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.
Emma Quayle A phone call from his good friend Mark Ricciuto on Wednesday night could not sway Simon Goodwin from his commitment to take over as Melbourne coach in 2017, after two years fleshing out his...
Emma Quayle The first time Paul Roos rang, Dom Tyson didn’t see too much point in calling back.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Bernie Vince on the cusp of signing a lucrative long-term deal to join Melbourne.
Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.
Emma Quayle The Saturday Age got a look at the work Melbourne is doing to lift the club in 2013.
Emma Quayle Rohan Bail must pass a series of concussion checks before Melbourne will clear him.
Emma Quayle Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.
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.
Emma Quayle Melbourne will introduce its sixth debutant on Saturday - defender Mitch Clisby - as it begins life under stand-in coach Neil Craig.
Emma Quayle Demons' new coach has half a list, maybe more, to work with. Surely that will do.
Emma Quayle Assistant coaches Scott Burns and Adam Simpson in line for possible roles.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.
Emma Quayle Melbourne has braced itself for a poor crowd at Saturday's home game against Fremantle.
Emma Quayle Fremantle fights off a gallant Melbourne to register its third win in Victoria this season.
Emma Quayle Mitch Clark is close to settling on his preferred new club, with the forward spending a second day in Geelong on Sunday as he nears a decision on his future.
Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Melbourne has met with St Kilda's discarded defender James Gwilt, who has also attracted the interest of Greater Western Sydney.
Emma Quayle Billy Stretch has become this year's third official father-son candidate, with Melbourne deciding to nominate the young wingman ahead of next month's bidding meeting.
Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane Mitch Clark✓ says he would ''love'' to return to Melbourne and continue his AFL career, yet it remains uncertain whether the retired key forward will end up at the Demons, and if not, how he...
Emma Quayle If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
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.