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 North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has admitted forward Lindsay Thomas's reputation in the football world doesn't match his performance because of his staging for free kicks.
Rohan Connolly You tend to revisit a lot of the same old stories every football season. But is there any annual debate in the game more tedious than that concerning umpiring?
Rohan Connolly Melbourne was still within three goals of Geelong as the quarter-time siren rang at the MCG on Saturday, but seldom this season will an ostensibly gettable defecit prove as deceptive as this one did.
Rohan Connolly Forks in the road of football history don't come a lot sharper than those which followed the events of AFL grand final day in 2007.
Rohan Connolly While debate may continue in 2014 about the state of the game and the AFL's handling of the competition, one thing becoming increasingly clear is that the top of the ladder is as competitive as it...
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.
Rohan Connolly Most players delisted in clubs' annual end-of-season list purges don't raise too many eyebrows.
Rohan Connolly This has been an even more eventful AFL season than usual, full of wild fluctuations.
Rohan Connolly The Cats are a genuine hope to pull off the impossible - win a flag from outside the top four.
Rohan Connolly If anyone can win the flag from sixth place, then Geelong can.
Rohan Connolly The scoreline at quarter-time looked as expected. But the teams were the wrong way round.
Rohan Connolly For Ross Lyon, it's about a job. And for him and his side, it's a job only partially done.
Rohan Connolly Tom Hawkins' fine 2012 has earned him a leadership role.
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 Leigh Matthews' Lions were the equal of today's Cats.
Jesse Hogan and Rohan Connolly Coaches proving themselves more amenable than players to AFL's rationale for, and implementation of, stringent rules to dissuade high contact during bumps.
Rohan Connolly The AFL’s judicial system continues to fail its most basic test, to deliver verdicts consistent with the football crimes committed.
Rohan Connolly This could end up being the year of what-ifs for North Melbourne.
Rohan Connolly Wounded Geelong weathers Adelaide surge, then runs away to win an entertaining battle.
Rohan Connolly During the past few weeks Geelong have had 'we're not done just yet' written all over them.