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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North Melbourne off the mark with a round two win over the Western Bulldogs

Big kick: Luke Dahlhaus snaps at goal.

Emma Quayle Bulldogs got only so far, two kicks out, before North found a way to get the ball back and push it back in.

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Western Bulldogs fined for breaching ASADA player movement rules

Western Bulldogs logo

Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs have been fined by the AFL for breaching the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s player movement rules during its recent training camp in the US.

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Jarrad Grant re-signs with Bulldogs

Jarrad Grant

Emma Quayle Jarrad Grant has re-signed with the Western Bulldogs, rebuffing interest from the Brisbane Lions.

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Bulldogs claw back respectability in second half

Robert Murphy

Emma Quayle The Bulldogs were able to turn a nine-goal half-time deficit into a 34-point loss.

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Hunter's hard yards with the Bulldogs

Story by: Emma Quayle
Photo: Ken Irwin KEN 3rd October 2012 The Age. Sport; NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium.
Lachie Hunter, (Western Jets).

Emma Quayle Lachie Hunter will join the Western Bulldogs next week as a harder, more tackle-happy player for the time he has already spent at the club.

Boyd best for Bulldogs

Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs have moved from premiership contention into rejuvenation mode in the past four seasons with one constant: the form of captain Matthew Boyd, who last night won his third Charles...

Skinner departs Bulldogs

Zephaniah Skinner.

Emma Quayle Zephaniah Skinner has decided to retire from the Western Bulldogs after two years, drawn back to his remote community in Western Australia.

Bulldogs can't get a (long) break

Brendan McCartney says there's no point worrying about the consequences of defeat.

Emma Quayle, Darwin Western Bulldogs will face Geelong on Friday night off their fifth six-day break.

Daniel Currie debuts for North Melbourne after an eight-year wait

Emma Quayle More than eight years after he was first drafted, Daniel Currie will play his first AFL game for North Melbourne on Sunday.

North Melbourne's tough, scrappy first win suits coach Brad Scott fine

Emma Quayle Brad Scott would like to see his North Melbourne team play with more polish, but was satisfied with his players' willingness to grind out their first win for the season against the Western Bulldogs...

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After eight years, Daniel Currie plays his first AFL game

Daniel Currie marks in front of Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle Daniel Currie had been an AFL footballer for seven years, without really ever being one.

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Scott goes to the defence of Harvey, North's 'heart and soul'

Brent Harvey

Emma Quayle Brent Harvey kicked three second-half goals to help North Melbourne push past the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, prompting Brad Scott to defend the champion onballer from criticism of his round-one...

For 25 years, Josh Clayton's father has drafted teenagers to AFL clubs. This year he hopes it's his turn.

Josh Clayton.

Emma Quayle When Josh Clayton was 15, he went to watch South Australia play in the under-18 championships. He sat with his father, who wanted to know which player he liked best, and choose a kid called Sam Mayes.

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Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast

Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's injury woes have not stretched to Jack Watts, with the midfielder-in-the-making named to play in Sunday's match against West Coast.

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Jake Carlisle avoids suspension and free to play

Jake Carlisle is all clear to play in round one.

Emma Quayle Jake Carlisle is free to take his place in Essendon's round one line-up, after being cleared of a kneeing charge by the match review panel.

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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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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.

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West to head north as Lions restore some pride

Trent West.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.

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How the Sydney clubs fared in the free agency and trade period

AFL trade period wrap (Thumbnail)

Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended.

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Nahas to North, Armstrong to Pies

Robin Nahas

Emma Quayle Three players delisted last week have had their careers revived as free agents, with Dylan Addison, Robin Nahas and Tony Armstrong to play on next year.