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

Message for Carlton: no messiahs in the modern game

Rohan Connolly Carlton is a club with major issues at several levels. Its players lack fight and on-field direction.

AFL

Is Mick Malthouse the man to rebuild the Blues?

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

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...

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AFL

Richmond loses Alex Rance to injury for clash with Carlton

Alex Rance (left), seen here preventing Melbourne's Cameron Pedersen from getting the ball, will miss the game against Carlton.

Rohan Connolly Richmond has lost key defender Alex Rance to injury but restored feisty small forward Jake King to its line-up for the clash with nemesis Carlton.

AFL

Thomas primed to excel from round one: Malthouse

Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Former Collingwood premiership player having his training load managed.

Kangaroos capable of producing a twist in the tail

Kangaroos celebrate

Rohan Connolly This could end up being the year of what-ifs for North Melbourne.

AFL

Song remains the same in Blues backyard

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Despite a new coach, Carlton isn't any better, writes Rohan Connolly.

Judd turns back clock

In dispute: St Kilda's Clint Jones battles with Carlton's Sam Rowe (left) and Marc Murphy at Etihad Stadium.

Rohan Connolly Nothing has the potential to sting a proven champion into action than a hint of his own mortality.

AFL

Roos hoodoo and Etihad record a challenge for Blues

Showing the way: Chris Judd makes a point during Carlton's session at St Kilda baths.

Rohan Connolly Friday night's clash between the Roos and the Blues is the start of a mini finals series.

AFL

Freo puts hold on Blues

Carlton v Fremantle

Rohan Connolly Fremantle wins games of football like a seasoned arm-wrestler does his stuff.

AFL

Blues lose Judd for rest of season

Chris Judd

Rohan Connolly Carlton's finals hopes in tatters after defeat by the Western Bulldogs, with key midfielder Chris Judd gone as well.

AFL

Dogs put bite on Blues

No escape: Carlton's Jeff Garlett is tackled by Bulldog Liam Picken at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to a solid Bulldogs outfit, in a match the Blues needed to win.

AFL

Bulldog Grant shows some bite, unlike the Blues

Jarrad Grant celebrates after kicking a goal against Carlton.

Rohan Connolly Until a month ago, Western Bulldog Jarrad Grant remained one of the AFL's most maligned players.

AFL

Carlton must define its season

Carlton

Rohan Connolly There are a couple of narratives that seem pretty appropriate applied to Carlton's 2013.

AFL

Worsfold's legacy speaks for itself

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly In the end, John Worsfold's departure as West Coast coach wasn't a massive surprise. If the Eagles were far and away the most disappointing team of the 2013 AFL season, their coach didn't exactly set...

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AFL

Suck it up and move on

Rohan Connolly There's scarcely a week of any AFL season that goes by without some sort of umpiring controversy.

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End this farce

Chris Judd's hearing unfair: Manager (Thumbnail)

Rohan Connolly The AFL must act swiftly before the basic premise of the game is altered, writes Rohan Connolly.

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Live blog: Sensational round 17

Rohan Connolly opinon dinkus

Rohan Connolly Round seventeen promises several season-defining matches.

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A round of early eliminations?

Rohan Connolly

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.

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Record means little against the rapidly advancing tide

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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.

AFL

A team to stake your life on

Rohan Connolly Choosing a team of top grand final performers since 1989 is no easy task.

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