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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Tigers use finals plan on Hawks

Jack Riewoldt.

Emma Quayle Never wanting to get too comfortable, Damien Hardwick wants to try new tactics against the Hawks.

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Hansen is happy to be back where he belongs

lachie hansen

Emma Quayle The last time North Melbourne played Geelong, they were seven goals up, before losing in the last minute.

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Saad to say whether he plays in VFL

ahmed saad

Emma Quayle This week's revelations of the positive drug test could see Saint face a two-year ban.

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NRL booted off stadium

Simon Lethlean

Emma Quayle NRL forced into late-season fixture reshuffle after being booted off ANZ Stadium.

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To Bomber fans, Hird no villain

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Emma Quayle James Hird gets Essendon out of trouble, not into it.

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Clarkson apologises for abusing VFL players

Alastair Clarkson.

Emma Quayle AFL Victoria issues Hawks coach a 'please explain' over his behaviour at VFL game.

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Battle of the AFL's big birds wins out over NRL

Mike Pyke of the Swans attempts to mark over the top of Max Bailey of the Hawks when the teams met in round seven at the MCG.

Emma Quayle AFL gains access to Sydney's ANZ Stadium for opening night of round 23.

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Bombers finals' could hinge on court

James Hird

Jon Pierik, Emma Quayle A leading sports lawyer says Essendon could mount a case for an injunction to play in the finals should the club be stripped of premiership points in the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority...

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Surgeon to decide on skipper's return

Jobe Watson during a training session on Monday.

Emma Quayle Essendon expects to take a bolstered side into game against Collingwood regardless.

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Bombers may face finals fight

Essendon takes the field against Hawthorn in round 18. Will the Bombers be there in September?

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Essendon could mount case for injunction to play in finals should it be stripped of premiership points, lawyer says.

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McCartney talks up youngsters

Good day at the office: Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney.

Emma Quayle Lesser-known members of side starting to realise what they have to offer.

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A sign of good times

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Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs get a tangible reward for improvement with an impressive win.

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Hird defies pressure to step down

Essendon's coach James Hird

Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane All indications are that Essendon coach James Hird will hang tough.

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Under pressure, Hird stands strong as club support grows

James Hird

Emma Quayle, Matt Murnane All indications are that Essendon coach James Hird will hang tough in the face of extraordinary pressure resulting from the Bombers' supplements program, which has already resulted in five key...

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Magpie's rookie mistake

The mature-age recruit: As far as first-year AFL players go, Sam Dwyer, at 26, is an old man.

Emma Quayle After playing in the VFL for eight years, Sam Dwyer wasn't going to let injury keep him out of AFL games - until he got caught out.

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Hawks may be given short shrift

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Emma Quayle Ladder leader Hawthorn may enter this year's finals series off a shorter break than rest of top eight.

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Old-school Magpie hangs up boots

Ben Johnson

Emma Quayle Premiership defender tells teammates he is stepping away after 235 games with the club.

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Baffler stymies Dogs

Hair-raising: Bulldog Ryan Griffen tries in vain to break Bomber Jake Melksham's tackle.

Emma Quayle Essendon survives its first match without captain Jobe Watson in more than two years.

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Just enough to beat bite

Bombers Bulldogs

Emma Quayle The Bombers beat the Dogs by 31 points, but it was not quite a comfortable win.

Fleeing war to find a home in Vic Country

Gach Nyuon.

Emma Quayle Gach Nyuon wants to get drafted, play for an AFL team and take big marks on the MCG.