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 Carlton led Geelong by seven points with under five minutes left on the clock last Friday night at Etihad Stadium.
Rohan Connolly Geelong might not be quite the powerhouse it was a few seasons ago, but you still need to be right on your game to beat the Cats.
Rohan Connolly Much is made of Geelong’s record at its Simonds Stadium home, and rightly so, the Cats having won a phenomenal 54 of their past 57 games at their headquarters over the last eight years.
Rohan Connolly Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats are a “glass half-full” football club.
Rohan Connolly The longer a footballer performs to a consistently high standard, the harder it seems to impress the judges. And so it goes for teams as well.
Rohan Connolly Geelong's decision to slug non-members to watch training sessions backfires.
Rohan Connolly It's a familiar tale for Hawthorn as it slumps to a 10th straight loss to Gelong.
Rohan Connolly Western Bulldogs put up a good fight but in the end the Cats take the points.
Rohan Connolly Geelong's capacity to keep its playing group fresh and hungry over a golden era now spanning seven years has become one of the AFL's best examples of list management.
Rohan Connolly Richmond not humiliated but Geelong's strength proves too much.
Peter Hanlon and Rohan Connolly Geelong's Allen Christensen barracked for Essendon as a boy, and will have two younger brothers in the crowd on Friday night who are still avid Bombers.
Rohan Connolly The laws of probability suggest that if you toss a coin and continue to call tails, sooner or later you’re going to get it right. Which is how Hawthorn must feel when it comes to playing Geelong.
Rohan Connolly In the big games, Geelong has proved most reliable.
Rohan Connolly SYDNEY had far more important matters on their mind than history when they upset Geelong at Simonds Stadium two years ago.
Rohan Connolly The Cats have won their past eight clashes against the flag fancies.
Rohan Connolly There can't be a genuine fan of AFL who isn't salivating over the prospect of another epic between Hawthorn and Geelong at the MCG tonight, whatever their club allegiance.
Rohan Connolly Adelaide got away with the points this round as the Saints showed plenty of pluck against the Pies.
Rohan Connolly If anyone can win the flag from sixth place, then Geelong can.
Rohan Connolly During the past few weeks Geelong have had 'we're not done just yet' written all over them.
Rohan Connolly Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will play his first game of AFL football for more than a year-and-a-half when he returns to the Cats' line-up for Saturday's crucial final round match against Sydney.