Guys, we learned that Christoph Metzelder aggravated his torn achilles tendon and will require a second operation, possibly putting him out for the season. With our injury problems and the club's bad money situation, Do you think we should try to get another defender for cover?? For a long time now, I've been calling for BVB to pick up a central defender with some speed to support Woerns, Madouni and even Metzelder when they are beaten. I didn't worry so much when we had Jens Lehmann back there, but I don't have half the confidence in Roman Weidenfeller that I did in Jens Lehmann. I am of the firm belief that many of BVB's offensive problems are caused by the fact that the midfielders have to hold back to repel a quick counter-attack from our opposition because our defenders just aren't fast enough to get back before we are in real trouble and many times concede bad goals. I don't think we need a "big name" defender. Just a young kid who is fast, sure of himself, can be taught to play different positions and can help to slow counter-attacks. And he also won't mind playing second-string once Metzelder returns. Or, he could eventually replace Woerns on the right side of defense. Being American, I think a good person to get for this job is Cory Gibbs of St. Pauli. He's gone as far as he can at St. Pauli and definitely has the tools to play in the big time. He showed that at this past Gold Cup competition. He did all right against the likes of Robinho, Kaka and current BVB striker Ewerthon. He's fast, strong in the air and can play the wings too. He's also going to be CHEAP!! The major knock against him is that he's another Non-EU player. Do any of you guys know of European defenders who meet that criteria?? I'd love to know who they are. Thanks!!