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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Why Demons' recruit Dom Tyson is glad Paul Roos rang back

Emma Quayle The first time Paul Roos rang, Dom Tyson didn’t see too much point in calling back.

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Demons spread the net as coach search continues

Emma Quayle Assistant coaches Scott Burns and Adam Simpson in line for possible roles.

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Demons zero in on Crow Vince

Bernie Vince

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Bernie Vince on the cusp of signing a lucrative long-term deal to join Melbourne.

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Demons' days: from go to doze

Mark Neeld.

Emma Quayle The Saturday Age got a look at the work Melbourne is doing to lift the club in 2013.

Football

Demons give Bail time for full recovery

Rohan Bail

Emma Quayle Rohan Bail must pass a series of concussion checks before Melbourne will clear him.

Demons look to VFL

Demons logo

Emma Quayle Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.

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Milne hopes to face Demons

Stephen Milne

Emma Quayle St Kilda forward Stephen Milne is hoping to play against Melbourne on Saturday, despite being charged with rape, although it is believed the AFL will have some say in the eventual decision.

Clisby to debut as Demons begin life under Craig

Melbourne training

Emma Quayle Melbourne will introduce its sixth debutant on Saturday - defender Mitch Clisby - as it begins life under stand-in coach Neil Craig.

If Port Adelaide can turn it around, surely so can Demons

Port Adelaide

Emma Quayle Demons' new coach has half a list, maybe more, to work with. Surely that will do.

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Pies, Demons to thrash out Dawes deal

Chris Dawes.

Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.

Dockers stifle Demons

Up for grabs: Docker Michael Barlow contests a ball with Demon Rohan Bail.

Emma Quayle Fremantle fights off a gallant Melbourne to register its third win in Victoria this season.

Hawks humble Demons

Ball sense: Hawthorn's Grant Birchall (centre) battles for the ball against Melbourne's Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.

Football

Demons prepare for worst

Cameron Schwab

Emma Quayle Melbourne has braced itself for a poor crowd at Saturday's home game against Fremantle.

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How Brayden Maynard almost became Adelaide's first father-son draftee

Brayden Maynard

Emma Quayle Had Peter Maynard played four more games for Glenelg, his son Brayden would have been tied to Adelaide, and possibly become the club's first father-son draftee at the end of this season.

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Dom Tyson happy to be at Melbourne, no second thoughts about trade

Emma Quayle Dom Tyson didn’t get too caught up in what Melbourne gave up to get him. Nor has the premature debate about whether the Demons or Giants ''won'' the trade involving him, Josh Kelly and...

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Who wants to be the No. 1 draft pick?

Peter Wright stretches for a mark against Vic Country last month. He missed the game on Sunday.

Emma Quayle The new under-18 competition is halfway through, and has raised more questions than it has answered about the pointy end of this year’s draft..

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Paul Roos bemused by disallowed goal

Melbourne's Bernie Vince makes sure he is in possession as Collingwood's Jamie Elliott slips an exploratory hand to investigate.

Emma Quayle Melbourne coach Paul Roos was left perplexed after a Bernie Vince goal was disallowed during the third quarter of the Demons' loss to Collingwood at the MCG on Monday.

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Nathan Buckley admits win against Melbourne wouldn't make Footy Flashbacks

Pie-eyed: Collingwood's Dane Swan cops some attention from Demon Tom McDonald.

Emma Quayle While Nathan Buckley agreed his team’s fourth straight Queen’s Birthday win over Melbourne was an “ugly” one that wouldn’t make too many episodes of Footy Flashbacks, he...

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Chris Dawes' new reality

Chris Dawes doesn’t feel like he’s played overly well since he has been back, and yet people have kept telling him he’s been in good form.

Emma Quayle Chris Dawes was away overseas when it came time to choose a new club. Four things about Melbourne had appealed to him, from when it became clear he needed a new club.

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Show-cause notices no excuse for defeat, say David Zaharakis and Essendon

David Zaharakis celebrates a goal against Melbourne on Sunday.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle The threat of doping bans after the issuing of show-cause notices had nothing to do with Essendon’s loss and the players hated that outsiders would use it as an excuse for their defeat, Bombers...