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.

Simon Goodwin to coach Demons, despite late call from Crows

Simon Goodwin has joined the Demons.

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...

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

Dom Tyson is repaying the Demons' faith in him.

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

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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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Pies, Demons to thrash out Dawes deal

Chris Dawes.

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

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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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Demons spread the net as coach search continues

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

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.

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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.

Mitch Clark set to choose between Geelong and Collingwood as his new home

Mitch Clark retired from Melbourne in April to focus on managing his health issues.

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.

Melbourne meet delisted Saint James Gwilt

James Gwilt of the Saints competes for the ball with Scott Thompson of the Crows.

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.

Melbourne to nominate Billy Stretch as father-son draftee

Melbourne has been impressed enough with what it has seen of Billy Stretch this season to put his name forward.

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.

Mitch Clark keen to resume AFL career

Mitch Clark told Channel Seven he had needed time off but now felt enthusiastic about playing again.

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...

The Darcy Moore dilemma for Collingwood

Darcy Moore takes a hanger. Source: Twitter

Emma Quayle If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Why Melbourne shouldn't get a priority pick

Emma Quayle.

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.