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.

AFL

Dogs in another world

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs run over the top of Adelaide to post a 17-point win in Adam Cooney's 200th game.

AFL

McCartney smiling as forward line sharpens teeth

Satisfied: Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney on Sunday.

Emma Quayle Coach confident that he is piecing together a more than capable group.

Ten to one: Will these games decide the Brownlow Medal winner?

Magpies midfielder Dane Swan.

Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.

Football

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Oh yeah: Lance Franklin celebrates a goal during Hawthorn's win over Adelaide at the MCG.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn will next week play Sydney for its first premiership since 2008, after overcoming an inaccurate start and a nervous finish to beat Adelaide by five points.

Also-rans with lots of time on their side

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Emma Quayle Sometimes it takes a while for public perception to line up with media perception and what the umpires see from ground level, and so it proved for the new kids on the Brownlow block.

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Crows in draft as probe widens

On song: The Crows celebrate their victory last night.

Emma Quayle Third-party payment to midfield star Patrick Dangerfield under scrutiny.

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.

The pick of the crop

Lachie Whitfield (left) and Lachie Plowman.

Emma Quayle There's some fine talent in Thursday's AFL draft, but while club needs and father-son selections will determine the final order our expert just picks the best players.

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The Tippett saga: how it went wrong for Crows

Kurt Tippett and Steven Trigg.

Emma Quayle Almost two years after Adelaide talked Kurt Tippett into staying, the web began to unravel.

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Coaching mates in battle

Tall order: Lachie Keeffe has been a key defender for Collingwood this season in the absence of many star players.

Emma Quayle Football won't get in the way of friendship for Nathan Buckley and Brenton Sanderson.