on a membership I get nothing out of. I attend every Perth game we play as General Admission (or sometimes using friends/family Freo membership) but really I just see no reason to buy a membership since there's really no incentive as an interstate fan.

If they sold memberships that give a bit of merchandise, some exclusive content / discounts, plus some other benefits when we play interstate (i.e. game entry into away games interstate) then I'd be more than happy to buy. Otherwise, it's pointless. I've never been a Bulldogs member despite supporting them for years.

That's without even mentioning those who simply can't make it to games anymore. My grandparents were Dockers members since the club was first established, but they gave it up a couple years ago because it was getting harder to climb the stairs and do all the walking in the stadium. The money they saved on memberships they just used to buy a new TV to enjoy the games at home, because as non-attending fans there was little reason to continue being members, so it's not even an exclusive problem to the Dogs
they need to make grounds old people friendly. that way, many of us can go to the stadium. i will barrack for the dogs till i am 110. not to mention bearing children :cool::cool::p:p:straining::rolleyes:
 

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Need to be mindful that the charities you talk about aren’t overly meaningful. Most of the big charities only 10-15%of money raised actually reaches the needy, the rest is pocketed by the corporations that run the charity.
Football clubs, corporate charities... It’s almost the same thing.
Personally I’d prefer to spend my coin on the club, at least they aren’t pretending to be the saviour for all unfortunate.
I don’t think that’s correct CB.

Most charities report publicly on the breakdown of spending from the funds they raise and the breakdowns I’ve seen are approx the reverse of what you’ve stated. Somewhere between about 6 and 15% would be typical for admin and direct costs of fund raising.

Reputable charities are extremely sensitive to this sort of criticism and would be appalled to see it being put about that only 10-15% gets to the target beneficiaries.
 

Arkangel

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Genuine question - what membership options are there for people who can't attend games? One of my pet peeves with the club are how Vic-centric everything seems to be, so interstate fans often get shafted with everything
I live overseas and get a digital membership, which is basically a subscription to the Watch AFL service (and a scarf or hat!), but such that some of the money goes to the club. This allows me to watch every game of the season live—provided I don’t mind getting up at all hours of the morning to do so—or on replay. It wouldn’t surprise me if something similar existed in Australia.
 

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IT MAKES sense that Fischer McAsey, who has grown up a lifelong Western Bulldogs fan, would idolise Aaron Naughton.
why would that make sense? If McAsey idolised anyone wouldn’t it be someone he grew up watching?

I know if I was in line to be drafted back in 2008 I wouldn’t say I idolised the likes of Andrejs Everitt or Josh Hill (not that I ever would) who were drafted two years before me over the guys I grew up watching like Darcy, Johnson and Grant.
 

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why would that make sense? If McAsey idolised anyone wouldn’t it be someone he grew up watching?

I know if I was in line to be drafted back in 2008 I wouldn’t say I idolised the likes of Andrejs Everitt or Josh Hill (not that I ever would) who were drafted two years before me over the guys I grew up watching like Darcy, Johnson and Grant.
The post you quoted literally said it was Matthew Boyd. But as he could be seen as a similar, tall player that likes to take marks, he could easily idolise him to want to make a similar impact.
 

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I live overseas and get a digital membership, which is basically a subscription to the Watch AFL service (and a scarf or hat!), but such that some of the money goes to the club. This allows me to watch every game of the season live—provided I don’t mind getting up at all hours of the morning to do so—or on replay. It wouldn’t surprise me if something similar existed in Australia.
Yeah you can buy the same in Aus. Gives you access to AFL live here.
 

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"Four clubs have been sanctioned by the AFL for not updating the league on their players’ post-season whereabouts.

Carlton ($10,000), Melbourne ($5000), Richmond ($2500) and the Western Bulldogs ($2500) were all fined for failing to disclose the exact location of their players to enable out-of-competition drug testing.

The clubs breached the AFL’s drug testing code in conjunction with ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority).

A phone app is available for players to download so clubs can track where they are during the off-season.

The Tigers were also fined in December, 2017 for a similar breach."
 

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"Four clubs have been sanctioned by the AFL for not updating the league on their players’ post-season whereabouts.

Carlton ($10,000), Melbourne ($5000), Richmond ($2500) and the Western Bulldogs ($2500) were all fined for failing to disclose the exact location of their players to enable out-of-competition drug testing.

The clubs breached the AFL’s drug testing code in conjunction with ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority).

A phone app is available for players to download so clubs can track where they are during the off-season.

