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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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

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Essendon strives to fast-track development of younger players

Nice try: Essendon captain Jobe Watson gets the better of Dyson Heppell at training on Wednesday.

Emma Quayle Bombers made only a handful of changes in the post-season period.

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Draft blow as picks gone with the wind

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Emma Quayle Shaking off the pain of lost draft picks is something Essendon has done before.

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Ryder returns as Hille heads to family in France

David Hille.

Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.

There's still life in the Cats

Geelong soars.

Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.

After the disaster

Beaten and bowed: Essendon players leave the field after being thrashed by Carlton in round 21.

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.

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Hille stays a Bomber

David Hille.

Emma Quayle Essendon ruckman David Hille has signed a one-year contract extension.

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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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.

Bellchambers works his way up to speed

Tom Bellchambers at the club's new high performance centre.

Emma Quayle Injury meant ruckman spent six weeks of his eight-week break in a moon boot.

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.

Young Bomber ruck earning his wings

Test of strength: Tom Bellchambers (left) comes to grips with Carlton's Shaun Hampson.

Emma Quayle Tom Bellchambers' stop-start career has been like that endured by many young ruckmen.

Dons out to beat hoodoos

Coming back? David Hille during training at Windy Hill.

Emma Quayle Essendon will revert to its travel plan from two years ago before playing Fremantle.

Bombers axe three

Tom Bellchambers

Emma Quayle As Fremantle was forced to replace four players for tomorrow night's clash with Essendon, the Bombers reacted to their two-game losing run by dropping three.

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Dons plan for trio

Dustin Fletcher and David Hille.

Emma Quayle Essesndon will continue trying to work David Hille, Paddy Ryder and Tom Bellchambers into the same side this season, with Hille's preseason so improved that the 30-year-old has been told not to...