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 If a week is a long time in football these days, a little over a year is an eternity. And nothing will underline that better than when co-tenants Richmond and Melbourne face-off at their MCG home on...
Rohan Connolly Richmond not humiliated but Geelong's strength proves too much.
Rohan Connolly High expectations at the start of any season go with the territory for the Richmond Football Club.
Rohan Connolly Richmond puts on its best performance of the season, hammering Hawthorn at the MCG.
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 A skill error here, a poor decision there and the nightmare was played out again.
Rohan Connolly Richmond knows all about carrying the weight of expectation into its now-traditional season-opener against Carlton.
Rohan Connolly Tigers fans were watching an early 20-point lead evaporate with remarkable speed.
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 The hype has been considerable, but the reality of Majak Daw at senior level is living up to it.
Rohan Connolly Geelong coach Chris Scott has tagged triple premiership veteran Corey Enright "probably the best small defender of our era" after the Cat backman was one of his side's best again in his 250th AFL...
Rohan Connolly Giants' key forward Jeremy Cameron is emerging as a star.
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.
Rohan Connolly History suggests teams that are 0-2 now can't count on September glory.
Rohan Connolly Hawks go into the new season needing to make a sizeable statement.
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 Young North Melbourne defender Shaun Atley appeared for the Roos in both contests.
Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most definitive comment on the long-running Melbourne tanking saga mercifully brought to a close this week came not with the announcement of penalties and the welter of analysis which...
Rohan Connolly Melbourne footballing public lusting for the resumption of on-field hostilities.