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 THERE were plenty of wide eyes at the annual captain's photo shoot and media call the other day.
Rohan Connolly With their AFL careers entering the latter stages, how do football veterans prepare for yet another season?
Rohan Connolly High expectations at the start of any season go with the territory for the Richmond Football Club.
Rohan Connolly We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.
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 They had it won, lost it, and won it back again. That was Essendon's 19-point win over Richmond in a nutshell.
Rohan Connolly Richmond puts on its best performance of the season, hammering Hawthorn at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly The two biggest stories of the weekend games emerged from the same match.
Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.
Rohan Connolly Richmond have survived a week of turmoil, suspensions and injuries and their own terrible kicking to defeat a depleted Melbourne in their AFL clash at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly This was one of those games best forgotten as soon as the final scores were recorded.
Rohan Connolly Richmond faces an uphill battle to make the finals for another season.
Rohan Connolly Richmond knows all about carrying the weight of expectation into its now-traditional season-opener against Carlton.
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 Tigers fans were watching an early 20-point lead evaporate with remarkable speed.