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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Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly looks at the six who have earned their places in the AFL Hall of Fame.

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Defence the fine line between North Melbourne's pleasure and pain

Solid: Lachie Hansen is proving a handy intercept player in North's defence.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne is starting to realise just how fine a line can exist between success and failure. And the Roos’ opponent this weekend, Richmond, knows a bit about it, too.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

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Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly A schizophrenic schedule, even Demon defeats impressive, and Tigers' tale of woe.

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Blues all talk, no action

Rohan Connolly It has been two months now since outgoing Carlton president Stephen Kernahan, following the Blues’ shocking 0-4 start to the season, conceded that his club had to rebuild its senior list.

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Toothless Tigers torn to shreds by Bombers

Dyson Heppell handballs under pressure after a centre clearance.

Rohan Connolly One moment summed up this miserable night for Richmond better than any other.

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Joe Daniher and Ty Vickery dropped for Essendon and Richmond Dreamtime clash

Tiger bright:  Forward Ty Vickery.

Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny Essendon and Richmond have both lost patience with key forwards ahead of their Saturday night "Dreamtime" clash at the MCG.

Saints still sorting things out four years after last win over Collingwood

St Kilda v Collingwood

Rohan Connolly Last time St Kilda beat Collingwood was an occasion remembered far more for an injury and an altercation between a coach and a player than the actual result.

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AFL bye conundrum: rest not always a remedy when it comes to winning

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Rohan Connolly Thursday night's Sydney-Geelong clash at the SCG would seem a difficult call for football tipsters around the country. Strangely, it doesn't seem to be worrying the punters quite so much.

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Next six weeks will tell how brightly Suns can shine

Rohan Connolly The Gold Coast Suns have reached dizzy heights on the AFL ladder, but face a big challenge to stay there.

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly Seriously, how many faux “controversies” about disunity do we have to endure every time a senior player gives a teammate a public dressing down during the heat of a game?

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Count on Cats being there

Rohan Connolly The longer a footballer performs to a consistently high standard, the harder it seems to impress the judges. And so it goes for teams as well.

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Magpies win a classic over Eagles at the MCG

Magpie Steele Sidebottom celebrates after kicking a goal.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood emerges eight-point winners over West Coast in a classic at the MCG.

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Nature or nurture - footy's developing question

Thrown to the wolves: Jack Watts is monstered by Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly It's a couple of weeks short of five years since Jack Watts made his AFL debut with Melbourne, an occasion which attracted even more attention than when he'd been selected at No.

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Port Adelaide's turn to apply pressure to Hawks

Port Power: Chad Wingard

Rohan Connolly It was less than three years ago, in August 2011, that Hawthorn inflicted upon Port Adelaide the most crushing and humiliating defeat of its AFL history.

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Five of the best to fight out flag

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Rohan Connolly While debate may continue in 2014 about the state of the game and the AFL's handling of the competition, one thing becoming increasingly clear is that the top of the ladder is as competitive as it...

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly Why does football continue to embarrass itself with episodes that might have been avoided with a little clear thinking? Exhibit Z in this long-running saga is the siren controversy at Adelaide Oval...

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Richmond reaches fork in the road

Rohan Connolly Richmond has had some embarrassing losses over the years, but few would have rankled with the faithful as much as Saturday’s defeat against Melbourne.