Ever since I’ve been interested in the fortunes of the local football team, it’s always been a bit hard on the nerves.
This season’s no different.
Three teams get promoted at the end of the season and Mainz 05 has been drifting tantalising in and out of the promotion zone with frustrating regularity.
They’re currently 4th and one or more of the teams that are above them has to seriously stuff up for Mainz to squeeze in at the post.
I can tell you now what’s going to happen.
Last day of the season, it’s the 89th minute and Mainz and another team are equal on points, but Mainz is infinitesimally ahead on goal average.
You finish the story….
But you can’t say there’s a lack of support.
Mainz 05 flags and stickers all over the place – on the market square in front of he cathedral, for example.