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Rohan Connolly

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.

The defeated Magpies walk off the ground but coach Nathan Buckley still hopes for finals.

Buckley not giving up on finals

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.

Giving back: Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder (centre) with Paul Vandenbergh (left), Byron Pickett (right) and kids at ...

Ryder right at home after 200 games

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.

Picken pockets: Melbourne's Bernie Vince gets dispossessed.

The Last Word on round 13

Dees leave tipsters confounded, Rance running with the GOATs, free choice no easy choice, and the Suns set again.

All of a sudden, in this ridiculously even AFL season, Nathan Buckley's coaching future at Collingwood doesn't look so ...

Kicking goals in a crisis-free season

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.

The Swans converge on Gary Rohan after he sealed the win against Richmond at the MCG.

Swans get off the canvas to hurt the Tigers

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.