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 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 Coming second isn't something you'd expect to celebrate in AFL football, but it's a different story in the case of Sydney midfielder Dan Hannebery.
Rohan Connolly Have we really sung Lions champion Simon Black's praises loudly enough?
Rohan Connolly Giants' key forward Jeremy Cameron is emerging as a star.
Rohan Connolly The hype has been considerable, but the reality of Majak Daw at senior level is living up to it.
Rohan Connolly Geelong's Joel Selwood and Essendon's Jobe Watson are two of the best leaders.
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide is rapidly turning into the feel-good story of 2013.
Jake Niall and Rohan Connolly Mark Neeld pledges to keep turning players over until he finds those who are ''up for the fight''.
Rohan Connolly Two great rivals, a gripping sub-plot, a packed MCG and an unlikely hero.
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 Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.
Rohan Connolly The Adelaide Crows left too much to too few, beaten badly in the clearance stakes.
Rohan Connolly The jury is still out on whether quality or quantity is the key to victory.
Rohan Connolly Saturday was a bit of a landmark day in recent AFL football.
Rohan Connolly One question still remains: what exactly is tanking, and was Melbourne guilty of it?
Rohan Connolly The scramble for the AFL finals in 2013 is shaping as a dogfight unlike anything we've seen before.
Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Suspended key forward seems almost sure to end up with the Swans.