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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Collingwood falls outside the top 8, as Crows make their move

Emma Quayle Collingwood has tumbled outside the top eight for the first time since round five.

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Clubs push for veteran concessions

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge is one of three current veterans at the club.

Emma Quayle Clubs will lobby for long-serving players contracted beyond 2016 to remain eligible for veteran’s list concessions.

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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.

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.

Buckley: 'intensity, ticker, hunger'

From the middle of a pack, Dane Beams effects a clearance.

Emma Quayle, Sydney Coach praises his players ''concentration, intensity, ticker, hunger, whatever you want to call it''.

Roo beauty

Hands on: Roos (from left) Liam Anthony, Robbie Tarrant and Sam Gibson combine to pressure Magpies midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.

Emma Quayle Roos continue surge towards September with first win over Pies in more than four seasons.

Ten to one: Will these games decide the Brownlow Medal winner?

Magpies midfielder Dane Swan.

Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.

Also-rans with lots of time on their side

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Emma Quayle Sometimes it takes a while for public perception to line up with media perception and what the umpires see from ground level, and so it proved for the new kids on the Brownlow block.

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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.

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Krakouer of a fightback

On the move: Luke Ball beats a band of Collingwood and Geelong players to the ball at the MCG on Saturday night.

Emma Quayle Collingwood shows that the spark remains as it ends Geelong's unbeaten run.

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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...

When the Saints go marching ... down the aisle

Nick Dal Santo

Emma Quayle Nick Dal Santo is preparing to settle into married life and isn't about to be unsettled by a shock change of coach or even the odd footy trip photo controversy.

Coaching mates in battle

Tall order: Lachie Keeffe has been a key defender for Collingwood this season in the absence of many star players.

Emma Quayle Football won't get in the way of friendship for Nathan Buckley and Brenton Sanderson.

Cats finally find answers

The chase: Geelong's Mitch Duncan and Bulldog Brian Lake battle for possession last night.

Emma Quayle Geelong holds on to record a narrow win over the Western Bulldogs.

Carlton devours stale Pies

Collingwood v Carlton

Emma Quayle If any team has sorely needed just a tiny break of late, it has been Carlton.