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

Richmond loses Alex Rance to injury for clash with Carlton

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.

AFL

Song remains the same in Blues backyard

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Despite a new coach, Carlton isn't any better, writes Rohan Connolly.

We don't have the work ethic: Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Carlton has a long way to go to match the work ethic and competitiveness of teams like Fremantle, according to Mick Malthouse.

AFL

Freo puts hold on Blues

Carlton v Fremantle

Rohan Connolly Fremantle wins games of football like a seasoned arm-wrestler does his stuff.

AFL

Malthouse envies the Dockers' blue-collar ethic

Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Disappointed coach says Dockers did everything the Blues had failed to do.

Stepping up

Leadership material: Nick Duigan (left) doesn’t expect to inherit the captaincy from Chris Judd.

Rohan Connolly Nick Duigan is respected by his teammates - that's why he's in the leadership group.

Malthouse's Blues look a good mix

Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse taking over at Carlton was always going to be one of the best stories of 2013.

Rampant Dons set the stage for Anzac Day

Jubilant fans salute the Dons

Rohan Connolly Despite the tipping, the Bombers ended up doing a number on the Blues.

Out of the Blue

Catch me if you can: Alwyn Davey leads Carlton's Nick Duigan a merry chase in the Bombers' upset win. Davey chipped in with three goals.

Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.

AFL

Witness the death of the super club

Defying odds: Nic Naitanui, top, wraps up Hawk Jordan Lewis.

Rohan Connolly We're only a month into the new season, but there's already one thing standing out.

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Shades of Blues keep repeating

Frustrated Blues: Adelaide’s Jason Porplyzia (left) marks in front of Carlton’s Bryce Gibbs.

Rohan Connolly Great football teams have something going for them other than superstars.

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Connolly Report

Make-or-break month for Ratten

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Three weeks ago, this column outlined the reliability of the 'round seven rule', and came up with a final ladder.

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Deep, dark, navy Blues

Chris Judd

Rohan Connolly Carlton's stocks look particularly healthy despite poor pre-season results.

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Rohan Connolly

Better Blues can put heat on Pies

Alan Toovey is tackled by Chris Judd.

Rohan Connolly Surely victory over an old enemy on Friday night would be definitive proof that the Blues have arrived.

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AFL

Blue ribbon performer

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Rohan Connolly Andrew Carrazzo is having the last laugh on his knockers.

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