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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Top-four Cats look for rare win on the road

Emma Quayle Geelong is fit, healthy, on a three-win run and building towards what coach Chris Scott believes will be its most consistent form of the season.

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Cats excited about what lies ahead, with top four spot in sight

Hamish McIntosh of the Cats and Will Minson of the Bulldogs compete in the ruck.

Emma Quayle Chris Scott will not argue with the people who keep telling him his Geelong side is no good, but is optimistic and excited about what lies ahead for the team that kept a top four spot in sight with a...

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Caddy shacks up with Cats, Moloney to Lions

Josh Caddy.

Emma Quayle Geelong and Gold Coast have all but completed a deal that will see Josh Caddy play for the Cats next year.

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Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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Cats keep streak alive

Tom Hawkins marks with moments to go.

Emma Quayle Geelong deny Hawthorn for the ninth consecutive time in an extraordinary after-the-siren finish.

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Cats send Saints marching

Live coverage.

Emma Quayle Geelong withstands a St Kilda comeback to confirm another finals campaign.

Clinical Cats finals focused

Steve Johnson and Bob Murphy

Emma Quayle Tom Hawkins stays in Coleman race as Cats hold out Western Bulldogs.

Cats upbeat over Varcoe

Travis Varcoe tackles Nathan Djerrkura of the Bulldogs during yesterday's game at Simonds Stadium.

Emma Quayle Geelong optimistic that Travis Varcoe's return from foot injury will continue against Sydney.

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Young Cats, old Cats the perfect mix

Geelong

Emma Quayle Jordan Murdoch was not sure what to think when he was drafted to Geelong late last year.

Cats crunched, Scarlett departs

Job to do: Fremantle coach Ross Lyon directs his Dockers.

Emma Quayle Geelong's premiership defence ends in stunning fashion against Fremantle.

Cats confident they will claw their way back

Matthew Scarlett

Emma Quayle Andrew Mackie had plenty of words to describe what happened to Geelong.

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Work, rest and play philosophy gives Cats a fresh start

Paul Chapman will miss a fourth match this week with hamstring problems

Emma Quayle Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.

Next generation needs to step up, says Cats coach

Chris Scott

Emma Quayle Geelong will continue to expose its next generation of centre-square players to excellent opposition, despite coach Chris Scott's belief that his side needs to quickly improve that part of its game.

Cats opt against snaring Bourke with father-son pick

Jordon Bourke.

Emma Quayle Jordon Bourke has no idea where he will launch his AFL career but knows it will not be at Geelong, after the club opted against nominating the son of former captain Damian as a father-son draftee.

There's still life in the Cats

Geelong soars.

Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.

Cats may miss on Bourke

Emma Quayle Geelong may lose its next talented prospect to the Gold Coast.

Cats finally find answers

The chase: Geelong's Mitch Duncan and Bulldog Brian Lake battle for possession last night.

Emma Quayle Geelong holds on to record a narrow win over the Western Bulldogs.

Pondering the impact of Cats trio

Travis Varcoe rejoices after the final siren in the 2011 grand final.

Emma Quayle When a great team isn't travelling quite as well as it once did, questions come thick and fast.

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Geelong defender Jared Rivers discovers that winning feeling

Jared Rivers (above) is not sure what James Frawley will do, with the Cats one of a few clubs interested in the free agent, but knows his decision will be tough.

Emma Quayle Jared Rivers was not used to wondering, or worrying. He was used to asking questions, not needing to have them answered. He was one of Melbourne’s oldest players, experienced and a leader.

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Geelong grinds out an important win in the wet

Cat and Dog fight:  Geelong skipper Joel Selwood and Bulldog Koby Stevens come to grips.

Emma Quayle It was wet, windy and cold, but Geelong has a habit of not letting the weather conditions change how it goes about things.