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 Most players delisted in clubs' annual end-of-season list purges don't raise too many eyebrows.
Rohan Connolly Contrasting coaching philosophies meet head on in Geelong as defensive Fremantle attempts to counter the attacking Cats.
Rohan Connolly The laws of probability suggest that if you toss a coin and continue to call tails, sooner or later you’re going to get it right. Which is how Hawthorn must feel when it comes to playing Geelong.
Rohan Connolly This AFL season will always be remembered more for the incredible events off the field.
Rohan Connolly Western Bulldogs put up a good fight but in the end the Cats take the points.
Rohan Connolly Geelong's capacity to keep its playing group fresh and hungry over a golden era now spanning seven years has become one of the AFL's best examples of list management.
Rohan Connolly Leigh Matthews' Lions were the equal of today's Cats.
Rohan Connolly Wounded Geelong weathers Adelaide surge, then runs away to win an entertaining battle.
Rohan Connolly There can't be a genuine fan of AFL who isn't salivating over the prospect of another epic between Hawthorn and Geelong at the MCG tonight, whatever their club allegiance.
Rohan Connolly The Cats are a genuine hope to pull off the impossible - win a flag from outside the top four.
Rohan Connolly The scoreline at quarter-time looked as expected. But the teams were the wrong way round.
Rohan Connolly Tom Hawkins' fine 2012 has earned him a leadership role.
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 Travis Varcoe has been at the centre of many of Geelong's high points in this golden era for the Cats.
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.
Rohan Connolly Geelong wounded Collingwood last year, but this year the Cats are looking wobbly and the Pies seem poised to strike.
Rohan Connolly After Geelong kicked the first three goals of the second half, the game was all but over.
Rohan Connolly Dane Swan's prowess as an AFL player seemed to sneak up on much of the football world.