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

AFL season 2014: The most even in recent memory

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

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

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,

AFL

National AFL draft is still a lottery

Rohan Connolly

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.

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.

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

Dons well placed for Pie fright

David Zaharakis.

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.

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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Hawks prove they're made of right stuff

Collingwood v Hawthorn

Rohan Connolly Before yesterday it still somehow felt like Hawthorn had some sort of question to answer.

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.

Another hoodoo to be put to the test

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Rohan Connolly Join Rohan Connolly to discuss the big football issues as we enter round 20.

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Pies pair need to ruffle Eagles

Still No. 1: Travis Cloke, despite the criticism, is the AFL leader for contested marks.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood has to win tonight to avoid being overtaken by West Coast.

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.