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.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Demons' new coach has half a list, maybe more, to work with. Surely that will do.
Emma Quayle Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.
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.
Emma Quayle Surgery to remove a screw from Mitch Clark's foot went well, but he will still miss up to eight matches.
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.
Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions have made a late pitch for Collingwood forward Chris Dawes.
Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle When a struggling team is still searching for its first win seven weeks into a season, the smallest moments seem to take on super significance.
Emma Quayle TOM MCDONALD has a farm, and it's where his run into the Melbourne backline began, literally. McDonald is from Edenhope, the small town halfway to Adelaide, which meant offseason training partners...
Emma Quayle Tom McDonald has a farm, and it's where his run into the Melbourne back line began.
Emma Quayle Coach Mark Neeld pieced together eight-man leadership group after input from players.
Emma Quayle Melbourne coach Mark Neeld has insisted Mitch Clark would play purely as a forward.
Emma Quayle Gold Coast defeats Melbourne in game one of the triple-header at Metricon Stadium.
Emma Quayle The Dees brought Brad Green, Colin Sylvia, Jared Rivers and Jack Grimes in for game two.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.