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.

Mitch Hallahan traded from Hawks to Suns

Mitch Hallahan.

Emma Quayle Mitch Hallahan has moved from Hawthorn to Gold Coast on the final day of trading.

The game-changing deal for Bulldogs and Giants

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Emma Quayle The temptation in trade week is to pick an immediate winner, as soon as each deal goes through.

AFL trade news: Paddy Ryder standoff to continue into final day

Fresh negotiations: Paddy Ryder.

Emma Quayle, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson The Patrick Ryder impasse remained unresolved on Wednesday night, after a mediation session failed to result in a deal between Essendon and Port Adelaide.

Tom Boyd backflip: Dogs to tip in nearly $1m towards Ryan Griffen's Giant deal

Tom Boyd.

Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle In the most dramatic day of action in the history of the draft and trading system Tom Boyd has become a Bulldog on unprecedented terms in exchange for the Dogs captain Ryan Griffen.

Blockbuster deal for Tom Boyd and Ryan Griffen done

The Giants are refusing to release Tom Boyd.

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson A blockbuster deal in which Western Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen would be traded for Greater Western Sydney's Tom Boyd is looking increasingly likely.

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Essendon and Port Adelaide in mediation over Patrick Ryder trade

The Paddy Ryder impasse continues to drag on.

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle Essendon and Port Adelaide have gone into formal mediation, as the impasse over Paddy Ryder continued for a ninth day.

Kristian Jaksch, Mark Whiley join Carlton in trade from GWS

Kristian Jaksch.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall The sudden burst of trading action on Wednesday has continued with Carlton lodging its trade deal to secure the Giants' Kristian Jaksch.

Giants and Bulldogs dig in on Tom Boyd-Ryan Griffen trade

The Giants are refusing to release Tom Boyd.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall The Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney continued their staring competition on Tuesday, with the Giants adamant Tom Boyd would not be traded despite his manager's claim that he would leave in...

Jack Trengove to stay at Melbourne after aggravating foot injury

Jack Trengove.

Emma Quayle Former skipper Jack Trengove has aggravated a navicular injury in his left foot and will stay with the Melbourne Football Club.

Dayne Beams set to join Brisbane Lions, as Blues try to finalise Kristian Jaksch deal

Queensland-bound: Dayne Beams.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Carlton was confident of finalising a deal for Kristian Jaksch on Monday, with the trade hinging on a decision from his GWS midfielder Mark Whiley on whether to make the move with him.

Bulldogs president Gordon calls Shepherd for Giant call to make Boyd a Dog

In demand: Tom Boyd.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Peter Gordon calls Tony Shepherd for deal on Tom Boyd to become a Dog

Sweetener on table to seal Dayne Beams' move to Brisbane

Off to Brisbane: Dayne Beams.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Magpie Dayne Beams will become a Brisbane Lions player by the end of the week with the complicated five-club deal the most likely to land the player in Queensland.

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Essendon, Port Adelaide to keep talking on Paddy Ryder

Fresh negotiations: Paddy Ryder.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Essendon and Port Adelaide must restart negotiations over Paddy Ryder, who could still make it to the Power without having to take his club to the AFL's grievance tribunal.

Essendon decides against releasing Paddy Ryder as a free agent

Paddy Ryder.

Emma Quayle Essendon has decided against releasing Paddy Ryder as a free agent by Sunday's deadline.

Sydney trade ban could end careers, says AFL Players Association

Trade ban threatens to end careers: AFL Players Association boss Paul Marsh.

Emma Quayle The AFL Players Association has written to the AFL asking whether the trade ban placed on Sydney is reversible, believing it may cost some players their careers.

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Tigers make surprise bid for Jack Trengove

Jack Trengove: One of Melbourne's top two picks in 2009.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle No deal on Dayne Beams but Jack Trengove may be a Tiger.

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Is Sydney the first club to be punished for following AFL rules?

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Emma Quayle Why can’t the Swans bring someone in and just not pay him any COLA?

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Essendon pushes ahead with Paddy Ryder free agent scheme

PADDY RYDER at Windy Hill today - to go with Chloe Saltau story 
Picture Pat Scala The Age
Friday the 2nd of September 2011

Emma Quayle Essendon has not closed the door on a plan to boost its compensation for ruckman Paddy Ryder by releasing him from his contract and allowing him to join Port Adelaide as a free agent.

AFL trade 2014: AFL bans Sydney Swans from trading players in

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Emma Quayle Sydney has been told it cannot trade any players into the club this year or next unless the club is prepared to bring about an instant end to the cost of living allowance.

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AFL Trade News: Allen Christensen bid sparks Lions-Cats talks

On the move: Allen Christensen.

Emma Quayle Geelong and the Brisbane Lions have begun discussing a potential trade for Allen Christensen, after the midfielder’s surprise decision to request a trade away from the Cats.