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 How hard is it to find forwards of the highest quality? According to the AFL's chief statisticians, only seven clubs have them.
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke may be regarded as the premier power forward in the AFL, but a deeper analysis of his game has meant he is not classified as one of the league's elite players.
Jon Pierik If Dustin Martin does leave Richmond, what are his options?
Jon Pierik Dual Brownlow medallist urges grand final umpires to keep a close eye on Fremantle tagger.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne veteran hopeful the StKilda midfielder would change clubs.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne veteran Drew Petrie said a face-to-face meeting with Nick Dal Santo had been productive and remained hopeful the St Kilda midfielder would shift clubs.
Jon Pierik Premiership star Sam Kekovich says troubling run of fade-outs must rest with coach Brad Scott.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.
Jon Pierik This was another dark chapter for Melbourne, in a season that has gone totally wrong.
Jon Pierik NORTH Melbourne coach Brad Scott last night lashed those ''embarrassing'' club supporters who gave forward Robbie Tarrant Bronx cheers, claiming they did not understand his game plan.
Jon Pierik Despite his dominance in recent weeks, Drew Petrie urged his midfield fleet to consider all options when heading into attack against the Western Bulldogs yesterday.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook confident triple-premiership midfielder will remain.
Jon Pierik Brent Harvey will play his 18th season for North Melbourne next year after agreeing to terms.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne veteran to use the time to train alone and freshen up for season proper.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne hopes midfielder's delayed start will ensure he is in mint condition for latter part of campaign.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne's young gun knows the little things count in 2013.
Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne legend Barry Cable does not yet know what specific advice he will give the Kangaroos leadership group this week.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne midfielder Leigh Adams hopes Chris Judd escapes punishment after he was reported for a "chicken wing" tackle in Friday night's 53-win against Carlton.
Jon Pierik Shattered Chris Judd will argue that he was only trying to prevent a handball.