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 and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.
Emma Quayle Young guns make most of their chance to shine, writes Emma Quayle.
Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.
Emma Quayle Essendon confident second-year defender will miss just three or four matches.
Emma Quayle Essendon forward Michael Hurley beating a fast track back from his hamstring strain.