Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

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.

AFL

Maxwell's smarts deserve a fairer hearing from footy folk

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Over the past couple of years, there’s been two guaranteed methods of getting football fans to unleash torrents of venom about something not connected to their club.

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AFL

Geelong and Port Adelaide followed very different paths after 2007

Victors: Geelong players celebrate their 2007 AFL grand final win.

Rohan Connolly Forks in the road of football history don't come a lot sharper than those which followed the events of AFL grand final day in 2007.

AFL

Freo, no offence but ...

Ross Lyon

Rohan Connolly Defence wins premierships has become a favourite mantra of modern-day football. But it's a simplistic cliche that tells only half the story.

AFL

A team to stake your life on

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Choosing a team of top grand final performers since 1989 is no easy task.

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Time for seasoned to be jolly

Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most definitive comment on the long-running Melbourne tanking saga mercifully brought to a close this week came not with the announcement of penalties and the welter of analysis which...

No doubts, a young Cat comes of age

Tom Hawkins.

Rohan Connolly Tom Hawkins' fine 2012 has earned him a leadership role.

AFL

Varcoe: A man for the moment

In full flight: Travis Varcoe against Hawthorn on Monday at his happy hunting
ground, the MCG.

Rohan Connolly Travis Varcoe has been at the centre of many of Geelong's high points in this golden era for the Cats.

AFL

Battlefront

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Rohan Connolly Contrasting coaching philosophies meet head on in Geelong as defensive Fremantle attempts to counter the attacking Cats.

Cats an acid test for Hawks

Familiar tale: The Cats celebrate their round-two victory over Hawthorn, their eighth in a row.

Rohan Connolly The Cats have won their past eight clashes against the flag fancies.

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AFL

Vardy earns his Cats stripes

Geelong's Nathan Vardy

Rohan Connolly Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will play his first game of AFL football for more than a year when he returns to the Cats' line-up for tomorrow's crucial final-round match against Sydney.

Beware Geelong's charge from outside the four

James Podsiadly and Tom Hawkins

Rohan Connolly The Cats are a genuine hope to pull off the impossible - win a flag from outside the top four.

Cats may yet make history

Geelong's Tom Hawkins

Rohan Connolly If anyone can win the flag from sixth place, then Geelong can.

Dockers rewrite the script

Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers marks in front of Paul Chapman of the Cats during the second AFL elimination final.

Rohan Connolly The scoreline at quarter-time looked as expected. But the teams were the wrong way round.

Taking care of business

On the prowl: Geelong's Allen Christensen (left) celebrates a goal in yesterday's convincing win to secure a grand final meeting with Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly After Geelong kicked the first three goals of the second half, the game was all but over.

Fading? Not so fast

Quick learner: young Cat Allen Christensen.

Rohan Connolly Rivals and pundits may think otherwise, but the Cats expect to be involved at the pointy end of the season for several years.

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The year of playing surprisingly

Rohan Connolly's mid-year all-Australian AFL selections

Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.

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