Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse laments his team's on-field smarts and work ethic.
Jon Pierik Skipper ''raring to go'' ahead of his return against the West Coast Eagles.
Jon Pierik St Kilda coach casts doubt on his team's ability to compete for the finals.
Jon Pierik Coach hasn't thought about friendship with Eddie McGuire for ''even one second''.
Jon Pierik Winless after two rounds, St Kilda coach Scott Watters says his team is in a rebuilding mode, casting doubt on the Saints' ability to compete for the finals.
Jon Pierik Fremantle great says a current player deserves to be involved in major meetings.
Jon Pierik Matthew Pavlich is determined to finish what he started at Fremantle.
Jon Pierik Hard-nosed defender Nick Duigan a surprise axing by Carlton after one match.
Jon Pierik It's not only members and supporters of Melbourne who are worried about their team.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse says his family was bitter and even disappointed in ''humanity'' over manner in which he left Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Dynamic small forward is ruled out of Sunday's blockbuster at the MCG.
Jon Pierik Shaun Higgins says Dogs midfield can compete with the league's elite.
Jon Pierik Demons' president Don McLardy laments there's no ''miracle'' cure for the club's woes.
Jon Pierik Former Hawthorn president says Hawks coach should leave or be sacked at the end of the year.
Jon Pierik New Carlton coach prepares to face his old team - and Eddie McGuire - on Sunday.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow says it's time to shorten the pre-season.
Jon Pierik Bulldogs register stunning 68-point win over a listless Brisbane Lions unit.
Jon Pierik Brett Goodes says he was good enough to play in the AFL seven years ago.
Jon Pierik Carlton has not ruled out Stephen Kernahan remaining as president next season.
Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel says the AFL would be better off employing more integrity officers rather than having responsibility fall on clubs.