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 Essendon will decide in the next few days whether to continue David Zaharakis' return in the VFL this weekend.
Emma Quayle Essendon will start its season by glancing to a less-complicated past.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Emma Quayle As Blues coach Brett Ratten put it yesterday, both teams are approaching a T-intersection.
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 and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.
Emma Quayle Essendon's decision to fly to Wangaratta ends in a storm with the match against the Saints abandoned.
Emma Quayle Bombers count cost of horror flight as Saints get the points.
Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.
Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.
Emma Quayle Bombers will emerge stronger for the opportunity to address mistakes, says chairman.
Emma Quayle, Wangaratta What a difference a year makes. This time last year the Wangaratta Showgrounds were underwater.
Emma Quayle ASADA queried former Essendon sports scientist on links to three clubs.
Emma Quayle Jobe Watson will make his first appearance of the pre-season in Essendon's match against Richmond at Wangaratta on Saturday, provided his right knee stands up on the training track.
Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.
Emma Quayle How the opening round of the 2012 national draft may pan out.
Emma Quayle EVERY AFL club has spent more than two years waiting for Lachie Whitfield to become old enough. Whitfield's long wait ended too, the teenager on his way to Greater Western Sydney as the No.
Emma Quayle Every AFL club has spent more than two years waiting for Lachie Whitfield to become old enough.
Emma Quayle Port Adelaide has emerged as a potential new home for delisted Essendon player Brent Prismall, who has joined the club for pre-season training.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis could miss next month's NAB Cup with a quad strain.