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 Can a side as proven as the Pies really be dismissed as a flag chance?
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.
Rohan Connolly Few players have featured in as important a moment in just their fourth AFL game as did Essendon's David Zaharakis in 2009.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach speaks out about suggestions of an emerging drug culture in the AFL.
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.
Rohan Connolly It goes without saying that you can't please everyone when picking an All-Australian team, but generally you'll find reasonable consensus about at least 75 per cent of those selected.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood has to win tonight to avoid being overtaken by West Coast.
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.
The Connolly Report
Rohan Connolly Andrew Krakouer's return promises to give the Magpies a lift.
Rohan Connolly Join Rohan Connolly to discuss the big football issues as we enter round 20.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood certainly seems up against it tonight at AAMI Stadium.
Rohan Connolly There's a lot to like about the way Collingwood plays its football.
Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.
Rohan Connolly This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.
Rohan Connolly It could be fourth time lucky for Chris Tarrant come the grand final.
Rohan Connolly Before yesterday it still somehow felt like Hawthorn had some sort of question to answer.
Rohan Connolly Dane Swan's prowess as an AFL player seemed to sneak up on much of the football world.
Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.
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.