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 Whichever players end up being announced this year's All Australians on Tuesday evening, no one will be able to argue there has not been a significant changing of the guard.
Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly Recent finals history has been turned on its head. And now Port Adelaide and North Melbourne go into their preliminary finals with plenty of momentum.
Rohan Connolly The last time Sydney and North Melbourne clashed in September produced one of the more forgettable finals in recent AFL history. We can expect a lot more this time around.
Rohan Connolly The demands on an AFL coach's time are extraordinary enough during the regular season and even more so when his team is involved in finals, let alone when he's also just become a father for the first...
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 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 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 Despite the inevitable debate it provoked, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott’s post-match confrontation with Brisbane’s Tom Rockliff on Saturday night is really neither here nor there.
Rohan Connolly The signs weren't good for Brisbane well before North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey posted the first goal of Saturday night's game at Etihad Stadium seven minutes in.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne is starting to realise just how fine a line can exist between success and failure. And the Roos’ opponent this weekend, Richmond, knows a bit about it, too.
Rohan Connolly Five champions of the modern era and a Carlton great of the 1940s are the latest inductees into the AFL Hall of Fame.
Rohan Connolly Young North Melbourne defender Shaun Atley appeared for the Roos in both contests.
Rohan Connolly The Kangaroos couldn't broker a trade deal for former Port Adelaide draftee Ben Jacobs.
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.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne's 54-point win over Bulldogs a pleasant reversal of fortune.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne had worked very hard for not much reward by quarter-time.
Rohan Connolly This was the year North Melbourne was supposed to deliver the goods.
Rohan Connolly Roos stutter when they step out of their comfort zone.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne skipper suffers potentially season-ending injury as his side swats aside Melbourne by 122 points.