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 Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you at 12 noon Monday.

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Port's rise is a contender for best story of season

Port Adelaide

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide is leading the stakes for feel-good story of the season.

Hawks focus on one goal

Handy: Jarryd Roughead (left) is having a fine season, while Lance Franklin shares the load.

Rohan Connolly In '61 Hawthorn won 12 straight and a flag. It wants a repeat.

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If he keeps playing like this, Watson will eclipse his dad

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Rohan Connolly You've got to be made of pretty resilient stuff to be the son of a former sporting great who follows his father into the same field, knowing from an early age that despite your love for the game or...

The Watson family business

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Rohan Connolly Jobe has in recent seasons proved equal, if not better, than his legendary Bomber father.

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Battlefront

Rohan Connolly Contrasting coaching philosophies meet head on in Geelong as defensive Fremantle attempts to counter the attacking Cats.

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Bombers run wild on big stage

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Rohan Connolly There was a time, only a couple of years ago, when Essendon would have as good as lost a game such as Thursday night's against West Coast at Patersons Stadium before its plane had even left the...

Geelong pays price for cat naps

Geelong fades.

Rohan Connolly Consistency within games is becoming an issue for Geelong.

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Lions take high road, Embley and Dees fans the low

Andrew Embley

Rohan Connolly Better than good was the eighth biggest comeback in league history.

Big four a dream scenario

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Rohan Connolly The AFL could be in for a blockbuster of a finals series.

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Sainters shine after dark week

Up, up and away: St Kilda's Ben McEvoy soars over Demon Jake Spencer at the MCG on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly The St Kilda-Melbourne clash attracted plenty of interest for all the wrong reasons.

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Goodbye to all that

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Rohan Connolly Some clubs should be careful what they wish for with the timing of byes.

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I'm staying, insists Watts

Jack Watts battles with St Kilda's Sean Dempster.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne's No.1 draft pick of 2008 says he wants to stay with the Demons.

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What's gone wrong with the Weagles?

Daniel Kerr.

Rohan Connolly Many pundits tipped West Coast to win the flag. What has happened to this year's supposed juggernaut?

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Need to pull on a boot? Pull the other one

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse's fractious relationship with the media is legendary, and the Carlton coach was in a particularly feisty mood last Friday night before the Blues' big game with Hawthorn.

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Neeld just one part of the problem

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Rohan Connolly History will record Mark Neeld's one-and-a-half season stint at the helm of Melbourne as one of the bigger disasters AFL coaching has seen.

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Suck it up and move on

Rohan Connolly There's scarcely a week of any AFL season that goes by without some sort of umpiring controversy.

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Tigers sound warning

Dustin Martin

Rohan Connolly This was just the sort of game that last year, would have had Richmond more than a little anxious. Against an opponent in Adelaide down but capable.

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Golden to hold 'em

Dion Prestia.

Rohan Connolly The last time Gold Coast played Essendon in Melbourne, football fans received one of their earliest demonstrations that the AFL's insistence its expansion clubs would require patience was no idle...

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Half a season produces team brim full of talent

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.