Premier Showdown

November 26, 2006

Another big weekend for the ROTW as Chor Weng Lai recorded another victory to again close the gap to Dale Johnson at the top of the table. Could we really have a title race back on?

Challenging our deadly duo for the next round of matches is Scott Mitchell.

Scott, a 16-year-old student from Whakatane, New Zealand, is a big Liverpool fan.

He tells us: 'I'm a firm believer that Steven Gerrard is better off playing in a central midfield role. I dislike both Arsenal and Chelsea so although I am disappointed that Liverpool have started their Premiership campaign poorly I am glad that it is Manchester United that has taken control!'

Each week one of our readers, or an ESPNSoccernet Press Pass viewer, will get the chance to challenge our two experts. They, along with the challenger, will cast their eyes over weekend's top flight fixtures in England and predict how they think each game will turn out.

Soccernet's Premiership Editor, Dale Johnson, and Press Pass pundit Tommy Smyth take up the challenge from our team.

Points are then awarded as follows:
• Three points for a correct result and scoreline

  • One point for a correct result

    After the weekend's scores are in and the result has been worked out, the winning pundit will receive three points for their season's total. Should the challenger win, the total will be added to the 'Rest of the World's' tally. In the case of a draw, the points will be shared between those level on points.

    Matches
    Dale's prediction
    Tommy says
    Scott's pick
    Result
    Charlton v Everton
    1 - 1
    1 - 2
    0 - 0
    1 - 1
    Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
    2 - 0
    1 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 1
    Fulham v Reading
    2 - 1
    1 - 1
    2 - 0
    0 - 1
    Liverpool v Man City
    3 - 0
    2 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 0
    West Ham v Sheff Utd
    2 - 0
    2 - 1
    1 - 0
    1 - 0
    Bolton v Arsenal
    1 - 1
    1 - 1
    1 - 1
    3 - 1
    Newcastle v Portsmouth
    0 - 1
    2 - 1
    0 - 0
    1 - 0
    Tottenham v Wigan
    2 - 0
    1 - 1
    3 - 1
    3 - 1
    Man Utd v Chelsea
    2 - 2
    2 - 2
    2 - 0
    1- 1
    POINTS TOTAL >>>

    Score after 14 rounds:
    Dale: 23.5
    Rest of the World: 16
    Tommy: 2.5

    You can tune in to ESPNSoccernet Press Pass every Friday to see the picks revealed, and the previous week's results analysed. They will also be displayed here at Soccernet.

    So do you think you can beat the best of the best? Now is your chance to find out!

    Send us your picks for next weekend's fixtures, along with your name and a few details about yourself. We'll select one person each week to take on our experts for the right to be crowned the weekly winner!

    Then log on to Soccernet on Sunday evening to find out who's taken the points.

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