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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Brian Lake, Drew Petrie charges defended by match review panel

Emma Quayle The match review panel looked at the grappling undertaken by both Brian Lake and Drew Petrie in isolation, rather than in combination, in deciding both deserved disciplinary action.

AFL

Jobe Watson to learn more about his chances for a comeback this week

Essendon captain Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle An appointment with his surgeon this week will tell Jobe Watson more about whether or when he will return to the Essendon line-up this year.

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Essendon smashes Collingwood to move back inside the top eight

Zach Merrett celebrates a goal.

Emma Quayle Last time, Essendon kicked five goals to none in the first quarter. Last time, Collingwood had levelled the scores by half-time.

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Collingwood to look for grit and endeavour in final six rounds

Come here: Bomber Mark Baguley takes a stand against Pie Steele Sidebottom.

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley will challenge his players to respond with “grit and endeavour” to the 64-point loss to Essendon on Sunday that he considered a dismantling, and the...

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Meet the players planning to take St Kilda back up the ladder

Young Saints Tom Hickey, Jimmy Webster, Nathan Wright, Josh Saunders and Jack Newnes at   the Seaford clubrooms.

Emma Quayle If St Kilda is to improve this season, it won't be up to the club's established senior stars.

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Essendon hoping to add experience and height against Bulldogs

Set to return: Brendon Goddard.

Emma Quayle Essendon expects to strengthen both its midfield and forward line for this week's match against the Bulldogs, with Brendon Goddard and Heath Hocking leading the likely inclusions.

AFL

Essendon strives to fast-track development of younger players

Nice try: Essendon captain Jobe Watson gets the better of Dyson Heppell at training on Wednesday.

Emma Quayle Bombers made only a handful of changes in the post-season 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.

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.

Magpie heads home to Perth

Sharrod Wellingham

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.

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Pies, Demons to thrash out Dawes deal

Chris Dawes.

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

AFL

Adelaide checks out White

Sydney's Jesse White.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Sydney forward Jesse White has flown to Adelaide for a medical screening and looms as a possible cog in the Kurt Tippett trade, which should unfold in the next few days.

Hawthorn unhappy at compensation

Clinton Young

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.

Ruckman Hickey heading to the Saints

Tom Hickey

Emma Quayle Gold Coast has agreed to send young ruckman Tom Hickey to St Kilda. The Saints handed their Brendon Goddard compensation pick, No.

Crows braced for worst over Tippett

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Emma Quayle The AFL has two great pillars of equality. One is the salary cap, the other is the draft system.

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.

Hibberd takes on a proud number

Good fit: Michael Hibberd in No.1.

Emma Quayle Michael Hibberd met Merv Neagle at an Essendon function at the start of this year.

Football

Bombers keep status quo

Essendon versus Western Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.

Football

Hird proud of Dons

James Hird

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle AFTER 10 days of controversy and distraction, Essendon coach James Hird said it was a relief to get his side back playing football and expressed his pride in the players for the way they have handled...

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Dal Santo still bound to the Saints

Nick Dal Santo

Emma Quayle Nick Dal Santo committed to playing for St Kilda next season and all but certain to do so.