Back in the first division
The first season STVV could easily maintain itself. Yellow-blue honored its tradition of 'giant killer'. Club Brugge bit on Stayen in the sand (2-1), and Stefke Agten wrote history in the Astridpark (0-1). STVV showed themselves as a strong middle class and finished in 11th place.
A year later it was party again: STVV humbled the big Club Brugge 5-1, with the young Geert Hoebrechts as hero of the evening. STVV closed the second season of this period in 7th place.
In the third season '89 -'90 yellow-blue could just escape the degradation. This season was a less successful season.
Sint-Truiden degraded back to 2nd class after three seasons. Beerschot also degraded, but this because of financial problems.