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

Re-signed Chris Yarran wants Carlton united against Collingwood

Jon Pierik Having re-signed for a further two years, Carlton playmaker Chris Yarran says his team needs to make a statement against Collingwood on Sunday night, and has urged the Blues to embrace more of a team...

AFL

Petrie could have been asphyxiated, says sports medico

Hawthorn expects this incident to face match review panel scrutiny.

Jon Pierik and Stathi Paxinos Leading sports medico Dr Peter Larkins was so concerned by Brian Lake's alleged choke on Drew Petrie that he feared the Kangaroos forward could have been asphyxiated.

AFL

Carlton turns to Lenny Hayes to help Bryce Gibbs grow

Jon Pierik Through his year in the media after leaving Collingwood, and in the days after joining Carlton, Mick Malthouse made it clear if the Blues were to take major strides forward, there needed to be less...

Stephen Kernahan: Hits, misses and reflections on 29 years at Carlton

Stephen Kernahan.

Jon Pierik As he steps aside after 29 years in an official capacity at Carlton, either as a player, assistant coach or board director, Stephen Kernahan reflects on some of the key moments.

Greg Swann's Carlton exit shows how elusive the premiership can be

Greg Swann

Jon Pierik That Carlton has closed the door on another era without adding a 17th flag only reinforces how difficult it is to win a premiership.

AFL

Tom Elliott and Fraser Brown discuss Carlton's future

Tom Elliott.

Jon Pierik Tom Elliott wants to know which direction the new Carlton president will take the club before deciding whether to run for the top job, possibly with the help of disgruntled former premiership player...

AFL

Goodes decision hangs over Swans

Sydney's chances of defending its title may hang on Adam Goodes.

David Sygall, Sydney, and Jon Pierik Sydney Swans' coaching and medical staff face a potentially season-defining decision.

Clarkson expects Rioli to be back soon

Cyril Rioli

Jon Pierik Hawthorn are confident Cyril Rioli will be available for the preliminary final in a fortnight, having been a late withdrawal from a thumping qualifying-final win over Sydney on Friday night.

AFL

Blues want Betts 'at the right price'

Eddie Betts.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Goalsneak can pursue significant offers from Adelaide and North Melbourne.

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AFL

Blues keep fires burning on win mentality

Blues players buck the winter chill at their pre-season training camp amid the snowfields of Arizona, US.

Jon Pierik Coach Mick Malthouse and his panel know the players are warming to their primary task.

AFL

Carlton unlikely to change defensive game plan, says head of coaching Robert Wiley

Jon Pierik Blues will hope for better disposal efficiency; 70 per cent last season meant they ranked 18th.

AFL

Kernahan may stay for one more year

A year to go: Stephen Kernahan (right) with Chris Judd.

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Carlton's presidential succession plan has hit a significant hurdle.

Blues will soon 'draw blood'

Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik Coach Mick Malthouse insists team has improved and will soon defeat an elite team.

AFL

Blues won't trade Gibbs or Kreuzer

Carlton's coach Mick Malthouse talks to the media.

Jon Pierik Blues coach Mick Malthouse declares former top draft picks "untouchable".

AFL

Buddy 'must earn' pay as ambassador

Lance Franklin

Jon Pierik AFL boss Andrew Demetriou says Lance Franklin must prove he is willing to earn his keep.

AFL

Coach puts onus on Blues

Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse reminds Blues they have won just one premiership since 1990.

Goddard weighs up future

Reconsidering: Brendon Goddard is unhappy with St Kilda's contract offer.

Jon Pierik While the focus today will be Carlton coach Brett Ratten, this match may become a farewell of another kind.

All's fine in the Malthouse, Eddie

Twist of fate: Brett Ratten was still smiling yesterday.

Chloe Saltau, Jon Pierik and Jared Lynch Mick Malthouse ridicules Eddie McGuire's claim that accepting Carlton coaching job would endanger his health.

Malthouse inches closer

Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse will decide within a week whether to coach Carlton.

Malthouse ready to sign on with Blues

Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse to sign up today to coach Carlton for the next three years.