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.

AFL

Pies of 2010 to today: black and white

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Rohan Connolly The side Collingwood wants to be is an outfit it is no longer capable of being.

AFL

Harder Swans brought Pies unstuck

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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

Port's power knocks out Magpies

Port's Matthew Lobbe battles with Collingwood's Dane Swan at the MCG.

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide's stunning resurgence reaches new heights with 24-point elimination final win over Collingwood.

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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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AFL

Ball back in business for Pies, but Fasolo's season is over

Alex Fasolo.

Rohan Connolly While one door closes for Collingwood, another opens. Smart small forward Alex Fasolo's season is over, but that blow will be offset at least a little this week by the return of premiership onballer...

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.

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Plenty of upside for Pies

Andrew Krakouer.

Rohan Connolly Andrew Krakouer's return promises to give the Magpies a lift.

A round of early eliminations?

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Rohan Connolly Three rounds to go and three teams too many. That's the scenario entering round 21, with 11 teams still hoping to play in the finals.

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AFL

Pies start hot, go cold

Cross purposes: Roos Scott McMahon (left) and Luke Delaney have Pie Chris Tarrant covered last night.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.

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.

Sorry Jack, but three aces trumped you

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt

Rohan Connolly It goes without saying that you can't please everyone when picking an All-Australian team, but generally you'll find reasonable consensus about at least 75 per cent of those selected.

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AFL's year of triumph and ignominy

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Rohan Connolly We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.

Pies, Dons can dig deep

Rohan Connolly Already, 2013 is looking likely to be a premiership won by depth as much as class.

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More heroes answer call in Anzac epic

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Rohan Connolly There can't have been a Pies supporter who wasn't having the worst case of deja vu imaginable with two minutes left to play yesterday.

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Pie star a smooth mix of grit and glitz

Scott Pendlebury

Rohan Connolly There's a lot to like about the way Collingwood plays its football.

It's deja vu as hot Pies burn Cats

Scott Pendlebury takes a mark for Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.

Football

Maxwell says Pies can rise to challenge

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22:  Nick Maxwell of the Magpies looks on during the 2012 AFL Captains Photo Call at The Museum of Contemporary Art on March 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Rohan Connolly INJURIES and the suspension of important midfielder Sharrod Wellingham will leave Collingwood far from its best for next Friday's round-one blockbuster against popular premiership fancy Hawthorn, but...

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