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 Disillusioned Darren Jolly concedes his AFL career is over, but not without some fierce parting shots at the manner in which it ended.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley's response to the pointed criticisms of his former premiership ruckman Darren Jolly on Thursday was predictably measured.
Rohan Connolly As Collingwood enters its third season under the coaching of Nathan Buckley, the signs continue that the transition from the Magpie model of predecessor Mick Malthouse is all but complete.
Rohan Connolly Veteran Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly is racing against time to play a meaningful role in the Magpies’ finals campaign.
Rohan Connolly Cameron Wood wasn't always a favourite of Collingwood fans during his five years with the Magpies, but he was with his teammates, a fact underlined again when the ruckman was selected in the AFL...
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.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood has to win tonight to avoid being overtaken by West Coast.
Rohan Connolly It is pretty easy to jump off the bandwagon of a qualifying final loser. Easy and almost always wrong.
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 In search of success, Nathan Buckley's Collingwood is heading in new directions.
Rohan Connolly Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.
Rohan Connolly Already, 2013 is looking likely to be a premiership won by depth as much as class.
Rohan Connolly Before yesterday it still somehow felt like Hawthorn had some sort of question to answer.
Rohan Connolly The pieces of the flag jigsaw are coming together for Hawthorn.
Rohan Connolly Seven minutes. Six inside 50s. Five goals. That's pretty much all you needed to know about Collingwood's 21-point win over Richmond at the MCG last night.
Rohan Connolly Surely victory over an old enemy on Friday night would be definitive proof that the Blues have arrived.
Rohan Connolly Does Carlton have what it takes to regroup and contend for the premiership?
Rohan Connolly This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.