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

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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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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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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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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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.

Swans unlikely to rest players against Tigers, even with top spot almost sewn up

Listen to me: John Longmire talks to the Sydney players during Sunday's game.

Emma Quayle Sydney has almost sewn up top spot on the ladder after a big win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, but the Swans are unlikely to prepare for the start of their finals campaign by deliberately...

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Swans thrash Dogs to close in on top spot

Lance Franklin kicked six goals.

Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs were six goals down, but doing their best to get back into a game that already looked lost. Jake Stringer kicked a goal from just inside the 50-metre line.

Why Melbourne shouldn't get a priority pick

Emma Quayle.

Emma Quayle In requesting another priority pick it feels like Melbourne is reinforcing the sense of helplessness that has surrounded it for so long, and that it should be doing its best to disown.

Bombers to outline Hird's initial role

James Hird.

Emma Quayle James Hird's focus upon his return to work at Essendon is expected to be on preparing for season 2015, whether he takes up a seat in the coaches box for the rest of this year or not.

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Crameri takes ASADA investigation in his stride

Generic drugs in sport

Emma Quayle Stewart Crameri has not been able to cut himself off from Essendon entirely. But the Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority's investigation is not something he likes to worry about or let wear him...

Gary Ablett out for season after electing for surgery

Gary Ablett

Emma Quayle Gary Ablett will miss the rest of the season after electing to undergo reconstructive surgery to repair his left shoulder.

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