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

Collingwood's conundrum: Time's in short supply if you are a Magpie

Rohan Connolly Collingwood is always a victim of bloated expectations. A football club with a massive membership, huge following and the game’s most outspoken president guarantees headlines whether it’s...

AFL

Collingwood no lock for finals, problems no easy fix

Collingwood trudges off after losing to Gold Coast.

Rohan Connolly Four weeks ago on Monday, after an efficient Queen’s Birthday holiday disposal of Melbourne, Collingwood was parked comfortably in the AFL’s top four.

AFL

Collingwood missing the scoreboard spread

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Rohan Connolly For most of this year, any discussion about Collingwood's capacity to challenge for the premiership has gone hand-in-hand with the debate about the form of Travis Cloke.

AFL

Hawks extend AFL run over Magpies

Luke Breust played a crucial role in Hawthorn's victory.

Rohan Connolly Nothing can deflate a team that which has worked its heart out to stay in a contest more effectively than a burst of quick goals from its opponent.

AFL

Collingwood sticks in the boot with a new emphasis on kicking

Collingwood football training. Nathan Buckley and Robert Harvey.

Rohan Connolly Robert Harvey was never one for over-the-top statements when he was a champion on-baller with St Kilda, and, not surprisingly, he's gone about his work as an assistant coach - currently with...

AFL

Magpies win a classic over Eagles at the MCG

Magpie Steele Sidebottom celebrates after kicking a goal.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood emerges eight-point winners over West Coast in a classic at the MCG.

Saints still sorting things out four years after last win over Collingwood

St Kilda v Collingwood

Rohan Connolly Last time St Kilda beat Collingwood was an occasion remembered far more for an injury and an altercation between a coach and a player than the actual result.

AFL

Richmond downs Collingwood by 48 points in their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta

Ground zero: Tiger Matthew Arnot and Magpie Scott Pendlebury battle for the ball during their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly Victory, not for the first time engineered by Richmond's classiest acts,

Ad nauseam: TV launch leaves Bombers sidelined

Rohan Connolly At a particularly controversial and sensitive juncture in AFL football's recent history, conspiracy theories abound. Everywhere.

AFL

AFL season 2014: The most even in recent memory

The premiership battle will be much closer in 2014.

Rohan Connolly The list of clubs that came close will be truly remarkable when the siren sounds on season 2014.

AFL

Dempsey back for Anzac Day clash, but Dons midfield takes a hit

Mark Thompson speaks to Courtenay Dempsey

Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny Essendon rushes Courtenay Dempsey back into its line-up for Anzac Day blockbuster after a month-long club-imposed suspension.

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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.

AFL

Harder Swans brought Pies unstuck

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly In an era in which it's hard for teams to string together any number of wins, The Pie's winning streak over Sydney was one of the game's most significant.

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AFL

Friday shaping as a final for the Magpies

Rohan Connolly Form can be fleeting, but if you're in the top four, you're a chance.

AFL

Team of year outs are as big as the ins

Will Minson.

Rohan Connolly Being an All-Australian selector is a pretty thankless task.

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AFL

Youth leads a changing of the guard

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly When it comes to the best players, there's a definite changing of the guard going on.

AFL

National AFL draft is still a lottery

Rohan Connolly It's national draft time, which means next Thursday you're likely to hear as many football superlatives as you could thrust a bigger and better Oxford dictionary at.

AFL

Patrick Karnezis fulfils a boyhood dream by playing for Collingwood

Patrick Karnezis

Rohan Connolly Former Brisbane Lion Patrick Karnezis feels right at home in the black-and-white stripes.

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.

The Connolly Report

Plenty of upside for Pies

Andrew Krakouer.

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