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 Has there been a better grand final? Arguably not. Has there been a gutsier win than Sydney's 10-point triumph over a warm favourite? While we're still smitten in the afterglow of an absolute epic,...
Rohan Connolly We've certainly been spoilt for grand final thrillers over the past decade or so.
Rohan Connolly The visiting Swans will push the Crows early, but Adelaide has the better form.
Rohan Connolly Swans have won kudos for having held on to one of the top two spots on the ladder since June.
Rohan Connolly Sydney's thrilling four-point win over Essendon last night threw up all sorts of bizarre numbers. The bottom line, though, was that once again these two teams served up a blinder.
Rohan Connolly Essendon and Sydney have been serving up quality games of football for a long time. And there's no reason to think tonight's clash at Etihad Stadium will see any departure from the usual script.
Rohan Connolly Why Sydney has taken the step from mere finals prospect to genuine flag contender.