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: Premiership

Like Hawthorn from 2010-2012, the Lions have finally completed their finals apprenticeship beginning in 2019 and culminating in their first Grand Final appearance since 2004.

Adding Tom Doedee to the backline, plus experience and maturity to young cubs Will Ashcroft, Jaspa Fletcher, Keidean Coleman and others, means it's time for Brisbane to cash in with a premiership.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Jaspa Fletcher of the Lions celebrates with team mate Charlie Cameron of the Lions after kicking a goal during the round 14 AFL match between Brisbane Lions and Sydney Swans at The Gabba, on June 16, 2023, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)