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 Surgery to remove a screw from Mitch Clark's foot went well, but he will still miss up to eight matches.
Emma Quayle There has been a 'just when you thought it couldn't get any worse' feel to Melbourne's season ever since it started two months ago.
Emma Quayle Jack Watts has joined Mitch Clark on the sidelines at Melbourne, and will miss the next two or three matches with a strained hamstring.
Emma Quayle Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.
Emma Quayle It's impossible to tell what Melbourne really did win by losing, though.
Emma Quayle The future of Kurt Tippett's manager will move closer to a resolution this week, after he fronts an AFL Players Association hearing.
Emma Quayle The Saturday Age got a look at the work Melbourne is doing to lift the club in 2013.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Angus Monfries' move to Port Adelaide may come via a trade rather than free agency.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Collingwood and Melbourne have discussed a blockbuster trade that would send Sharrod Wellingham and Chris Dawes to the Demons in return for pick No. 4 in the national draft.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Gumbleton has not had excessive interest from other clubs and may yet stay at Windy Hill.
Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions have made a late pitch for Collingwood forward Chris Dawes.
Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.
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.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle Roos continue surge towards September with first win over Pies in more than four seasons.
Emma Quayle If any team has sorely needed just a tiny break of late, it has been Carlton.
Emma Quayle NAB Cup round 1: The Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs.