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.

Swans unlikely to rest players against Tigers, even with top spot almost sewn up

Emma Quayle Sydney has almost sewn up top spot on the ladder after a big win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, but the Swans are unlikely to prepare for the start of their finals campaign by deliberately...

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Swans thrash Dogs to close in on top spot

Lance Franklin kicked six goals.

Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs were six goals down, but doing their best to get back into a game that already looked lost. Jake Stringer kicked a goal from just inside the 50-metre line.

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Hawthorn loses Mitchell and Lake to long-term injuries, as Buddy (maybe) awaits

Shaun Burgoyne and Sam Mitchell lead the Hawks out for the round seven game against St Kilda on Saturday, the 250th game for both.

Emma Quayle Luke Hodge knew "the Buddy question" was coming but before the Hawthorn captain could talk about playing against his premiership teammate for the first time this week he had other things to discuss,...

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What if Joe Daniher had chosen Sydney?

Daniher

Emma Quayle Not even Joe Daniher's parents knew what he would do, when he jumped in the car after Christmas four years ago, heading from Temora back to Melbourne with his older brother Darcy.

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Paul chapman

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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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.

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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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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

Emma-Quayle-sport-dinks

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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AFL targets Crows' 'secret cash' pledge to Tippett

Kurt Tippett

Emma Quayle ADELAIDE is believed to have guaranteed Kurt Tippett $200,000 outside his contract and suggested the arrangement be kept secret from the league.

Crows, Tippett caught in $200,000 rort

Forward Kurt Tippett.

Emma Quayle Adelaide believed to have guaranteed Kurt Tippett $200,000 outside of his contract and suggested arrangement be kept secret.

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Crows face up to possible draft ban

Matt Finnis.

Emma Quayle Adelaide braces for exclusion from national draft pending probe into secret Tippett deal.

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Crows must cast off one more for Tippett

Kurt Tippett will not be able to sign directly with Sydney as a delisted free agent.

Emma Quayle Adelaide will have to cut another player from its senior list should Kurt Tippett try to join Sydney through the pre-season draft as expected.