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 You tend to revisit a lot of the same old stories every football season. But is there any annual debate in the game more tedious than that concerning umpiring?
Rohan Connolly Melbourne coach Paul Roos has taken a shot at the umpires in his team’s 16-point loss against the Bulldogs over one free kick that wasn’t paid and one that was.
Rohan Connolly Former Richmond captain and current Tigers' official Wayne Campbell is to be announced as the AFL's new director of umpiring, replacing the long-time occupant of the position Jeff Gieschen.
Rohan Connolly Ugly rolling mauls that have marred AFL football as a spectacle in recent years may be on the way out.
Rohan Connolly Do we really need another twist on another recent rule change to clear up moveable scrums?
Rohan Connolly Do we really need another twist on another recent rule change to clear up moveable scrums? Which might lead to yet another unintended consequence and another rule change to counter it?
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn is a club with enormous pride. Now it's also a club with two lots of back-to-back flags among its dozen premierships. And those two points are inextricably woven.
Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, noon Monday.
Rohan Connolly The contenders are dropping like flies, but this year's Brownlow Medal could still provide a remarkable winner.
Rohan Connolly Perhaps it was a bizarre moment in the second quarter that might have best summed up Essendon's hard-fought win over Gold Coast on Saturday.
Rohan Connolly The first draw of the year in the AFL came on the penultimate day of a six-month home-and-away season and was probably a fitting result, given that both Carlton and Essendon at one stage had led by...
Rohan Connolly Throughout this season, both North Melbourne and Essendon have been unable to find anything like the sort of consistency they’d like.
Rohan Connolly If Essendon was looking for some sort of emotional boost at the start of this critical game against West Coast, it couldn't have written a better script than what actually unfolded.
Rohan Connolly You had a pretty good sense of what was going to happen within 10 minutes, by which time Carlton had banged on three goals without reply.
Rohan Connolly Geelong might not be quite the powerhouse it was a few seasons ago, but you still need to be right on your game to beat the Cats.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has admitted forward Lindsay Thomas's reputation in the football world doesn't match his performance because of his staging for free kicks.
Rohan Connolly The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, answers all your footy questions.
Rohan Connolly Melbourne was still within three goals of Geelong as the quarter-time siren rang at the MCG on Saturday, but seldom this season will an ostensibly gettable defecit prove as deceptive as this one did.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda has given Lenny Hayes the perfect retirement present with a staggering 58-point win over Fremantle.
Rohan Connolly Ty Vickery kicked four goals on Saturday as Richmond scored consecutive wins for the first time this season, beating Brisbane by 25 points at the MCG.