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 The jury is still out on whether quality or quantity is the key to victory.
Rohan Connolly Deja vu can never have felt as chilling for any Hawthorn supporter than during the final quarter last night. It was happening again.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn has the fundamentals in place to win the flag.
Rohan Connolly The visiting Swans will push the Crows early, but Adelaide has the better form.
Rohan Connolly For Ross Lyon, it's about a job. And for him and his side, it's a job only partially done.
Rohan Connolly It goes without saying that you can't please everyone when picking an All-Australian team, but generally you'll find reasonable consensus about at least 75 per cent of those selected.
Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.
Rohan Connolly Wounded Geelong weathers Adelaide surge, then runs away to win an entertaining battle.
Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.
Rohan Connolly Gary Ablett's leadership is set to reach new heights as he aims to drive Gold Coast forward.