The Demons host Port Adelaide at the MCG in their opening round 2019 Melbourne fixture and they play North Melbourne in Tasmania in the final round.
Melbourne and Richmond clash once again on Anzac Day eve at the MCG in what's shaping as a yearly blockbuster for both clubs.
One Thursday night and three Friday night matches await the Demons, along with their traditional Queen's Birthday clash against Collingwood.
Double ups matches for the Demons include the West Coast Eagles, Richmond, Collingwood, Sydney Swans and St Kilda. Melbourne has the bye in Round 13.
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The Melbourne home and away fixture can be found below.
|8||Sat||May-11||Away||Gold Coast Suns||Metricon||4:35pm|
|11||Sat||Jun-01||Home||Adelaide Crows||TIO (NT)||7:40pm|
|15||Sun||Jun-30||Away||Brisbane Lions||The Gabba||3:20pm|
|18||Sun||Jul-21||Home||West Coast||TIO (NT)||3:20pm|
|23||Fri||Aug 23*||Away||North Melbourne||Blundstone||TBC|
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Melbourne finished 5th on the ladder with 14 wins during the home and away season. In the finals series they defeated Geelong (Elimination Final) by 29 points and Hawthorn (Semi Final) by 33 points before being thrashed by the West Coast Eagles (Preliminary Final by 66 points to bow out of the finals.
Ladder: 5th - 22: 14-8-0 (56 pts)
Finish: Preliminary Final
Melbourne 55-121 West Coast Eagles
Optus - Saturday 22 September 2018
Total Kicks: Angus Brayshaw 322
Total Handballs: Clayton Oliver 472
Total Disposals: Clayton Oliver 734
Total Marks: Tom McDonald 134
Total Goals: Tom McDonald 53
Total Hitouts: Max Gawn 1119
Ruckman Max Gawn scored an easy win in the Melbourne best and fairest to claim the 2018 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Trophy with 657 votes. Gawn finished well ahead of runner-up Clayton Oliver on 595 votes and third placegetter James Harmes on 468 votes.
1st: Max Gawn - 657 votes
2nd: Clayton Oliver - 595 votes
3rd: James Harmes - 468 votes
Next: Nathan Jones 449, Tom McDonald 433, Angus Brayshaw 429, Jake Melksham 428, Christian Salem 403, Neville Jetta 383, Jordan Lewis 366.
Despite missing the first three games of the season Melbourne's talented midfielder Angus Brayshaw finished third in the 2018 Brownlow Medal count with 21 votes. Ruckman Max Gawn had an outstanding season but could only manage 20 votes, finishing one vote behind Brayshaw, while Clayton Oliver was next on 13 votes. The Demons scored a total of 93 Brownlow votes for the night, second only to Collingwood on 96. The club had 15 players poll votes on the night./p>
Top 3: Angus Brayshaw 21, Max Gawn 20, Clayton Oliver 13
Next: Nathan Jones 7, Jesse Hogan 5, Tom McDonald 4, Jake Melksham 4, James Harmes 4, Jack Viney 4, Alex Neal-Bullen 3, Christian Petracca 3, Christian Salem 2, Michael Hibberd 1, Jake Lever 1, Jeff Garlett 1
Demons 2018 Brownlow Medal total: 93
Magpies 96, Demons 93, Hawks 90, Cats 88, Eagles 81, Tigers 78, Giants 76, Swans 71, Crows 69, Roos 68, Bombers 65, Port 62, Dockers 56, Bulldogs 47, Lions 45, Blues 37, Saints 35, Suns 31.
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