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 Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne had worked very hard for not much reward by quarter-time.
Rohan Connolly This could end up being the year of what-ifs for North Melbourne.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne's 54-point win over Bulldogs a pleasant reversal of fortune.
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 Experienced defender Scott McMahon and promising forward Robbie Tarrant latest to recommit.
Rohan Connolly Young North Melbourne defender Shaun Atley appeared for the Roos in both contests.
Rohan Connolly We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.
Rohan Connolly On the back of reaching the finals this year - and with a third altitude training camp under their belts - the Kangaroos are looking forward to 2013.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne has played to its peak when the pressure to perform was at its greatest.
Rohan Connolly Tomorrow night's blockbuster between Hawthorn and Geelong should be a beauty. And it certainly can't come quickly enough for the AFL, which needs a win far more desperately than either the Cats or...
Rohan Connolly When over-sensitivity is the order of the day, a sledgehammer is the best tool to crack a walnut.
Rohan Connolly When the brothers Selwood collided at Subiaco, the byplay which followed attracted more amusement than any concern
Rohan Connolly After a thumping by Hawthorn, North Melbourne has improved by leaps and bounds.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.
Rohan Connolly For a couple of years now, North Melbourne has been the ultimate definition of the mid-table team. Not only have the Roos finished ninth, but consistently beaten the teams below them, only to...
Rohan Connolly Kangaroos coach Brad Scott has a simple philosophy for when the going gets tough: just do your job.
Rohan Connolly The AFL must act swiftly before the basic premise of the game is altered, writes Rohan Connolly.