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 They've had a good year, but the Crows don't have enough in their arsenal to beat Hawthorn.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood can, and has, played a lot better quality football than it did last night, and will certainly need to if it is to have any chance of winning the premiership.
Rohan Connolly There's a parallel between Ross Lyon as coach of St Kilda and his efforts at Fremantle.
Rohan Connolly It is pretty easy to jump off the bandwagon of a qualifying final loser. Easy and almost always wrong. It is worth repeating the figures ....
Rohan Connolly It is pretty easy to jump off the bandwagon of a qualifying final loser. Easy and almost always wrong.
Rohan Connolly For Ross Lyon, it's about a job. And for him and his side, it's a job only partially done.
Rohan Connolly The scoreline at quarter-time looked as expected. But the teams were the wrong way round.
Rohan Connolly The visiting Swans will push the Crows early, but Adelaide has the better form.
Rohan Connolly COLLINGWOOD assistant coach Robert Harvey said yesterday the Magpies had taken plenty of confidence out of last week's return to some sort of form against Essendon.
Rohan Connolly Magpies assistant coach Robert Harvey says team took confidence out of last week's win.
Rohan Connolly History is bunk. So said Henry Ford, founder of the company which has been Geelong Football Club's major sponsor for decades now. It's a nice link.
Rohan Connolly If anyone can win the flag from sixth place, then Geelong can.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne has played to its peak when the pressure to perform was at its greatest.
Rohan Connolly The Cats are a genuine hope to pull off the impossible - win a flag from outside the top four.
Rohan Connolly This has been an even more eventful AFL season than usual, full of wild fluctuations.
Rohan Connolly Swans have won kudos for having held on to one of the top two spots on the ladder since June.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne coach Ron Barassi stands before his players, moments before they're to run out for the 1975 grand final against Hawthorn, desperate to win the club's first VFL premiership.
Rohan Connolly Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will play his first game of AFL football for more than a year when he returns to the Cats' line-up for tomorrow's crucial final-round match against Sydney.
Rohan Connolly MANY factors can kill an AFL coaching stint. At Carlton, for Brett Ratten, who'll take charge of the Blues for the final time against St Kilda on Sunday, it's been the convergence of several.
Rohan Connolly Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will play his first game of AFL football for more than a year-and-a-half when he returns to the Cats' line-up for Saturday's crucial final round match against Sydney.