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 The last time Sydney and North Melbourne clashed in September produced one of the more forgettable finals in recent AFL history. We can expect a lot more this time around.
Rohan Connolly The demands on an AFL coach's time are extraordinary enough during the regular season and even more so when his team is involved in finals, let alone when he's also just become a father for the first...
Rohan Connolly Throughout this season, both North Melbourne and Essendon have been unable to find anything like the sort of consistency they’d like.
Rohan Connolly Despite the inevitable debate it provoked, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott’s post-match confrontation with Brisbane’s Tom Rockliff on Saturday night is really neither here nor there.
Rohan Connolly AND WHILE I’M AT IT …
Rohan Connolly Such was the fervour surrounding the latest outbreak of controversy regarding suspended Essendon coach James Hird that it was perhaps surprising nobody seemed to notice something missing from last...
Rohan Connolly Over 14 seasons and 260 AFL games, Nick Riewoldt has delivered performances more eye-catching than Saturday night's effort for St Kilda against Melbourne.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.
Rohan Connolly Experienced defender Scott McMahon and promising forward Robbie Tarrant latest to recommit.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has appealed to fans of all AFL clubs to report instances of racism.
Rohan Connolly This was the year North Melbourne was supposed to deliver the goods.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne skipper suffers potentially season-ending injury as his side swats aside Melbourne by 122 points.
Rohan Connolly How Essendon hung on in this game for even a half is anyone's guess.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.
Rohan Connolly After a thumping by Hawthorn, North Melbourne has improved by leaps and bounds.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne has played to its peak when the pressure to perform was at its greatest.
Rohan Connolly Only a brave pundit would have predicted result would be known only after final siren.
Rohan Connolly For a couple of years now, North Melbourne has been the ultimate definition of the mid-table team. Not only have the Roos finished ninth, but consistently beaten the teams below them, only to...
Rohan Connolly ''No Ablett, no Gold Coast.'' An easy line, but a pretty accurate one at the moment.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne supporters are used to having their faith tested on several levels.