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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Waiting game as Essendon tiptoes around bombshells

Emma Quayle Tom Bellchambers wants to stay at Essendon and probably will. Stewart Crameri, Cale Hooker, Scott Gumbleton, Tayte Pears, Jason Winderlich and Jake Melksham want to be there next year too.

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Buyers beware?

Stewart Crameri

Emma Quayle Why the Essendon drugs probe could make the trade period more complicated.

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Lights, cameras but Bombers out of action

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Emma Quayle The Essendon players have performed under new sorts of pressure this year.

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Test forms may have raised issue

Drugs in AFL

Emma Quayle Supplements used by Essendon players may have come to the attention of ASADA before this year's investigation was launched.

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AFL outlines robust plan on drugs

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Emma Quayle The AFL aims to discourage clubs from using supplements for a competitive edge.

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Bombers crash as Pies soar

Battle of strength: Harry O'Brien tries to break free from Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Essendon relinquishes its place in the top four with a month left in the season.

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Hird asks team to get back to basics

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach says team not affected by events off the field in past week.

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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

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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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