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 As Melbourne signs another player from a rival club, coach Paul Roos says the Demons will continue to look to experienced talent to improve the list.
Rohan Connolly Melbourne coach Paul Roos says the Demons don't expect any ill-feeling between the club and former captain Jack Trengove after the midfielder's trade to Richmond was aborted on medical grounds.
Rohan Connolly Fans, football departments and particularly AFL club fitness men should all be happy with the 2015 fixture, the league having worked hard to minimise the problematic six-day break between games.
Rohan Connolly What actually constitutes success for an AFL club, off-field riches or on-field premierships? It’s not always that simple to work out, particularly at this time of year.
Rohan Connolly "Better the devil you know" is an idiom that might be occupying the minds of more than a few AFL list managers at the moment.
Rohan Connolly The 2015 AFL fixture is one for the genuine fans, and from a football perspective it's pretty fair to the clubs as well.
Rohan Connolly Tensions between Australian football and soccer have flared over a dispute about the scheduling of the A-League grand final next May.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda veteran Adam Schneider will play on with the club as a mature-age rookie next year despite being delisted by the Saints on Tuesday.
Rohan Connolly Rodney Eade is one of only two men who have coached more than 300 AFL games not to have won a premiership. But his new stint in charge of Gold Coast gives him his best chance yet to change that.
Rohan Connolly The AFL could do a lot worse than look to the A-League as it goes about repairing its relationship with football supporters who actually go to the games.
Rohan Connolly Things can change quickly in the football world. But even by AFL standards, it's difficult to comprehend the extent to which they've changed for Mark Thompson over the past three weeks.
Rohan Connolly Former Geelong premiership captain Cameron Ling has relinquished his role as a leadership consultant to North Melbourne.
Rohan Connolly Travis Varcoe is being realistic about the football year just ended.
Rohan Connolly Few league footballers have fitted the stereotype of how players at the game’s elite level should look less than did Melbourne champion Robert Flower.
Rohan Connolly There's a very strong common denominator between Hawthorn's first back-to-back premiership sides of 1988-89 and the Hawks of 2013-14, and it’s a key to what has made this proud club such a...
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn is a club with enormous pride. Now it's also a club with two lots of back-to-back flags among its dozen premierships. And those two points are inextricably woven.
Rohan Connolly As Sydney and Hawthorn meet in Saturday’s grand final, there’s, as usual, a premiership cup on offer to reward nearly 12 months of hard work.
Rohan Connolly Sydney and Hawthorn: the elite, the core group and the bottom six
Rohan Connolly The big names will have their say, but the premiership may be decided by how much the Hawks and Swans can get from their less-heralded players.
Rohan Connolly The Swans and Hawks have already set the grand final bar high.