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 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.
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 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.
Rohan Connolly Kangaroos coach Brad Scott has a simple philosophy for when the going gets tough: just do your job.