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 Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle St Kilda declining to redraft the forward as a rookie as he prepares to spend 18 months on the sidelines for taking a banned stimulant.
Emma Quayle Essendon recovers from early loss of skipper Jobe Watson to score five-goal win over Port.
Emma Quayle Essendon captain facing at least a month out in the run to the finals.
Emma Quayle Tom Bellchambers wants to stay at Essendon and probably will. Stewart Crameri, Cale Hooker, Scott Gumbleton, Tayte Pears, Jason Winderlich and Jake Melksham want to be there next year too.
Emma Quayle Why the Essendon drugs probe could make the trade period more complicated.
Emma Quayle Shaking off the pain of lost draft picks is something Essendon has done before.
Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.
Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.
Emma Quayle Essendon ruckman David Hille has signed a one-year contract extension.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Michael Hibberd met Merv Neagle at an Essendon function at the start of this year.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Emma Quayle Injury meant ruckman spent six weeks of his eight-week break in a moon boot.
Emma Quayle Tom Bellchambers' stop-start career has been like that endured by many young ruckmen.
Emma Quayle As Fremantle was forced to replace four players for tomorrow night's clash with Essendon, the Bombers reacted to their two-game losing run by dropping three.
Emma Quayle Essendon rookie Mark Baguley looms as Heath Hocking's midfield replacement.
Emma Quayle Essesndon will continue trying to work David Hille, Paddy Ryder and Tom Bellchambers into the same side this season, with Hille's preseason so improved that the 30-year-old has been told not to...