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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.

Lions players look dejected after losing the round five AFL match against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday.

Footy's fine - it's time to stop tinkering

What’s with this incessant need to tinker, not just with laws of the game, but the very framework of an AFL competition that is working just fine? The 17-5 fixture proposal is just another example.

The Demons were shattered after the close loss to Fremantle at the MCG on Saturday.

Demons 'shattered' by costly third quarter

Melbourne were left to lament the heavy cost of a poor quarter of football for the second week in a row, with coach Simon Goodwin admitting "we're shattered as a footy club" as the Demons went down to Fremantle by two points in an MCG heartbreaker.