Premier Showdown - Feb 10/11

February 11, 2007

Wayne Hussey gained revenge for last season's defeat at the hands of Dale Johnson. The Mission musician came out on top in a battle of epic proportions - both Wayne and Dale getting three scorelines correct with the final score being 11-10.

Wayne's already ready to return for round three next season. Maybe even Tommy can get in on the act to make it one victory each? Then again...

The Rest of the World team now sit just three points behind Dale and there's absolutely everything to play for!

We're heading to New Zealand this weekend. Joining the party is Poohdish Rattanavijai who currently resides in Whanganui.

He tells us: 'I've been in NZ for four years studying and recently graduated BIT in 2006. Since then I've been looking for a job and moving from place to place for quite sometime. But what I have to do everyday is go on the internet and check out how the Toon's doing. I'm Asian but I am one big, proud Geordie.

'I was quite good at betting about three years back. I made a lot from the Premiership alone but I quit doing that. No more putting my life on the line, now it's only about fun! I wish the rest of the Toons the best this season and I'm sure we will have a bigger and better season next term!'

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.

Dale's prediction
Tommy says
Poohdish's pick
Result
Reading v Aston Villa
1 - 0
1 - 2
1 - 2
2 - 0
Chelsea v Middlesbrough
2 - 0
2 - 2
2 - 0
3 - 0
Everton v Blackburn
1 - 1
1 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 0
Man Utd v Charlton
4 - 0
4 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 0
Newcastle v Liverpool
1 - 1
1 - 2
2 - 1
2 - 1
Sheff Utd v Tottenham
1 - 0
1 - 2
0 - 2
2 - 1
West Ham v Watford
2 - 1
2 - 0
0 - 0
0 - 1
Portsmouth v Man City
2 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 0
2 - 1
Bolton v Fulham
2 - 0
1 - 1
2 - 0
2 - 1
Arsenal v Wigan
2 - 0
2 - 1
3 - 0
2 - 1
POINTS TOTAL >>>
7
7
10

Poohdish records a comfortable victory courtesy of two correct scorelines. Tommy did the same but failed to pick up enough point for correct results. Amazingly, Dale got seven out of the ten results correct but still loses as he failed to pick a scoreline!

Score after 27 rounds:
Dale: 35.5
Rest of the World: 35.5
Tommy: 10

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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