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 Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna is confident Gary Ablett will finish his career on the Gold Coast, and believes the Suns’ pending success will appeal more than a romantic return to Geelong.
Emma Quayle Talented young Geelong player Billie Smedts will continue to play his part in the ongoing rejuvenation of the Cats' side, after signing a new two-year contract.
Emma Quayle There has been a 'just when you thought it couldn't get any worse' feel to Melbourne's season ever since it started two months ago.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Josh Caddy may join Geelong, St Kilda or North Melbourne having met with all three clubs.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.
Emma Quayle Geelong and Gold Coast have all but completed a deal that will see Josh Caddy play for the Cats next year.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle and Martin Blake Some of the more notable anomalies arising from the AFL's biggest award.
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.
Emma Quayle Andrew Mackie had plenty of words to describe what happened to Geelong.
Emma Quayle The deal was that when Geelong lost, Matthew Scarlett would front the waiting media.
Emma Quayle Geelong may lose its next talented prospect to the Gold Coast.
Jon Pierik, Emma Quayle and Chloe Saltau Gary Ablett remains optimistic of a return to Gold Coast's line-up next weekend.
Emma Quayle Gold Coast's first encounter with Greater Western Sydney is intriguing and filled with some potentially false meanings.
Emma Quayle Alan Didak will play his first senior game of the season for Collingwood on Saturday night.
Emma Quayle, Darwin The Western Bulldogs started last night's match with some momentum.