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 Western Bulldogs run over the top of Adelaide to post a 17-point win in Adam Cooney's 200th game.
Emma Quayle Coach confident that he is piecing together a more than capable group.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
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.
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.
Emma Quayle Third-party payment to midfield star Patrick Dangerfield under scrutiny.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
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.
Emma Quayle Almost two years after Adelaide talked Kurt Tippett into staying, the web began to unravel.
Emma Quayle Football won't get in the way of friendship for Nathan Buckley and Brenton Sanderson.