Coach: Mick Stinear

2019 captain: Elise O'Dea and Shelley Scott

2019 best and fairest: Karen Paxman

2019 in a nutshell: The Demons finished with four wins and three losses and finished one spot off the bottom in Conference A, even though their record was level with top-placed Carlton in Conference B and with a better percentage. The four-point loss to Fremantle in round one ended up being the loss that cost the Dees a finals spot.

New players: Libby Birch, Maddy Brancatisano, Gabrielle Colvin, Jacqueline Parry, Krstel Petrevski, Cat Phillips, Brenna Tarrant

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AFLW 2020 | Number Reveal

Watch as Melbourne's seven new recruits reveal their jumper numbers for next season.

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Notable departures: Ashley Guest, Jordann Hickey, Brooke Patterson, Talia Radan, Ashleigh Woodland

Inactive players: Nil

2020 opponents: North Melbourne (h), Western Bulldogs (a), St Kilda (a), Collingwood (a), West Coast (h), Carlton (h), Fremantle (a) and Gold Coast (h)

Circle it: Libby Birch goes back to VU Whitten Oval in round two to face her old side the Bulldogs in what looms as a classic grudge match.

Player to watch: Aliesha Newman is one of the most exciting players to watch. She's capable of incredible dashing goals that no one else in the competition can match.

Aliesha Newman is set to excite again in 2020 (Photo: Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Best Rising Star chance: Tyla Hanks

2020 prediction: With games against three expansion teams and one against the rebuilding Bulldogs, the Demons have a draw that's fairly favourable. Fremantle away will be a tough game, but Melbourne should come in to every game with the mentality that it can win. The Demons can be a finals contender.