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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Melbourne may place Mitch Clark on long-term injury list

Mitch Clark.

Emma Quayle Bid to ease any additional pressure forward may feel as he takes time away from the club.

Why Melbourne shouldn't get a priority pick

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Emma Quayle In requesting another priority pick it feels like Melbourne is reinforcing the sense of helplessness that has surrounded it for so long, and that it should be doing its best to disown.

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Chris Dawes' new reality

Chris Dawes doesn’t feel like he’s played overly well since he has been back, and yet people have kept telling him he’s been in good form.

Emma Quayle Chris Dawes was away overseas when it came time to choose a new club. Four things about Melbourne had appealed to him, from when it became clear he needed a new club.

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Jack Watts to remain a midfielder as Melbourne looks for new goalkickers

Jack Watts had 27 possessions against St KIlda and looked comfortable and confident.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's diminished group of marking forwards will see Jack Watts spend more time in the front half against West Coast this week.

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Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast

Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's injury woes have not stretched to Jack Watts, with the midfielder-in-the-making named to play in Sunday's match against West Coast.

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How the Suns and Giants got the best of both worlds

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Emma Quayle The television commercial starts with a boy and girl arguing across the dinner table: what would be better, soft taco shells or hard? It ends with the whole family celebrating their young sister's...

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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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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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Pies, Demons to thrash out Dawes deal

Chris Dawes.

Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.

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.

Demons look to VFL

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Emma Quayle Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.

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Neeld hopes to surprise Blues with young forwards

Mark Neeld.

Emma Quayle Jack Watts has joined Mitch Clark on the sidelines at Melbourne, and will miss the next two or three matches with a strained hamstring.

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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.

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Dees' cupboard is not completely bare

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Emma Quayle Mark Neeld was right when he said three weeks ago that he had only gotten started on the big picture he was asked to paint at Melbourne.

If Port Adelaide can turn it around, surely so can Demons

Port Adelaide

Emma Quayle Demons' new coach has half a list, maybe more, to work with. Surely that will do.

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Trengove youngest skipper

Jack Grimes and Jack Trengove.

Emma Quayle Coach Mark Neeld pieced together eight-man leadership group after input from players.

Demon Clark goes forward

Emma Quayle Melbourne coach Mark Neeld has insisted Mitch Clark would play purely as a forward.

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Game one: Gold Coast vs Melbourne

Nathan Bock.

Emma Quayle Gold Coast defeats Melbourne in game one of the triple-header at Metricon Stadium.

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Game two: Melbourne vs Brisbane

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Emma Quayle The Dees brought Brad Green, Colin Sylvia, Jared Rivers and Jack Grimes in for game two.

Hawks humble Demons

Ball sense: Hawthorn's Grant Birchall (centre) battles for the ball against Melbourne's Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.