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.
Emma Quayle Last time, Essendon kicked five goals to none in the first quarter. Last time, Collingwood had levelled the scores by half-time.
Emma Quayle Bombers made only a handful of changes in the post-season period.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.
Emma Quayle Essendon recovers from early loss of skipper Jobe Watson to score five-goal win over Port.
Emma Quayle Essendon captain facing at least a month out in the run to the finals.
Emma Quayle Injuries weaken Bombers
Emma Quayle Essendon survives its first match without captain Jobe Watson in more than two years.
Emma Quayle Essendon will defend itself, James Hird wants to clear his name and there is no indication that the charges laid against the club and its coach, football manager, senior assistant and doctor will be...
Emma Quayle Chris Judd will return to the Carlton side on Saturday after a four-match suspension determined to, as coach Brett Ratten put it, "make a splash" against Essendon at the MCG.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.
Emma Quayle Essendon's decision to fly to Wangaratta ends in a storm with the match against the Saints abandoned.
Emma Quayle Bombers count cost of horror flight as Saints get the points.
Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.