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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Blues hope injured Jarrad Waite can avoid an extended break

Emma Quayle Carlton is hoping Jarrad Waite will recover from a minor calf strain to play this weekend, with the veteran forward otherwise facing a three-week break in his battle to get back into the senior team.

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Blues up for fight on Bryce Gibbs

First Elimination Final.Richmond v Carlton. Richmond's Alex Rance chases Carlton's Bryce Gibbs at the MCG.8th September 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Emma Quayle The Carlton midfielder's contract is up at the end of the season but he's not going anywhere, says president Stephen Kernahan

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Blues building fitness with four wins from last five

Happy days: Brock McLean
celebrates with Dale Thomas.

Emma Quayle Carlton coach Mick Malthouse believes his side is starting to build some collective match fitness, with the Blues' last-gasp, five-point win over Adelaide on Sunday the club's fourth win in five...

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Blues will take a look at Podsiadly

Short-term target? Former Cat James Podsiadly.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Club first looks to sort out major priorities such as signing of free agent Dale Thomas.

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Blues close to Docherty deal

In demand: young Lion Patrick Karnezis.

Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Carlton will pick up Brisbane Lions midfielder Sam Docherty for pick 33.

Blues rookies debut

Luke Mitchell.

Emma Quayle Luke Mitchell will play his first game for Carlton in final-round match against St Kilda.

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Neeld hopes to surprise Blues with young forwards

Mark Neeld.

Emma Quayle Jack Watts has joined Mitch Clark on the sidelines at Melbourne, and will miss the next two or three matches with a strained hamstring.

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Tigers at last over the Blues

Brett Deledio celebrates.

Emma Quayle Mitch Robinson became the first player to test the AFL's new concussion procedures, as Richmond reversed its poor recent starts against the Blues, survived a late Carlton challenge and opened their...

Blues snatch win over Tigers

Ruckmen revelry: Richmond big man Ivan Maric and his Carlton counterpart Matthew Kreuzer are in sync in their battle for the ball last night.

Emma Quayle Carlton moves within one win of the top eight with a heart-stopping four-point victory.

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Blues and Bombers in fight to avoid exit

Essendon's Patrick Ryder battles with Carlton's Shaun Hampson.

Emma Quayle As Blues coach Brett Ratten put it yesterday, both teams are approaching a T-intersection.

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Unsettled, but Blues are turning into misers

Bluebacker: Carlton's Michael Jamison.

Emma Quayle Carlton's improvement in defence is continuing, writes Emma Quayle.

Waite back, but Blues likely to lose Laidler

Jarrad Waite

Emma Quayle Carlton closer to regaining its most important missing piece in weeks.

Roos soar, Blues sink

In arm's way: Chris Judd and North's Leigh Adams after the game.

Emma Quayle North Melbourne barges past Carlton in fierce, five-team race for a top-eight spot.

AFL

Carlton's Andrew Walker out for season

Andrew Walker.

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Dynamic Carlton defender Andrew Walker has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a lingering knee injury.

Eddie McGuire wants compensation for lowest Collingwood-Carlton crowd in 93 years

Eddie McGuire

Emma Quayle Eddie McGuire’s first phone call on Monday morning will be to AFL headquarters, demanding compensation for the “six-figure” sum lost to Collingwood.

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Collingwood forward Jamie Elliott's hamstring injury to be assessed after solid win over Carlton

Nathan Buckley and his players talk strategy during a break in the game.

Emma Quayle The Collingwood side that plays Gold Coast this week may be missing its leading goalkicker, with the tight hamstring that forced Jamie Elliott out of Sunday night’s win over Carlton to be...

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Chris Judd under no pressure to play on in 2015, says Mick Malthouse

Chris Judd celebrates a goal with Lachie Henderson on Sunday.

Emma Quayle Carlton coach Mick Malthouse does not plan to even ask Chris Judd whether his recaptured fitness and form will see him play on for a 14th season in 2015.

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Why this year's AFL draft looks the most even in years

Draft prospect Jake Lever ruptured his ACL at the end of last year.

Emma Quayle This time last year Tom Boyd was the number one draft pick in waiting. Lachie Whitfield was annointed 18 months out, Jon Patton was leading the way two or three weeks into his draft season and David...

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Paul chapman

Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

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How Carlton reset its start line after 22 post-season injuries

Chris Judd and Andrew Carrazzo were two of the Carlton players who needed end-of-season surgery.

Emma Quayle Slow starts are not always cancelled out by fast finishes, even for the very best teams. Hawthorn had barely finished celebrating the 2008 premiership when it sent three-quarters of the team off for...