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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Why this year's AFL draft looks the most even in years

Emma Quayle This time last year Tom Boyd was the number one draft pick in waiting. Lachie Whitfield was annointed 18 months out, Jon Patton was leading the way two or three weeks into his draft season and David...

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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.

Jobe down, Bombers up

Justin Westhoff of the Power bumps Bombers' skipper Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Essendon recovers from early loss of skipper Jobe Watson to score five-goal win over Port.

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Baffler stymies Dogs

Hair-raising: Bulldog Ryan Griffen tries in vain to break Bomber Jake Melksham's tackle.

Emma Quayle Essendon survives its first match without captain Jobe Watson in more than two years.

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Surgeon to decide on skipper's return

Jobe Watson during a training session on Monday.

Emma Quayle Essendon expects to take a bolstered side into game against Collingwood regardless.

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Hird asks team to get back to basics

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach says team not affected by events off the field in past week.

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Bombers crash as Pies soar

Battle of strength: Harry O'Brien tries to break free from Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Essendon relinquishes its place in the top four with a month left in the season.

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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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Draft blow as picks gone with the wind

Emma Quayle Shaking off the pain of lost draft picks is something Essendon has done before.

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Back on track

Matthew Leuenberger.

Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.

Bombers losing grip on finals

Flying Hawk: Cyril Rioli leaps over Courtenay Dempsey last night.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.

Tigers romp, Dons out of luck

Tigers hold Dons at bay.

Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.

Football

Watson top Bomber again

Jobe Watson

Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.

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.

Football

Bombers keep status quo

Essendon versus Western Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.

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Tigers earn stripes in final stages

Tiger tough: Shaun Grigg (above) of Richmond handballs against Essendon in Wangaratta.

Emma Quayle, Wangaratta What a difference a year makes. This time last year the Wangaratta Showgrounds were underwater.

Tiger Astbury cools his heels a little longer

Setback: Defender David Astbury will miss the rest of Richmond's pre-season with a foot injury.

Emma Quayle David Astbury's comeback from a knee injury has been halted by a foot injury.

Hibberd on mend

Michael Hibberd on the ground after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Emma Quayle Essendon confident second-year defender will miss just three or four matches.

Essendon cautious over star

Michael Hurley was injured during the first half of Essendon's round-four win over Carlton.

Emma Quayle Essendon forward Michael Hurley beating a fast track back from his hamstring strain.

The Pies' long-term project

Finding his wings: Lachie Keeffe in action for the Pies.

Emma Quayle Lachie Keeffe switched from soccer midfielder to AFL-listed player easily.