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 It's time for Carlton to make a "big picture" statement - on the field.
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 Demons' co-captain Jack Grimes breaks his collarbone in 10-goal loss to Blues.
Jon Pierik After just three years of Monday-night clashes, Carlton's Kade Simpson feels rivalry established.
Jon Pierik Carlton's audacious bid to take over North Melbourne is part of football folklore, but not so well known is the Blues' bid to buy the Saints.
Jon Pierik Carlton hopes expected return of defender will help improve its composure.
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 Michael Jamison says team refuses to use growing pains with new game plan as excuse.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd wants to play on next season, and is delighted his deal with Visy is settled.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse may have inherited Carlton team similar to Geelong of 2006.
Jon Pierik Clever defender had a wretched 2012 campaign, dislocating his left knee thrice.
Jon Pierik Decision on 188-game veteran may not come until Blues announce new coach.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse to sign up today to coach Carlton for the next three years.
Jon Pierik Carlton faces up to the fact that it has little chance of playing in the finals this year.
Jon Pierik Carlton's defenders ready to welcome and embrace Mick Malthouse's renowned defensive mantra.
Jon Pierik It's not often that Alex Jesaulenko buys into any debate about Carlton these days.
Jon Pierik Pies skipper says difference in form of both sides reinforces how quickly fortunes can change.
Jon Pierik Brett Ratten eases speculation about his future as Carlton thumps Collingwood.