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.

Mark Thompson during his Geelong days.

Bomber 'betrayed' by Cats' changing culture

Mark Thompson says he feels "betrayed" by his old club's recruitment of star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield while at the same time winding up the tenure of three flag-winning players in Steve Johnson, James Kelly and Mathew Stokes.

High stakes: Rory Sloane tackles Cameron Guthrie of the Cats.

Final eight a movable feast in the run home

With six teams in the top eight all equal on 12 wins, the final finishing order is anyone's guess. But we've decided to give it a try and work out just what the final eight might look like.

Jack Redpath leaves the field injured during the match against St Kilda.

Dogs hardly done and dusted

The Bulldogs have become very used to overcoming obstacles in season 2016. A good reason even their latest spate of injuries is unlikely to break them.

Patrick Dangerfield gets another tough possession.

Cats clip Crows' wings again

Geelong turned on a big second half to comfortably defeat Adelaide for the second time this season, ending the Crows' run of eight consecutive wins.

Sam Menegola celebrates the win.

Menegola's debut worth the wait

It took six years, spent at three different clubs, but at the age of 24, Geelong's Sam Menegola finally made his AFL debut on Saturday night, and after an interminable wait, did his best to make up for lost time.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Brent Harvey of the Kangaroos poses during a North Melbourne AFL media session at ...

The best of Boomer

As North Melbourne champion Brent Harvey equals Michael Tuck’s AFL games record with an amazing 426 senior appearances, we pick his five best games.

Hard to take: Andrew Swallow of the Kangaroos looks dejected after the loss to Port Adelaide.

Time to harden up, Roos

North Melbourne are staring down the barrel of the worst collapse by a team mid-season in football memory. They need to toughen up quick smart.

Bulldogs congratulate Tom Boyd on a goal.

Bulldogs cash in on Cairns

Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon claimed during the week his club made more money from one home game transferred to Cairns than the other 10 at Etihad Stadium put together.