Where do we draw the line between success and failure for each AFL club in 2024?

Every club faces different challenges, has different expectations, and are on different trajectories each season.

Some teams have the simple equation of making finals or winning the flag. Others may need to show they can perform in September, or challenge for the eight without the requirement of making it.

What should be expected of Melbourne after an off-season of drama? Is it premiership or bust for Carlton? Could the Bulldogs' pass mark be the difference between keeping or losing Luke Beveridge?

See what we think below...



Pass: Make/win a final

While they are the third youngest list in the comp, they are entering their fifth year of the Matthew Nicks rebuild.

Everyone acknowledges the blatant misfortune of missing finals in last year's campaign, but it's now time to lock themselves in the eight and open their premiership window for the next half-decade.

Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 5: Jordan Dawson of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2023 AFL Round 21 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Gold Coast SUNS at Adelaide Oval on August 5, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images)