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 another spirited debate flares in the football world about the fall-out from the Essendon supplements saga, it seems like many footy fans might have a harder time moving on than will the club...
Rohan Connolly Incoming Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner intends to have former coach, James Hird, back as a member of the "Essendon family" as soon as practical.
Rohan Connolly After the three most difficult years of Essendon's history via the supplements scandal, the political background of new club chairman Lindsay Tanner should come in very handy.
Rohan Connolly West Coast have lost some seasoned players, but the Eagles will still go into 2016 with a significantly more experienced list overall than they did this year.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne veteran Drew Petrie says the veteran status of many of the Roos' senior players will be an asset rather than a handicap in 2016.
Rohan Connolly With AFL list management and recruiting sharper than before, it's pretty easy to argue a case for most sides improving on last season.
Rohan Connolly It seems to be an AFL off-season full of questions about the tenure of various club captains. But some potential switches of leader make a lot more sense than others.
Rohan Connolly Essendon have finalised their 2016 coaching panel with the appointment of Dan Jordan as a development coach.
Rohan Connolly Has there even been a sillier rationale presented for a night grand final than the one thrown up this time?
Rohan Connolly Carlton and Essendon have been talking the talk about change for a long time. The difference now is they actually seem to mean it.
Rohan Connolly Brendon Bolton says he's pressed the reset button at Carlton, with the new AFL coach to decide if Marc Murphy will continue as captain as part of his far-reaching overhaul.
Rohan Connolly For teenaged boys aspiring to an AFL career, the sitting and waiting to hear their name called on draft night is a nerve-wracking experience.
Rohan Connolly There are not many big surprises in the national draft these days, but Collingwood managed to pull one off with the selection of Brayden Sier.
Rohan Connolly Essendon will go into Tuesday's national draft in Adelaide with one goal above and beyond any other, namely to score more goals.
Rohan Connolly Football tragics have had an entertaining post-season thanks to some memories revived by Fox Footy. But it's also underscored some concerns about where today's game is headed.
Rohan Connolly The National Museum in Canberra has purchased a collection of 57 pieces of the trove of memorabilia owned by former Richmond champion and official Legend of the Game Royce Hart.
Rohan Connolly Robert Walls's five-year-old Red Boxer "Gus" is no ordinary pet. The dog is now a published author, with a story about the 12 months he, Walls and his partner Julie spent living in the south of...
Rohan Connolly How does the 2016 AFL fixture stack up for all clubs when put under the forensic microscope of The Age's tried and true fixture ranking formula?
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn is the oldest premiership side in league football history.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn have run over the top of West Coast to win the grand final by 46 points, sealing their third grand final win in as many years.