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.

Clubs to bank unspent cap

Salary cap breach.

Emma Quayle Clubs will be able to bank unspent salary cap money for future use, opening the door for struggling clubs to target star players once they are more financially secure.

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Dom Tyson happy to be at Melbourne, no second thoughts about trade

Emma Quayle Dom Tyson didn’t get too caught up in what Melbourne gave up to get him. Nor has the premature debate about whether the Demons or Giants ''won'' the trade involving him, Josh Kelly and...

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How Brayden Maynard almost became Adelaide's first father-son draftee

Brayden Maynard

Emma Quayle Had Peter Maynard played four more games for Glenelg, his son Brayden would have been tied to Adelaide, and possibly become the club's first father-son draftee at the end of this season.

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Why Demons' recruit Dom Tyson is glad Paul Roos rang back

Dom Tyson is repaying the Demons' faith in him.

Emma Quayle The first time Paul Roos rang, Dom Tyson didn’t see too much point in calling back.

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Hawthorn hopeful coach Alastair Clarkson will be back in a month

Alastair Clarkson is in hospital with the serious auto-immune condition.

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Hawthorn remains hopeful that Alastair Clarkson will be back in the senior coaching seat in a month, but will not allow him to return to work until he is completely ready.

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Ahmed Saad eyes 2015 AFL return as ASADA loses ban appeal

Ahmed Saad

Emma Quayle Ahmed Saad hopes to get a second chance in the AFL next year, with St Kilda saying it is "open-minded" about giving him another chance after the AFL dismissed the Australian Sports Anti-Doping...

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in hospital

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is in hospital after being diagnosed with an auto-immune condition after being taken to hospital on Monday night suffering back pain.

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How Carlton reset its start line after 22 post-season injuries

Chris Judd and Andrew Carrazzo were two of the Carlton players who needed end-of-season surgery.

Emma Quayle Slow starts are not always cancelled out by fast finishes, even for the very best teams. Hawthorn had barely finished celebrating the 2008 premiership when it sent three-quarters of the team off for...

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Blues building fitness with four wins from last five

Happy days: Brock McLean
celebrates with Dale Thomas.

Emma Quayle Carlton coach Mick Malthouse believes his side is starting to build some collective match fitness, with the Blues' last-gasp, five-point win over Adelaide on Sunday the club's fourth win in five...

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Geelong hopeful Tom Lonergan will play against Sydney

You looking at me?: Sydney’s Lance Franklin is ready to take on Geelong for the first time as a Swan.

Emma Quayle Geelong will closely monitor Tom Lonergan’s recovery from a head knock in the next few days, with the club hopeful of playing its strongest possible side against a rested Sydney team, despite...

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Andrew Dunkley's teenage son Josh hopes to join Swans

Andrew Dunkley during his playing days at Sydney

Emma Quayle Josh Dunkley would love to play for Sydney, if he does enough in the next 18 months to convince the club to take him on.

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Paul Roos confirms he will not be long-term Melbourne coach

Happier times: Melbourne surpassed its 2013 performance in eight rounds in 2014.

Emma Quayle But he may stay in the job for a third year and consider a different role at the club once his time is up.

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Could Mason Cox be the next really big thing?

Tall order: Mason Cox has attracted plenty of AFL interest.

Emma Quayle What makes the American most interesting is that five clubs really want to sign him, and that they're spending this week trying to convince him to choose them.

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Brodie Grundy due for a rest - but not just yet

Brodie Grundy, while developing as a ruckman has been on the wrong side of the umpires.

Emma Quayle Collingwood will continue to keep a close eye on how Brodie Grundy is handling his first full season as the club's first-choice ruckman, and doesn't expect him to play every game in the last half of...

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Coaching the key to avoiding head-high hits, says Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley

Emma Quayle Coaching players to attack low, disputed balls in the correct way will do more to protect them against head-high hits than creating legislation that took “footballers away from playing...

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Umpires should refer on-siren goals upstairs, says Buckley

Josh Jenkins kick the controversial goal.

Emma Quayle Arming the upstairs umpire with the technology required to adjudicate scores on or just after the siren would allow the AFL to avoid a repeat of last week's post-siren goal error according to...

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Nathan Buckley predicts Travis Cloke will soon 'tear a game apart'

Travis Cloke.

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Travis Cloke will regain top form through his ongoing hard work and the help of his teammates, predicting the key forward will soon 'tear a game apart' as...

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Tall forwards help Vic Country beat Vic Metro

Country's Hugh Goddard (left) battles Metro's Sean McLaren.

Emma Quayle When Vic Country lost one of its best few defenders before the game, and another one early in the second quarter, the coaches were not entirely sure how they would cover a Vic Metro side featuring...

Toby Greene's club-imposed sanctions to stand

Toby Greene.

Emma Quayle GWS and Toby Greene agree to five-match club suspension and $5000 fine.

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Why lifting the draft age to 19 would be a bad idea

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle If clubs couldn't draft players until they turned 19, we wouldn't have seen Jack Billings slot goals from the pocket for St Kilda this year.