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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Chris Judd under no pressure to play on in 2015, says Mick Malthouse

Chris Judd celebrates a goal with Lachie Henderson on Sunday.

Emma Quayle Carlton coach Mick Malthouse does not plan to even ask Chris Judd whether his recaptured fitness and form will see him play on for a 14th season in 2015.

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Blues up for fight on Bryce Gibbs

First Elimination Final.Richmond v Carlton. Richmond's Alex Rance chases Carlton's Bryce Gibbs at the MCG.8th September 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Emma Quayle The Carlton midfielder's contract is up at the end of the season but he's not going anywhere, says president Stephen Kernahan

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Blues building fitness with four wins from last five

Happy days: Brock McLean
celebrates with Dale Thomas.

Emma Quayle Carlton coach Mick Malthouse believes his side is starting to build some collective match fitness, with the Blues' last-gasp, five-point win over Adelaide on Sunday the club's fourth win in five...

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Hawthorn hopeful coach Alastair Clarkson will be back in a month

Alastair Clarkson is in hospital with the serious auto-immune condition.

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Hawthorn remains hopeful that Alastair Clarkson will be back in the senior coaching seat in a month, but will not allow him to return to work until he is completely ready.

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West to head north as Lions restore some pride

Trent West.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.

O'Keefe on a new path to victory

Norm Smith medallist Ryan O'Keefe.

Emma Quayle At one stage, Norm Smith medallist Ryan O'Keefe had considered leaving the Swans. He's glad he didn't.

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Dees meet Gumbleton

Scott Gumbleton

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Gumbleton has not had excessive interest from other clubs and may yet stay at Windy Hill.

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Lions make late bid for popular Pie

Chris Dawes

Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions have made a late pitch for Collingwood forward Chris Dawes.

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Blue skies

Emma-Quayle-sport-dinks

Emma Quayle Eddie Betts' career got off to a flying start and he has a lot to look forward to in 2013.

Lions put paid to Pies

Claws on: Lion Rohan Bewick wraps up Collingwood defender Nathan Brown.

Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions will play Carlton in the NAB Cup final after over-running Collingwood.

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Injury-hit Dees call up fresh faces

Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Surgery to remove a screw from Mitch Clark's foot went well, but he will still miss up to eight matches.

Malthouse laments Waite's absence

Close encounters of the AFL kind: Carlton's Mitch Robinson gets a spray from coach Mick Malthouse during the second quarter.

Emma Quayle Beset by injuries, Carlton puts up a fight but loses narrowly to Saints.

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Using footy to suck them in

Just getting started: Andrew McLeod is helping young people get ahead.

Emma Quayle McLeod's work means more to him than football, writes Emma Quayle.

Back in blue and ready to grab another shot at the big league

Carlton footballer Jaryd Cachia.

Emma Quayle Jaryd Cachia has been given a second chance, but he worked very hard to return to Carlton.

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Milne hopes to face Demons

Stephen Milne

Emma Quayle St Kilda forward Stephen Milne is hoping to play against Melbourne on Saturday, despite being charged with rape, although it is believed the AFL will have some say in the eventual decision.

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Tigers at last over the Blues

Brett Deledio celebrates.

Emma Quayle Mitch Robinson became the first player to test the AFL's new concussion procedures, as Richmond reversed its poor recent starts against the Blues, survived a late Carlton challenge and opened their...

Hardwick pleased with 'important' early win

Tigers coach Damien Hardwick.

Emma Quayle Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has told his players they have the chance to build some rare early-season momentum, after the Tigers held off Carlton to win their first round match by five points.

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Milne taunt investigated

Stephen Milne.

Emma Quayle A homophobic taunt is believed to be at the centre of the AFL's investigation into St Kilda forward Stephen Milne.

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Milne fined for crude call

Hot water: St Kilda's Stephen Milne with Harry O'Brien.

Emma Quayle Stephen Milne is fined $3000 by St Kilda after an AFL investigation concludes he made homophobic comments on-field for the second time in his career.

Judd ready to make it count, says Ratten

Chris Judd.

Emma Quayle Chris Judd will return to the Carlton side on Saturday after a four-match suspension determined to, as coach Brett Ratten put it, "make a splash" against Essendon at the MCG.