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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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in hospital

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is in hospital after being diagnosed with an auto-immune condition after being taken to hospital on Monday night suffering back pain.

AFL

Hawthorn hopeful coach Alastair Clarkson will be back in a month

Alastair Clarkson is in hospital with the serious auto-immune condition.

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Hawthorn remains hopeful that Alastair Clarkson will be back in the senior coaching seat in a month, but will not allow him to return to work until he is completely ready.

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson starts his slow return to work

Alastair Clarkson.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has begun a gradual and low-key return to work, sitting in on the occasional meeting as he continues to recover from his auto-immune condition.

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How Carlton reset its start line after 22 post-season injuries

Chris Judd and Andrew Carrazzo were two of the Carlton players who needed end-of-season surgery.

Emma Quayle Slow starts are not always cancelled out by fast finishes, even for the very best teams. Hawthorn had barely finished celebrating the 2008 premiership when it sent three-quarters of the team off for...

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Paul chapman

Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

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Angus Brayshaw happy to wait for draft opportunity

Emma Quayle Brayshaw could have been at an AFL club this minute, and could even be playing senior football. But he's not unhappy with his timing.

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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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Adam Simpson to coach West Coast

Adam Simpson.

Emma Quayle Adam Simpson has been appointed the new coach of West Coast, replacing John Worsfold.

Hawks aim to starve Crows attack

Sam Mitchell and Adelaide

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the best way to combat Adelaide star Taylor Walker in Saturday's AFL preliminary final is to cut off his supply.

It's the battle of midway

Cyril Rioli.

Emma Quayle Preventing Adelaide's forward line from kicking their side into next week's grand final depends largely on one thing, said Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson yesterday: winning the midfield battle.

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Buddy close

Oh yeah: Lance Franklin celebrates a goal during Hawthorn's win over Adelaide at the MCG.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn will next week play Sydney for its first premiership since 2008, after overcoming an inaccurate start and a nervous finish to beat Adelaide by five points.

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Rest may be best in long season: clubs

Nick Maxwell.

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...

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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.

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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.

Bombers losing grip on finals

Flying Hawk: Cyril Rioli leaps over Courtenay Dempsey last night.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.

What we learnt from the NAB Cup week one

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin sets off with Aaron Mullett of the Kangaroos in hot pursuit on the opening night of the NAB Cup tournament.

Emma Quayle Young guns make most of their chance to shine, writes Emma Quayle.

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Clarkson backs alcohol program

Emma Quayle HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson has thrown his support behind a government program promoting safe drinking, almost 30 years after the death of his older brother in a car accident.

Mojo rising, the Hawks spread wings

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle The Hawks are starting to soar but coach Alastair Clarkson is remaining wary.

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