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.

Report card for AFL teams that didn't make the grade

Rohan Connolly Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.

Carlton does it easily and early against Gold Coast

Jarrad Waite had a day out against the Suns.

Rohan Connolly You had a pretty good sense of what was going to happen within 10 minutes, by which time Carlton had banged on three goals without reply.

North Melbourne coach says staging hurts Lindsay Thomas's reputation

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott does not look particularly happy at three-quarter-time.

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.

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Carlton coach Mick Malthouse gives out-of-favour stars a hip and shoulder

Coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Carlton lacks the necessary talent to mix it with the best, coach Mick Malthouse has conceded.

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Blues pip West Coast at the post

Marc Murphy and Dean Cox

Rohan Connolly Carlton staged a dramatic late comeback to pinch a three-point AFL win over West Coast on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium.

And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly There was a notable absentee from the latest group of Hall of Fame inductees.

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Western Bulldogs' dilemma more than the coach

The Bulldogs have gone backwards even in areas where they were capable last year.

Rohan Connolly Are the Western Bulldogs a potentially good side drastically under-performing, or an ordinary one placed where their talent dictates they should be?

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Hawthorn continues to have the wood on Carlton

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Rohan Connolly Should Hawthorn defeat Carlton as expected at the MCG on Friday night, the Blues will be handed another unwanted slice of history in an era in which they’ve already had several.

The new blue

Mick Malthouse

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Roos hoodoo and Etihad record a challenge for Blues

Showing the way: Chris Judd makes a point during Carlton's session at St Kilda baths.

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

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Little men must stand tall in Blues' finals bid

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

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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...

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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.

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Many twists in finals tale

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

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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.

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.