To pick up on a suggestion from nudge (p.8, "Welcome to the English speaking part of the new Werder forum. Where are you from?"). I think newsworthy items regarding the upcoming away match against Dortmund, this coming Saturday are a good starting point for this thread. Let's kick the discussion off with the first piece of news, which many of you might know already. Torsten Frings will not feature in Dortmund after picking up a red card in the home match against Nuremberg. Today the club showed disappointment at the decision but accepted the controversial one match ban of the player. The red card is generally regarded as unjust. The player's ban does not increase the sense of optimism among Dortmund fans. Judging from "Das sagt der Gegner" thread in the German language section of the forum, both sets of fans are expecting a tight encounter. Whether these sentiments are representing a mean among supporters is another question. A tight game will be expected. I try to find out how many Green-Whites are actually making the journey to the former "Westfalenstadion" in Dortmund. I expect a tight game and I think defense is the key on Saturday. Frings is out, but Naldo is back after being banned for collecting a fifth yellow card in the 3:2 home win against Bochum. For a long while this week is a chance for players to relax their muscles from a tight schedule in the past weeks. Marko Marin was elected to be the player of the month by Kicker magazine.:svw_schal: Go on, my son!