Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly, managing director of the footyology media brand, is one of Australia's most experienced and respected sports journalists. With a 38-year track record of observing a range of sports, primarily AFL football, at close quarters in print, online, and on radio and TV. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion, knowledge and love of the game, he's renowned for his hard but fair approach to football analysis, informed by facts not hyperbole.  

Articles by Rohan Connolly
Can Hawthorn Re-Emerge As A Force Under Sam Mitchell?
People at clubs, no matter how important, come and go. It’s the club which remains. And in this case, perhaps Hawthorn under Sam Mitchell can re-emerge as a force quicker than some seem to think?
Rohan Connolly - 4 days ago
The Sopranos, AFL Draws And The Art Of Ambiguity
Life in AFL football, nor in the mob, just isn’t always that simple.
Rohan Connolly - 19 July
Analysing The Effect Of The 2021 AFL Rule Changes
So to what extent have the much-publicised slew of AFL rule changes for the 2021 season made a difference?
Rohan Connolly - 5 July
What Makes Geelong So Damn Good At Kardinia Park?
We talk about fortresses when strong teams seem even more invincible on their home grounds, but surely football has never known as pronounced a home ground advantage as the Cats have enjoyed at Kardinia Park?
Rohan Connolly - 21 June
AFL Umpiring Has A Serious 'Holding The Ball' Problem
For most of this season, it seems, it’s been getting harder and harder for players to win a free for holding the ball, and that's becoming a massive problem.
Rohan Connolly - 7 June
Is The AFL Premiership Race Still A Marathon And Not A Sprint?
The 2021 premiership will be won by a team that not only has fewer shockers than its rivals, but instead produces its very best at the time which matters most.
Rohan Connolly - 24 May
Are AFL Umpires Suffering From Mental Exhaustion?
Are we asking too much of umpires? Are we going to see more clangers when it comes to more basic officiating moments because umpires’ heads have simply been filled with too much information?
Rohan Connolly - 10 May
Have The WA Teams Regressed Away From Home?
Have the Western Australian teams actually regressed in their ability to win on the road?
Rohan Connolly - 26 April
So Far, AFL Season 2021 Is Proving To Be Cliche-Proof
We’re four rounds into a new AFL season, and perhaps the most important conclusion to be drawn so far is this...... that you can’t draw any conclusions.
Rohan Connolly - 12 April
Sydney Have Once Again Re-Written The AFL's List Management Rules
Sydney have performed so well, and for so long now, they have plenty of confidence that even if their team is indeed down, it won’t remain down for long.
Rohan Connolly - 29 March
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