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.

Western Bulldogs young gun Marcus Bontempelli's pre-season scare

Marcus Bontempelli

Emma Quayle Marcus Bontempelli briefly feared his debut season was over before it had started, but he avoided what the Western Bulldogs thought might be a major knee injury in his first six weeks at the club.

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Stewart Crameri moves on with the Western Bulldogs

No regrets: Stewart Crameri is glad he moved on.

Emma Quayle The first time Stewart Crameri trained as a Western Bulldog, he was a name player, the high-priced recruit.

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Carlisle's eight-goal haul gets Bombers over the line against Bulldogs

Courtenay Dempsey and Jake Carlisle celebrate Essendon's victory.

Emma Quayle An eight-goal Jake Carlisle game helps Essendon come from behind to beat the Western Bulldogs.

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The unusual suspects helping the Western Bulldogs get better

Bob Murphy and Brendan McCartney at a media conference last week.

Emma Quayle Brendan McCartney knew why his Western Bulldogs had lost to Brisbane Lions, but he didn’t want to tell the players where and why they had gone wrong.

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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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Adelaide posts nine-point win over Bulldogs

James Podsiadly and Matt Crouch celebrate a goal.

Emma Quayle Adelaide overcame a slow start and late scare to register a nine-point victory over the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, the Crows' third win on the trot.

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Essendon hoping to add experience and height against Bulldogs

Set to return: Brendon Goddard.

Emma Quayle Essendon expects to strengthen both its midfield and forward line for this week's match against the Bulldogs, with Brendon Goddard and Heath Hocking leading the likely inclusions.

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Western Bulldogs take their chances to notch narrow win over Melbourne

Bulldog Robert Murphy kicks ahead as Demon Jay Kennedy-Harris
gives chase.

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs emerge victorious in a war of attrition against Melbourne, winning by 16 points.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

Collingwood prospect Darcy Moore leads Oakleigh Chargers to TAC Cup title

Darcy Moore of the Oakleigh Chargers marks during the U18 TAC Cup grand final against the Calder Cannons on Sunday.

Emma Quayle Collingwood father-son prospect Darcy Moore has completed his much-scrutinised season with another impressive, athletic effort in the TAC Cup grand final.

After four years of hard work, patience and bowling teammates over at training, Will Langford looks worth the wait for Hawthorn

Making his mark: Will Langford in round 22 against Geelong.

Emma Quayle When Will Langford was 16, he knocked back a football scholarship to live in France for three months as an exchange student.

The Darcy Moore dilemma for Collingwood

Darcy Moore takes a hanger. Source: Twitter

Emma Quayle If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Brent Harvey ready to repay North Melbourne

Feeling guilty: Brent Harvey is hoping to get back to his best after suspension.

Emma Quayle Helpless and guilt-ridden in week one of the AFL finals, North's Brent Harvey is out to repay his club on Friday night.

Pies, Lions to nominate Moore and Clayton as father-son selections

Darcy Moore (left) in action for Vic Metro against Vic Country in May.

Emma Quayle The first pieces of the father-son puzzle have begun to slot into place, with Darcy Moore and Josh Clayton to be nominated by Collingwood and Brisbane.