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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Swans in doubt for top four

Rohan Connolly To say you can't win the flag without finishing top four in the modern era isn't just a truism, it's an incontrovertible fact.

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Swans face battle to avoid unwanted history

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Rohan Connolly In the modern era you can't win the flag without finishing in the top four.

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Dons forwards must deliver

North's Nathan Grima chases Essendon's Stewart Crameri.

Rohan Connolly It's not often that one finds the top two teams on the ladder meeting this late in the season.

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AFL

Suns shine brightly and claim their biggest scalp

Sam Day, Seb Tape and Trent McKenzie of the Suns celebrate a goal against Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly This was a complete performance from Gold Coast, leading from start to finish.

Tougher Tigers pass test

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Rohan Connolly Richmond, and Chris Newman, will get to play finals.

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Live blog with Rohan Connolly at noon, Monday

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Rohan Connolly Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you at 12 noon Monday.

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Port weathers a storm

Close tangle: St Kilda's Lenny Hayes and Port's Jackson Trengove fight for the ball.

Rohan Connolly Port gets valuable lesson in applying finishing touches to an opponent on its knees.

Port clings to its place in the eight

Port's Justin Westhoff grabs a mark in the final minutes of the game.

Rohan Connolly Power earns praise from coach Ken Hinkley for its fighting qualities after nearly blowing a 47-point lead.

Etihad might be a home ground disadvantage

Etihad Stadium

Rohan Connolly Roos stutter when they step out of their comfort zone.

AFL

Finals wannabes left to fight among themselves

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Three groups on ladder have vastly different aspirations over the final seven rounds.

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AFL

Roos hoodoo and Etihad record a challenge for Blues

Showing the way: Chris Judd makes a point during Carlton's session at St Kilda baths.

Rohan Connolly Friday night's clash between the Roos and the Blues is the start of a mini finals series.

Live blog with Rohan Connolly at noon

Rohan Connolly opinon dinkus

Rohan Connolly Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you at 12 noon Monday.

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AFL

Hard to sell faltering North Melbourne

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Rohan Connolly This was the year North Melbourne was supposed to deliver the goods.

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Pendlebury a class act, but disaster for Dees, GWS

Scott Pendlebury's example as a leader is impeccable.

Rohan Connolly Champion midfielder is the Pies' most solid citizen both on- and off-field.

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We, the people

Adam Goodes.

Rohan Connolly The Indigenous All-Stars as AFL representatives has raised no heat here and set off curiosity in Ireland. Which is heartening, to be sure.

Judd turns back clock

In dispute: St Kilda's Clint Jones battles with Carlton's Sam Rowe (left) and Marc Murphy at Etihad Stadium.

Rohan Connolly Nothing has the potential to sting a proven champion into action than a hint of his own mortality.

No grounds for concern at Etihad, says Malthouse

Carlton's coach Mick Malthouse on the sidelines with Chris Yarran.

Rohan Connolly Coach believes win has removed an "unnecessary burden" from the club.

Dockers' hopes rest in Pavlich's hands

Matthew Pavlich

Rohan Connolly The Dockers in 2013 are experts in applying the brakes, but still with a bit to learn about hitting the accelerator.

AFL

Song remains the same in Blues backyard

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Despite a new coach, Carlton isn't any better, writes Rohan Connolly.

Live blog with Rohan Connolly at noon

Rohan Connolly opinon dinkus

Rohan Connolly Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you at 12 noon Monday.

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