Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

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.

AFL

Roos hoodoo and Etihad record a challenge for Blues

Rohan Connolly Friday night's clash between the Roos and the Blues is the start of a mini finals series.

AFL

Little men must stand tall in Blues' finals bid

Dejected Blues leave the field after losing to Hawthorn in round 12.

Rohan Connolly Sometimes the AFL ladder flatters to deceive, and occasionally it doesn't do a team justice.

AFL

Cream continues to rise with wildcards

Gary Rohan.

Rohan Connolly Last weekend's commanding performances from the 2012 AFL premier, the runner-up and the best-performed team of the past six years seemed to inspire rare consensus - that this year's flag would be...

AFL

Dogs put bite on Blues

No escape: Carlton's Jeff Garlett is tackled by Bulldog Liam Picken at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to a solid Bulldogs outfit, in a match the Blues needed to win.

AFL

Many twists in finals tale

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Rohan Connolly Excitement galore on first weekend of finals as three favourites are beaten.

AFL

Blues find their level

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Rohan Connolly Carlton is in a position to turn a mediocre season into a surprisingly successful one.

AFL

Swingmen back in fashion

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Rohan Connolly As positional switches go, they don't come a lot more effective than the key move made during Essendon's nail-biting win over Carlton last Friday night.

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AFL

Half a season produces team brim full of talent

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.

AFL

Half a season produces team full of talent

Rohan Connolly's All-Australian team.

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.

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Tough days for Blues and Dons

On the way back: Essendon's David Zaharakis (left) returns for the Bombers against Carlton.

Rohan Connolly There's always something on the line when Essendon takes on Carlton.

The new blue

Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly There's anticipation at Carlton this week as veteran coach Mick Malthouse takes the reins.

AFL

Eagles to soar highest

Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui will have an impact in the marathon that is an AFL season.

Rohan Connolly Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.

Out of the Blue

Catch me if you can: Alwyn Davey leads Carlton's Nick Duigan a merry chase in the Bombers' upset win. Davey chipped in with three goals.

Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.

Shades of Blues keep repeating

Frustrated Blues: Adelaide’s Jason Porplyzia (left) marks in front of Carlton’s Bryce Gibbs.

Rohan Connolly Great football teams have something going for them other than superstars.

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Make-or-break month for Ratten

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Rohan Connolly Three weeks ago, this column outlined the reliability of the 'round seven rule', and came up with a final ladder.

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Deep, dark, navy Blues

Chris Judd

Rohan Connolly Carlton's stocks look particularly healthy despite poor pre-season results.

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Better Blues can put heat on Pies

Alan Toovey is tackled by Chris Judd.

Rohan Connolly Surely victory over an old enemy on Friday night would be definitive proof that the Blues have arrived.

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