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 Essendon has dropped 22-year veteran Dustin Fletcher for Saturday night’s game against Port Adelaide, but left the door open for his late inclusion.
Emma Quayle The evergreen Essendon champ would love to play with his sons, but admits it's unlikely. For once, age is against him.
Emma Quayle Helpless and guilt-ridden in week one of the AFL finals, North's Brent Harvey is out to repay his club on Friday night.
Emma Quayle Last time, Essendon kicked five goals to none in the first quarter. Last time, Collingwood had levelled the scores by half-time.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle The threat of doping bans after the issuing of show-cause notices had nothing to do with Essendon’s loss and the players hated that outsiders would use it as an excuse for their defeat, Bombers...
Emma Quayle Essendon chairman hits out at "unfounded and unsettling allegations" that charges were imminent.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.
Emma Quayle Essendon expects to take a bolstered side into game against Collingwood regardless.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos and former captain close to finalising a one-year contract extension.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.
Emma Quayle Bombers count cost of horror flight as Saints get the points.
Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.
Emma Quayle A young Bomber is growing up quickly, on and off the field, after the shock of a family crisis.