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Walters season over

FREMANTLE forward Michael Walters will have surgery on his ankle, possibly sidelining him for the rest of the AFL season.

Thursday AFL Preview

TYRONE Vickery was axed as Richmond coach Damien Hardwick opted to reshape his forward line for Thursday night's clash with Brisbane.

Sylvia cops two

COLIN Sylvia's hopes of earning his Fremantle debut will have to wait at least another fortnight after the former Demon's suspension by the WAFL tribunal.

Pressure on Naitanui

BROWNLOW medallist Brad Hardie says it might be time for West Coast to drop Nic Naitanui, claiming the All-Australian ruckman is either carrying an injury or in bad form.

Simpson on Judd

CHRIS Judd will offer untold leadership and class when he returns for Carlton, but teammate Kade Simpson says the superstar is no quick fix for the AFL club's woes.

Malthouse' faith

A DEFIANT Mick Malthouse says he still has faith in his players and his own coaching methods after Carlton crashed to a shock 23-point defeat to Melbourne.