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

AFL coaches: who is under most pressure?

Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Which coach will feel the heat most from club and supporters this season?

Magpies and Saints ready to tangle

Kick start: Sharrod Wellingham at training yesterday at Gosch?s Paddock.

Jon Pierik, Melissa Woods Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom says the Magpies have not peaked yet.

Hawks flock to kill Buddy rumour mill

Lance 'Buddy' Franklin.

Jon Pierik As innuendo grows, club official moves to defend the champion forward.

Football

Midfielders must step up, say Woods

Gotcha: Steele Sidebottom is tackled by Scott Pendlebury at training.

Jon Pierik Collingwood turns the spotlight on its midfielders, declaring they will need to improve their ball use and help deliver goals if the Magpies are to prevail in tonight's semi-final against West Coast.

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.

Magpies left lamenting

Collingwood fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney last night.

Jon Pierik, Sydney As the Pies fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney, Nick Maxwell could feel nothing but devastation as he watched on.

Pies hope friends stick

Nick Maxwell says the Magpies have created the right 'culture' to retain their uncontracted players.

Jon Pierik Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell says the Magpies have created the right 'culture' to retain their uncontracted players.

AFL

Pies closer to signing Cloke for five years

Travis Cloke

Jon Pierik TRAVIS Cloke and Collingwood have reopened contract discussions, with the Magpies showing a willingness to budge on clauses restricting his bid for a healthy payday in his fifth season.

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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Knights joins Tigers, Chaplin close behind

Chris Knights.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...

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AFL

Cloke inches closer to five-year deal

Collingwood footballer Travis Cloke.

Jon Pierik Travis Cloke and Collingwood have reopened contract discussions, with the Magpies showing a willingness to budge on clauses restricting his bid for a healthy pay day in his fifth season.

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Football

Geelong leads trio in chase for Gold Coast onballer

Josh Caddy

Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Josh Caddy may join Geelong, St Kilda or North Melbourne having met with all three clubs.

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

Demons look to make deal for Dawes

Chris Dawes remains a Magpie for now.

Jon Pierik Melbourne insists pick 20 will be a fair trade for Chris Dawes when it attempts to broker a deal for the Collingwood key forward.

Deciding to leave Hawks was 'difficult': Young

Clinton Young.

Jon Pierik Need to add a midfielder who can run and carry the ball and deliver it cleanly inside attacking 50 encouraged Collingwood to secure Clinton Young.

Young set to right old wrongs

Clinton Young

Jon Pierik Clinton Young speaks about how difficult it had been to leave the Hawks.

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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Ump, get behind the line: McGuire

Eddie McGuire.

Jon Pierik Collingwood president says it is time to stop the ''Band-Aid'' approach.

Reid it and weep, Travis

Magpie Ben Reid

Jon Pierik Contract discussions between Collingwood and Ben Reid slow as impasse with Travis Cloke continues.

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