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.


Carlton's youngsters in running to debut against winless Demons

Patrick Cripps

Jon Pierik As Carlton looks to regroup ahead of Saturday's clash against fellow winless side Melbourne, the Blues will consider unveiling two of the youngsters they hope will eventually form part of their next...


Jesse Hogan's training knee injury sends scare through Demons' camp

Jesse Hogan of the Melbourne Demons.

Jon Pierik A shudder went through the Demons camp on Friday when the young forward hurt his knee at training.


Demons' Jack Watts ready to take on elite

jack watts.

Jon Pierik Enjoying life under a new regime, Jack Watts says is ready to play a key role in a revamped midfield.


Demons to trade for star mids

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Jon Pierik and Chloe Saltau Melbourne reveals that it is open to new coach Paul Roos’ trading ethos.


Roos signs as Demons coach but devil was in the details

Paul Roos

Jon Pierik As the AFL coaching landscape transforms, Melbourne has taken the unique step of beginning to search for its future senior coach, after pulling off a coup and signing the man who will oversee the...

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Controversial Demons pick is a priority for clubs

Jon Pierik Clubs will discuss if additional assistance should be granted to the Demons.


Stockdale interested in Demons presidency

Stockdale - treasurer.

Jon Pierik Former Victorian treasurer Alan Stockdale says he is interested in the Melbourne presidency.


Former state treasurer linked to Demons

Alan Stockdale.

Jon Pierik Alan Stockdale emerges as one of three serious candidates to take on Melbourne presidency.


Demons seek out Roos, but he's not ready

Paul Roos.

Jon Pierik Paul Roos has told Melbourne he is not ready to coach ''at the moment".

Demetriou seeks Demons boss for long haul

Alan Stockdale.

Jon Pierik Former Victorian treasurer Alan Stockdale and lawyer Glen Bartlett favoured for top role.


Demons must keep chasing Roos, says Matthews

Jon Pierik AFL coaching legend says Melbourne should pursue Paul Roos for another month.


Demons on board

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Jon Pierik Melbourne expects to settle on its new board within three weeks.

Pie star haunted by demons of death

Harry O'Brien.

Nino Bucci and Jon Pierik Harry O'Brien watched as blood flowed from the throat of a dying stranger. Their eyes locked and the man slipped away.


Bartlett gets top role at Demons

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Jon Pierik Former Victorian treasurer Alan Stockdale loses out as lawyer Glen Bartlett gets job.

Focus shifts to Bock and Demons

Nathan Bock

Jon Pierik Investigators from the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority are set to turn their attention to the Melbourne Football Club and Gold Coast player Nathan Bock now Essendon has been...

Demons must develop the 'Melbourne Way': Cats

Melbourne Football Club

Jon Pierik The man instrumental in turning Geelong into a power on and off the field says the Demons must first develop a "Melbourne Way" blueprint if they are to emerge as a force in the AFL.


Craig ponders putting up hand for Demons job

Neil Craig

Jon Pierik Having declared he was finished as a senior coach after leaving Adelaide, Neil Craig has changed tack and says he will use the next 11 weeks to decide whether he wants to apply for the Melbourne role.

Demons confirm Cloke room

Travis Cloke

Jon Pierik Demons will target a key forward during trade period and are the best-placed club to snare Travis Cloke.

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Demons tanked: McLean

Brock McLean

Jon Pierik Former Melbourne midfielder confirms what had long been suspected — that the Demons tanked in 2009.

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AFL launches Demons tanking claim probe

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper AFL launches investigation into claims made by former Melbourne midfielder Brock McLean that Demons tanked in 2009.

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