TOPIC: Fan engagement

Walter the baker Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #1

Walter the baker
I’ve just finished watching a short doco on the Icelandic soccer team. With a population of just over 300k they worked their way up to the top 25 soccer countries in the world. One of their key strategies was to engage with their fans in an authentic and close relationship. As examples they developed the Viking Thunderclap (look it up - awesome) and the coach announces the team list directly to fans in small pubs before it is released by the media. It reminded me of the rock and anchor and watching the club training in Freo. Sadly things of the passed. I hope some of our Board actually start to think about reconnecting in a way that is genuine rather than market driven. Let’s get back to what defined us as a club of passionate supporters. There was a reason that JLo dived into the crowd when he kicked his goal after the siren - it was because we mattered to the players and we were part of the team. I believe that connection has been broken after many years of being taken for granted. I hope it comes back before I leave this mortal coil.
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R.Lyon Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #2

R.Lyon
Great post. Klopp with Liverpool is another example. They’ve always been known for having passionate supporters but he has really embraced it and transformed that club.
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pollyanna Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #3

pollyanna
Yeah, after all these years lets see if JLo can sprong over that 3 metre barrier at Optus and leap into the supporters now. I bet he can.
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The_Yeti Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #4

The_Yeti
You blokes have it all wrong.

The marketing geniuses (Top Men) keep telling us that we don't need to be engaged but we do need to activated. I have no idea what activation is but then I've never been a marketing drongo
Egurls Suck!
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FreoTiger Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #5

FreoTiger
Activation- The action required to move the masses from disengaged and engaged
Disengaged- The action resulting from the last 3 years of Freo from the Ross’s
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timmeh Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #6

timmeh
Virginia Tech seems to know a thing or 2 about fan engagement at a match. Something like that at an AFL game.. that would be pretty epic.

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TheColonel Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #7

TheColonel
They have the hokey stone we have the wock !
Bring back the Wock, Wope and Anchor
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darthmarto Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #8

darthmarto
Why didn't you put a W onto Anchor ??
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Awake Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #9

Awake
'Cause he's no longer with us?
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Corporal Agarn Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #10

Corporal Agarn
We really are amateurs compared to the NFL and NHL. The Dropkick Murphy's are revered in Boston.

Would love us to bring back the rock and play and do something "different" than the rest of the AFL teams. If only the fans had a real say in our club.

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Sunny Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #11

Sunny
I have posted this before but I reckon the cheer squad should lead us in
“Freo heave ho” Viking clap
“Freo heave ho” Viking clap
“Give them the ol Freo heave ho” Viking clap.
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Down on down Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #12

Down on down
I'm with CA, lets do something different, lets not mimic what other nations and clubs are doing with the Viking clap. It's time to get back to being an original innovative club and not simply a follower of trends.
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Drubbing Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #13

Drubbing
You want to copy the yanks? I've never seen a whole stadium of people who probably should be on Ritalin.

The AFL have been trying to do this stuff for ages, clubs as well. What do you get? A bloke on a roof with a guitar and fireworks that take players out before the game.
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Stacksonthemill Fan engagement 1 month 2 weeks ago #14

Stacksonthemill
I've got an idea. Why don't we just have silence between quarters. Discuss the way the game is progressing, and engage with our neighbouring fellow seat holders. Maybe, at each home game we could have some of our former players introduced to the crowd and driven around the oval in the back of an HQ ute. Anything except the incessant gibbering of some egotistical knob trying to insincerely foster enthusiasm for some totally irrelevant and disinteresting event occurring somewhere on the ground.
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