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.

Pies, Dons can dig deep

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Rohan Connolly Already, 2013 is looking likely to be a premiership won by depth as much as class.

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Is Collingwood on the nose?

Rohan Connolly Can a side as proven as the Pies really be dismissed as a flag chance?

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AFL

Ball back in business for Pies, but Fasolo's season is over

Alex Fasolo.

Rohan Connolly While one door closes for Collingwood, another opens. Smart small forward Alex Fasolo's season is over, but that blow will be offset at least a little this week by the return of premiership onballer...

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Plenty of upside for Pies

Andrew Krakouer.

Rohan Connolly Andrew Krakouer's return promises to give the Magpies a lift.

AFL

Gieschen: rule hasn't changed

Mitch Duncan is tackled by Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli.

Rohan Connolly The AFL denies the interpretation of the holding-the-ball rule has changed.

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Pies and Crows look vulnerable

Chris Dawes struggled to be competitive against the Hawks.

Rohan Connolly It is pretty easy to jump off the bandwagon of a qualifying final loser. Easy and almost always wrong.

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More heroes answer call in Anzac epic

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly There can't have been a Pies supporter who wasn't having the worst case of deja vu imaginable with two minutes left to play yesterday.

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Pie star a smooth mix of grit and glitz

Scott Pendlebury

Rohan Connolly There's a lot to like about the way Collingwood plays its football.

It's deja vu as hot Pies burn Cats

Scott Pendlebury takes a mark for Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.

Dramatic win for Magpies

Destiny in their hands: Hawthorn?s Lance

Rohan Connolly That the moment which decided the game came just 39 seconds before the final siren gives you some idea of how close it was.

Football

Maxwell says Pies can rise to challenge

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22:  Nick Maxwell of the Magpies looks on during the 2012 AFL Captains Photo Call at The Museum of Contemporary Art on March 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Rohan Connolly INJURIES and the suspension of important midfielder Sharrod Wellingham will leave Collingwood far from its best for next Friday's round-one blockbuster against popular premiership fancy Hawthorn, but...

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Top Pie makes great strides

Unbelievable touch: Scott Pendlebury feeds out a handball, in mid-air, while being tackled, against North Melbourne last month.

Rohan Connolly A lot of hard work goes into Scott Pendlebury making football look easy.