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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Veteran Bulldog Giansiracusa to play on

Emma Quayle Daniel Giansiracusa will remain a Western Bulldog for next season and beyond, after agreeing to a one-year contract extension that will evolve into a coaching role in 2015.

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Draft blow as picks gone with the wind

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Emma Quayle Shaking off the pain of lost draft picks is something Essendon has done before.

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Tiger defender is flying

Alex Rance

Emma Quayle Alex Rance has become a calmer, more assured and steadier senior player.

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Little attacks 'outrageous' charge sheet

Paul Little with Hird.

Emma Quayle Essendon chairman Paul Little has condemned the AFL's 'belligerent attitude' and its determination to cast his club as drug cheats.

Club figures blew the whistle on supplements but no action followed

Essendon drugs.

Emma Quayle Several people at Essendon raised alarms about aspects of the club's supplements program but - according to the AFL's charge sheet - the concerns were never adequately followed up, even by those who...

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Demons spread the net as coach search continues

Emma Quayle Assistant coaches Scott Burns and Adam Simpson in line for possible roles.

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Old man Roo to bounce into 2014

Brent Harvey.

Emma Quayle Kangaroos and former captain close to finalising a one-year contract extension.

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Dogs in another world

Cool running: Adam Cooney steals the ball from Adelaide's Sam Shaw.

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs run over the top of Adelaide to post a 17-point win in Adam Cooney's 200th game.

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McCartney smiling as forward line sharpens teeth

Satisfied: Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney on Sunday.

Emma Quayle Coach confident that he is piecing together a more than capable group.

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Draft picks must be the Holy Grail

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Emma Quayle Essendon will defend itself, James Hird wants to clear his name and there is no indication that the charges laid against the club and its coach, football manager, senior assistant and doctor will be...

League charges Dons, coaches over supplements saga

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Jon Pierik, Emma Quayle Essendon were charged by the AFL on Tuesday night with bringing the game into disrepute over last year's supplements saga.

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Watson says players feel vindicated

Essendon's Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Captain's statement comes after league says no-one charged with taking prohibited substances.

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Essendon to 'vigorously defend' AFL charges

James Hird

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Club concedes it made mistakes in implementing its controversial injecting program.

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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

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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

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