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.

All-Australians: a team brimming with new faces

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Rohan Connolly Whichever players end up being announced this year's All Australians on Tuesday evening, no one will be able to argue there has not been a significant changing of the guard.

The greatest game of all: Geelong v North Melbourne 1994

Gary Ablett is besieged by teammates Michael Mansfield (left) and Garry Hocking (right) after kicking the match winning goal.

Rohan Connolly It's 20 years since Geelong beat North Melbourne in a finals classic so good it might just be the greatest game of football ever played.

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Nat Fyfe and Travis Boak save their best for the best

Travis Boak and Nat Fyfe

Rohan Connolly Fremantle's Nat Fyfe and Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak are two of the best players in the AFL. But never more so than when they're playing against the best teams in the competition.

Report card for AFL teams that didn't make the grade

Josh Hill returns to the Eagles side this weekend.

Rohan Connolly Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.

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Brownlow Medal race shaping as a classic with Ablett, Franklin and Heppell in the frame

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Rohan Connolly The contenders are dropping like flies, but this year's Brownlow Medal could still provide a remarkable winner.

Bombers all but finals bound after fighting off Gold Coast

Brendon Goddard marks courageously.

Rohan Connolly Perhaps it was a bizarre moment in the second quarter that might have best summed up Essendon's hard-fought win over Gold Coast on Saturday.

Swan Ben McGlynn in the thick of things, but still kicking goals

Attitude is Ben McGlynn's strongest asset.

Rohan Connolly When Sydney played Hawthorn a couple of weeks back, you could have forgiven Swans little man Ben McGlynn the temporary indulgence of looking around the MCG and wondering what might have been.

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Alex Woodward of the Hawks celebrates his debut game.

Rohan Connolly The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, answers all your footy questions.

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Interchange debate produces a nil-all draw

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Rohan Connolly The cap of 120 interchanges per team introduced by the AFL this season has not panned as anyone thought it would, but the outcome has been quite satisfactory.

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It's official, Jason Dunstall's a true Hawks legend

Jason Dunstall loved the chase, the tackle and the assist every bit as much as a goal.

Rohan Connolly When it came to the business of playing for a successful club in its greatest era, Jason Dunstall's timing couldn't have been better.

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Magpie misery.

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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Hawthorn to test the mettle of the AFL's up-and-coming Gold Coast Suns

The challenge for Gold Coast's midfield against the Hawks is almost a microcosm of the bigger team picture.

Rohan Connolly If the AFL could have written a script for how the first of its two latest expansion clubs should perform on the field, it probably wouldn’t have been a lot different to the story of Gold...

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Buckley on Pendlebury: There's no better leader than captain cool

Leader of the pack: Magpies captain Scott Pendlebury (centre) has impressed coach Nathan Buckley.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has some interesting reflections about the differences between himself as a player and his current captain Scott Pendlebury.

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Collingwood no lock for finals, problems no easy fix

Collingwood trudges off after losing to Gold Coast.

Rohan Connolly Four weeks ago on Monday, after an efficient Queen’s Birthday holiday disposal of Melbourne, Collingwood was parked comfortably in the AFL’s top four.

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Next six weeks will tell how brightly Suns can shine

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Rohan Connolly The Gold Coast Suns have reached dizzy heights on the AFL ladder, but face a big challenge to stay there.

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All-Australian mid-year team an even affair

Rohan Connolly Season 2014 is shaping up as one of the most closely contested in years.

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Richmond reaches fork in the road

Rohan Connolly Richmond has had some embarrassing losses over the years, but few would have rankled with the faithful as much as Saturday’s defeat against Melbourne.

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And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly Why does football continue to embarrass itself with episodes that might have been avoided with a little clear thinking? Exhibit Z in this long-running saga is the siren controversy at Adelaide Oval...

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Count on Cats being there

Rohan Connolly The longer a footballer performs to a consistently high standard, the harder it seems to impress the judges. And so it goes for teams as well.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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