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Demon fans' Christmas gift

Tim Michell From: Herald Sun December 17, 2010

MELBOURNE has reached 20,000 members before Christmas for the first time in the club’s history.
On the back of the debt demolition project and a re-modelled club logo for 2011, club president Jim Stynes thanked supporters for their commitment.

“It’s a fantastic effort by our supporters and we thank them enormously for their contribution,” he said.

Stynes said the Demons were determined to reach their target of 40,000 members before the beginning of the 2011 season.

“We won’t rest on our laurels and we’re aiming to smash our total for last year and head towards 40,000 members.”

The result means the Demons have signed up more than 2000 extra members than this time last season.

At 11am today, the Demons had 20,003 members for next season.

Meanwhile, West Coast's first wooden spoon hasn't turned off fans, with more than 44,000 members already signed up for 2011.

The Eagles will today announce an operating profit of $2.8 million.

The club has announced major sponsors Hungry Jacks and SGIO will continue with the club next season.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/demon-fans-christmas-gift/story-e6frf9jf-1225972769671


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Good for them.

Go Dons
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Victory>Heart wrote:
Good for them.

Go Dons

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Come on Bombers
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raspberryticklebear wrote:
Victory>Heart wrote:
Good for them.

Go Dons

+100

Come on Bombers


Good, we have a similarity :lol:
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Pfft. Bombers will fall flat on their face. Looking forward to you guys struggling, and the team falling apart because of the massive calls for Bomber to replace Hird.

As for us, I think we've recruited well, I think we're a smokey for lower top 8. Jono Brown to have his first full season in ages too.
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Hawks Premiers 2011 :D 2 awesome pickups in David Hale and Cameron Bruce and he only really lost Campbell Brown. Im confident!
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Funky Munky wrote:
Pfft. Bombers will fall flat on their face. Looking forward to you guys struggling, and the team falling apart because of the massive calls for Bomber to replace Hird.

As for us, I think we've recruited well, I think we're a smokey for lower top 8. Jono Brown to have his first full season in ages too.


Dont write us off. Essendon have some great talent coming in and could be a smokey for top 8 this year.
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Victory>Heart wrote:
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Pfft. Bombers will fall flat on their face. Looking forward to you guys struggling, and the team falling apart because of the massive calls for Bomber to replace Hird.

As for us, I think we've recruited well, I think we're a smokey for lower top 8. Jono Brown to have his first full season in ages too.


Dont write us off. Essendon have some great talent coming in and could be a smokey for top 8 this year.


Haha yeah, I'm just being a dick. Wait until we play eachother:p. But I'd rate us two at around the same level. Decent young list, young coach with some experience heads behind him.
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Go the Swans.
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We are royally fucked. Wooden spoon or thereabouts. Good lord we're going to suck.
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scouse_roar wrote:
We are royally fucked. Wooden spoon or thereabouts. Good lord we're going to suck.


I've already had this argument with you I think. HAVE FAITH SON! You support Liverpool fer chrissake, they're in a worse position than us:p
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Funky Munky wrote:
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Pfft. Bombers will fall flat on their face. Looking forward to you guys struggling, and the team falling apart because of the massive calls for Bomber to replace Hird.

As for us, I think we've recruited well, I think we're a smokey for lower top 8. Jono Brown to have his first full season in ages too.


Dont write us off. Essendon have some great talent coming in and could be a smokey for top 8 this year.


Haha yeah, I'm just being a dick. Wait until we play eachother:p. But I'd rate us two at around the same level. Decent young list, young coach with some experience heads behind him.


When we play Brisbane at the 'Gabba pencil in a Lions win. Guarantee it.
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Funky Munky wrote:
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We are royally fucked. Wooden spoon or thereabouts. Good lord we're going to suck.


I've already had this argument with you I think. HAVE FAITH SON! You support Liverpool fer chrissake, they're in a worse position than us:p


Definitely not. Who have we even brought in to replace the players we've lost from our list? Nobodies and nothing. We're fucked. Way more fucked than Liverpool.
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Swnas v Collingwood Grand Final please.
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Power in the red - club predicts turnaround in new year

Andrew Capel From: The Advertiser December 17, 2010

PORT Adelaide Football Club has vowed the worst is behind it after yesterday announcing its third consecutive seven-figure operating deficit.
mThe financially-stricken Power is in the red again after losing a massive $1.74 million in 2010 following $1.4 million and $2.9 million deficits in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

That's an extraordinary $6 million lost in three years.

But Port, which last month controversially reunited with SANFL club Port Magpies, says it is well on the way to turning its disappointing results around, forecasting "substantial improvement" in 2011.

This follows the merger of the two Ports, a multi-million dollar contribution from SA businessman Gordon Pickard, and the early success of the club's Business Ambassadors Group, which will bring in at least $1.8 million over the next three years.

"We want to return to consistent profitability and that's what we are working towards in conjunction with our key stakeholders, the SANFL and AFL," said Power president Brett Duncanson, noting 2010 was "a tough year on and off the field for the club".

"As with many clubs, ours is a revenue challenge, while of course keeping a close eye on costs. Importantly, we now have short, medium and long-term revenue strategies which are starting to bear fruit.

"We will continue to work hard with those key stakeholders to deliver substantial improvement in 2011 and beyond. In the short term we have still faced financial challenges and required reinvestment from our parent bodies, which we thank them for."

