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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Jarryd Roughead's Hawks restore their pride against Eagles

Emma Quayle Jarryd Roughead’s dented pride helped propel him to one of his best-ever matches for a more settled and better prepared Hawthorn side on Saturday, with the forward kicking eight goals in the...

Eagles look to future

Eagles coach John Worsfold

Emma Quayle Improve, find some speed, and finish in the top four. That was West Coast coach John Worsfold's initial recipe for a more successful finish to the 2013 season, after the Eagles fell to Collingwood in...

Wellingham chooses Eagles

Sharrod Wellingham with Eagle Matt Priddis

Emma Quayle Sharrod Wellingham's declaration on the West Coast website that he wished to join the Eagles came as news to Collingwood, which had not been told of the midfielder's decision to leave.

Wellingham wants to soar with Eagles

Emma Quayle Player's declaration on West Coast website comes as a surprise to his current club.

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Collingwood's Nick Maxwell confirms his AFL retirement

Nick Maxwell's retirement will test Collingwood's defence.

Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Collingwood's 2010 premiership captain Nick Maxwell has confirmed his retirement from the AFL following his season-ending ankle injury suffered last weekend.

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West Coast defeats St Kilda for second successive win

West Coast's Nic Naitanui handballs away from Darren Minchington (left) and Lenny Hayes at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Emma Quayle West Coast has strung together back-to-back victories for the first time since the first three weeks of the AFL season.

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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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Jarryd Roughead kicks eight as Hawthorn overwhelms West Coast

Jarryd Roughead (second from right) flies for a mark.

Emma Quayle The storyline leading in was about who Hawthorn didn’t have, and what West Coast hasn’t been able to do.

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Paul chapman

Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

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Clubs react cautiously to new interchange cap as season gets under way

Paul Roos says teams have seemed better physically prepared to start the season than they had been in years past.

Emma Quayle Just five of the winning round one teams notched more interchange rotations than their opposition, as coaches continued adapting cautiously to the new 120 cap in the second weekend of matches.

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Jack Watts to remain a midfielder as Melbourne looks for new goalkickers

Jack Watts had 27 possessions against St KIlda and looked comfortable and confident.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's diminished group of marking forwards will see Jack Watts spend more time in the front half against West Coast this week.

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Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast

Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's injury woes have not stretched to Jack Watts, with the midfielder-in-the-making named to play in Sunday's match against West Coast.

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McCartney talks up youngsters

Good day at the office: Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney.

Emma Quayle Lesser-known members of side starting to realise what they have to offer.

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A sign of good times

eagles bulldogs

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs get a tangible reward for improvement with an impressive win.

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Hird asks team to get back to basics

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach says team not affected by events off the field in past week.

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Bombers crash as Pies soar

Battle of strength: Harry O'Brien tries to break free from Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Essendon relinquishes its place in the top four with a month left in the season.

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Lights, cameras but Bombers out of action

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Emma Quayle The Essendon players have performed under new sorts of pressure this year.

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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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Adam Simpson to coach West Coast

Adam Simpson.

Emma Quayle Adam Simpson has been appointed the new coach of West Coast, replacing John Worsfold.

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Dockers keeping Gumbleton waiting

Scott Gumbleton.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Fremantle works through Essendon forward's medical assessment.