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 Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.
Emma Quayle and Will Brodie Hawthorn planning to redraft injured veteran in the pre-season draft.
Emma Quayle Sacked midfielder's career unlikely to extend beyond St Kilda.
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...
Emma Quayle ''Rookies'' by definition are new and untried: it's time for a name change.
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.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Emma Quayle Essendon appears set to lose two more players to soft-tissue problems, with forward Stewart Crameri and onballer David Myers doubtful to play against Hawthorn tomorrow night.