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 Should Hawthorn defeat Carlton as expected at the MCG on Friday night, the Blues will be handed another unwanted slice of history in an era in which they’ve already had several.
Rohan Connolly Carlton staged a dramatic late comeback to pinch a three-point AFL win over West Coast on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium.
Rohan Connolly Carlton's amazing comeback win over West Coast on Saturday could be an important moment in the Blues' season.
Rohan Connolly It has been two months now since outgoing Carlton president Stephen Kernahan, following the Blues’ shocking 0-4 start to the season, conceded that his club had to rebuild its senior list.
Rohan Connolly Richmond has lost key defender Alex Rance to injury but restored feisty small forward Jake King to its line-up for the clash with nemesis Carlton.
Rohan Connolly Carlton has a long way to go to match the work ethic and competitiveness of teams like Fremantle, according to Mick Malthouse.
Rohan Connolly Fremantle wins games of football like a seasoned arm-wrestler does his stuff.
Rohan Connolly Disappointed coach says Dockers did everything the Blues had failed to do.
Rohan Connolly Nick Duigan is respected by his teammates - that's why he's in the leadership group.
Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse taking over at Carlton was always going to be one of the best stories of 2013.
Rohan Connolly Despite a new coach, Carlton isn't any better, writes Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly Carlton's stocks look particularly healthy despite poor pre-season results.
Rohan Connolly Surely victory over an old enemy on Friday night would be definitive proof that the Blues have arrived.
Rohan Connolly Andrew Carrazzo is having the last laugh on his knockers.
Rohan Connolly Despite the tipping, the Bombers ended up doing a number on the Blues.
Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.
Rohan Connolly We're only a month into the new season, but there's already one thing standing out.
Rohan Connolly Great football teams have something going for them other than superstars.