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.

AFL

Summit on holding-the-ball rule as umpires boss admits Monfries decision was wrong

AFL football operations manager Mark Evans says greater clarity is needed on how much time players have to get rid of the ball before they are penalised.

Emma Quayle The AFL will invite coaches to debate and help clarify the most-debated rule of the year - holding the ball - at an end-of-season summit with umpires and the rules committee.

AFL

Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

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.

After the disaster

Beaten and bowed: Essendon players leave the field after being thrashed by Carlton in round 21.

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.

AFL

Power ponders best option for Monfries

AFL Round 19. Collingwood vs Essendon at the MCG.
Bombers forward Angus Monfries celebrates after kicking a goal.
Melbourne. 31 July 2011.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE

Emma Quayle Angus Monfries' move to Port Adelaide may come via a trade rather than free agency.

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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.

AFL

Pies, Demons to thrash out Dawes deal

Chris Dawes.

Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.

Hawk Osborne gone but he will be back

Michael Osborne.

Emma Quayle and Will Brodie Hawthorn planning to redraft injured veteran in the pre-season draft.

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.

Nothing to hide: Geelong

Geelong has been drawn into the investigation because Dean Robinson worked previously at the Cats.

Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.

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.

Magpie's rookie mistake

The mature-age recruit: As far as first-year AFL players go, Sam Dwyer, at 26, is an old man.

Emma Quayle After playing in the VFL for eight years, Sam Dwyer wasn't going to let injury keep him out of AFL games - until he got caught out.

Prismall poised for return to footy

Brent Prismall

Emma Quayle Brent Prismall will play his first game of football in almost a year this weekend, after overcoming his second knee reconstruction.

Rookie keeps his place

Brent Prismall

Emma Quayle Essendon rookie Cory Dell'Olio's stint on the senior list will not end this week, despite Brent Prismall's return from his second major knee injury.

Dogs give Cooney all clear

Adam Cooney

Emma Quayle Midfielder appeared hampered during Bulldogs' loss to Brisbane on Saturday.