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 Bombers made only a handful of changes in the post-season period.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Essendon ruckman David Hille has signed a one-year contract extension.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Emma Quayle Injury meant ruckman spent six weeks of his eight-week break in a moon boot.
Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.
Emma Quayle Shaking off the pain of lost draft picks is something Essendon has done before.
Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.
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...
Emma Quayle Essendon confident second-year defender will miss just three or four matches.
Emma Quayle Tom Bellchambers' stop-start career has been like that endured by many young ruckmen.
Emma Quayle Essendon will revert to its travel plan from two years ago before playing Fremantle.