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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Collingwood's conundrum: Time's in short supply if you are a Magpie

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...

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Pre-season: What we've learnt

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Rohan Connolly Here's just a few things we have already gleaned from this February's football.

Ad nauseam: TV launch leaves Bombers sidelined

Rohan Connolly At a particularly controversial and sensitive juncture in AFL football's recent history, conspiracy theories abound. Everywhere.

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Port Adelaide's season already a success for the faithful

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Rohan Connolly By the end of its first five games under Ken Hinkley, Port had already matched its win tally for 2012.

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Team of year outs are as big as the ins

Will Minson.

Rohan Connolly Being an All-Australian selector is a pretty thankless task.

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Crows by a nose on Swans

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Rohan Connolly The visiting Swans will push the Crows early, but Adelaide has the better form.

Dockers live by Lyon's lore

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon.

Rohan Connolly For Ross Lyon, it's about a job. And for him and his side, it's a job only partially done.

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Sorry Jack, but three aces trumped you

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt

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.

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Hawks find salvation in deadly duo

Hawthorn v Adelaide Crows 1st Preliminary Final.

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.

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The scare Hawks had to have

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Rohan Connolly Hawthorn has the fundamentals in place to win the flag.

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AFL coaches: the class of 2013

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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.

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Measuring up the midfield

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Rohan Connolly The jury is still out on whether quality or quantity is the key to victory.

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Goodes shines for Swans in difficult conditions

Adam Goodes celebrates a goal with Lewis Jetta.

Rohan Connolly No one would have blamed Sydney champion for a bad game given the week he had endured.

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Half a season produces team brim full of talent

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.

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Tigers sound warning

Dustin Martin

Rohan Connolly This was just the sort of game that last year, would have had Richmond more than a little anxious. Against an opponent in Adelaide down but capable.

Live blog with Rohan Connolly at noon

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Rohan Connolly Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you at 12 noon Monday.

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Cats' back-to-back premiership hopes live on

Joel Selwood.

Rohan Connolly Wounded Geelong weathers Adelaide surge, then runs away to win an entertaining battle.

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Journey into the unknown

2012 season.

Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.

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Here comes the sun

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Rohan Connolly Gary Ablett's leadership is set to reach new heights as he aims to drive Gold Coast forward.

Shades of Blues keep repeating

Frustrated Blues: Adelaide’s Jason Porplyzia (left) marks in front of Carlton’s Bryce Gibbs.

Rohan Connolly Great football teams have something going for them other than superstars.

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