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 This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.
Rohan Connolly Geelong wounded Collingwood last year, but this year the Cats are looking wobbly and the Pies seem poised to strike.
Rohan Connolly With about two-thirds of the season gone, as it's been shaping all year, we're set for some sort of run towards the finals.
Rohan Connolly Do coaches make teams or teams make coaches? It's a perennial football question, one at times that is almost impossible to answer, but one worth pondering again after two crucial and surprising...
Rohan Connolly With about two-thirds of the season gone, we're set for some sort of run towards the finals.
Rohan Connolly The Bombers' first drubbing of the season couldn't have come at worse time.
Rohan Connolly This was one of those games best forgotten as soon as the final scores were recorded.
Rohan Connolly Richmond have survived a week of turmoil, suspensions and injuries and their own terrible kicking to defeat a depleted Melbourne in their AFL clash at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly Kangaroos coach Brad Scott has a simple philosophy for when the going gets tough: just do your job.
Rohan Connolly Stephen Kernahan is an official Carlton legend, the longest-serving club captain in AFL history, who played 251 games for 738 goals and, including his time with South Australian club Glenelg, won no...
Rohan Connolly The AFL has long overlooked Hobart, but the city will play host to arguably the most significant game of round 15, Saturday's clash between North Melbourne and West Coast.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne supporters are used to having their faith tested on several levels.
Rohan Connolly Carlton, much like Geelong in 2006, is at a critical moment in its recent history.
Rohan Connolly Blog with The Age's Rohan Connolly from midday today.
Rohan Connolly Familiarity breeds contempt, they say. Perhaps, though, in the case of one of the greatest teams AFL football has seen, it sometimes engenders too much respect.
Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.
Rohan Connolly You won't find too many Melbourne pundits giving West Coast much of a flag chance.
Rohan Connolly Andrew Demetriou thinks Twitter makes people run off at the mouth.
Rohan Connolly Clubs approach much-anticipated fixture for next year through very different eyes.
Rohan Connolly Do we really need another twist on another recent rule change to clear up moveable scrums? Which might lead to yet another unintended consequence and another rule change to counter it?