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 Members of football, boxing and entertainment worlds in mourning over Jeff Patterson's death.
Rohan Connolly While one door closes for Collingwood, another opens. Smart small forward Alex Fasolo's season is over, but that blow will be offset at least a little this week by the return of premiership onballer...
Rohan Connolly So comfortable has Michael Hibberd looked at AFL level from the moment he stepped into the Essendon side three seasons ago that you'd think it had all come pretty easily to him.
Rohan Connolly Already, 2013 is looking likely to be a premiership won by depth as much as class.
Rohan Connolly History suggests teams that are 0-2 now can't count on September glory.
Rohan Connolly Promising St Kilda forward Ahmed Saad has been forced to change his goalkicking routine.
Rohan Connolly and Matt Murnane Essendon veteran Nathan Lovett-Murray pleads with Dayle Garlett not to lose faith in the system.
Rohan Connolly AFL life after 30 is looking good for Nathan Lovett-Murray, even if he continues to get more attention for his life off the football field.
Rohan Connolly Melbourne coach Mark Neeld denies AFL's investigation into the Demons' alleged tanking will affect the club's preparations for next season.
Rohan Connolly Players have moved from club to club for as long as football has been played.
Rohan Connolly The last time ''congestion'' was this big a football buzzword was just on 40 years ago.
Rohan Connolly When Sydney steps on to the grand final stage on Saturday, it still won't be seen as anything like an AFL heavyweight. But perhaps now it should.
Rohan Connolly Since the early 1960s, Hawthorn have gone from a laughing stock to a powerhouse.
Rohan Connolly Two preliminary finals pitting a Victorian team against a side from over the border. Even a few years ago, that might have had the locals manning the barricades.
Rohan Connolly MERV Neagle played 147 games for Essendon over nine seasons, a fair innings yet not enough to put him among the all-time greats of the club in terms of service or status.
Rohan Connolly For many Essendon fans of a middle age, Merv Neagle - who died yesterday - will always occupy a special place in their hearts and memories.
Rohan Connolly Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will play his first game of AFL football for more than a year-and-a-half when he returns to the Cats' line-up for Saturday's crucial final round match against Sydney.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne coach Ron Barassi stands before his players, moments before they're to run out for the 1975 grand final against Hawthorn, desperate to win the club's first VFL premiership.
Rohan Connolly Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will play his first game of AFL football for more than a year when he returns to the Cats' line-up for tomorrow's crucial final-round match against Sydney.
The Connolly Report
Rohan Connolly Andrew Krakouer's return promises to give the Magpies a lift.