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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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

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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Blues building fitness with four wins from last five

Happy days: Brock McLean
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Emma Quayle Carlton coach Mick Malthouse believes his side is starting to build some collective match fitness, with the Blues' last-gasp, five-point win over Adelaide on Sunday the club's fourth win in five...

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How Carlton reset its start line after 22 post-season injuries

Chris Judd and Andrew Carrazzo were two of the Carlton players who needed end-of-season surgery.

Emma Quayle Slow starts are not always cancelled out by fast finishes, even for the very best teams. Hawthorn had barely finished celebrating the 2008 premiership when it sent three-quarters of the team off for...

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Sewell on the market

Brad Sewell with coach Alastair Clarkson following the Hawks' grand final victory.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn open to offers for premiership midfielder, with club exploring ways to create additional salary cap space and generate opportunities for its young onballers.

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Blues will take a look at Podsiadly

Short-term target? Former Cat James Podsiadly.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Club first looks to sort out major priorities such as signing of free agent Dale Thomas.

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Demons zero in on Crow Vince

Bernie Vince

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Bernie Vince on the cusp of signing a lucrative long-term deal to join Melbourne.

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Shaw-Adams deal should be straight swap

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Emma Quayle The Heath Shaw-Taylor Adams trade has straight swap written all over it. Or, it should have.

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Shaw sweetener secures Pies swap

Heath Shaw.

Emma Quayle Magpies' willingness to pay part of defender's salary next season crucial in finalising deal.

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How your club fared in the free agency and trade period

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Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended. Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson examine which clubs 'won' and which didn't.

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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.

Brownlow quirks and oddities

Brownlow anomalies.

Emma Quayle and Martin Blake Some of the more notable anomalies arising from the AFL's biggest award.

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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.

Buckley happy with Pies' start

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach

Just 17, Kelly's day will come

Josh Kelly: ''Huge motivation'' to do his best.

Emma Quayle Josh Kelly would be attached to an AFL team already had things turned out differently.

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Magpie star steps out

Dale Thomas.

Emma Quayle Dale Thomas has taken his first steps back towards the Collingwood senior side.

Magpie defender Shaw on track to return against Lions

Heath Shaw

Emma Quayle Defender has overcome lower back complaint that kept him out of Sydney game.

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Pies will be sharper after break: Buckley

Nathan Buckley

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach hopes to steer a more settled line-up through the second half of the season.

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Magpies looking good after a challenging run

Dane Swan is chased by Tom Liberatore.

Emma Quayle Collingwood will enter its midseason break placed comfortably inside the top eight, having endured a challenging run of injuries in the first half of the season and prepared for its week off with a...

O'Brien needs time and space to sort out issues

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Emma Quayle Pies star deserves to deal with distressing issues without constant questioning.

Pies have the answers

Shane Mumford of the Swans competes with Darren Jolly of the Magpies during their round 20 match at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Emma Quayle, Sydney Collingwood never loses to Sydney. Or at least it hadn't, in a really long time.