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 It's time for Carlton to make a "big picture" statement - on the field.
Jon Pierik After a slow start, Carlton gets on with the job of swamping GWS.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse says his family was bitter and even disappointed in ''humanity'' over manner in which he left Collingwood.
Jon Pierik AFL great suggests Mick Malthouse may have to alter his defensive game plan.
Jon Pierik The NAB Cup final may be a tip of the iceberg, but Murphy showed he is ready to lead.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder Sam Mitchell is ready for a fresh start, writes Jon Pierik.
Jon Pierik Jarryd Roughead is confident Hawthorn can bounce back in 2013, writes Jon Pierik.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse may have inherited Carlton team similar to Geelong of 2006.
Jon Pierik Clever defender had a wretched 2012 campaign, dislocating his left knee thrice.
Jon Pierik Champion midfielder will not feature in the leadership group next season.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder Brad Sewell has urged teammates to banish memories of their grand final defeat, declaring that dwelling on the past could impact on their hopes for redemption next season.
Jon Pierik As the focus, restrictions and pressures on AFL players rise, it's little wonder Brad Sewell refers to life outside of the football bubble as 'normal'.
Jon Pierik Carlton's defenders ready to welcome and embrace Mick Malthouse's renowned defensive mantra.
Jon Pierik Former Carlton defender was confident he would join Port for 2013 season.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse will decide within a week whether to coach Carlton.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse to sign up today to coach Carlton for the next three years.
Jon Pierik New Blues coach says one of his most pressing tasks will be to lift standards of champion midfielder's teammates.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse denies unfinished business with Collingwood has fuelled his return to coaching.
Jon Pierik FORMER Carlton coach Brett Ratten says the time may have come for Chris Judd to relinquish the captaincy.
Jon Pierik Former Carlton coach Brett Ratten says the time may have come for Chris Judd to relinquish the captaincy.