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 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.
Emma Quayle It's tempting to tip the settled and mostly healthy Roos over the Cats.
Emma Quayle Let's go with Essendon, given their best is more damaging.
Emma Quayle Todd Goldstein's shoulder is bruised, not broken. It is good news for North Melbourne, and that will make Daniel Currie happy.
Emma Quayle More than eight years after he was first drafted, Daniel Currie will play his first AFL game for North Melbourne on Sunday.
Emma Quayle Daniel Currie had been an AFL footballer for seven years, without really ever being one.
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...
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
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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.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.
Emma Quayle Alan Didak will play his first senior game of the season for Collingwood on Saturday night.
Emma Quayle It is now eight weeks since veteran Bret Thornton last pulled on a Carlton jumper.