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.

Sore Cat Steve Johnson under close injury watch again

Emma Quayle Steve Johnson will spend the next week trying to convince Geelong's medical and coaching teams that he can get his injured foot through at least one more final.

Finals preview: Geelong vs North Melbourne

Cat Tom Hawkins is held by Giant Phil Davis on Saturday.

Emma Quayle It's tempting to tip the settled and mostly healthy Roos over the Cats.

Finals preview: North Melbourne v Essendon

Dyson Heppell shone the last time Essendon played North Melbourne.

Emma Quayle Let's go with Essendon, given their best is more damaging.

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North Melbourne ruckman Daniel Currie's seven-year itch

Daniel Currie is now a more physical player than he was when he left Sydney.

Emma Quayle Todd Goldstein's shoulder is bruised, not broken. It is good news for North Melbourne, and that will make Daniel Currie happy.

Daniel Currie debuts for North Melbourne after an eight-year wait

Emma Quayle More than eight years after he was first drafted, Daniel Currie will play his first AFL game for North Melbourne on Sunday.

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After eight years, Daniel Currie plays his first AFL game

Daniel Currie marks in front of Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle Daniel Currie had been an AFL footballer for seven years, without really ever being one.

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Gold Coast’s early sprint leaves North Melbourne chasing game

Emma Quayle North Melbourne was getting the ball, holding onto it, using it well and kicking some goals. In almost every imaginable way it was back in the game, but by the half-time siren it was still three...

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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

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.

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Roo to return through VFL

Hamish McIntosh.

Emma Quayle By Emma Quayle

McIntosh to fight for spot

Emma Quayle Hamish McIntosh will make his return from a three-month knee injury through the VFL this weekend, but the North Melbourne ruckman has not been guaranteed a swift return to the senior side.

Fit Roos hope to get hop on opposition

North Melbourne players take part in a practice match last week.

Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.

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Didak returns as Pies near full strength

Alan Didak.

Emma Quayle Alan Didak will play his first senior game of the season for Collingwood on Saturday night.

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Thornton career at the crossroads

Bret Thornton

Emma Quayle It is now eight weeks since veteran Bret Thornton last pulled on a Carlton jumper.

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Promising signs

Carlton's Marc Murphy

Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane That Matthew Kreuzer will spend most if not all of tonight playing in the ruck for a Carlton side bolstered by the return of Marc Murphy is of little comfort to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

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