The Tigers were also fined in December, 2017 for a similar breach."
Every f*n yr. fu** sake Dogs, its not that f*n hard!
 

hoianbulldog

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Genuine question - what membership options are there for people who can't attend games? One of my pet peeves with the club are how Vic-centric everything seems to be, so interstate fans often get shafted with everything
I've got an overseas membership. Gives me access to watchafl.com, I get another cap and other misc items. $200 per year. Getting watchafl pretty much makes it value for money and the club get a few bucks from the subscription.
 

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Norm De Guerre

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Every f*n yr. fu** sake Dogs, its not that f*n hard!
The ridiculousness of expecting a player to log into an app notwithstanding, you might want to point your finger at players who are understandably not very good at informing the club as to their whereabouts when cutting loose on their overseas jaunts.

The level of the sanction is indicative of the seriousness of the offence.
 

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The ridiculousness of expecting a player to log into an app notwithstanding, you might want to point your finger at players who are understandably not very good at informing the club as to their whereabouts when cutting loose on their overseas jaunts.

The level of the sanction is indicative of the seriousness of the offence.
Its just a bad look. Minimal clubs have issues, yet here we are every yr paying fines for the same thing. Ridiculousness of logging into an app? They'd log into insta, WhatsApp etc multiple times a day. They're professional athletes, just do it. And I was pointing the finger at players and club, not just club.
 

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Its just a bad look. Minimal clubs have issues, yet here we are every yr paying fines for the same thing. Ridiculousness of logging into an app? They'd log into insta, WhatsApp etc multiple times a day. They're professional athletes, just do it. And I was pointing the finger at players and club, not just club.
not hard to work out why they aren’t logging in and who blames them? Not me let them live while on break any way they choose

problem sorted if they left the players alone of their holidays
 

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Its just a bad look. Minimal clubs have issues, yet here we are every yr paying fines for the same thing. Ridiculousness of logging into an app? They'd log into insta, WhatsApp etc multiple times a day. They're professional athletes, just do it. And I was pointing the finger at players and club, not just club.
A bad look for who, the four clubs this year or the multiple clubs that are slapped with this wet lettuce and fined for the same every single season?

We're talking about young men who live incredibly scrutinised and regimented lives getting away for a brief respite from the spotlight once a year.

Notwithstanding your unprovable claim of them logging onto social media multiple times a day, that they can or choose to be a little tardy reporting their whereabouts at all times to city hall as they scatter to the four corners of the globe really shouldn't come as a surprise. I just don't see the big deal here.
 

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"Four clubs have been sanctioned by the AFL for not updating the league on their players’ post-season whereabouts.

Carlton ($10,000), Melbourne ($5000), Richmond ($2500) and the Western Bulldogs ($2500) were all fined for failing to disclose the exact location of their players to enable out-of-competition drug testing.

The clubs breached the AFL’s drug testing code in conjunction with ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority).

A phone app is available for players to download so clubs can track where they are during the off-season.

The Tigers were also fined in December, 2017 for a similar breach."
Cry me a river.
Visualising drug testers swooping on Bont in the Nike training centre in USA, or JackMac in the middle of a loch in Scotland, or interrupting Lachie proposing to his gf in Italy. Ridiculous, leave them alone.
 

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Cry me a river.
Visualising drug testers swooping on Bont in the Nike training centre in USA, or JackMac in the middle of a loch in Scotland, or interrupting Lachie proposing to his gf in Italy. Ridiculous, leave them alone.
Or libba and co. at revolver smashing a couple of lines, leave the boys alone, it's the off season, if recreational drugs were off limits during the off season to the testers I wouldn't have a problem with it all
 

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Or libba and co. at revolver smashing a couple of lines, leave the boys alone, it's the off season, if recreational drugs were off limits during the off season to the testers I wouldn't have a problem with it all
Yet if a player is photographed having a beer (e.g. Steven May earlier this year) all hell breaks loose.
They're still humans not robots.
 

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Yet if a player is photographed having a beer (e.g. Steven May earlier this year) all hell breaks loose.
They're still humans not robots.
Agreed, putting too much pressure on them, they're young adult males with too much money to know what to do with, with a bunch of other young blokes who would probably prefer to be out drinking on the weekends then training and sacrificing there social life for most of the the year, let them have there fun ffs, it's a part of life.
 

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The whole thing may not be that 'sinister' at all (for want of a better word). We don't know what time frames are to report etc etc. What if it's within 24hrs & the guy's in the air between London & Melbourne? Not lone wolves anyway.
 

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