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 fends off tanking drama

Rohan Connolly Melbourne coach Mark Neeld denies the AFL’s on-going investigation into the Demons’ alleged tanking will have any impact on the club’s preparations for next season.

Tanking saga leaves us with more questions

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Rohan Connolly One question still remains: what exactly is tanking, and was Melbourne guilty of it?

Secret formula to clean up 'tanking'

Dean Bailey

Rohan Connolly Secret formula AFL's latest weapon in battle against perceptions of ''tanking''.

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AFL

AFL players and supporters should be grateful to Andrew Demetriou

Andrew Demetriou.

Rohan Connolly How does the AFL's core product - the 200-odd games it hosts each season - stack up over the Demetriou decade?

AFL

Andrew Demetriou won't brush mistakes under the carpet

Sherrin football

Rohan Connolly Outgoing AFL chief says he won't 'brush under the carpet' the mistakes that have damaged the game.

AFL

Time for AFL to heed fans' anger over ticket prices

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Rohan Connolly The AFL hasn't been slow to give itself a pat on the back about the redevelopment of Adelaide Oval.

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AFL

Dismal the new norm

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Rohan Connolly Outlook bleak as chiefs head to the US for answers.

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Fumbles put AFL bosses firmly in spotlight

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Tomorrow night's blockbuster between Hawthorn and Geelong should be a beauty. And it certainly can't come quickly enough for the AFL, which needs a win far more desperately than either the Cats or...

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365 days of AFL can dull senses, alienate fans

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Rohan Connolly Has the 2012 AFL season actually finished yet? Has 2013 already begun? Who really knows any more?

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AFL

Probe not on our radar, Neeld says

Melbourne football training: new recruit Jack Viney.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne coach Mark Neeld denies AFL's investigation into the Demons' alleged tanking will affect the club's preparations for next season.

Tough times at the top

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Rohan Connolly For Adrian Anderson, leaving with his marbles and self-esteem intact has been no mean feat.

AFL's year of triumph and ignominy

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

Time for seasoned to be jolly

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most definitive comment on the long-running Melbourne tanking saga mercifully brought to a close this week came not with the announcement of penalties and the welter of analysis which...

Hype all about it as big men fly at home

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt and Carlton's Michael Jamison fight it out during the round 18 clash between the two clubs last season.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne footballing public lusting for the resumption of on-field hostilities.

AFL

AFL must save Demons

Melbourne fans

Rohan Connolly First Melbourne rebuilt. Lately, coach Mark Neeld has talked about rebuilding the rebuild.

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AFL

Football its own equaliser

Roaring: Skipper Jonathan Brown leads his team in the club song after the Lions stunned the Bombers.

Rohan Connolly Football, the business, is a constant source of concern these days.

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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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AFL

Neeld just one part of the problem

Rohan Connolly

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.

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