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 Sometimes the AFL ladder flatters to deceive, and occasionally it doesn't do a team justice.
Rohan Connolly Cameron Wood wasn't always a favourite of Collingwood fans during his five years with the Magpies, but he was with his teammates, a fact underlined again when the ruckman was selected in the AFL...
Rohan Connolly Former Collingwood premiership player having his training load managed.
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 Mick Malthouse taking over at Carlton was always going to be one of the best stories of 2013.
Rohan Connolly Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.
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 There's considerable hype building already around Friday night's bumper MCG clash between the Carlton and Collingwood - and this time, it's more than justified.
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.