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 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.
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.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle Ray Giles can remember Jobe Watson walking into his St Kilda gym at the end of 2005.
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 Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.
Emma Quayle MARK Neeld embraced his players on the boundary line while celebrating his first win as Melbourne coach last night, the bottom-placed Demons breaking their nine-match losing streak and thumbing their...
Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs plan to replace players who do not offer required effort.
Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.
Emma Quayle Essendon rookie Cory Dell'Olio's stint on the senior list will not end this week, despite Brent Prismall's return from his second major knee injury.
Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.
Emma Quayle Essendon's decision to fly to Wangaratta ends in a storm with the match against the Saints abandoned.
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, Varese, Italy It's another10 months before Joe Daniher officially joins Essendon as a father-son draftee, and even longer until he can wear a red-and-black jumper for the first time.