With only one game to play, the final automatic promotion place is as close as one single point away (given FC St. Pauli’s far superior goal difference over local rivals Hamburger SV), and a playoff spot is guaranteed. Ideally, you want to avoid the playoffs in Germany, as the team in 3rd place in 2.Bundesliga takes on the team in 16th from Bundesliga, currently occupied by SC Freiberg, of Freiberg fame. Not ideal.
If we’d not been complete toss earlier in the season then a title push would have been on the cards
It seems criminal to be ahead of Hamburger SV given that they’ve only conceded 16 goals in 33 league games this season, however the two point/10 goal cushion, are unlikely to be overturned. With this in mind, I’ve decided to commit to something a bit ridiculous in the event that we are promoted, as it’ll look fantastic. If we don’t get promoted doing this…well…I’m going to look a right bellend. Enjoy?