No, the current situation for the handball players of TV ochsenfurt is certainly not new. With two games to go, they are deep in the relegation battle in the district’s top division, as they have been for the five years since they were promoted back to the top flight in 2007. "Otherwise the fourth last place has always sufficed. This time it will be difficult, considering our remaining program and that of the others," says tobias schulling, one of ochsenfurt’s survivalists.
The 39-year-old teacher, who supervises the team together with marco schuler and still plays a part on the parquet, knows how difficult the task is. This time in giebelstadt and then at home against the reserve of DJK rimpar, which is already the champion, TV ochsenfurt will have to play. Three teams have already been relegated: TSV mellrichstadt, TV etwashausen and SG kitzingen/mainbernheim. In addition it will catch one of the quartet MHV schweinfurt, DJK waldbuttelbrunn II, HSG volkach or TV ochsenfurt.
It is possible that the direct comparison between opponents will be used again, as it has been the case more often in the past. Ochsenfurt had been ahead of lohr II in 2012 and also of TV dettelbach the year before. This year the TVO was better than waldbuttelbrunn II, but against schweinfurt in the disadvantage.