Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

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.

AFL

Brent Moloney opens contract talks with Lions

Brent Moloney.

Jon Pierik Hardnut midfielder Brent Moloney has opened contract negotations with the Brisbane Lions, but a move home to a Melbourne-based club has not been ruled out.

Jurrah to focus on game: Neeld

Liam Jurrah lines up for a shot at goal.

Jon Pierik Melbourne coach says challenge for Liam Jurrah now is to focus on football.

North clings to top eight

Demon on the rise: Melbourne’s Jeremy Howe marks over North’s Scott Thompson at Etihad Stadium yesterday.

Jon Pierik This was another dark chapter for Melbourne, in a season that has gone totally wrong.

Demons confirm Cloke room

Travis Cloke

Jon Pierik Demons will target a key forward during trade period and are the best-placed club to snare Travis Cloke.

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Saints still hanging in

Hard ball: Saints Ben McEvoy struggles for possession against Demon midfielder Brent Moloney.

Jon Pierik St Kilda began this clash at the MCG with the zest of a team determined to remain in the finals picture.

Demons to cash up for trade-fest

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Jon Pierik Melbourne vows to be major player during trade and free agency periods and calls on supporters to help.

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Eagles' Lynch to decide on his flight plan

West Coast forward-ruckman Quinten Lynch will make a decision on his future on Friday.

Jon Pierik West Coast forward-ruckman Quinten Lynch will make a decision on his future on Friday.

Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

Brendon Goddard at training

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.

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AFL

Swans firm for Tippett: rivals

Kurt Tippett

Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.

AFL

Dees, Pies discuss super trade

Chris Dawes

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Collingwood and Melbourne have discussed a blockbuster trade that would send Sharrod Wellingham and Chris Dawes to the Demons in return for pick No. 4 in the national draft.

AFL

Moloney to join Lions

Future unclear: Brent Moloney.

Jon Pierik Melbourne's Brent Moloney will play for Brisbane next season, pending a medical examination, under the free agency rules.

AFL

Pedersen trade deal to Dees delayed

Cameron Pedersen.

Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Demons look to secure a second- round draft pick in the final week of negotiations.

AFL trading - club by club

Stephen Gilham

Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.

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AFL

Lion dares to dream of finals

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Jon Pierik Modern-day band of talent understands it's long past time to forge a new identity.

Murphy stands out as Carlton glimpses future

Marc Murphy.

Jon Pierik The NAB Cup final may be a tip of the iceberg, but Murphy showed he is ready to lead.

AFL coaches: the class of 2013

AFL coaches.

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.

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AFL

Sylvia looks to be prime mover

Colin Sylvia.

Jon Pierik Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes says midfielder Colin Sylvia has the ability to be 'almost unstoppable'.

Clubs' days of reckoning

Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.

New life, but same Demons

Sandwiched: Brisbane Lion Daniel Merrett is dragged off the ball by Colin Garland (top) and Josh Tynan.

Jon Pierik This was to be the day when the Demons honoured Jim Stynes on the scoreboard.

AFL

Pies resist Cloke bid for five years

Collingwood's Travis Cloke.

Jon Pierik The intrigue over Travis Cloke's future continues, with the star forward and the Magpies at loggerheads over the length of a new contract and a fifth club yesterday entering the fray.

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