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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Shades of the Baby Bombers for Hawthorn

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn and Essendon don't have a lot in common save a healthy on-field enmity for one another, but there are a few old Bombers who this week might have identified with at least half the Hawks...

AFL

MCG? What home-ground advantage?

Swans Adam Goodes, Ryan O'Keefe and Jude Bolton share the unique jubilation of grand final success.

Rohan Connolly Freo has plenty of hurdles to jump, but playing at the 'G may not be one of them.

AFL

Haze has voice, but will it crumble in fight for chocolates?

Fremantle supporters

Rohan Connolly There's always been something genuine about Fremantle's support.

AFL

Anyone's guess. Perfect.

Matthew Pavlich

Rohan Connolly Is it Hawthorn or Fremantle that goes into the premiership decider in better nick?

AFL

All set for the big showdown

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly With either team a sentimental favourite, the hard-nosed pick is the potent Hawthorn.

AFL

Freo's coming of age a reason to celebrate

Rohan Connolly Football has grown up a bit since the AFL first dealt with a team outside Victoria.

Kurt appraisal: Swans harder to pin down with big man on the sidelines

Kurt Tippett

Rohan Connolly Perceptions in football can change markedly in the space of just a couple of games.

AFL

Swans may fly with Tippett on sideline

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Perceptions in football can change markedly in the space of just a couple of games.

AFL

Two sides to selection headaches

Paul Chapman

Rohan Connolly Cats' fallen stars and ragged rucks give Hawks an edge.

AFL

Youth leads a changing of the guard

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly When it comes to the best players, there's a definite changing of the guard going on.

AFL

Live blog with Rohan Connolly, noon

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's live blog guru, at noon Monday.

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The clash we all wanted to see - and one week early to boot

Hawthorn v Geelong.

Rohan Connolly Geelong's eventual win has at least given us Melburnians two bumper games to close out the season.

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AFL

Numbers work wonders

Head over heels: Docker Michael Walters rolls with the crunches in a contest with Sydney's Ted Richards.

Rohan Connolly Of 56 teams in preliminiary finals since 2000, 54 have finished in top four.

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AFL

Team of year outs are as big as the ins

Will Minson.

Rohan Connolly Being an All-Australian selector is a pretty thankless task.

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AFL

Swans face daunting road trip to west

Chris Mayne and Danyle Pearce of the Dockers celebrate a goal during the qualifying final against Geelong.

Rohan Connolly The Dockers have become a reliable road team under Ross Lyon.

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Hawks can beat Kennett curse

Hawthorn v Sydney

Rohan Connolly Each time Hawthorn and Geelong have clashed since 2008, it has felt like a final.

AFL

Blues find their level

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Carlton is in a position to turn a mediocre season into a surprisingly successful one.

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Now Duigan can dine out on his four goals

Richmond's Alex Rance is shattered as Carlton's Nick Duigan celebrates his fourth goal on Sunday.

Rohan Connolly The Blue joins a select few unsung heroes who turned a final.

AFL

Heady days of Wines, Wingard for young guns from Port

Port's Chad Wingard takes a strong mark ahead of Marley Williams of the Magpies.

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide got tremendous service from two dynamic youngsters.

AFL

Many twists in finals tale

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Rohan Connolly Excitement galore on first weekend of finals as three favourites are beaten.