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.
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 Israel Folau may have chosen union because he was to be used as anti-AFL propaganda tool.
Rohan Connolly Kevin Sheedy's heir has been struck by the ''energy'' coming out of the Giants' camp.
Rohan Connolly MERV Neagle played 147 games for Essendon over nine seasons, a fair innings yet not enough to put him among the all-time greats of the club in terms of service or status.
Rohan Connolly For many Essendon fans of a middle age, Merv Neagle - who died yesterday - will always occupy a special place in their hearts and memories.
Rohan Connolly Missed it by that much will be the popular reaction to Essendon's nail-biting loss in Adelaide.
Rohan Connolly The 10 most significant games of Kevin Sheedy's 1000-game playing and coaching career in the VFL and AFL.
Rohan Connolly Essendon and Sydney have been serving up quality games of football for a long time. And there's no reason to think tonight's clash at Etihad Stadium will see any departure from the usual script.
Rohan Connolly There will be a sense of deja vu at Punt Road, writes Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly They've shared evenly 32 premierships, the most in the AFL. They’ve squared off in no fewer than six grand finals.
Rohan Connolly The former NRL stars are answering their critics, writes Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly AFL fans can be a cynical bunch, so nothing was bound to prompt as big an outbreak of scepticism among the ranks of diehards than the decision of two clubs yet to even play to unveil two rugby league...
Rohan Connolly NAB Cup can turn up some even more profound results on an individual level.
Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.
Rohan Connolly Essendon and North Melbourne don't boast one of the AFL's highest-profile rivalries.
Rohan Connolly Sometimes clubs get on a roll against certain opponents, like the Crows against the Swans.