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.

Collingwood rules Ben Reid and Jesse White out of round one

Emma Quayle Collingwood will start the new season with a less-than-ideal forward set-up, with Ben Reid and Jesse White already ruled out of Friday's game against Fremantle.

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North Melbourne ruckman Daniel Currie's seven-year itch

Daniel Currie is now a more physical player than he was when he left Sydney.

Emma Quayle Todd Goldstein's shoulder is bruised, not broken. It is good news for North Melbourne, and that will make Daniel Currie happy.

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Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast

Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's injury woes have not stretched to Jack Watts, with the midfielder-in-the-making named to play in Sunday's match against West Coast.

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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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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.

Next generation needs to step up, says Cats coach

Chris Scott

Emma Quayle Geelong will continue to expose its next generation of centre-square players to excellent opposition, despite coach Chris Scott's belief that his side needs to quickly improve that part of its game.

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.

A wiser Tarrant calls time on Pies for a final time

Chris Tarrant

Emma Quayle Chris Tarrant was 30 when he was traded to Collingwood at the end of 2010.

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.

The Pies' long-term project

Finding his wings: Lachie Keeffe in action for the Pies.

Emma Quayle Lachie Keeffe switched from soccer midfielder to AFL-listed player easily.

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Pies weigh up options after latest injuries

Collingwood defender Chris Tarrant.

Emma Quayle Collingwood will not rush Chris Tarrant back for this week's match against Adelaide, with the defender set to spend two more weeks at VFL level despite Ben Reid's latest quad injury.

Coaching mates in battle

Tall order: Lachie Keeffe has been a key defender for Collingwood this season in the absence of many star players.

Emma Quayle Football won't get in the way of friendship for Nathan Buckley and Brenton Sanderson.

Bombers axe three

Tom Bellchambers

Emma Quayle As Fremantle was forced to replace four players for tomorrow night's clash with Essendon, the Bombers reacted to their two-game losing run by dropping three.

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