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.

Desperate Crows swing the axe for Sydney clash

Rohan Connolly Adelaide, still without a win after two rounds, has made five changes to its side for Saturday's big test against an equally desperate Sydney.

AFL

Song remains the same in Blues backyard

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Despite a new coach, Carlton isn't any better, writes Rohan Connolly.

AFL

Carlton must define its season

Carlton

Rohan Connolly There are a couple of narratives that seem pretty appropriate applied to Carlton's 2013.

The new blue

Mick Malthouse

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

Malthouse's Blues look a good mix

Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse taking over at Carlton was always going to be one of the best stories of 2013.

AFL coaches: the class of 2013

AFL coaches.

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.

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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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Connolly Report

Make-or-break month for Ratten

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

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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AFL boss oversteps mark on umps

Rohan Connolly opinon dinkus

Rohan Connolly Andrew Demetriou thinks Twitter makes people run off at the mouth.

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Blueprint to avert Carlton crisis

Brett Ratten and Chris Judd.

Rohan Connolly Carlton, much like Geelong in 2006, is at a critical moment in its recent history.

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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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Journey into the unknown

2012 season.

Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.

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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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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.