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 How Essendon hung on in this game for even a half is anyone's guess.
Rohan Connolly Relieved Hawthorn coach can start planning his side's finals assault.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne skipper suffers potentially season-ending injury as his side swats aside Melbourne by 122 points.
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 had worked very hard for not much reward by quarter-time.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne's 54-point win over Bulldogs a pleasant reversal of fortune.
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 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.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.
Rohan Connolly There are no cosy odds for the Roos. They should be applauded for staying in the game.
Rohan Connolly Essendon and North Melbourne don't boast one of the AFL's highest-profile rivalries.
Rohan Connolly Only a brave pundit would have predicted result would be known only after final siren.
Rohan Connolly For a couple of years now, North Melbourne has been the ultimate definition of the mid-table team. Not only have the Roos finished ninth, but consistently beaten the teams below them, only to...
Rohan Connolly ''No Ablett, no Gold Coast.'' An easy line, but a pretty accurate one at the moment.
Rohan Connolly After their stunning win over the Cats in round three, there was acclaim aplenty for the Roos.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne supporters are used to having their faith tested on several levels.
Rohan Connolly Kangaroos coach Brad Scott has a simple philosophy for when the going gets tough: just do your job.