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 Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley fears the narrative around the sport has become too negative, with the blanket broadcast coverage contributing to the problem.
Jon Pierik On the eve of the new season, Mick Malthouse did not have a great deal of faith in the Sydney Swans.
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.
Jon Pierik West Coast forward-ruckman Quinten Lynch will make a decision on his future on Friday.
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.
Jon Pierik As the Magpies look forward to a break and beginning afresh, vice-captain Scott Pendlebury believes there is no reason why they cannot again feature in the top four next season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell says the Magpies have created the right 'culture' to retain their uncontracted players.
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.
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.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Darren Jolly could play for two more years.
Jon Pierik Brownlow medallist admits inconsistent Collingwood does not yet belong with competition's elite.
Jon Pierik While his team sits 10 points outside the top four, Nathan Buckley has declared 'anything is possible'.
Jon Pierik Contract discussions between Collingwood and Ben Reid slow as impasse with Travis Cloke continues.
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke could be out of pocket by up to $1.75 million if he accepts Pies deal.
Jon Pierik The AFL has been urged to have two goal umpires at each end of the ground or invest in having microchips built into footballs in a bid to end debate over the video review system.
Jon Pierik AFL says power failure to blame for breakdown in communication between the umpires.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has confirmed the Magpies have little room to manoeuvre under a bulging salary cap this season as they seek to re-sign Travis Cloke and Dayne Beams.
Jon Pierik Magpies believe Paul Connors and high number of players he has at the club could work in their favour.
Jon Pierik In the important early stages, this match appeared in some ways primarily a battle of the loose men in defence.
Jon Pierik Tense contract negotiations have been played out in the public all season.