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.

Crows call on tall to help fill the void

Emma Quayle Luke Thompson will play just his second game for the season in Adelaide's semi-final.

Crows braced for worst over Tippett

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Emma Quayle The AFL has two great pillars of equality. One is the salary cap, the other is the draft system.

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Crows' 'tamper' affair

Forward Kurt Tippett.

Emma Quayle Adelaide chairman says the Crows board confessed to the AFL 'because it was the right thing to do'.

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AFL targets Crows' 'secret cash' pledge to Tippett

Kurt Tippett

Emma Quayle ADELAIDE is believed to have guaranteed Kurt Tippett $200,000 outside his contract and suggested the arrangement be kept secret from the league.

Crows, Tippett caught in $200,000 rort

Forward Kurt Tippett.

Emma Quayle Adelaide believed to have guaranteed Kurt Tippett $200,000 outside of his contract and suggested arrangement be kept secret.

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Crows face up to possible draft ban

Matt Finnis.

Emma Quayle Adelaide braces for exclusion from national draft pending probe into secret Tippett deal.

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Crows must cast off one more for Tippett

Kurt Tippett will not be able to sign directly with Sydney as a delisted free agent.

Emma Quayle Adelaide will have to cut another player from its senior list should Kurt Tippett try to join Sydney through the pre-season draft as expected.

Crows in draft as probe widens

On song: The Crows celebrate their victory last night.

Emma Quayle Third-party payment to midfield star Patrick Dangerfield under scrutiny.

Tippett defiant as Crows cop it sweet

Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.

The Tippett saga: how it went wrong for Crows

Kurt Tippett and Steven Trigg.

Emma Quayle Almost two years after Adelaide talked Kurt Tippett into staying, the web began to unravel.

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Crows throw support behind under-fire Trigg to keep top job

Emma Quayle, Jon Pierik ADELAIDE have backed chief executive Steven Trigg's claim that he verbally cancelled a written agreement to trade Kurt Tippett to the club of his choice three years ago.

Crows back Trigg, plan for a return

Adelaide Crows CEO Steven Trigg.

Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Adelaide Crows chief executive and football operations manager avoid the axe.

Crows' tamper affair

Emma Quayle Adelaide has confessed to the AFL that it forged a secret arrangement to send Kurt Tippett to the club of his choice when it last re-signed him, a deal that could amount to draft tampering and see...

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Adelaide knocked back on father-son draftees, eight years after missing Bryce Gibbs

Bryce Gibbs

Emma Quayle Adelaide's 24-year wait to benefit from the father-son rule will continue beyond this season, with the Crows missing out on two potential draftees eight years after unsuccessfully pursuing Bryce...

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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Alan Toovey a chance to return against Fremantle

Alan Toovey

Emma Quayle Alan Toovey's return to the Collingwood side remains on track, with the defender surviving his second match back from a knee reconstruction for the club's VFL side.

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

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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 up for fight on Bryce Gibbs

First Elimination Final.Richmond v Carlton. Richmond's Alex Rance chases Carlton's Bryce Gibbs at the MCG.8th September 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Emma Quayle The Carlton midfielder's contract is up at the end of the season but he's not going anywhere, says president Stephen Kernahan

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Lamb chops Sydney, joins Giants as Pies snare White

Jed Lamb.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Talented young Sydney forward quits the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney.