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 Collingwood will have to find alternative avenues to goal again this week after small forward Jamie Elliott was all but ruled out of Sunday's critical clash with Essendon by Magpie coach Nathan...
Rohan Connolly Collingwood is always a victim of bloated expectations. A football club with a massive membership, huge following and the game’s most outspoken president guarantees headlines whether it’s...
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.
Rohan Connolly Four weeks ago on Monday, after an efficient Queen’s Birthday holiday disposal of Melbourne, Collingwood was parked comfortably in the AFL’s top four.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has some interesting reflections about the differences between himself as a player and his current captain Scott Pendlebury.
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.
Rohan Connolly Seriously, how many faux “controversies” about disunity do we have to endure every time a senior player gives a teammate a public dressing down during the heat of a game?
Rohan Connolly The longer a footballer performs to a consistently high standard, the harder it seems to impress the judges. And so it goes for teams as well.
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.
The Connolly Report
Rohan Connolly Andrew Krakouer's return promises to give the Magpies a lift.
Rohan Connolly The AFL denies the interpretation of the holding-the-ball rule has changed.
Rohan Connolly It is pretty easy to jump off the bandwagon of a qualifying final loser. Easy and almost always wrong.
Rohan Connolly Already, 2013 is looking likely to be a premiership won by depth as much as class.
Rohan Connolly Can a side as proven as the Pies really be dismissed as a flag chance?
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...
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.
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...
Rohan Connolly A lot of hard work goes into Scott Pendlebury making football look easy.
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.
Rohan Connolly There's a lot to like about the way Collingwood plays its football.