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 Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.
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 Bombers held sway in general play and on the scoreboard the entire afternoon, but that didn't necessarily make their eventual 46-point win a comfortable exercise until the final 10 minutes.
Rohan Connolly It took just over a half of the opening game of the season for the first rules controversy.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood can, and has, played a lot better quality football than it did last night, and will certainly need to if it is to have any chance of winning the premiership.
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 In the end, you had to wonder whether Collingwood won last night's game against St Kilda, or rather, failed to lose it.
The Connolly Report
Rohan Connolly Andrew Krakouer's return promises to give the Magpies a lift.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.
Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.
Rohan Connolly This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.
Rohan Connolly It could be fourth time lucky for Chris Tarrant come the grand final.
Rohan Connolly Dane Swan's prowess as an AFL player seemed to sneak up on much of the football world.
Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.
Rohan Connolly A lot of hard work goes into Scott Pendlebury making football look easy.
Rohan Connolly Seven minutes. Six inside 50s. Five goals. That's pretty much all you needed to know about Collingwood's 21-point win over Richmond at the MCG last night.
Rohan Connolly On paper, the Richmond midfield looks impressive, but the numbers tell a different story.
Rohan Connolly There's something about the opening salvos of an AFL season that has both the pundits and public alike elbowing each other out of the way, desperate to make the definitive and dramatic call.
Rohan Connolly As gallant as was Essendon's fightback in yesterday's Anzac Day epic, Collingwood deserved the win.