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 Richmond continued their Jekyll and Hyde act on Saturday at the MCG, where a 20-point loss to Fremantle was equal parts tenacity and turnovers.
Rohan Connolly The Dockers in 2013 are experts in applying the brakes, but still with a bit to learn about hitting the accelerator.
Rohan Connolly Disappointed coach says Dockers did everything the Blues had failed to do.
Rohan Connolly The scoreline at quarter-time looked as expected. But the teams were the wrong way round.
Rohan Connolly For Ross Lyon, it's about a job. And for him and his side, it's a job only partially done.
Rohan Connolly There's a parallel between Ross Lyon as coach of St Kilda and his efforts at Fremantle.
Rohan Connolly After seven rounds, Fremantle is conceding fewer points a game than any other side.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn might have won an abundance of premierships in the modern era, but there’s little doubt a back-to-back triumph in 2014 would be as satisfying as any of the previous wins.
Rohan Connolly The last time Sydney and North Melbourne clashed in September produced one of the more forgettable finals in recent AFL history. We can expect a lot more this time around.
Rohan Connolly Fremantle's Nat Fyfe and Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak are two of the best players in the AFL. But never more so than when they're playing against the best teams in the competition.
Rohan Connolly Every year, a bandwagon develops around at least one of the elimination final winner's prospects of putting a qualifying final loser out in straight sets. And every year, it doesn't happen.
Rohan Connolly Geelong won't win the 2014 premiership, but the future remains bright for the Cats.
Rohan Connolly This year's premiership is likely to be won by the team that can still find something a little extra.
Rohan Connolly Sunday's win over Hawthorn proved it won't take much for Fremantle to become a far bigger flag threat.
Rohan Connolly Carlton led Geelong by seven points with under five minutes left on the clock last Friday night at Etihad Stadium.
Rohan Connolly For most of this season, given Carlton has already spent much of that time out of finals contention, the Blues’ army of fans have been left with little to ponder other than the state of their...
Rohan Connolly At the start of this season, Essendon tried hard to have the focus turned away from its involvement in the ASADA saga and towards its football.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda has given Lenny Hayes the perfect retirement present with a staggering 58-point win over Fremantle.
Rohan Connolly It was the upset of the season. And for Fremantle, Saturday's shock 58-point thrashing at the hands of St Kilda has the potential to prove the disaster of the season.
Rohan Connolly Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats are a “glass half-full” football club.