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.

AFL

Neeld just one part of the problem

Rohan Connolly History will record Mark Neeld's one-and-a-half season stint at the helm of Melbourne as one of the bigger disasters AFL coaching has seen.

AFL

Suck it up and move on

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly There's scarcely a week of any AFL season that goes by without some sort of umpiring controversy.

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AFL

Tigers sound warning

Dustin Martin

Rohan Connolly This was just the sort of game that last year, would have had Richmond more than a little anxious. Against an opponent in Adelaide down but capable.

AFL

Golden to hold 'em

Dion Prestia.

Rohan Connolly The last time Gold Coast played Essendon in Melbourne, football fans received one of their earliest demonstrations that the AFL's insistence its expansion clubs would require patience was no idle...

AFL

Half a season produces team brim full of talent

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.

AFL

Half a season produces team full of talent

Rohan Connolly's All-Australian team.

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.

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AFL

Swingmen back in fashion

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Rohan Connolly As positional switches go, they don't come a lot more effective than the key move made during Essendon's nail-biting win over Carlton last Friday night.

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Live blog with Rohan Connolly at 11am Tuesday

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Rohan Connolly Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you at 11am Tuesday.

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AFL

Suns shine with their fast and furious football

Gary Ablett.

Rohan Connolly If Gold Coast continues to improve at its current rate, things could change dramatically.

AFL

Only four can fly the flag

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Rohan Connolly Barring a miracle, the Hawks, Cats, Swans and Dockers will fight it out.

AFL

Bombers and Blues the thorn in each other's side

Matthew Lloyd wrestles with Stephen Silvagni in the 1999 preliminary final.

Rohan Connolly The notable rivalries between different pairs of AFL clubs have their own characteristics. Carlton and Essendon's remains one of the most intense.

AFL

Hart and soul of Richmond gets his reward as a legend

Royce Hart receives the 1974 premiership cup.

Rohan Connolly Richmond's golden era of the late 1960s and early '70s produced four premierships.

AFL

A fire-proof coach would have job on toast

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Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most significant comment during soap opera came from chairman Don McLardy.

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Ask our AFL guru

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

Goodes shines for Swans in difficult conditions

Adam Goodes celebrates a goal with Lewis Jetta.

Rohan Connolly No one would have blamed Sydney champion for a bad game given the week he had endured.

Freo flag is no fantasy

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Rohan Connolly Ross Lyon's team deserves enormous credit for what it's done so far this season.

AFL

He's a happy Hooker now

Cale Hooker.

Rohan Connolly Cale Hooker has come a long way since chasing Lance Franklin around the MCG in 2010.

AFL

Not a patch on 2012 for consistency

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Rohan Connolly Each AFL season throws up its new bits of jargon. 'Patchy football' is rapidly becoming the phrase of the moment.

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Time is a great healer but some pain can haunt you

Robert Walls

Rohan Connolly Robert Walls has an idea of what North Melbourne is feeling at the moment.

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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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