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 Perceptions in football can change markedly in the space of just a couple of games.
Rohan Connolly No one was quite sure pre-game how Saturday night's clash would pan out.
Rohan Connolly Richmond coach says team will embrace first appearance in finals series for 12 years.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne had worked very hard for not much reward by quarter-time.
Rohan Connolly This was just the sort of game that last year, would have had Richmond more than a little anxious. Against an opponent in Adelaide down but capable.
Rohan Connolly If a week is a long time in football these days, a little over a year is an eternity. And nothing will underline that better than when co-tenants Richmond and Melbourne face-off at their MCG home on...
Rohan Connolly Richmond not humiliated but Geelong's strength proves too much.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.
Rohan Connolly Young North Melbourne defender Shaun Atley appeared for the Roos in both contests.
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 St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.
Rohan Connolly Richmond knows all about carrying the weight of expectation into its now-traditional season-opener against Carlton.
Rohan Connolly Seven minutes. Six inside 50s. Five goals. That's pretty much all you needed to know about Collingwood's 21-point win over Richmond at the MCG last night.
Rohan Connolly Tigers fans were watching an early 20-point lead evaporate with remarkable speed.
Rohan Connolly Richmond puts on its best performance of the season, hammering Hawthorn at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly The two biggest stories of the weekend games emerged from the same match.
Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.
Rohan Connolly Richmond have survived a week of turmoil, suspensions and injuries and their own terrible kicking to defeat a depleted Melbourne in their AFL clash at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly This was one of those games best forgotten as soon as the final scores were recorded.
Rohan Connolly Richmond faces an uphill battle to make the finals for another season.