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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Under-18s up for grand final date

Sherrin

Emma Quayle AFL adds new representative game to its underage schedule for 2014.

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New faces to launch Hawks' premiership defence

Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli

Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.

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'Lame' response on game

Neil Balme

Emma Quayle and Rohan Connolly The timing of the AFL's ''captain's pick'' game would prompt Heath Shaw to ''kindly decline'' any offer to play in it.

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Nahas to North, Armstrong to Pies

Robin Nahas

Emma Quayle Three players delisted last week have had their careers revived as free agents, with Dylan Addison, Robin Nahas and Tony Armstrong to play on next year.

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If Boyd is really up for grabs, who will buy?

Top of the class: marking forward Tom Boyd is sidelined by injury today but is a contender for the No. 1 pick in the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Is there a club willing to pay the price to prise loose the top pick in the AFL draft?

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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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Hawks may be given short shrift

hawks

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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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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Old Dog with a new trick

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle Brian Lake never dreamed of having the fairytale end of season that has come to be.

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Young gun learns to roll with the punches

Tom Boyd

Emma Quayle Tom Boyd is no different to any other boy in this year's draft, if you ask him.

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AFL queries big deal

Lance Franklin.

Emma Quayle The scrutiny of Lance Franklin's impending decision to play for Sydney will intensify on Thursday, with key Swans figures to be interviewed by AFL investigators.

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Key questions in the draft

No.2: Josh Kelly is likely to be the second name called.

Emma Quayle The draft combine provides recruiters with plenty to weigh up in the weeks ahead.

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Club briefing on supplements

Sherrin

Emma Quayle AFL Commission expected to soon sign off on a long-planned set of reforms.

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Flag and I'm done: Cotchin

Trent Cotchin.

Emma Quayle A Richmond premiership in the next few years would prompt Trent Cotchin to consider retirement, even if only in his mid-20s.

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Birds of a feather

Taking flight: Jed Anderson (left) and Bradley Hill have relished their opportunities at Hawthorn and have a strong bond as well.

Emma Quayle Young Hawks Bradley Hill and Jed Anderson are learning to spread their wings.

Getting to know you

Josh Gibson and Brad Sewell

Emma Quayle Josh Gibson has settled in with the Hawks, writes Emma Quayle.

Cats keep streak alive

Tom Hawkins marks with moments to go.

Emma Quayle Geelong deny Hawthorn for the ninth consecutive time in an extraordinary after-the-siren finish.

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Belief is the key, says Rising Star

Daniel Talia with girlfriend Megan Bennett.

Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every single draft: that they're planning to take the 'best available player' with their pick.

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Young Cats, old Cats the perfect mix

Geelong

Emma Quayle Jordan Murdoch was not sure what to think when he was drafted to Geelong late last year.

Scarlett's end talk of the town

Matthew Scarlett.

Emma Quayle The deal was that when Geelong lost, Matthew Scarlett would front the waiting media.

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