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 Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.
Emma Quayle Rohan Bail must pass a series of concussion checks before Melbourne will clear him.
Emma Quayle The Saturday Age got a look at the work Melbourne is doing to lift the club in 2013.
Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to 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 Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.
Emma Quayle Melbourne's stand-in captain saw no concerning signs leading into defeat.
Emma Quayle There has been a 'just when you thought it couldn't get any worse' feel to Melbourne's season ever since it started two months ago.
Emma Quayle Surgery to remove a screw from Mitch Clark's foot went well, but he will still miss up to eight matches.
Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.
Emma Quayle Jack Watts has joined Mitch Clark on the sidelines at Melbourne, and will miss the next two or three matches with a strained hamstring.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Colin Sylvia could leave, with Melbourne losing the right to match any rival bid.
Emma Quayle Melbourne will call the AFL and at least ask the question: Is there any chance Jesse Hogan could play senior football this year?
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis could miss next month's NAB Cup with a quad strain.
Emma Quayle What happens to players from now on is more important than anything they have done so far.
Emma Quayle It's impossible to tell what Melbourne really did win by losing, though.
Emma Quayle A move to the big smoke was easy - the second time around - for young Demon Dom Barry.
Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.