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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Buddy's best years behind him, says Matthew Lloyd

Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle Sydney has recruited a nine-year, $10 million forward whose best years are well behind him, according to former Essendon spearhead Matthew Lloyd.

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Scans to determine young Gold Coast star's fate

Jack Martin

Emma Quayle Gold Coast youngster Jack Martin will have his injured shoulder scanned on Monday morning.

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New faces to launch Hawks' premiership defence

Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli

Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.

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Blues up for fight on Bryce Gibbs

First Elimination Final.Richmond v Carlton. Richmond's Alex Rance chases Carlton's Bryce Gibbs at the MCG.8th September 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Emma Quayle The Carlton midfielder's contract is up at the end of the season but he's not going anywhere, says president Stephen Kernahan

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Essendon in no rush to find new footy boss

Essendon.

Emma Quayle Essendon will start the new season without a new football operations boss, but the club says it is in no rush to fill the crucial position.

Adam Goodes closing on a return to Swans side

Adam Goodes

Emma Quayle Adam Goodes is closing on a return to the Sydney side, almost nine months after his last game.

Collingwood rules Ben Reid and Jesse White out of round one

Emma Quayle Collingwood will start the new season with a less-than-ideal forward set-up, with Ben Reid and Jesse White already ruled out of Friday's game against Fremantle.

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Adam Goodes wants the AFL's indigenous player camp to become an annual event

Adam Goodes.

Emma Quayle The AFL's indigenous players' hope to enhance the value of their players camp by holding it once a season.

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Paul chapman

Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

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AFL compensation picks to be called earlier

AFL trade week.

Emma Quayle The free agency compensation system will remain in place for at least one more year, but the AFL has promised clubs it will given them an earlier and clearer indication of the picks they will receive...

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Jake Carlisle avoids suspension and free to play

Jake Carlisle is all clear to play in round one.

Emma Quayle Jake Carlisle is free to take his place in Essendon's round one line-up, after being cleared of a kneeing charge by the match review panel.

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AFL cuts trade period by a week

AFL trade week.

Emma Quayle The AFL has lopped a week off this year’s trade period, as part of a move to create a snappier post-season.

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Alan Toovey a chance to return against Fremantle

Alan Toovey

Emma Quayle Alan Toovey's return to the Collingwood side remains on track, with the defender surviving his second match back from a knee reconstruction for the club's VFL side.

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Four young forwards to excite AFL fans

Tall forwards

Emma Quayle Not for years have we seen such exciting young forwards.

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Richmond's media-shy Jack Riewoldt back from injury

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Brett Deledio and Jack Riewoldt look on during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre on March 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Emma Quayle Jack Riewoldt's absence from Richmond's pre-season teams will end on Friday.

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The Suns could equal a record by fielding seven indigenous players

Harley Bennell.

Emma Quayle If the Suns' indigenous stars align, the club will start sharing its first small piece of AFL history.

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Young Kangaroo Ben Cunnington ready to take giant leap

Emma Quayle Brent Harvey nominates Ben Cunnington and Shaun Atley as two players to watch.

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Essendon strives to fast-track development of younger players

Nice try: Essendon captain Jobe Watson gets the better of Dyson Heppell at training on Wednesday.

Emma Quayle Bombers made only a handful of changes in the post-season period.

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Young Hawks will share the load in 2014, Josh Gibson says

Focused: Josh Gibson on the training track in South Africa.

Emma Quayle Josh Gibson expects team to share goal-scoring responsibilities as evenly as it did this year.

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Gibson sad over Campbell

Emma Quayle Hawk saddened at end of career of his good friend Campbell Brown.