What are the thoughts around here about ticketed memberships in 2024.
My whole family have been members for around 30 years but the concensus going home yesterday was I think we've had enough for now . I think it was almost the same after the Grand Final last year too. We'll still support the Eels and try to catch some games but there's just something about the way the club is being run at the moment that seems to be an acceptance of mediocrity and being happy to be mid whilst jacking up prices and a complete reliance on having some of the best game day facilities in the league.
We made the GF in 2022 but there was a feeling we were never really close. The wasn't much between a lot of the sides in the comp after Penrith but at that game it was so apparent we were so far off in the little areas of the game . We rocked up and it felt like we treated it like a round 20 game . Meanwhile our forwards are getting obliterated by a ruthless pack who were more hungry in their 3rd GF than we were in our first.
This year is just more of the same. We regularly miss 50+ tackles a game , our edges can't defend for the life of them (the defence by Russell tonight on Teddys opening try was amongst the worst I've seen at NRL level ) our physicality is appalling .. we bounce off tackles left right and centre , we haven't seen many good local kids push through to nrl in years .. and going into 2024 it appears as though we are going to be faced with the same problems led by the same coach who has shown he doesn't have the ability to solve our issues.
I'm sure sides like the Tigers would love to have had the last few years we have at Parra , and I have blue and gold blood and won't hop off them .. but it feels like we're all being taken for a ride at the moment . The club is content with being also rans and has also put out by far the worst group in the nrlw. Making the grand final was a mirage and we're wasting the prime years of Moses , Gutho , RCG etc with a coach that is out of ideas to grow their games past where they're at and kids who's development now appears to be getting stifled in this system . Might be a wise idea to save $500 and make a few efforts during the year like the team does?