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 A couple of former prime ministers have had bold declarations come back to haunt them. Bob Hawke's line about no child living in poverty and Julia Gillard's insistence about no carbon tax will...
Rohan Connolly Carlton is a club with major issues at several levels. Its players lack fight and on-field direction.
Rohan Connolly Football today, like society, muses former Carlton captain Mark Maclure, is transient. 'Things move all over the place, and in football it's players and coaches.'
Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most significant comment during soap opera came from chairman Don McLardy.
Rohan Connolly The notable rivalries between different pairs of AFL clubs have their own characteristics. Carlton and Essendon's remains one of the most intense.
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Rohan Connolly Despite a new coach, Carlton isn't any better, writes Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly Three groups on ladder have vastly different aspirations over the final seven rounds.
Rohan Connolly There are a couple of narratives that seem pretty appropriate applied to Carlton's 2013.
Rohan Connolly Carlton is in a position to turn a mediocre season into a surprisingly successful one.
Rohan Connolly There's always something on the line when Essendon takes on Carlton.
Rohan Connolly There's some obvious contenders for coach of the year in 2012.
Rohan Connolly Brett Ratten, under pressure all season to keep his post despite having a year left to run on his contract but looking safer recently after Carlton's four wins in its past five games, might have had...
Rohan Connolly MANY factors can kill an AFL coaching stint. At Carlton, for Brett Ratten, who'll take charge of the Blues for the final time against St Kilda on Sunday, it's been the convergence of several.
Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse has maintained this morning he has made no decision about his coaching future despite Carlton's announcement of the sacking of Brett Ratten as senior coach.
Rohan Connolly Carlton's stocks look particularly healthy despite poor pre-season results.
Rohan Connolly AFL TEAMS do so much homework on their opposition these days that there should seldom be any unpleasant surprises around the corner, but Carlton might well be viewing tonight's clash with the...
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 Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.