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 The St Kilda-Melbourne clash attracted plenty of interest for all the wrong reasons.
Rohan Connolly Melbourne's No.1 draft pick of 2008 says he wants to stay with the Demons.
Rohan Connolly Nothing has the potential to sting a proven champion into action than a hint of his own mortality.
Rohan Connolly Port gets valuable lesson in applying finishing touches to an opponent on its knees.
Rohan Connolly Few players have racked up more than 200 games with as little fuss or fanfare as St Kilda's Jason Blake.
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 Why does everyone overlook St Kilda when they consider finals contenders?
Rohan Connolly This was a win in which the Dogs just kept coming, again and again.
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.
Rohan Connolly The AFL denies the interpretation of the holding-the-ball rule has changed.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.
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.
The Connolly Report
Rohan Connolly You can analyse, theorise and pore over all the science you like in football, but sometimes the explanations are nothing more complex than some missed chances.
Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.
Rohan Connolly The 2006 elimination final was a great night for the Demons.
Rohan Connolly Some players are afforded more critical largesse than others.