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 Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.
Rohan Connolly There's anticipation at Carlton this week as veteran coach Mick Malthouse takes the reins.
Rohan Connolly There's always something on the line when Essendon takes on Carlton.
Rohan Connolly Great football teams have something going for them other than superstars.
Rohan Connolly Three weeks ago, this column outlined the reliability of the 'round seven rule', and came up with a final ladder.
Rohan Connolly Carlton's stocks look particularly healthy despite poor pre-season results.
Rohan Connolly Surely victory over an old enemy on Friday night would be definitive proof that the Blues have arrived.
Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.