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.

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Carlton coach Mick Malthouse gives out-of-favour stars a hip and shoulder

Coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Carlton lacks the necessary talent to mix it with the best, coach Mick Malthouse has conceded.

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Is Mick Malthouse the man to rebuild the Blues?

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

Rohan Connolly A couple of former prime ministers have had bold declarations come back to haunt them. Bob Hawke's line about no child living in poverty and Julia Gillard's insistence about no carbon tax will...

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Blues are starting to believe

Irish debutant Ciaran Sheehan impressed in his first game for Carlton.

Rohan Connolly Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says he can see his players beginning to come out of their shells as the Blues continue their late-season improvement.

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Writing on the wall for Carlton's Robert Warnock

Injury has provided Warnock with some pretty low moments in his eight-year AFL career.

Rohan Connolly For most of this season, given Carlton has already spent much of that time out of finals contention, the Blues’ army of fans have been left with little to ponder other than the state of their...

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Current Cats won't cut it in finals

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Rohan Connolly Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats are a “glass half-full” football club.

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Collingwood missing the scoreboard spread

Rohan Connolly For most of this year, any discussion about Collingwood's capacity to challenge for the premiership has gone hand-in-hand with the debate about the form of Travis Cloke.

Saints still sorting things out four years after last win over Collingwood

St Kilda v Collingwood

Rohan Connolly Last time St Kilda beat Collingwood was an occasion remembered far more for an injury and an altercation between a coach and a player than the actual result.

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Blues all talk, no action

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Rohan Connolly It has been two months now since outgoing Carlton president Stephen Kernahan, following the Blues’ shocking 0-4 start to the season, conceded that his club had to rebuild its senior list.

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Richmond loses Alex Rance to injury for clash with Carlton

Alex Rance (left), seen here preventing Melbourne's Cameron Pedersen from getting the ball, will miss the game against Carlton.

Rohan Connolly Richmond has lost key defender Alex Rance to injury but restored feisty small forward Jake King to its line-up for the clash with nemesis Carlton.

Adam Simpson's new state of mind

Eagles coach Adam Simpson.

Rohan Connolly Adam Simpson has been in Perth for six months now, but it didn't take nearly that long to work out how proud the locals are about their home state.

AFL

Message for Carlton: no messiahs in the modern game

Carlton Football Club.

Rohan Connolly Carlton is a club with major issues at several levels. Its players lack fight and on-field direction.

AFL

Murphy finally making his mark for Blues

Leading light: Carlton’s Marc Murphy evades Eagle Dean Cox.

Rohan Connolly Carlton's amazing comeback win over West Coast on Saturday could be an important moment in the Blues' season.

AFL

Collingwood sticks in the boot with a new emphasis on kicking

Collingwood football training. Nathan Buckley and Robert Harvey.

Rohan Connolly Robert Harvey was never one for over-the-top statements when he was a champion on-baller with St Kilda, and, not surprisingly, he's gone about his work as an assistant coach - currently with...

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Stats show Collingwood's Malthouse-to-Buckley transition complete

Nathan Buckley.

Rohan Connolly As Collingwood enters its third season under the coaching of Nathan Buckley, the signs continue that the transition from the Magpie model of predecessor Mick Malthouse is all but complete.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

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Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people.

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Expansion day no horror movie

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Rohan Connolly The first part of Saturday’s double-header certainly delivered an unexpected plot.

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Carlton's Dale Thomas confident he'll play round one

Dale Thomas.

Rohan Connolly Carlton recruit Dale Thomas says he has no idea why his former club Collingwood have doubts over his playing future and he's confident his ankle problems won't stop him playing in round one.

New Blue out of the Woods

Cameron Wood

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...

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Darren Jolly blasts Nathan Buckley as a 'coward'

Darren Jolly.

Rohan Connolly Disillusioned Darren Jolly concedes his AFL career is over, but not without some fierce parting shots at the manner in which it ended.

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Now Duigan can dine out on his four goals

Richmond's Alex Rance is shattered as Carlton's Nick Duigan celebrates his fourth goal on Sunday.

Rohan Connolly The Blue joins a select few unsung heroes who turned a final.