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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North Melbourne off the mark with a round two win over the Western Bulldogs

Big kick: Luke Dahlhaus snaps at goal.

Emma Quayle Bulldogs got only so far, two kicks out, before North found a way to get the ball back and push it back in.

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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.

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Tigers sharing the load

St Kilda's Trent Dennis-Lane finds his movement somewhat restricted by Richmond's Bachar Houli.

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

Jobe down, Bombers up

Justin Westhoff of the Power bumps Bombers' skipper Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Essendon recovers from early loss of skipper Jobe Watson to score five-goal win over Port.

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Baffler stymies Dogs

Hair-raising: Bulldog Ryan Griffen tries in vain to break Bomber Jake Melksham's tackle.

Emma Quayle Essendon survives its first match without captain Jobe Watson in more than two years.

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Just enough to beat bite

Bombers Bulldogs

Emma Quayle The Bombers beat the Dogs by 31 points, but it was not quite a comfortable win.

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A sign of good times

eagles bulldogs

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs get a tangible reward for improvement with an impressive win.

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Clarkson apologises for abusing VFL players

Alastair Clarkson.

Emma Quayle AFL Victoria issues Hawks coach a 'please explain' over his behaviour at VFL game.

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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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Roos cut off Power, just

Rising fast: Drew Petrie flies high over Alipate Carlile.

Emma Quayle North Melbourne ends Port Adelaide's unbeaten start to the season.

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Dee whiz, how low can they go

On the prowl: Gary Ablett gives Nathan Jones the slip.

Emma Quayle There has been a 'just when you thought it couldn't get any worse' feel to Melbourne's season ever since it started two months ago.

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Krakouer of a fightback

On the move: Luke Ball beats a band of Collingwood and Geelong players to the ball at the MCG on Saturday night.

Emma Quayle Collingwood shows that the spark remains as it ends Geelong's unbeaten run.

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Tigers at last over the Blues

Brett Deledio celebrates.

Emma Quayle Mitch Robinson became the first player to test the AFL's new concussion procedures, as Richmond reversed its poor recent starts against the Blues, survived a late Carlton challenge and opened their...

There's still life in the Cats

Geelong soars.

Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.

Carlton dogged to end

Carlton v Bulldogs

Emma Quayle Depleted Carlton hangs on to grind out a win over the Western Bulldogs.

Blues snatch win over Tigers

Ruckmen revelry: Richmond big man Ivan Maric and his Carlton counterpart Matthew Kreuzer are in sync in their battle for the ball last night.

Emma Quayle Carlton moves within one win of the top eight with a heart-stopping four-point victory.

Pies have the answers

Shane Mumford of the Swans competes with Darren Jolly of the Magpies during their round 20 match at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Emma Quayle, Sydney Collingwood never loses to Sydney. Or at least it hadn't, in a really long time.

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Cats send Saints marching

Live coverage.

Emma Quayle Geelong withstands a St Kilda comeback to confirm another finals campaign.

Tigers romp, Dons out of luck

Tigers hold Dons at bay.

Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.

Clinical Cats finals focused

Steve Johnson and Bob Murphy

Emma Quayle Tom Hawkins stays in Coleman race as Cats hold out Western Bulldogs.