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.
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 Leigh Matthews' Lions were the equal of today's Cats.
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 Tom Hawkins' fine 2012 has earned him a leadership role.
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 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 During the past few weeks Geelong have had 'we're not done just yet' written all over them.
Rohan Connolly This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.
Rohan Connolly Wounded Geelong weathers Adelaide surge, then runs away to win an entertaining battle.
Rohan Connolly Rivals and pundits may think otherwise, but the Cats expect to be involved at the pointy end of the season for several years.
Rohan Connolly IT'S not often you get to the mid-point of an AFL season without a pretty clear indication of how most teams are tracking, but then 2012 is shaping as an extraordinary sort of football year.
Rohan Connolly It's not often you get to the mid-point of an AFL season without a pretty clear indication of how most teams are tracking, but then 2012 is shaping as an extraordinary sort of football year.