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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New faces to launch Hawks' premiership defence

Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli

Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.

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Young Hawks will share the load in 2014, Josh Gibson says

Focused: Josh Gibson on the training track in South Africa.

Emma Quayle Josh Gibson expects team to share goal-scoring responsibilities as evenly as it did this year.

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Tigers use finals plan on Hawks

Jack Riewoldt.

Emma Quayle Never wanting to get too comfortable, Damien Hardwick wants to try new tactics against the Hawks.

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Hawks secure big man Ben McEvoy from St Kilda

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy, left.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle St Kilda boldly traded ruck Ben McEvoy as part of a move that will see it end up with three draft picks inside the top 20 and recruit another mature ruckman such as Darren Jolly.

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Hawks may be given short shrift

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Emma Quayle Ladder leader Hawthorn may enter this year's finals series off a shorter break than rest of top eight.

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Hawks head into break happy with their depth

Demon Lynden Dunn is unable to prevent another Hawthorn goal.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn heads into midseason break with ninth win and confidence in depth.

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Hawks aim to starve Crows attack

Sam Mitchell and Adelaide

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the best way to combat Adelaide star Taylor Walker in Saturday's AFL preliminary final is to cut off his supply.

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Hawks and Swans: master tradesmen

Lance Franklin collides with Lewis Roberts Thomson.

Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.

Mojo rising, the Hawks spread wings

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle The Hawks are starting to soar but coach Alastair Clarkson is remaining wary.

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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.

Daniel Currie debuts for North Melbourne after an eight-year wait

Emma Quayle More than eight years after he was first drafted, Daniel Currie will play his first AFL game for North Melbourne on Sunday.

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Essendon and Carlton to wait and see on Patrick Ryder and Matthew Kreuzer

Paddy Ryder

Emma Quayle Essendon is optimistic that Paddy Ryder will recover from a badly rolled ankle in time for Sunday night's game against Carlton, but the club may yet try to squeeze rookie-listed ruckman Jackson...

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North Melbourne ruckman Daniel Currie's seven-year itch

Daniel Currie is now a more physical player than he was when he left Sydney.

Emma Quayle Todd Goldstein's shoulder is bruised, not broken. It is good news for North Melbourne, and that will make Daniel Currie happy.

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Dayle Garlett, and why AFL football isn't for everyone

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Emma Quayle Dayle Garlett wanted to be an AFL player. He found out what he needed to do to become one, and decided he didn't want to do it anymore.

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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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How your club fared in the free agency and trade period

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Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended. Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson examine which clubs 'won' and which didn't.

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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

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Picking through the draft

Jack Billings poses for a photograph with his father Graeme and mother Letitia

Emma Quayle A handful of clubs invested more heavily in this draft than others did, for various reasons, and were well rewarded.

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Gold Coast Suns sack Campbell Brown

Campbell Brown

Emma Quayle A ‘‘spur of the moment mistake’’ has ended Campbell Brown’s 205-game career, with Gold Coast sacking the veteran for breaking young teammate Steven May’s jaw outside a Los Angeles nightclub.

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Gibson sad over Campbell

Emma Quayle Hawk saddened at end of career of his good friend Campbell Brown.