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 If Essendon was looking for some sort of emotional boost at the start of this critical game against West Coast, it couldn't have written a better script than what actually unfolded.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood is now in serious danger of missing finals action for the first time since 2005.
Len Johnson and Rohan Connolly Few would have predicted St Kilda to be 3-2 after five rounds.
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.
Rohan Connolly For all its championing of a national philosophy, the AFL is never happier than when the establishment clubs in the game’s heartland are doing well.
Rohan Connolly The jury is still out on whether quality or quantity is the key to victory.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda has regularly found itself short of sufficient height and strength in recent times.
Rohan Connolly Two statistics best sum up Brisbane's stunning 10-point upset of Essendon.
Rohan Connolly Only a brave pundit would have predicted result would be known only after final siren.
Rohan Connolly In the end, you had to call it a decent win by Essendon, getting home by 25 points after looking set to be overrun midway through the final term with only one fit player left on the bench, and Port...
Rohan Connolly Depth is a vital component of any aspiring finalist's make-up and it will be particularly handy for Essendon this week.
Rohan Connolly Essendon has now positioned itself as a very serious contender for the top four.
Rohan Connolly Sydney's thrilling four-point win over Essendon last night threw up all sorts of bizarre numbers. The bottom line, though, was that once again these two teams served up a blinder.
The Connolly Report
Rohan Connolly A season as tight as 2012 is likely to come down to measures as fine as a matter of centimetres or seconds. And Essendon knows all about that now.