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 Adam Simpson has been in Perth for six months now, but it didn't take nearly that long to work out how proud the locals are about their home state.
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 There was a time, only a couple of years ago, when Essendon would have as good as lost a game such as Thursday night's against West Coast at Patersons Stadium before its plane had even left the...
Rohan Connolly In the end, John Worsfold's departure as West Coast coach wasn't a massive surprise. If the Eagles were far and away the most disappointing team of the 2013 AFL season, their coach didn't exactly set...
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide is rapidly turning into the feel-good story of 2013.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood has to win tonight to avoid being overtaken by West Coast.
Rohan Connolly A battle within a battle looms this week for the teams in the top eight.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne has played to its peak when the pressure to perform was at its greatest.
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 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.
Rohan Connolly Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.
Rohan Connolly Seldom if ever will an AFL club have been as relieved to see the start of a season as Essendon when the Bombers kick off 2013 against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Friday night.
Rohan Connolly Seldom if ever will an AFL club have been as relieved to see the start of a season as Essendon.
Rohan Connolly The jury is still out on whether quality or quantity is the key to victory.
Rohan Connolly Champagne football. It's a throwaway line often used as much with irony as a straight face.
Rohan Connolly You won't find too many Melbourne pundits giving West Coast much of a flag chance.
Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.
Rohan Connolly After Geelong kicked the first three goals of the second half, the game was all but over.
Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.