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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Carlton talks up new Blues

Rohan Connolly Football fans love nothing more than a historical reference point to give them an idea how their club’s new recruits measure up.

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Best of the rest still full of hope ahead of drafts

Travis Tuck

Rohan Connolly Never have so many disappointed but still hopeful AFL prospects sweated on their futures as the huge pool awaiting Wednesday's pre-season and rookie drafts.

AFL

Hawthorn's Dayle Garlett takes his second chance

Dayle Garlett.

Rohan Connolly Just on a year ago, Dayle Garlett's hopes of an AFL career were in tatters.

AFL

Equalisation just as crucial as kicks and Marx

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly While Marx's philosophies are unfashionable, there's one sport in which they're holding up.

AFL

Nathan Lovett-Murray admitted to alcohol clinic

Essendon's Nathan Lovett-Murray.

Rohan Connolly Recently retired Essendon veteran Nathan Lovett-Murray has admitted himself to a rehabilitation clinic for treatment for alcoholism.

AFL

Winged Pie Alex Fasolo ready to fly again

Alex Fasolo.

Rohan Connolly Alex Fasolo came with a rush once his AFL senior career got under way. First picked for Collingwood midway through 2011, by the end of the following season, he’d played 37 of a possible 40 games.

AFL

Jack Grimes relaxed about Demons leadership conundrum

Jack Grimes.

Rohan Connolly Jack Grimes says he’s comfortable whatever the final decision on the Demons’ on-field leadership is for next year.

AFL

Jackson confident Dees can return to the black

Peter Jackson.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne chief executive says he is hopeful club can return to the black in 2014 after signing new major sponsor.

AFL

National AFL draft is still a lottery

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly It's national draft time, which means next Thursday you're likely to hear as many football superlatives as you could thrust a bigger and better Oxford dictionary at.

AFL

Patrick Karnezis fulfils a boyhood dream by playing for Collingwood

Patrick Karnezis

Rohan Connolly Former Brisbane Lion Patrick Karnezis feels right at home in the black-and-white stripes.

AFL

Saints pay Port to get Richardson

Alan Richardson

Rohan Connolly It took a day of haggling over compensation for a rival's loss of a director of coaching, but St Kilda late on Thursday got its man when it announced its new senior coach as long-time assistant Alan...

AFL

Self-made man who finally gets his chance to star

Alan Richardson

Rohan Connolly The experience of coaching at six previous AFL clubs and in a variety of roles has given Alan Richardson one of the caper's most solid CVs.

AFL

Bombers chairman Paul Little dismisses ASADA infraction talk

Essendon's Paul Little

Rohan Connolly Essendon AFL chairman Paul Little has rubbished reports some players could be facing infraction notices from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, and possible suspensions.

AFL

Mark Thompson says Essendon must regain respect

Mark Thompson.

Rohan Connolly New Bombers coach wants his team and club to do things well in 2014, but after the shame of the supplements scandal, he's placing an even higher priority on doing things right.

Bomber bill a 'misunderstanding'

Bill Farr colour illustration .

Rohan Connolly Essendon coach Mark Thompson has used personal experience to defend two of his players who were involved in an incident at an Albert Park restaurant last weekend.

AFL

Bomber looking for the right stuff

Essendon's Mark Thompson Listens to Paul Little during the presser .13th November 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Rohan Connolly Essendon coach wants to do well in 2014, but priority is to do things right.

AFL

Carlton's Dale Thomas confident he'll play round one

Dale Thomas.

Rohan Connolly Carlton recruit Dale Thomas says he has no idea why his former club Collingwood have doubts over his playing future and he's confident his ankle problems won't stop him playing in round one.

AFL

Podsiadly ready for new start with Crows

James Podsiadly.

Rohan Connolly James Podsiadly has a bit of a head start on his peers when it comes to any butterflies which might be associated with joining a new club at a more senior age than most recruits.

AFL

Players may leave, but fans stick with their AFL clubs

Sydney Swans player Lance Buddy Franklin in the Emirates marquee at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.

Rohan Connolly No image has ever spoken more poignantly about the connection between a professional footballer of any code and a club than a moment at Old Trafford in late April of 1974.

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