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 RIchmond has the most players from other clubs on its list, with 13, in keeping with its policy of protecting the senior list with rookie picks
Rohan Connolly If a football team is only as good as its most vulnerable part, Friday night's season-opener between Collingwood and Fremantle should be an intriguing match-up.
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.
Emma Quayle and Rohan Connolly The timing of the AFL's ''captain's pick'' game would prompt Heath Shaw to ''kindly decline'' any offer to play in it.
Rohan Connolly Carlton recruit Dale Thomas says he has no idea why his former club Collingwood have doubts over his playing future and he's confident his ankle problems won't stop him playing in round one.
Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse's fractious relationship with the media is legendary, and the Carlton coach was in a particularly feisty mood last Friday night before the Blues' big game with Hawthorn.
Rohan Connolly The side Collingwood wants to be is an outfit it is no longer capable of being.
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide's stunning resurgence reaches new heights with 24-point elimination final win over Collingwood.
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide got tremendous service from two dynamic youngsters.
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 In the end, you had to wonder whether Collingwood won last night's game against St Kilda, or rather, failed to lose it.
The Connolly Report
Rohan Connolly Andrew Krakouer's return promises to give the Magpies a lift.
Rohan Connolly AFL fond of citing ''flow-on'' effect in defending zero-tolerance policy as far as umpires go.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.
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 On paper, the Richmond midfield looks impressive, but the numbers tell a different story.
Rohan Connolly There's something about the opening salvos of an AFL season that has both the pundits and public alike elbowing each other out of the way, desperate to make the definitive and dramatic call.
Rohan Connolly Despite the tipping, the Bombers ended up doing a number on the Blues.