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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Magpies pass over Jake Kelly in rookie draft

Jake Kelly.

Emma Quayle Collingwood's crammed rookie list has forced the club to overlook teenage son of 1990 premiership defender.

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Magpies looking good after a challenging run

Dane Swan is chased by Tom Liberatore.

Emma Quayle Collingwood will enter its midseason break placed comfortably inside the top eight, having endured a challenging run of injuries in the first half of the season and prepared for its week off with a...

Magpies to cover loss

Collingwood defender Simon Buckley.

Emma Quayle Simon Buckley would be an ideal replacement for Ben Johnson, according to Tyson Goldsack.

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Costly start to season for Magpies, Roos

Brad Miller pressures Nathan Grima on Friday night.

Emma Quayle Collingwood and North Melbourne lose a star each to knee injuries in the first round.

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Lamb chops Sydney, joins Giants as Pies snare White

Jed Lamb.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Talented young Sydney forward quits the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney.

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Shaw sweetener secures Pies swap

Heath Shaw.

Emma Quayle Magpies' willingness to pay part of defender's salary next season crucial in finalising deal.

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Nahas to North, Armstrong to Pies

Robin Nahas

Emma Quayle Three players delisted last week have had their careers revived as free agents, with Dylan Addison, Robin Nahas and Tony Armstrong to play on next year.

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Ahmed Saad's 18-month ban places his AFL career in jeopardy

Ahmed Saad.

Emma Quayle St Kilda declining to redraft the forward as a rookie as he prepares to spend 18 months on the sidelines for taking a banned stimulant.

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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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Lions weigh up trade for Dogs' Grant

Jarrad Grant.

Emma Quayle Brisbane exploring trade that could see Jarrad Grant continue his career in Queensland.

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Giants muscle into battle to bag Vince

Adelaide's Bernie Vince.

Emma Quayle Bernie Vince has four-year offer from Melbourne to consider and late interest from GWS.

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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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Shaw-Adams deal should be straight swap

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle The Heath Shaw-Taylor Adams trade has straight swap written all over it. Or, it should have.

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Bombers and Saints keen to entice Longer

Billy Longer

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon and St Kilda have both met uncommitted and out-of-contract Brisbane ruckman in an attempt to persuade him to return to Melbourne.

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Sewell on the market

Brad Sewell with coach Alastair Clarkson following the Hawks' grand final victory.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn open to offers for premiership midfielder, with club exploring ways to create additional salary cap space and generate opportunities for its young onballers.

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Next generation needs to step up, says Cats coach

Chris Scott

Emma Quayle Geelong will continue to expose its next generation of centre-square players to excellent opposition, despite coach Chris Scott's belief that his side needs to quickly improve that part of its game.

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Krakouer of a fightback

On the move: Luke Ball beats a band of Collingwood and Geelong players to the ball at the MCG on Saturday night.

Emma Quayle Collingwood shows that the spark remains as it ends Geelong's unbeaten run.

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Magpie Dwyer may be recruit of the year, says Maxwell

Geelong's Allen Christensen battles with Collingwood's Sam Dwyer at the MCG.

Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley praises all 22 of his players after win over Geelong.

Magpie defender Shaw on track to return against Lions

Heath Shaw

Emma Quayle Defender has overcome lower back complaint that kept him out of Sydney game.

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Pies will be sharper after break: Buckley

Nathan Buckley

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach hopes to steer a more settled line-up through the second half of the season.