The team joined the four tiered Verbandsliga Württemberg where they remained until 1987. A couple of runners-up places in 1982 and 1983 were their best return. Three seasons were spend in the Landesliga before returning to the Verbandsliga in 1990.
If ever I needed a nudge towards plenty of exercise and sleep, this was surely it. I was charged the reduced admission price of €5. I can only hope that my sky blue Scarborough shirt was mistaken for a Kickers top and I was given the subsidy as a regular. I could but hope!