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.

AFL

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.

AFL

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.

Football

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.

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.

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.

AFL

Swans' Nick Malceski puts contract talks on hold

Jermemy Laidler, left, and Nick Malceski, right, of the Swans compete for the ball during the round 15 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Emma Quayle Sydney Swans defender Nick Malceski has put off contract talks with the club until the end of the season, when he will become an unrestricted free agent.

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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.

AFL

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.

AFL

How the Suns and Giants got the best of both worlds

Gary Ablett

Emma Quayle The television commercial starts with a boy and girl arguing across the dinner table: what would be better, soft taco shells or hard? It ends with the whole family celebrating their young sister's...

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Paul Roos confirms he will not be long-term Melbourne coach

Happier times: Melbourne surpassed its 2013 performance in eight rounds in 2014.

Emma Quayle But he may stay in the job for a third year and consider a different role at the club once his time is up.

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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...