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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AFL draft 2013: Emma Quayle's first round prediction

Emma Quayle Our resident expert on the AFL draft, Emma Quayle, predicts how the opening round may pan out.

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Magpie Dwyer may be recruit of the year, says Maxwell

Geelong's Allen Christensen battles with Collingwood's Sam Dwyer at the MCG.

Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley praises all 22 of his players after win over Geelong.

Roo beauty

Hands on: Roos (from left) Liam Anthony, Robbie Tarrant and Sam Gibson combine to pressure Magpies midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.

Emma Quayle Roos continue surge towards September with first win over Pies in more than four seasons.

Goldsack one of two changes for Magpies

Tyson Goldsack.

Emma Quayle Collingwood have made two changes to their side for the semi-final against West Coast at the MCG on Saturday night.

Crows call on tall to help fill the void

Luke Thompson

Emma Quayle Luke Thompson will play just his second game for the season in Adelaide's semi-final.

Eagles look to future

Eagles coach John Worsfold

Emma Quayle Improve, find some speed, and finish in the top four. That was West Coast coach John Worsfold's initial recipe for a more successful finish to the 2013 season, after the Eagles fell to Collingwood in...

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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Nothing to hide: Geelong

Geelong has been drawn into the investigation because Dean Robinson worked previously at the Cats.

Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.

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Rest may be best in long season: clubs

Nick Maxwell.

Emma Quayle Geelong won its first 13 games in 2011, enough to not only entrench it in the top eight by the midway mark of the season, but to allow the club to move players in and out of the side so that, come...

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Carlton devours stale Pies

Collingwood v Carlton

Emma Quayle If any team has sorely needed just a tiny break of late, it has been Carlton.