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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.

AFL TV rights deal

What $2.5 billion looks like

If you broke the AFL's new broadcasting deal down into $100 notes and piled them up next to Buddy Franklin, they would make Sydney's highly-paid superstar look tiny.