While Port's failure to make the finals for the third consecutive year and the mid-season departure of premiership coach Mark Williams hurt, Duncanson said the timing of the receipt of key reinvestment grants also worked against it.

"This year we would have reported a modest surplus of $310,000 had we received all the reinvestment grants committed to us during 2010," he said.

"However due to a timing issue, $2.05 million of a $4 million reinvestment committed by the SANFL in mid-2010 will now not be recorded as income by us until 2011."

The Power generated $5 million more in non-grant revenue than it did four years ago and boasted healthy increases in corporate partner revenues (nine per cent) and corporate partner numbers (16 per cent).

But chief executive Mark Haysman said it was aware it still faced enormous challenges.

"We have set an ambitious membership target of 35,000 members following the reunification up from 31,000 and are working hard to make sure we reach that," he said.

"The early signs are promising but the hard work is yet to come. We will also work hard together with the SANFL and AFL to increase our attendances."

Port turned over $31.9 million in 2010 and spent $15.3 million on its football department.

The club has net assets of $8.3 million, which does not include the Prince of Wales Hotel, which it will now operate after the merger of Port's AFL and SANFL clubs. It also has debts of $3.6 million.

The Power's heavy loss follows that of hometown rival Adelaide, which lost $882,130 this year its first ever trading deficit.

While the SA clubs struggle, Victorian powerhouses Collingwood, Carlton and Hawthorn recorded profits of between $2.2 and $5.4 million.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/power-in-the-red-club-predicts-turnaround-in-new-year/story-e6frecjc-1225972455422

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scouse_roar wrote:
We are royally fucked. Wooden spoon or thereabouts. Good lord we're going to suck.


This reminds me of one of your posts about the Roar in the off-season, and look how that turned out. But I tend to agree with you, Brisbane will be shit. Can't see them getting above 10th in 2011.
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The Roar are playing in the A-League though, where a team can bounce back fairly quickly after struggling one year. The AFL is different. If your list gets fucked around, it's not just one year of struggle - it's at least a few.
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Funky Munky wrote:
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We are royally fucked. Wooden spoon or thereabouts. Good lord we're going to suck.


I've already had this argument with you I think. HAVE FAITH SON! You support Liverpool fer chrissake, they're in a worse position than us:p


:lol: I'm with Scouse, I don't think we have much of a chance of making the eight this season. I'm already predicting a wooden spoon for us. It's gonna be one looooong season.

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Up the Pies.

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You a Lions fan too, DT?!
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Yes, yes I am. :)
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buddha69 wrote:
Up the Pies.


Hopefully we pick up where we left off, we lost some older players but they were by no means crucial. The list is young and now has the experience of a premiership behind them and hopefully they work hard to add another one to the list. I think the only area you could fault the team on is the lack of a regular goal scorer but imo that has become a weapon for us, with so many dangerous small forwards running around and Cloke's aerial ability it really is hard to shut Collingwood out.
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Fredsta wrote:
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Up the Pies.


Hopefully we pick up where we left off, we lost some older players but they were by no means crucial. The list is young and now has the experience of a premiership behind them and hopefully they work hard to add another one to the list. I think the only area you could fault the team on is the lack of a regular goal scorer but imo that has become a weapon for us, with so many dangerous small forwards running around and Cloke's aerial ability it really is hard to shut Collingwood out.

Cloke needs to turn his aerial ability into more goals but. I think with the list we have currently we can form a premiership dynasty just as long as the $$$$ at GWS does not tempt players like Swan and Pendlebury away from the Pies
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We are royally fucked. Wooden spoon or thereabouts. Good lord we're going to suck.


I've already had this argument with you I think. HAVE FAITH SON! You support Liverpool fer chrissake, they're in a worse position than us:p


:lol: I'm with Scouse, I don't think we have much of a chance of making the eight this season. I'm already predicting a wooden spoon for us. It's gonna be one looooong season.


As much as I loved them, Getting rid of Brennan and Sherman were good moves. Rischa hurts, but that's ok. The kids we drafted are all those style of players, hard running through the mid style players. We're a fully fit Browny and Fev away from the top 8, that's all.
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Still don't why u guys got xavier Clarke funky! He clogs up ur list bad! I'm still kinda annoyed that Bach left bombers but after what that fuck head knights did ! I can't blame him ! Also good that we redrafted Negale and Tyson slattery . Negate should become another Lucas and work off gumby! Whilst Tyson can become fletch's replacement ! Still would like to see Darcy danniher back there
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Go Hawks. Last chance for Al Clarkson.
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We're a Fevola leaving and a new list away from being a contender. It's going to be a few dark years.
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scouse_roar wrote:
We're a Fevola leaving and a new list away from being a contender. It's going to be a few dark years.


Fuck Yeah, let's kick out our second leading goalscorer, that'll help.

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tbph I worry about Hird being coach of the Bombers, but at the same time i'm excited.

On one hand, Hird is a favourite son, and Bombers fans alike love seeing him back at the club, he may have a good insight of how we play as coach, and maybe could be successful...

But on the other hand, legend status as a player does not corrolate to the same status as coach. All us Bomber fans are glad to see him back, and genuinely excited, but i'm a bit skeptical. Just have a look at Michael Voss for a current example...

Funky, what's your opinion on the matter? You seem to be the AFL expert on this forum
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I know you love Fevola, for reasons I will never understand, but for all the freak goals he scores from crazy positions he misses three times as many set shots and simple marks. He's the Paulo Di Canio of the AFL.
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