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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Reinvented Courtenay Dempsey prepares to celebrate 100 games for Essendon

Emma Quayle Courtenay Dempsey looked like he had been sitting at a desk for a month, when he was brought straight back into the Essendon side on Anzac Day.

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Richmond's media-shy Jack Riewoldt back from injury

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Brett Deledio and Jack Riewoldt look on during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre on March 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Emma Quayle Jack Riewoldt's absence from Richmond's pre-season teams will end on Friday.

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Paul chapman

Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

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Fresh, sharper Essendon Bombers to take on North Melbourne in round one

Essendon.

Emma Quayle Essendon will ask talented young forward Joe Daniher to support Paddy Ryder in the ruck when the team's season starts on Friday, with coach Mark Thompson expecting his side to look sharp and fresh...

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Essendon and Carlton to wait and see on Patrick Ryder and Matthew Kreuzer

Paddy Ryder

Emma Quayle Essendon is optimistic that Paddy Ryder will recover from a badly rolled ankle in time for Sunday night's game against Carlton, but the club may yet try to squeeze rookie-listed ruckman Jackson...

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Hird asks team to get back to basics

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach says team not affected by events off the field in past week.

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Bombers crash as Pies soar

Battle of strength: Harry O'Brien tries to break free from Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Essendon relinquishes its place in the top four with a month left in the season.

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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.

Tigers romp, Dons out of luck

Tigers hold Dons at bay.

Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.

Football

Watson top Bomber again

Jobe Watson

Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.

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.

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.

AFL

Daniher to make long-awaited senior debut

Essendon's Joe Daniher

Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane Joe Daniher will play his first game for Essendon against Carlton on Friday night, making one of the season's most-anticipated debuts.

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Just enough to beat bite

Bombers Bulldogs

Emma Quayle The Bombers beat the Dogs by 31 points, but it was not quite a comfortable win.

What we learnt from the NAB Cup week one

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin sets off with Aaron Mullett of the Kangaroos in hot pursuit on the opening night of the NAB Cup tournament.

Emma Quayle Young guns make most of their chance to shine, writes Emma Quayle.

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Bombers' drive eclipses Swans

Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.

Hibberd on mend

Michael Hibberd on the ground after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Emma Quayle Essendon confident second-year defender will miss just three or four matches.

Essendon cautious over star

Michael Hurley was injured during the first half of Essendon's round-four win over Carlton.

Emma Quayle Essendon forward Michael Hurley beating a fast track back from his hamstring strain.

Dons crack, Saints in top eight

Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.