THERE'S good news and daunting news for the Demons ahead of season 2019.
The good? The Dees are riding high on the back of their first finals series in 12 years, with a youthful team full of pace and goals.
The daunting news for Simon Goodwin and his men is their fans demand an even better result next season.
Melbourne fans say third place is their team's baseline ladder finish for 2019 to be considered a success.
Demon fans' great expectations are matched only by Richmond supporters, who say second place is the Tigers' pass mark next year.
Here are the full average 2019 pass marks from your votes in AFL.com.au's festive fan survey.
Year of the Tiger?
Fans' predictions for their team's actual finish next season reveal the Tiger army is confident of roaring again.
Richmond tops the ladder compiled from fans' highest predicted finishes.
Crows fans expect their team to bounce back from a horror 2018, which saw the club hobbled by hamstring injuries and the long shadow of their disastrous pre-season camp.
Adelaide has the fifth highest predicted finish for 2019, despite finishing a lowly 13th this year.