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.
Rohan Connolly Essendon will go into the 2016 AFL season with a senior team containing probably fewer players known to the wider football public than any recent rival with the exceptions of the debutant editions of...
Rohan Connolly Essendon coach John Worsfold has all but anointed Brendon Goddard as the Bombers' captain for 2016 after the suspension of Jobe Watson and 11 other senior list players for the season.
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has a huge public platform as a television celebrity with the Seven network.
Rohan Connolly Former Bombers champion Tim Watson says he will never accept that his son is now officially branded a "drug cheat", as Jobe considers giving the game away.
Rohan Connolly Newly installed Essendon chairman and former federal Minister for Finance Lindsay Tanner has overseen the odd crisis in his time. He isn't one for hyperbole.
Rohan Connolly James Hird has called the suspension of Essendon players a "miscarriage of justice".
Rohan Connolly Devastation for Essendon as the 12 players remaining from the 34 charged by ASADA are suspended for the entire 2016 season.
Rohan Connolly Fremantle did it tough in the early years after their admission to the AFL in 1995. But even when things were at their bleakest, the Dockers still managed some memorable wins.
Rohan Connolly Sport's continued lurch towards focusing on entertainment as much as the contest hasn't done any harm to crowds, viewers and sponsorship dollars. But what happens when the novelty wears off?
Rohan Connolly West Coast have been a consistently successful club since entering the VFL in 1987. But some Eagles' home and away wins across nearly 30 seasons still stand out from the pack. Here they are.
Rohan Connolly Richmond haven't had a lot of joy in recent times. But there's still been enough occasions when the Tigers have been terrific. Here's their best five home-and-away wins of the post-1970 era.
Rohan Connolly Carlton's success of the 1970s and 1980s has not translated into the 21st century, but the Blues have scored some major home and away victories right through good times and bad.
Rohan Connolly Fitzroy have been gone from AFL football for nearly 20 years now, but the old Lions still had some great moments not all that long before their eventual demise.
Rohan Connolly Essendon have been involved in some thrilling clashes over the modern era, and not all of them necessarily finals. Here are the Bombers' five best home and away games since 1970.
Rohan Connolly Geelong has won three flags and some big finals in the last eight years alone. But the Cats have also racked up some fine home and away wins over the modern football era. Here are their five best.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn have won plenty of finals over the years, but the Hawks have had some great home and away victories as well. Here's the Hawks' five best of the modern era.
Rohan Connolly Which games do you rate as Collingwood's five best home-and-away wins of the modern era? Here's our selection.
Rohan Connolly The 2015 AFL season was one of tremendous team and individual achievement, but also one of unthinkable tragedy.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes the AFL should dispense with the "prior opportunity" qualification when it comes to the "holding the ball" rule.
Rohan Connolly Is the AFL competition really as even these days as we'd like to think?