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The real numbers of AFL members in Sydney and it's not 80,000!!!

The_Wookie

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So that article would have been 7-8 years old when you posted it.
And written by "Glenn Jackson is a Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald"
See the conflict?
Anyway, who gives a toss about some participation numbers.
The AFL lives rent free in your head.
You never stop talking about it.
#Rent Free #Rent Free #Rent Free #Rent Free #Rent Free #Rent Free #Rent Free

It was an issue in 2012. To the point that the AFL had someone go up there to look for the real figures.

If you want conflicts - The curious nature of the SMH covering this with almost no Telegraph coverage had some light shed on it through Crikey which revealed that a senior Fairfax (owners of the SMH) editor, Glenn Burge was heavily involved in the soccer club at hand.
 

Pneuma

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It was an issue in 2012. To the point that the AFL had someone go up there to look for the real figures.

If you want conflicts - The curious nature of the SMH covering this with almost no Telegraph coverage had some light shed on it through Crikey which revealed that a senior Fairfax (owners of the SMH) editor, Glenn Burge was heavily involved in the soccer club at hand.
Do membership numbers mean anything anymore? Twenty years ago it meant you were a full member who attended pretty much all home games. These days many appear to be giveaways with McDonalds vouchers. I’m an out of state sharks member. Costs about $140. Haven’t been able to attend a game for two years but I still pay up. I think that’s legit. But those 1-3 game memberships look more like discounts than anything.
 

The_Wookie

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Do membership numbers mean anything anymore? Twenty years ago it meant you were a full member who attended pretty much all home games. These days many appear to be giveaways with McDonalds vouchers. I’m an out of state sharks member. Costs about $140. Haven’t been able to attend a game for two years but I still pay up. I think that’s legit. But those 1-3 game memberships look more like discounts than anything.

In the AFL at least, the numbers are nearly meaningless. Before 2011, there was a clear distiniction between access and non access members, a couple of years ago it became a minium spend of $50 on a membership and some contact information, from 2020 it was just contact information...

Hopefully NRL memberships arent quite as bad in terms of relevance - but there are some clubs with shocking lol membership and ticketing dollars being reported - so it might be a plague on everyone.
 
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