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 The list of clubs that came close will be truly remarkable when the siren sounds on season 2014.
Rohan Connolly After only three rounds, Richmond is already facing an uphill battle to stay in touch with the top of the AFL ladder at 1-2 and facing a challenging next month.
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 During the past few weeks Geelong have had 'we're not done just yet' written all over them.
Rohan Connolly The scoreline at quarter-time looked as expected. But the teams were the wrong way round.
Rohan Connolly Tom Hawkins ready to throw his considerable weight behind Cats' 2013 campaign.
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 Consistency within games is becoming an issue for Geelong.
Rohan Connolly The Cats have won their past eight clashes against the flag fancies.
Rohan Connolly Geelong captain says the Cats are contenders for a back-to-back premiership.
Rohan Connolly Rivals and pundits may think otherwise, but the Cats expect to be involved at the pointy end of the season for several years.
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.