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
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 - 2 hours ago
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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The AFL’s Re-Designed Obstacle Course Makes For A Wide Open Premiership Race
Most seasons, we’re counting only on an incremental improvement or the falling away of this team or that, to change the landscape of the AFL ladder. In 2021, however, several more hurdles have been placed along the six-month obstacle course.
Rohan Connolly - 16 March
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