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 Were it not for the final two games of 2012, the lead-up to Friday night's big clash between Collingwood and Sydney would be dominated by the concept of the hoodoo.
Rohan Connolly Hawks go into the new season needing to make a sizeable statement.
Rohan Connolly Kurt Tippett's move has provided an opening at Adelaide, writes Rohan Connolly.
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 Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.
Rohan Connolly We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.
Rohan Connolly The scramble for the AFL finals in 2013 is shaping as a dogfight unlike anything we've seen before.
Rohan Connolly If one accepts that teams which did well this year should have a tough 2013, you’d have to be fairly satisfied with AFL draw.
Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Suspended key forward seems almost sure to end up with the Swans.
Rohan Connolly Israel Folau may have chosen union because he was to be used as anti-AFL propaganda tool.
Rohan Connolly Has the 2012 AFL season actually finished yet? Has 2013 already begun? Who really knows any more?
Rohan Connolly Deja vu can never have felt as chilling for any Hawthorn supporter than during the final quarter last night. It was happening again.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn has the fundamentals in place to win the flag.
Rohan Connolly The visiting Swans will push the Crows early, but Adelaide has the better form.
Rohan Connolly They've had a good year, but the Crows don't have enough in their arsenal to beat Hawthorn.
Rohan Connolly Wounded Geelong weathers Adelaide surge, then runs away to win an entertaining battle.
Rohan Connolly If North does make it to the finals, Drew Petrie would have been in no small way responsible.
Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.
Rohan Connolly Things couldn't possibly get any worse for Melbourne this week. So came the popular refrain yesterday after the rapid emergence into and just as rapid decline from the spotlight of the 'charming'...
Rohan Connolly Gary Ablett's leadership is set to reach new heights as he aims to drive Gold Coast forward.