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.

Desperate Crows swing the axe for Sydney clash

Rohan Connolly Adelaide, still without a win after two rounds, has made five changes to its side for Saturday's big test against an equally desperate Sydney.

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Podsiadly ready for new start with Crows

James Podsiadly.

Rohan Connolly James Podsiadly has a bit of a head start on his peers when it comes to any butterflies which might be associated with joining a new club at a more senior age than most recruits.

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.

Pies and Crows look vulnerable

Chris Dawes struggled to be competitive against the Hawks.

Rohan Connolly It is pretty easy to jump off the bandwagon of a qualifying final loser. Easy and almost always wrong.

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Can Crows defy odds?

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Rohan Connolly Whatever happens in today's Hawthorn-Adelaide preliminary final, it's a game that has already created history of sorts.

Crows of '98 give Cats hope in tight year

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Rohan Connolly Geelong coach went out on a limb by saying his team could win flag from outside top four.

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

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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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Run to the AFL finals: how your team will fare

Dockers

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide has already proved the surprise packet of 2014. But as the AFL season enters its home stretch, the Power is in danger of not getting the reward its efforts deserve.

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Port Adelaide losing a little power

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Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide has set the bar so high and so unexpectedly this AFL season that there had to be a correction of sorts at some stage. And it’s happening right now.

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Football's balance of power shifts again

A numbers game: Will the Carlton v Collingwood match be able to compete with the World Cup and Wimbledon?

Rohan Connolly The standard line used to pump up clashes between old Victorian foes Carlton and Collingwood is ''no matter where they are on the ladder''.

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All-Australian mid-year team an even affair

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Rohan Connolly Season 2014 is shaping up as one of the most closely contested in years.

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AFL bye conundrum: rest not always a remedy when it comes to winning

Rohan Connolly Thursday night's Sydney-Geelong clash at the SCG would seem a difficult call for football tipsters around the country. Strangely, it doesn't seem to be worrying the punters quite so much.

Favourite sons join AFL's exclusive club

Anthony Koutoufides

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly looks at the six who have earned their places in the AFL Hall of Fame.

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AFL season 2014: The most even in recent memory

The premiership battle will be much closer in 2014.

Rohan Connolly The list of clubs that came close will be truly remarkable when the siren sounds on season 2014.

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Geelong picks Lincoln McCarthy for second AFL game

Lincoln McCarthy has been earmarked to take over the role long occupied by triple premiership star Paul Chapman.

Rohan Connolly Geelong youngster Lincoln McCarthy will play his second game of AFL football against Adelaide on Thursday night, nearly two years after his first for the Cats.

The round one wrap

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly's wrap up of the state of play for eight AFL clubs which played at the weekend.

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Beating the bogey the challenge for Tigers, Dons and Swans

Scoot with the loot: Carlton's Chris Judd has enjoyed some fun at the Tigers' expense in recent years. Training for the big game looks pretty cool too.

Rohan Connolly By popular consensus this is the weekend which should have launched the AFL season. Round two is a cracker, full of big games and great rivalries.

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Magpies draw short straw

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Rohan Connolly For the second year in a row, Collingwood has ended up with the toughest schedule of all AFL teams – even tougher than it appeared when the 2013 fixture was released.

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In AFL one thing is certain

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Rohan Connolly Yep, uncertainty. So, if your team looks to have copped a tough draw, all is not lost.

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Players may leave, but fans stick with their AFL clubs

Sydney Swans player Lance Buddy Franklin in the Emirates marquee at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.

Rohan Connolly No image has ever spoken more poignantly about the connection between a professional footballer of any code and a club than a moment at Old Trafford in late April of 1974.

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