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 Alastair Clarkson has emerged from the past couple of days with more honour than some of those baying for blood.
Rohan Connolly Essendon and North Melbourne don't boast one of the AFL's highest-profile rivalries.
Rohan Connolly With nine games a week, TV coverage has become integral part of football discussion.
Rohan Connolly Ten minutes effectively decided Essendon's win over the Brisbane Lions.