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 Gary Ablett seems to raise the bar just a little higher each time he plays.
Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse taking over at Carlton was always going to be one of the best stories of 2013.
Rohan Connolly Nick Duigan is respected by his teammates - that's why he's in the leadership group.
Rohan Connolly Has the 2012 AFL season actually finished yet? Has 2013 already begun? Who really knows any more?
Rohan Connolly There's anticipation at Carlton this week as veteran coach Mick Malthouse takes the reins.
Rohan Connolly Choosing a team of top grand final performers since 1989 is no easy task.
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 Three rounds to go and three teams too many. That's the scenario entering round 21, with 11 teams still hoping to play in the finals.
Rohan Connolly Three weeks ago, this column outlined the reliability of the 'round seven rule', and came up with a final ladder.
Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.
Rohan Connolly The AFL must act swiftly before the basic premise of the game is altered, writes Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly Round seventeen promises several season-defining matches.
Rohan Connolly Dane Swan's prowess as an AFL player seemed to sneak up on much of the football world.
Rohan Connolly Secret formula AFL's latest weapon in battle against perceptions of ''tanking''.
Rohan Connolly Carlton's stocks look particularly healthy despite poor pre-season results.
Rohan Connolly A lot of hard work goes into Scott Pendlebury making football look easy.
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 On paper, the Richmond midfield looks impressive, but the numbers tell a different story.
Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.