Gutsy Cats face recovery test, the one-percenters add up, reviews need reviewing, and a fond farewell.
Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.
There's something ominous about how Melbourne are progressing in 2017. Indeed, if you’re into omens, you should be scrambling to jump on what’s becoming a large bandwagon.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is refusing to give up on finals despite the Magpies’ comprehensive 31-point defeat at the hands of Port Adelaide on Saturday.
Port Adelaide's 31-point win over Collingwood proved with some certainty that they're a much better team.
Paddy Ryder isn't a great talker, but the media rounds in the lead-up to his 200th game didn't faze the Port Adelaide ruckman. Comfortable is the best description of where the 29-year-old is at these days.
Road trips in AFL football have never been easy. But in season 2017, they seem have become even tougher.
Dees leave tipsters confounded, Rance running with the GOATs, free choice no easy choice, and the Suns set again.
There’s a lot for which to be thankful this AFL season. A tight competition, close finishes, plenty of unpredictability. And, thankfully, an absence of a perpetual air of crisis.
Sydney have kept their finals hopes alive with an inspiring comeback win against Richmond, but face an anxious wait over the availability of Lance Franklin after he was reported on a rough conduct charge
As a perennial power of the past two decades, Sydney have had plenty of wins which have reaped bigger rewards than Saturday's thrilling comeback effort against Richmond at the MCG.