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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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

Adam Goodes closing on a return to Swans side

Adam Goodes

Emma Quayle Adam Goodes is closing on a return to the Sydney side, almost nine months after his last game.

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Buddy's best years behind him, says Matthew Lloyd

Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle Sydney has recruited a nine-year, $10 million forward whose best years are well behind him, according to former Essendon spearhead Matthew Lloyd.

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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

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Magpies lose O'Brien, Carlton recalls Murphy for blockbuster

Harry O'Brien.

Emma Quayle Harry O'Brien will miss Friday night's blockbuster against Carlton with an ankle injury.

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Waiting game as Essendon tiptoes around bombshells

Emma Quayle Tom Bellchambers wants to stay at Essendon and probably will. Stewart Crameri, Cale Hooker, Scott Gumbleton, Tayte Pears, Jason Winderlich and Jake Melksham want to be there next year too.

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Buyers beware?

Stewart Crameri

Emma Quayle Why the Essendon drugs probe could make the trade period more complicated.

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Draft picks must be the Holy Grail

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Emma Quayle Essendon will defend itself, James Hird wants to clear his name and there is no indication that the charges laid against the club and its coach, football manager, senior assistant and doctor will be...

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AFL queries big deal

Lance Franklin.

Emma Quayle The scrutiny of Lance Franklin's impending decision to play for Sydney will intensify on Thursday, with key Swans figures to be interviewed by AFL investigators.

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Lamb chops Sydney, joins Giants as Pies snare White

Jed Lamb.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Talented young Sydney forward quits the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney.

Roo beauty

Hands on: Roos (from left) Liam Anthony, Robbie Tarrant and Sam Gibson combine to pressure Magpies midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.

Emma Quayle Roos continue surge towards September with first win over Pies in more than four seasons.

It's the battle of midway

Cyril Rioli.

Emma Quayle Preventing Adelaide's forward line from kicking their side into next week's grand final depends largely on one thing, said Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson yesterday: winning the midfield battle.

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Power ponders best option for Monfries

AFL Round 19. Collingwood vs Essendon at the MCG.
Bombers forward Angus Monfries celebrates after kicking a goal.
Melbourne. 31 July 2011.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE

Emma Quayle Angus Monfries' move to Port Adelaide may come via a trade rather than free agency.

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Dees, Pies discuss super trade

Chris Dawes

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Collingwood and Melbourne have discussed a blockbuster trade that would send Sharrod Wellingham and Chris Dawes to the Demons in return for pick No. 4 in the national draft.

Tough talk on Caddy and Tippett

The Crows' Kurt Tippett (above) and the Suns' Josh Caddy (below):  Trade dominoes that could take time to fall.

Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.

Magpie heads home to Perth

Sharrod Wellingham

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.

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Adelaide checks out White

Sydney's Jesse White.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Sydney forward Jesse White has flown to Adelaide for a medical screening and looms as a possible cog in the Kurt Tippett trade, which should unfold in the next few days.

Crows braced for worst over Tippett

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Emma Quayle The AFL has two great pillars of equality. One is the salary cap, the other is the draft system.

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Crows' 'tamper' affair

Forward Kurt Tippett.

Emma Quayle Adelaide chairman says the Crows board confessed to the AFL 'because it was the right thing to do'.

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New twist in Tippett probe

Kurt Tippett.

Emma Quayle The AFL investigation into alleged draft tampering by Adelaide has been broadened to include accusations of salary cap cheating.

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