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...

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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.

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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Essendon smashes Collingwood to move back inside the top eight

Zach Merrett celebrates a goal.

Emma Quayle Last time, Essendon kicked five goals to none in the first quarter. Last time, Collingwood had levelled the scores by half-time.

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Collingwood to look for grit and endeavour in final six rounds

Come here: Bomber Mark Baguley takes a stand against Pie Steele Sidebottom.

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley will challenge his players to respond with “grit and endeavour” to the 64-point loss to Essendon on Sunday that he considered a dismantling, and the...

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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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Draft prospect Darcy Moore ignoring the external noise

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle Darcy Moore has no say in whether Collingwood drafts him or which pick it must use to get him. To him, those conversations feel like “external noise,” and not the best reason to want...

Eddie McGuire wants compensation for lowest Collingwood-Carlton crowd in 93 years

Eddie McGuire

Emma Quayle Eddie McGuire’s first phone call on Monday morning will be to AFL headquarters, demanding compensation for the “six-figure” sum lost to Collingwood.

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Chris Judd under no pressure to play on in 2015, says Mick Malthouse

Chris Judd celebrates a goal with Lachie Henderson on Sunday.

Emma Quayle Carlton coach Mick Malthouse does not plan to even ask Chris Judd whether his recaptured fitness and form will see him play on for a 14th season in 2015.

Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey dies

Tom Hafey

Emma Quayle Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey has died. He was aged 82.

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Nathan Buckley predicts Travis Cloke will soon 'tear a game apart'

Travis Cloke.

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Travis Cloke will regain top form through his ongoing hard work and the help of his teammates, predicting the key forward will soon 'tear a game apart' as...

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in hospital

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is in hospital after being diagnosed with an auto-immune condition after being taken to hospital on Monday night suffering back pain.

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Nathan Buckley admits win against Melbourne wouldn't make Footy Flashbacks

Pie-eyed: Collingwood's Dane Swan cops some attention from Demon Tom McDonald.

Emma Quayle While Nathan Buckley agreed his team’s fourth straight Queen’s Birthday win over Melbourne was an “ugly” one that wouldn’t make too many episodes of Footy Flashbacks, he...

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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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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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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.