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 Richmond puts on its best performance of the season, hammering Hawthorn at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood certainly seems up against it tonight at AAMI Stadium.
Rohan Connolly Does Carlton have what it takes to regroup and contend for the premiership?
Rohan Connolly After their stunning win over the Cats in round three, there was acclaim aplenty for the Roos.
Rohan Connolly Great football teams have something going for them other than superstars.
Rohan Connolly Football regularly tests character, even when things are supposedly going well.
Rohan Connolly They had it won, lost it, and won it back again. That was Essendon's 19-point win over Richmond in a nutshell.
Rohan Connolly After seven rounds, Fremantle is conceding fewer points a game than any other side.
Rohan Connolly Geelong coach went out on a limb by saying his team could win flag from outside top four.
Rohan Connolly Can Geelong defy recent history and win the premiership despite not being in the eight after round seven?
Rohan Connolly There are two rules of thumb that continue to prove very reliable. And they're significant indeed.
Rohan Connolly Season 2012 is already proving to be a different sort of football year.
Rohan Connolly Champagne football. It's a throwaway line often used as much with irony as a straight face.
Rohan Connolly West Coast will arrive for the match of the round against Essendon with a long injury list.
Rohan Connolly Interchange numbers are continuing to climb despite the introduction of the substitute rule.
Rohan Connolly When Essendon trudged off a soggy Carrara in round three, having only just outlasted a determined Gold Coast, you could mount a solid case that the Bombers' unbeaten status flattered to deceive.
Rohan Connolly Essendon has now positioned itself as a very serious contender for the top four.
Rohan Connolly Some players are afforded more critical largesse than others.
Rohan Connolly Ten minutes effectively decided Essendon's win over the Brisbane Lions.
Rohan Connolly Sometimes clubs get on a roll against certain opponents, like the Crows against the Swans.