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 sharing the load

Emma Quayle Richmond's 64-point win can be described as mature, composed, controlled.

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Richmond coach pleased with team's maturity

Damien Hardwick outlines strategy to his players during a break.

Emma Quayle Win seen as evidence of team that's better able to adjust to force games its way,

Injuries add to Saints' problems

St Kilda's coach Scott Watters at speaks to his players at quarter-time.

Emma Quayle Club will start its search for a key defender this off-season.

Vic Metro still alive despite loss

Sherrin

Emma Quayle South Australia is well placed to win its first under-18 title, after defeating Vic Metro.

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Roughead makes his own luck

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin and Jarryd Roughead.

Emma Quayle Jarryd Roughead and Lance Franklin were separated by just a few seconds on draft day in 2004.

Whitecross presses for recall

Brendan Whitecross.

Emma Quayle Brendan Whitecross is on the cusp of rejoining the Hawthorn team, almost 10 months after he ruptured his knee in last year's qualifying final.

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AFLPA boss stands by Dons stars

Matt Finnis.

Matt Murnane and Emma Quayle The AFL Players Association has declared its unwavering support of Jobe Watson and the Essendon players during football's drug investigation.

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Players, coach back club doctor

Dr. Bruce Reid.

Emma Quayle Essendon coach James Hird says he would be surprised if any of his players have lost confidence in the club's medical staff.

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Hird stands behind besieged club doctor

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach James Hird says he would be surprised if any of his players have lost confidence in the club's medical staff, and that none has expressed concern to him as the investigation into the...

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Hird surprised by Watson, but supportive

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach James Hird has given his strong backing to skipper Jobe Watson, despite the player publicly admitting he took a banned substance.

If Port Adelaide can turn it around, surely so can Demons

Port Adelaide

Emma Quayle Demons' new coach has half a list, maybe more, to work with. Surely that will do.

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Tigers pass another test

Jack Riewoldt

Emma Quayle TIgers smash the Dogs by 60 points to consolidate position in the eight.

Clisby to debut as Demons begin life under Craig

Melbourne training

Emma Quayle Melbourne will introduce its sixth debutant on Saturday - defender Mitch Clisby - as it begins life under stand-in coach Neil Craig.

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Milne hopes to face Demons

Stephen Milne

Emma Quayle St Kilda forward Stephen Milne is hoping to play against Melbourne on Saturday, despite being charged with rape, although it is believed the AFL will have some say in the eventual decision.

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McKenna stays calm on Ablett

Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna and Gary Ablett.

Emma Quayle Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna is confident Gary Ablett will finish his career on the Gold Coast, and believes the Suns’ pending success will appeal more than a romantic return to Geelong.

Draft hopeful's injury blow

Emma Quayle Tom Boyd, the most highly rated key forward in this year's draft pool, will miss the rest of the national championships after injuring his ankle on the weekend.

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Dees' cupboard is not completely bare

Emma-Quayle-sport-dinks

Emma Quayle Mark Neeld was right when he said three weeks ago that he had only gotten started on the big picture he was asked to paint at Melbourne.

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Pies will be sharper after break: Buckley

Nathan Buckley

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach hopes to steer a more settled line-up through the second half of the season.

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Bulldogs claw back respectability in second half

Robert Murphy

Emma Quayle The Bulldogs were able to turn a nine-goal half-time deficit into a 34-point loss.

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Magpies looking good after a challenging run

Dane Swan is chased by Tom Liberatore.

Emma Quayle Collingwood will enter its midseason break placed comfortably inside the top eight, having endured a challenging run of injuries in the first half of the season and prepared for its week off with a...