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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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 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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Dogs in another world

Cool running: Adam Cooney steals the ball from Adelaide's Sam Shaw.

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs run over the top of Adelaide to post a 17-point win in Adam Cooney's 200th game.

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McCartney smiling as forward line sharpens teeth

Satisfied: Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney on Sunday.

Emma Quayle Coach confident that he is piecing together a more than capable group.

Beyond the night

Western Bulldogs player Tom Liberatore

Emma Quayle Tom Liberatore is off to a good start in his bid to win back trust and respect.

Carlton dogged to end

Carlton v Bulldogs

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

Boyd best for Bulldogs

Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs have moved from premiership contention into rejuvenation mode in the past four seasons with one constant: the form of captain Matthew Boyd, who last night won his third Charles...

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.

New clubs stretching talent pool to the limit

Emma-Quayle-sport-dinks

Emma Quayle The truth is, drafting is getting harder. Numbers were down in last year's rookie draft and this time clubs made fewer than 30 'live' picks, following on from last month's shorter-than-usual national...

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Bob Murphy to lead Dogs

Emma Quayle Bob Murphy will captain the Western Bulldogs in their opening round match against the Brisbane Lions this week, as Matthew Boyd begins his recovery from a calf strain.

Coach says Dogs have added more bite to the midfield

Brendan McCartney

Emma Quayle At the end of last season the Western Bulldogs replenished their list.

Dogs' turn to shine

On their knees: Gold Coast's Dion Prestia and Bulldog Matthew Boyd vie for possession in the slippery conditions in Darwin last night.

Emma Quayle, Darwin The Western Bulldogs started last night's match with some momentum.

One sorry season

Emma Quayle Even apart from his ''massive mistake'', Justin Sherman's first season with the Bulldogs didn't go as planned. But he enters 2012 positive he can show his worth.

Pies look prepared

Nathan Buckley, coach of the Magpies looks on during the NAB Cup AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

Emma Quayle NAB Cup round 1: The Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs.

Great moment for Western Sydney but young Dogs show bite

Pass it on: Bulldog Ryan Griffin looks to handball as he is pursued by James McDonald last night.

Emma Quayle NAB Cup round 1: The Western Sydney Giants and the Western Bulldogs.

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Dogs have licence to go far and wide

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs' first major hitout for the year suggests they'll take a bulging midfield into the season.