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

Nick Riewoldt: more plaudits please for St Kilda skipper

Nick Riewoldt shares Eli Templeton’s joy at his first goal.

Rohan Connolly Over 14 seasons and 260 AFL games, Nick Riewoldt has delivered performances more eye-catching than Saturday night's effort for St Kilda against Melbourne.

AFL

Bomber looking for the right stuff

Essendon's Mark Thompson Listens to Paul Little during the presser .13th November 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Rohan Connolly Essendon coach wants to do well in 2014, but priority is to do things right.

AFL

Pies match could be tipping point for Bombers' season

Essendon v Hawthorn

Rohan Connolly Essendon faced its biggest on-field test on Friday night and was found wanting.

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AFL

For whom the toll tells

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Rohan Connolly Dons could face final insult if they hold their points.

AFL

Win for the bigger picture

Rohan Connolly The club and fans will go on, despite penalties given.

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AFL

Tigers cruise into September

Arms length: Stewart Crameri (left) battles with Alex Rance.

Rohan Connolly No one was quite sure pre-game how Saturday night's clash would pan out.

Dons hand out a lesson

Jobe Watson and Clinton Jones

Rohan Connolly St Kilda has regularly found itself short of sufficient height and strength in recent times.

AFL

Dons well placed for Pie fright

David Zaharakis.

Rohan Connolly Few players have featured in as important a moment in just their fourth AFL game as did Essendon's David Zaharakis in 2009.

AFL

It's time to scrap the match review process

Melbourne's Colin Sylvia.

Rohan Connolly The AFL’s judicial system continues to fail its most basic test, to deliver verdicts consistent with the football crimes committed.

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Pies as they might

St Kilda's Jack Steven is tackled by Magpie Alex Fasolo last night.

Rohan Connolly In the end, you had to wonder whether Collingwood won last night's game against St Kilda, or rather, failed to lose it.

AFL

Saints stroll to victory

Sure hands: St Kilda’s Arryn Siposs takes a safe chest mark despite the attentions of Giant Nathan Wilson yesterday at Etihad Stadium.

Rohan Connolly St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.

Balance of trade

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Rohan Connolly Players have moved from club to club for as long as football has been played.

365 days of AFL can dull senses, alienate fans

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

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Goddard is newbie in name only

New beginning: Club chief executive Ian Robson shows Essendon's recruits the new training centre at Tullamarine.

Rohan Connolly Brendon Goddard is proving a godsend for Essendon's midfield, and its leadership.

Eight it great?

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Rohan Connolly The scramble for the AFL finals in 2013 is shaping as a dogfight unlike anything we've seen before.

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...

AFL coaches: the class of 2013

AFL coaches.

Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.

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AFL

Eagles to soar highest

Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui will have an impact in the marathon that is an AFL season.

Rohan Connolly Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.

AFL

Measuring up the midfield

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Rohan Connolly The jury is still out on whether quality or quantity is the key to victory.

AFL

Watters' Saints: the team that time forgot

St Kilda coach Scott Watters

Rohan Connolly Why does everyone overlook St Kilda when they consider finals contenders?