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  1. #421
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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    that's it. As i said earlier, my metaphor is enjoying this ride without buying a ticket. If there's not enough people buying tickets then services get cut, personnel get cut etc.

    It's not like the old says where the base was an 11 game membership, take it or leave it, there's so many ways to buy into the club. Maybe that's my second metaphor, i like bunnings so i'm a supporter of wesfarmers. But without buying into them, i'm not a shareholder that rides ups and downs with them, i just get to say i like bunnings. Mind you, if i had kids they might ask for a sausage and then it's too expensive again.

    I like straight talking. If someone can't afford it, they don't need to say 'i'm poor' or feel bad, that's just where things are for them today. But what really annoys me, and i've family members guilty of this... Is using whatever bullshit excuse they can find to justify not joining. My favourite hits; 'oh, it's not called footscray anymore, they've lost me and everyone i know', 'until they change the name back i'm not joining, footscray forever', 'i don't like etihad and we shouldn't have left wo', 'this club won't change', 'they don't do enough for your membership fee' and bullshit on. Just say, i don't want to be a member and stop the bullshit. And while we are on cutting bullshit, don't cry to members or people connected to members about not having access to grand final tickets because you couldn't even get into the ballot, of which most dogs members actually got tickets last year. But at least we all had a shot. The afel isn't going to open up 20,000 tickets to non-members because 20,000 non-members of all clubs want the full benefits of membership without paying a membership to a club...

    All that said, congratulations to over 8,000 new members currently joining the journey and buying into the journey. We love of afl, vfl, new women's team, new talent academy, ballarat expansion and our various community programs and they will be as successful as possible because 8,000 new members so far have been a shining light to those who use thin excuses. If anyone of you new members is reading this thread, good on you for showing others an example to follow and surging us towards 50,000 members.
    amen!
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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Members are supporters.
    Non-members are barrackers.

    Levels of 'mad' and 'passion' are subjective - but the above is the black and white.
    The Western Bulldogs.....shortest premiership drought in the league.

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  4. #423
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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozza View Post
    Members are supporters.
    Non-members are barrackers.

    Levels of 'mad' and 'passion' are subjective - but the above is the black and white.
    I like that rule.
    Bring back the biff

  5. #424
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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    I put up some common luxury items as a comparison: a take away meal per week equals $43 a month, a pack of smokes per week equals $95 per month, a coffee a day equals $120 a month compared to $7.95 for a Dogs membership which works out to be 26c per day. 26c per day & people still say they can't afford it.
    Please.
    This has actually inspired me to contact the club and see about the pay it forward option. While I don't drink coffees or smoke etc I can easily do a bit more like take my own lunches to work a few days each week. I've always admired the way our club have gone to that extra effort in providing options to help get others to our games.
    Great. I need one more thing. Soda. Yeah, I don't want my guys paying for soda. I want you to stock my machine for three years. I'm serious.

    "Lets roll and hey...lets do it to them before they do it to us"

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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    This has actually inspired me to contact the club and see about the pay it forward option. While I don't drink coffees or smoke etc I can easily do a bit more like take my own lunches to work a few days each week. I've always admired the way our club have gone to that extra effort in providing options to help get others to our games.
    Great job, GVG. No doubt there are Dogs fans genuinely doing it tough and a membership is well down the list of priorities but going to some games could be a good outlet for them.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Next week, after my arrival in Melbourne, I will be getting my 40th Footscray/Western Bulldogs membership at the club. At least this year I won't have to travel as far to watch us win the Grand Final. Keilor East to the MCG is a LOT closer than Chicago to the MCG!
    Next year was LAST year!

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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago1 View Post
    Next week, after my arrival in Melbourne, I will be getting my 40th Footscray/Western Bulldogs membership at the club. At least this year I won't have to travel as far to watch us win the Grand Final. Keilor East to the MCG is a LOT closer than Chicago to the MCG!
    Huge effort!!
    I'm worth a million in prizes, with my torture film. Drive a G.T.O. Wear a uniform. All on a government loan.

    I'm worth a million in prizes. Yeah I'm through with sleeping on the sidewalk - no more beating my brains. No more beating my brains. With the liquor and drugs. With the liquor and drugs.

    Well I am just a modern guy, of course I've had it in the ear before. 'Cause of a lust for life. 'Cause of a lust for life. I got a lust for life.

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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago1 View Post
    Next week, after my arrival in Melbourne, I will be getting my 40th Footscray/Western Bulldogs membership at the club. At least this year I won't have to travel as far to watch us win the Grand Final. Keilor East to the MCG is a LOT closer than Chicago to the MCG!
    You must be looking forward Chicago1 to getting to the Dogs games. It's been quite a bit of time. Yes a lot closer travelling now for you than before.
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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    This has actually inspired me to contact the club and see about the pay it forward option. While I don't drink coffees or smoke etc I can easily do a bit more like take my own lunches to work a few days each week. I've always admired the way our club have gone to that extra effort in providing options to help get others to our games.
    Indeed. I dropped the morning coffee purchase on the way to work to pay it forward. I just organise the perculator the night before at home and get in a quick one before I leave now.
    One of the great moments in life is the sense of space and time you feel between taking a hanger and touching back down.

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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by 1eyedog View Post
    Indeed. I dropped the morning coffee purchase on the way to work to pay it forward. I just organise the perculator the night before at home and get in a quick one before I leave now.
    Lucky you...
    I'm worth a million in prizes, with my torture film. Drive a G.T.O. Wear a uniform. All on a government loan.

    I'm worth a million in prizes. Yeah I'm through with sleeping on the sidewalk - no more beating my brains. No more beating my brains. With the liquor and drugs. With the liquor and drugs.

    Well I am just a modern guy, of course I've had it in the ear before. 'Cause of a lust for life. 'Cause of a lust for life. I got a lust for life.

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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Lucky you...
    If only
    One of the great moments in life is the sense of space and time you feel between taking a hanger and touching back down.

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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by 1eyedog View Post
    If only
    Make me a decent coffee and we'll see.
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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    I have returned. Hopefully I'll get up to the club in the next day or so to renew my membership. I have no idea where to sit at Etihad and what kind of a membership to get. It was so much easier being a Bulldogs member in the 70s, 80s and 90s!
    Next year was LAST year!

    I'm home...

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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago1 View Post
    I have returned. Hopefully I'll get up to the club in the next day or so to renew my membership. I have no idea where to sit at Etihad and what kind of a membership to get. It was so much easier being a Bulldogs member in the 70s, 80s and 90s!
    Level 1 reserved seat silver section very good. Great atmosphere where I am Level 1 Aisle 33 near Gate 5 at Etihad. Ultimately up to you which one you go for Chicago1.
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    Re: Membership 2017 - Target 50,000

    Went over to the Whitten Oval today and signed up for the 40th year! I have a Silver Boundary membership and will be in Aisle 35 Row C, though because I joined so close to Saturday's match, I have to pick up this week's ticket at Etihad and probably won't get my season seat this week. I was told that I would be on Level 1 possibly near Aisle 35 for Saturday's match. I'll try to be there in time to see part of the VFL match.

    I shall be wearing my Chicago Cubs World Series Champions cap and matching t-shirt(for the first time) for good luck. I'll also have on my 27 year old scarf with players badges on one side and as a special treat an "Impeach Trump" badge on the other side right above my "I HATE TIGERS" and "I HATE MAGPIES" badges.
    Next year was LAST year!

    I'm home...

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