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

Carlton's Dale Thomas confident he'll play round one

Rohan Connolly Carlton recruit Dale Thomas says he has no idea why his former club Collingwood have doubts over his playing future and he's confident his ankle problems won't stop him playing in round one.

AFL

Message for Carlton: no messiahs in the modern game

Carlton Football Club.

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

AFL

Blue day as Dees dare to believe

Jack Watts

Rohan Connolly When a team has won just one of its past 21 games, and not at all for nearly a year, you can’t take anything for granted.

AFL

Stats show Collingwood's Malthouse-to-Buckley transition complete

Nathan Buckley.

Rohan Connolly As Collingwood enters its third season under the coaching of Nathan Buckley, the signs continue that the transition from the Magpie model of predecessor Mick Malthouse is all but complete.

New Blue out of the Woods

Cameron Wood

Rohan Connolly Cameron Wood wasn't always a favourite of Collingwood fans during his five years with the Magpies, but he was with his teammates, a fact underlined again when the ruckman was selected in the AFL...

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AFL

Thomas primed to excel from round one: Malthouse

Mick Malthouse

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

AFL

Pies of 2010 to today: black and white

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly The side Collingwood wants to be is an outfit it is no longer capable of being.

AFL

Jolly in a race to be fit for finals

David and Goliath: Fremantle youngster Jack Hannath (right) tangles with Collingwood veteran Darren Jolly.

Rohan Connolly Veteran Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly is racing against time to play a meaningful role in the Magpies’ finals campaign.

Pies, Dons can dig deep

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Rohan Connolly Already, 2013 is looking likely to be a premiership won by depth as much as class.

AFL

Essendon stymies Pies attack

Jobe Watson

Rohan Connolly Bombers held sway in general play and on the scoreboard the entire afternoon, but that didn't necessarily make their eventual 46-point win a comfortable exercise until the final 10 minutes.

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Is Collingwood on the nose?

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Rohan Connolly Can a side as proven as the Pies really be dismissed as a flag chance?

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Pies as they might

St Kilda's Jack Steven is tackled by Magpie Alex Fasolo last night.

Rohan Connolly In the end, you had to wonder whether Collingwood won last night's game against St Kilda, or rather, failed to lose it.

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Plenty of upside for Pies

Andrew Krakouer.

Rohan Connolly Andrew Krakouer's return promises to give the Magpies a lift.

AFL

Pies start hot, go cold

Cross purposes: Roos Scott McMahon (left) and Luke Delaney have Pie Chris Tarrant covered last night.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.

Magpies get their reward

Collingwood

Rohan Connolly Collingwood can, and has, played a lot better quality football than it did last night, and will certainly need to if it is to have any chance of winning the premiership.

AFL

Rule to protect players' legs could leave their heads exposed

Ashley McGrath slides for the ball.

Rohan Connolly It took just over a half of the opening game of the season for the first rules controversy.

Rampant Dons set the stage for Anzac Day

Jubilant fans salute the Dons

Rohan Connolly Despite the tipping, the Bombers ended up doing a number on the Blues.

It's deja vu as hot Pies burn Cats

Scott Pendlebury takes a mark for Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.

Magpies land Tarrant bonus

Up in arms: Chris Tarrant celebrates a goal.

Rohan Connolly It could be fourth time lucky for Chris Tarrant come the grand final.

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Dramatic win for Magpies

Rohan Connolly That the moment which decided the game came just 39 seconds before the final siren gives you some idea of how close it was.