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 Former Collingwood premiership player having his training load managed.
Rohan Connolly Good news story out of round 22 has to be selection and performance of Tom Ledger.
Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to a solid Bulldogs outfit, in a match the Blues needed to win.
Rohan Connolly Sometimes the AFL ladder flatters to deceive, and occasionally it doesn't do a team justice.
Rohan Connolly Despite a new coach, Carlton isn't any better, writes Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly Nothing has the potential to sting a proven champion into action than a hint of his own mortality.
Rohan Connolly The notable rivalries between different pairs of AFL clubs have their own characteristics. Carlton and Essendon's remains one of the most intense.
Rohan Connolly THERE were plenty of wide eyes at the annual captain's photo shoot and media call the other day.
Rohan Connolly With their AFL careers entering the latter stages, how do football veterans prepare for yet another season?
Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse taking over at Carlton was always going to be one of the best stories of 2013.
Rohan Connolly Nick Duigan is respected by his teammates - that's why he's in the leadership group.
Rohan Connolly MANY factors can kill an AFL coaching stint. At Carlton, for Brett Ratten, who'll take charge of the Blues for the final time against St Kilda on Sunday, it's been the convergence of several.
Rohan Connolly Secret formula AFL's latest weapon in battle against perceptions of ''tanking''.
Rohan Connolly Carlton's stocks look particularly healthy despite poor pre-season results.
Rohan Connolly Surely victory over an old enemy on Friday night would be definitive proof that the Blues have arrived.
Rohan Connolly Andrew Carrazzo is having the last laugh on his knockers.
Rohan Connolly On paper, the Richmond midfield looks impressive, but the numbers tell a different story.
Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.
Rohan Connolly Great football teams have something going for them other than superstars.
Rohan Connolly Three weeks ago, this column outlined the reliability of the 'round seven rule', and came up with a final ladder.