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 wants clarification from umpires' department after contentious decisions on Friday night.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach says next fortnight will be major test of Blues' development.
Jon Pierik After a slow start, Carlton gets on with the job of swamping GWS.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse, shocked after his Blues were over-run by Essendon on Friday night, has praised the standard of umpiring but suggested a video replay should have been used to clarify a...
Jon Pierik The AFL has admitted the goal umpire who denied Carlton's Jeff Garlett a goal by opting not to seek a video replay on Friday night had erred.
Jon Pierik Dynamic small forward is ruled out of Sunday's blockbuster at the MCG.
Jon Pierik Hard-nosed defender Nick Duigan a surprise axing by Carlton after one match.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse laments his team's on-field smarts and work ethic.
Jon Pierik Carlton captain Marc Murphy says a desire to restore the Blues' reputation as an on-field power burns within him and this is the year for the club to strike.
Jon Pierik The NAB Cup final may be a tip of the iceberg, but Murphy showed he is ready to lead.
Jon Pierik If Richmond is looking for evidence it can feature this season in its first finals campaign in more than a decade, this may be it.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse may have inherited Carlton team similar to Geelong of 2006.
Jon Pierik Champion midfielder will not feature in the leadership group next season.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
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.
Jon Pierik Blues announce that coach's scheduled media conference for this morning cancelled.
Jon Pierik While Mick Malthouse is the favourite to replace Brett Ratten as coach of Carlton next season, there are Blues board members who believe Paul Roos could yet be the saviour.
Jon Pierik Carlton faces up to the fact that it has little chance of playing in the finals this year.
Jon Pierik Carlton hands out a hammering to Essendon, with a first-half that blows its rivals away.