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.

Brownlow Medal race shaping as a classic with Ablett, Franklin and Heppell in the frame

Rohan Connolly The contenders are dropping like flies, but this year's Brownlow Medal could still provide a remarkable winner.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

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

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Match review panel fails the test of common sense

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Rohan Connolly You can pull out any number of examples to illustrate how seriously deficient is the AFL’s current judiciary system, but in the 10 seasons of the match review panel’s operation, 2014 has...

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

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

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Hawthorn proved catalyst for Lance Franklin finding form

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Rohan Connolly If a week is a long time in football, three months might as well be a lifetime - more than enough for the most sweeping of statements to be forgotten.

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Buckley on Pendlebury: There's no better leader than captain cool

Leader of the pack: Magpies captain Scott Pendlebury (centre) has impressed coach Nathan Buckley.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has some interesting reflections about the differences between himself as a player and his current captain Scott Pendlebury.

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Essendon players the pawns in a game of double jeopardy

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Rohan Connolly Essendon’s decision to pursue a court injunction against the supplements investigation last week was popularly viewed as an attempt to wriggle out of a tight spot on a technicality.

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Beating the bogey the challenge for Tigers, Dons and Swans

Scoot with the loot: Carlton's Chris Judd has enjoyed some fun at the Tigers' expense in recent years. Training for the big game looks pretty cool too.

Rohan Connolly By popular consensus this is the weekend which should have launched the AFL season. Round two is a cracker, full of big games and great rivalries.

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

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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Favourite sons join AFL's exclusive club

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

And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly There was a notable absentee from the latest group of Hall of Fame inductees.

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Western Bulldogs' dilemma more than the coach

The Bulldogs have gone backwards even in areas where they were capable last year.

Rohan Connolly Are the Western Bulldogs a potentially good side drastically under-performing, or an ordinary one placed where their talent dictates they should be?

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John Coleman film find is football gold

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Rohan Connolly After this week’s latest inductions, the Australian Football Hall of Fame has 257 members. Of those, 25 are official Legends of the game.

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All-Australian mid-year team an even affair

Rohan Connolly Season 2014 is shaping up as one of the most closely contested in years.

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Lifetimes of memories and legends depart Windy Hill

New home: Removalists transport the painting <em>When We Played Football</em> at Windy Hill.

Rohan Connolly The Bombers are gone, but it's still sacred ground to fans

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Cut and bruised after a long fall from grace

Tough call: Jordan Gysberts in action for Melbourne against Geelong. He won rave reviews early on.

Rohan Connolly Most players delisted in clubs' annual end-of-season list purges don't raise too many eyebrows.

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National AFL draft is still a lottery

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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.

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From little things, big things grow

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Rohan Connolly Since the early 1960s, Hawthorn have gone from a laughing stock to a powerhouse.

AFL's year of triumph and ignominy

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Rohan Connolly We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.

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World's best father-son

Greatest father-son combination?

Rohan Connolly Gary Ablett seems to raise the bar just a little higher each time he plays.

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