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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St Kilda promote Ameet Bains, and bolster their off-field team

Emma Quayle St Kilda's off-field revamp under new chief executive Matt Finnis is continuing, with the club promoting list manager Ameet Bains onto the club’s executive as chief operating officer.

Clubs to bank unspent cap

Salary cap breach.

Emma Quayle Clubs will be able to bank unspent salary cap money for future use, opening the door for struggling clubs to target star players once they are more financially secure.

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Clubs push for veteran concessions

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge is one of three current veterans at the club.

Emma Quayle Clubs will lobby for long-serving players contracted beyond 2016 to remain eligible for veteran’s list concessions.

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What if Joe Daniher had chosen Sydney?

Daniher

Emma Quayle Not even Joe Daniher's parents knew what he would do, when he jumped in the car after Christmas four years ago, heading from Temora back to Melbourne with his older brother Darcy.

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Lamb chops Sydney, joins Giants as Pies snare White

Jed Lamb.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Talented young Sydney forward quits the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney.

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West to head north as Lions restore some pride

Trent West.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.

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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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AFL players' group wants football department taxed to give fairer league

Matt Finnis

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle AFL, AFLPA yet to settle on ideal figure for football department spending.

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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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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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Sewell on the market

Brad Sewell with coach Alastair Clarkson following the Hawks' grand final victory.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn open to offers for premiership midfielder, with club exploring ways to create additional salary cap space and generate opportunities for its young onballers.

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Giants muscle into battle to bag Vince

Adelaide's Bernie Vince.

Emma Quayle Bernie Vince has four-year offer from Melbourne to consider and late interest from GWS.

Tough talk on Caddy and Tippett

The Crows' Kurt Tippett (above) and the Suns' Josh Caddy (below):  Trade dominoes that could take time to fall.

Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.

Crows face up to possible draft ban

Matt Finnis.

Emma Quayle Adelaide braces for exclusion from national draft pending probe into secret Tippett deal.

Tambling safe, but one Crow to be cut

Tippett's defection part of a secret deal with Adelaide (Thumbnail)

Emma Quayle Richard Tambling's spot on the Adelaide list is safe, but one of Kurt Tippett's contracted former teammates will be cut, following his decision to nominate for the preseason draft.

Second Crow faces probe

Crows captain Nathan Van Berlo

Emma Quayle Club under investigation for third-party payments made to captain Nathan van Berlo outside salary cap.

Crows in draft as probe widens

On song: The Crows celebrate their victory last night.

Emma Quayle Third-party payment to midfield star Patrick Dangerfield under scrutiny.

Emma Quayle's club-by-club guide to the 2012 national draft

Trade and draft news.

Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.

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Tippett nominates for pre-season draft

Kurt Tippett

Emma Quayle The AFL has allowed Kurt Tippett to remove himself from Adelaide's list and nominate for the pre-season draft with set financial terms.

Tippett defiant as Crows cop it sweet

Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.