Sorry - to be serious for a moment...with the way things have gone for 9 years now, I honestly believe we have missed a full generation of supporters...MOST clubs bar Souths and us have had a turn to shine in the sun throughout that period. If you class 8th as the top 1/2 of the comp, it's the 1st time we've been there (and were hammerred) through that whole period.
I'd say that's why they struggle to get memberships as well. There will always be the old faithfull in us...but who wants to jump on a bandwagon that has one of the wheels fallen off?
Tigers membership / fan base has BOOMED for example.
If we struggle again this year...I worry for our team viability going forward.