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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Jobe Watson to learn more about his chances for a comeback this week

Emma Quayle An appointment with his surgeon this week will tell Jobe Watson more about whether or when he will return to the Essendon line-up this year.

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Why Travis Colyer is starting to kick on for Essendon

Man on a mission: Travis Colyer.

Emma Quayle Travis Colyer was a 22-year-old who had played 34 games in four years when he signed a new contract with Essendon late last year.

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Essendon smashes Collingwood to move back inside the top eight

Zach Merrett celebrates a goal.

Emma Quayle Last time, Essendon kicked five goals to none in the first quarter. Last time, Collingwood had levelled the scores by half-time.

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Collingwood to look for grit and endeavour in final six rounds

Come here: Bomber Mark Baguley takes a stand against Pie Steele Sidebottom.

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley will challenge his players to respond with “grit and endeavour” to the 64-point loss to Essendon on Sunday that he considered a dismantling, and the...

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Show-cause notices no excuse for defeat, say David Zaharakis and Essendon

David Zaharakis celebrates a goal against Melbourne on Sunday.

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...

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ASADA's delay in taking AOD-9604 off the table disappoints players

AOD-9604

Emma Quayle The AFL Players Association is disappointed it took so long for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to publicly clarify its position on AOD-9604 given the scrutiny Essendon players were under...

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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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Tigers romp, Dons out of luck

Tigers hold Dons at bay.

Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.

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.

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.

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The coach who unlocked Jobe's future

Jobe Watson

Emma Quayle Ray Giles can remember Jobe Watson walking into his St Kilda gym at the end of 2005.

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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Watson top Bomber again

Jobe Watson

Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.

Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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Watson to kick off season

Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Jobe Watson will make his first appearance of the pre-season in Essendon's match against Richmond at Wangaratta on Saturday, provided his right knee stands up on the training track.

Bombers pledge to protect players

Essendon chairman David Evans.

Emma Quayle Essendon chairman David Evans has emphasised his determination to ensure the players avoid suspension as a result of the investigation into the club's supplements program last year.

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Stars show loyalty as Watson, Cotchin re-sign

Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson and runner-up Trent Cotchin have both completed new deals to stay at their clubs.

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Blue rookie wins 11th-hour reprieve

Jaryd Cachia.

Emma Quayle Jaryd Cachia, faced with the prospect of being shunted back on to Carlton's rookie list, has been given a reprieve and will play against Hawthorn on Friday night.

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Hird surprised by Watson, but supportive

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach James Hird has given his strong backing to skipper Jobe Watson, despite the player publicly admitting he took a banned substance.

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Hird stands behind besieged club doctor

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach James Hird says he would be surprised if any of his players have lost confidence in the club's medical staff, and that none has expressed concern to him as the investigation into the...