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 Throughout this season, both North Melbourne and Essendon have been unable to find anything like the sort of consistency they’d like.
Rohan Connolly Geelong might not be quite the powerhouse it was a few seasons ago, but you still need to be right on your game to beat the Cats.
Rohan Connolly Despite the inevitable debate it provoked, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott’s post-match confrontation with Brisbane’s Tom Rockliff on Saturday night is really neither here nor there.
Rohan Connolly For most of this year, any discussion about Collingwood's capacity to challenge for the premiership has gone hand-in-hand with the debate about the form of Travis Cloke.
Rohan Connolly The signs weren't good for Brisbane well before North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey posted the first goal of Saturday night's game at Etihad Stadium seven minutes in.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne is starting to realise just how fine a line can exist between success and failure. And the Roos’ opponent this weekend, Richmond, knows a bit about it, too.
Rohan Connolly Here's just a few things we have already gleaned from this February's football.
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 We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.
Rohan Connolly Young North Melbourne defender Shaun Atley appeared for the Roos in both contests.
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 North Melbourne's 54-point win over Bulldogs a pleasant reversal of fortune.
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 Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.
Rohan Connolly The AFL must act swiftly before the basic premise of the game is altered, writes Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly Round seventeen promises several season-defining matches.
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.