WookieReturns wrote: ↑Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:03 pmMemberships contribute a hell of a lot of money to AFL club coffers. And it must be good for everyone, because the NRL has pushed club memberships since the ARLC was formed.Terry wrote: ↑Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:45 pm And membership is NOT the issue pal. You fumblers always make the mistake of thinking what is good for fumbling is good for everything else. It ain't. Memberships are handy. But they're not the issue. In fact there is no issue. And of course Leagues clubs are totally relevant. All the clubs are financially strong with various revenue streams including leagues clubs.
Nothing has actually changed. The nature of the reporting is the same. Its just [eople look a little deeper at the figures these days as more information is made readily accessible.You dills got caught out for years by comparing AFL club financials V NRL's. They were different. The NRL's football clubs and leagues clubs were reported separately. Your mobs weren't. That is now changing and the true picture is emerging.
But I think the issue for some AFL fans is perception -mostly that AFL clubs are football clubs with pokies attached, where NRL clubs seem to be more Pokies with a club attached - and that shows in some of their accounting, if not outright ownership structures.
"Memberships contribute a hell of a lot of money to AFL club coffers. And it must be good for everyone, because the NRL has pushed club memberships since the ARLC was formed.
Thanks bummy, but you must have missed the part where I said memberships are 'handy' but they are not the issue. NRL supporters aren't historically or culturally into club memberships. That's is slowly changing and it is now a 'handy' earner for the clubs.
"Nothing has actually changed. The nature of the reporting is the same. Its just [eople look a little deeper at the figures these days as more information is made readily accessible."
The reporting was separate for the football clubs and the leagues clubs. That's how some of the idiot media would have headlines about football clubs running at losses whilst ignoring massive revenue, profit and asset bases of the parent entity. That has now changed.
And NSW has had licenced clubs with pokies for decades. Hence they dwarf the Vic equivalent and have grown into massive conglomerates. But they all have in their constitution that they are for the promotion and propagation of Rugby League.