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.

Western Bulldogs young gun Marcus Bontempelli's pre-season scare

Marcus Bontempelli

Emma Quayle Marcus Bontempelli briefly feared his debut season was over before it had started, but he avoided what the Western Bulldogs thought might be a major knee injury in his first six weeks at the club.

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Clubs push for veteran concessions

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge is one of three current veterans at the club.

Emma Quayle Clubs will lobby for long-serving players contracted beyond 2016 to remain eligible for veteran’s list concessions.

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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.

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.

Emma Quayle's club-by-club guide to the 2012 national draft

Trade and draft news.

Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.

Whitecross presses for recall

Brendan Whitecross.

Emma Quayle Brendan Whitecross is on the cusp of rejoining the Hawthorn team, almost 10 months after he ruptured his knee in last year's qualifying final.

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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.

Carlton dogged to end

Carlton v Bulldogs

Emma Quayle Depleted Carlton hangs on to grind out a win over the Western Bulldogs.

Blues snatch win over Tigers

Ruckmen revelry: Richmond big man Ivan Maric and his Carlton counterpart Matthew Kreuzer are in sync in their battle for the ball last night.

Emma Quayle Carlton moves within one win of the top eight with a heart-stopping four-point victory.

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Blues and Bombers in fight to avoid exit

Essendon's Patrick Ryder battles with Carlton's Shaun Hampson.

Emma Quayle As Blues coach Brett Ratten put it yesterday, both teams are approaching a T-intersection.

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Carlton devours stale Pies

Collingwood v Carlton

Emma Quayle If any team has sorely needed just a tiny break of late, it has been Carlton.

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Promising signs

Carlton's Marc Murphy

Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane That Matthew Kreuzer will spend most if not all of tonight playing in the ruck for a Carlton side bolstered by the return of Marc Murphy is of little comfort to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

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