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.

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Top-four Cats look for rare win on the road

Emma Quayle Geelong is fit, healthy, on a three-win run and building towards what coach Chris Scott believes will be its most consistent form of the season.

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Geelong grinds out an important win in the wet

Cat and Dog fight:  Geelong skipper Joel Selwood and Bulldog Koby Stevens come to grips.

Emma Quayle It was wet, windy and cold, but Geelong has a habit of not letting the weather conditions change how it goes about things.

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Stronger Schoenmakers offers versatility for Hawks

Ryan Schoenmakers is congratulated by teammates.

Emma Quayle If you thought Ryan Schoenmakers looked glad to be back, you were right: he hadn't played in a year.

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Clubs push for veteran concessions

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge is one of three current veterans at the club.

Emma Quayle Clubs will lobby for long-serving players contracted beyond 2016 to remain eligible for veteran’s list concessions.

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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.

Cats keep streak alive

Tom Hawkins marks with moments to go.

Emma Quayle Geelong deny Hawthorn for the ninth consecutive time in an extraordinary after-the-siren finish.

Six more good reasons for Hawkins to play

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy rides Geelong's Trent West at the centre bounce.

Emma Quayle and Michael Lynch Saints looked to have some chance of upsetting Geelong, but that quickly faded.

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Cats send Saints marching

Live coverage.

Emma Quayle Geelong withstands a St Kilda comeback to confirm another finals campaign.

Clinical Cats finals focused

Steve Johnson and Bob Murphy

Emma Quayle Tom Hawkins stays in Coleman race as Cats hold out Western Bulldogs.

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Talia wins Rising Star award

Daniel Talia

Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every draft: that they’re planning to take the ‘‘best available player’’.

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Belief is the key, says Rising Star

Daniel Talia with girlfriend Megan Bennett.

Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every single draft: that they're planning to take the 'best available player' with their pick.

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Young Cats, old Cats the perfect mix

Geelong

Emma Quayle Jordan Murdoch was not sure what to think when he was drafted to Geelong late last year.

Also-rans with lots of time on their side

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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.

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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.

Work, rest and play philosophy gives Cats a fresh start

Paul Chapman will miss a fourth match this week with hamstring problems

Emma Quayle Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.

Next generation needs to step up, says Cats coach

Chris Scott

Emma Quayle Geelong will continue to expose its next generation of centre-square players to excellent opposition, despite coach Chris Scott's belief that his side needs to quickly improve that part of its game.

There's still life in the Cats

Geelong soars.

Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.

Cats may miss on Bourke

Emma Quayle Geelong may lose its next talented prospect to the Gold Coast.

Cats finally find answers

The chase: Geelong's Mitch Duncan and Bulldog Brian Lake battle for possession last night.

Emma Quayle Geelong holds on to record a narrow win over the Western Bulldogs.