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 The woeful start to this season meant, to use baseball parlance, three strikes and out.
Jon Pierik It's not only members and supporters of Melbourne who are worried about their team.
Jon Pierik Lawyers acting on behalf of the Melbourne Football Club have confirmed they have received evidence in the tanking claims lodged against the club.
Jon Pierik MELBOURNE Football Club's selection policy, including its use of prized draft pick Jack Watts, has been heavily scrutinised by AFL investigations into the Demons' alleged tanking in 2009.
Jon Pierik Demons' board of 2009 insists it had no knowledge of any alleged tanking.
Jon Pierik MELBOURNE great Gerard Healy has hit out at AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou and the AFL Commission and fears the Demons could be left financially depleted if found guilty of tanking.
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.
Jon Pierik Melbourne vows to be major player during trade and free agency periods and calls on supporters to help.
Jon Pierik Long said to be a suitor, Melbourne has officially emerged as a major player in the fight for Travis Cloke's prized signature, offering the Collingwood premiership forward a contract of $5 million...
Jon Pierik Demons will target a key forward during trade period and are the best-placed club to snare Travis Cloke.
Jon Pierik Former Melbourne midfielder confirms what had long been suspected — that the Demons tanked in 2009.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper AFL launches investigation into claims made by former Melbourne midfielder Brock McLean that Demons tanked in 2009.
Jon Pierik Former Melbourne ruckman Paul Johnson adds weight to Brock McLean's claims of tanking in 2009.
Jon Pierik New Melbourne president says this year's campaign about regaining lost credibility.
Jon Pierik Adam Cooney says knee injury pushed him into a dark place and left him embarrassed by his on-field form.
Jon Pierik Melbourne president says Demons aim to become one of top five power clubs of Victorian football.
Jon Pierik Carlton, Melbourne dealt major blows on the eve of the AFL season.
Jon Pierik This was to be the day when the Demons honoured Jim Stynes on the scoreboard.
Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Melbourne's leaders bewildered by stinging criticism directed towards their coach.
Jon Pierik David Schwarz claims dysfunctional playing group deserves only 75 per cent of salary cap.