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.
Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.
Emma Quayle Geelong won its first 13 games in 2011, enough to not only entrench it in the top eight by the midway mark of the season, but to allow the club to move players in and out of the side so that, come...
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle As Blues coach Brett Ratten put it yesterday, both teams are approaching a T-intersection.
Emma Quayle Roos continue surge towards September with first win over Pies in more than four seasons.
Emma Quayle If any team has sorely needed just a tiny break of late, it has been Carlton.
Emma Quayle Melbourne has now lost its past 13 games at Etihad Stadium, a streak dating back to 2008.
Emma Quayle Essendon appears set to lose two more players to soft-tissue problems, with forward Stewart Crameri and onballer David Myers doubtful to play against Hawthorn tomorrow night.
Emma Quayle St Kilda has finished in the top eight almost every year Nick Dal Santo has been at the club.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is backing himself and his team to put the lessons learnt over the past two years into practice.