Rohan Connolly

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.

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Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, from midday.

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Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, from midday.

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Finals still a long way off for Essendon, Carlton and Richmond

Essendon is desperate for JasonWinderlich to return.

Rohan Connolly For all its championing of a national philosophy, the AFL is never happier than when the establishment clubs in the game’s heartland are doing well.

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Paul Roos gives umpires a spray over Dean Terlich and Stewart Crameri incidents

Paul Roos.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne coach Paul Roos has taken a shot at the umpires in his team’s 16-point loss against the Bulldogs over one free kick that wasn’t paid and one that was.

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Mark Harvey: a sort of homecoming

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Rohan Connolly The scene is an induction ceremony for five newly-installed members of Essendon’s Hall of Fame.

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Defensive unit doing the job for Demons

Efficient: Tom McDonald, one of Melbourne's core of backs, lays a tackle on Tiger Shane Edwards.

Rohan Connolly Several times during his first pre-season in charge of Melbourne, Paul Roos made a point of identifying percentage, rather than wins and losses, as a measuring stick of the Demons’ improvement...

And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly They were fast, they were slick, and they were very, very good. Gold Coast is a great team to watch, and as North Melbourne will now testify, pretty damn effective, too.

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Why AFL should consider bonus points

Jarryd Roughead and Ryan Schoenmakers.

Rohan Connolly New AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan plans to speak to AFL coaches about encouraging exciting football.

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Essendon saves its best for last in win over Western Bulldogs

Jason Winderlich of the Bombers tackles Easton Wood of the Bulldogs as Essendon skipper Jobe Watson looks on.

Rohan Connolly Essendon was going nowhere fast early in the third quarter against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.

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Fremantle engine running rough

Ross Lyon has been hosing down any talk that his side, at 3-3 and hanging on to a spot in the eight by a thread, might be in trouble.

Rohan Connolly Ross Lyon isn’t one to panic. So it isn't any great surprise that the Fremantle coach has been hosing down any talk that his side, at 3-3 and hanging on to a spot in the eight by a thread,...

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Port Adelaide premiership is no pipedream

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Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide is no novelty. It's the real deal.

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Murphy finally making his mark for Blues

Leading light: Carlton’s Marc Murphy evades Eagle Dean Cox.

Rohan Connolly Carlton's amazing comeback win over West Coast on Saturday could be an important moment in the Blues' season.

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Blues pip West Coast at the post

Marc Murphy and Dean Cox

Rohan Connolly Carlton staged a dramatic late comeback to pinch a three-point AFL win over West Coast on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium.

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Geelong and Port Adelaide followed very different paths after 2007

Victors: Geelong players celebrate their 2007 AFL grand final win.

Rohan Connolly Forks in the road of football history don't come a lot sharper than those which followed the events of AFL grand final day in 2007.

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Dempsey back for Anzac Day clash, but Dons midfield takes a hit

Mark Thompson speaks to Courtenay Dempsey

Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny Essendon rushes Courtenay Dempsey back into its line-up for Anzac Day blockbuster after a month-long club-imposed suspension.

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Rise and Shrine: Jackson Merrett gains respect for Anzacs

Words of wisdom: Jackson Merrett chats with former Bombers star and World War II veteran Jack Jones.

Rohan Connolly Last year's Anzac Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood was just the fifth game of AFL football Jackson Merrett had played.

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Rivalry for the ages

Geelong's Corey Enright is congratulated by teammates after kicking a goal.

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson believes Geelong is the AFL's pacesetter despite his own club's status as reigning premier after the Cats' 19-point win over Hawthorn on Easter Monday, their 12th...

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Risk-free football does fans no favours

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Rohan Connolly Nothing in football is certain, but if empirical evidence is any guide, Monday’s Geelong-Hawthorn clash will be a belter. Let’s hope so. Because the AFL has seldom needed one more.