Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle joined The Age as a cadet journalist in 1999 and has been covering football since 2001. She has won awards from the Australian Football Media Association and AFL Players Association for her feature writing, and specialised for many years in covering junior football and the AFL draft. Emma's two books - The Draft and Nine Lives (the story of former Essendon wingman Adam Ramanauskas' battle with cancer) - were published in 2008 and 2010.

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Shaw-Adams deal should be straight swap

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle The Heath Shaw-Taylor Adams trade has straight swap written all over it. Or, it should have.

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Bombers and Saints keen to entice Longer

Billy Longer

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon and St Kilda have both met uncommitted and out-of-contract Brisbane ruckman in an attempt to persuade him to return to Melbourne.

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Jarrad Grant re-signs with Bulldogs

Jarrad Grant

Emma Quayle Jarrad Grant has re-signed with the Western Bulldogs, rebuffing interest from the Brisbane Lions.

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Demons zero in on Crow Vince

Bernie Vince

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Bernie Vince on the cusp of signing a lucrative long-term deal to join Melbourne.

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Club briefing on supplements

Sherrin

Emma Quayle AFL Commission expected to soon sign off on a long-planned set of reforms.

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Giants muscle into battle to bag Vince

Adelaide's Bernie Vince.

Emma Quayle Bernie Vince has four-year offer from Melbourne to consider and late interest from GWS.

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Dockers keeping Gumbleton waiting

Scott Gumbleton.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Fremantle works through Essendon forward's medical assessment.

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Hawks secure big man Ben McEvoy from St Kilda

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy, left.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle St Kilda boldly traded ruck Ben McEvoy as part of a move that will see it end up with three draft picks inside the top 20 and recruit another mature ruckman such as Darren Jolly.

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Lions weigh up trade for Dogs' Grant

Jarrad Grant.

Emma Quayle Brisbane exploring trade that could see Jarrad Grant continue his career in Queensland.

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Blues will take a look at Podsiadly

Short-term target? Former Cat James Podsiadly.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Club first looks to sort out major priorities such as signing of free agent Dale Thomas.

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McDonald now right at home in Arden Street

No more nerves: Luke McDonald can now relax.

Emma Quayle The 18-year-old will be there for the start of pre-season training.

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Roos unsure of Saints' plans for Dal Santo

Lance Franklin.

Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik North Melbourne has landed prized father-son selection Luke McDonald but they are unsure of St Kilda's plans for veteran midfielder Nick Dal Santo.

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Sewell on the market

Brad Sewell with coach Alastair Clarkson following the Hawks' grand final victory.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn open to offers for premiership midfielder, with club exploring ways to create additional salary cap space and generate opportunities for its young onballers.

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Luke McDonald 'relieved' to be North Melbourne's top draft pick

North Melbourne No.8 draft pick Luke McDonald

Emma Quayle Luke McDonald will play for North Melbourne next year, with the club using its No. 8 draft choice to secure the midfielder.

Key questions in the draft

No.2: Josh Kelly is likely to be the second name called.

Emma Quayle The draft combine provides recruiters with plenty to weigh up in the weeks ahead.

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Learning to leave the party

Dayle Garlett

Emma Quayle Dayle Garlett has come a long way since he was overlooked in last year's draft.

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Roos eye McDonald father-son selection

Luke McDonald.

Emma Quayle Luke McDonald will become a North Melbourne player at Monday's father-son bidding meeting.

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Adam Simpson to coach West Coast

Adam Simpson.

Emma Quayle Adam Simpson has been appointed the new coach of West Coast, replacing John Worsfold.

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AFL queries big deal

Lance Franklin.

Emma Quayle The scrutiny of Lance Franklin's impending decision to play for Sydney will intensify on Thursday, with key Swans figures to be interviewed by AFL investigators.

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Young gun learns to roll with the punches

Tom Boyd

Emma Quayle Tom Boyd is no different to any other boy in this year's draft, if you ask him.