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 coach Mick Malthouse laments his team's on-field smarts and work ethic.
Jon Pierik AFL great suggests Mick Malthouse may have to alter his defensive game plan.
Jon Pierik Dynamic small forward is ruled out of Sunday's blockbuster at the MCG.
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 Clever defender had a wretched 2012 campaign, dislocating his left knee thrice.
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, Matt Murnane Carlton is incensed at Eddie McGuire's suggestion Mick Malthouse would be a good fit for the Blues.
Jon Pierik Criticism of Brett Ratten has come with gunfire speed - but does it really warrant his sacking?
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley acknowledges Sharrod Wellingham will be suspended.
Jon Pierik Former Melbourne ruckman Paul Johnson adds weight to Brock McLean's claims of tanking in 2009.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says the Magpies would have nothing to hide if an AFL investigation into whether Melbourne tanked spread to other clubs.
Jon Pierik With the start of the AFL's pre-season competition less than three weeks away, it's time to go around the grounds and check up on the clubs' injury lists.
Jon Pierik Carlton's Matthew Kreuzer is gearing up for a better year.
Ashley Porter and Jon Pierik This afternoon's triple-header between Port Adelaide, Adelaide and Carlton will close out the first round of the NAB Cup.
Jon Pierik There has barely been a moment when Chris Judd has not had to deal with expectations.
Jon Pierik Robbie Warnock wants to remain at Carlton but faces a fight to regain his spot in a team that has so far endorsed coach Brett Ratten's guarantee it will finish in the top four this season.
Jon Pierik Jon Pierik turns the spotlight onto tomorrow night's Blues-Magpies clash.
Jon Pierik Blues' midfielder suffers fractured shoulder and out for up to two months.