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Premier Showdown - Dec 28-30

December 30, 2008

It was a draw between Tommy and the Rest of the World team on Boxing Day meaning Dale had a not so merry Christmas.

We end the year with a special round as Dale's dad, Alan, joins the party!

Alan, 70, is now retired and is a Hull City season ticket holder. Can he take the spoils?

Let's see!

Soccernet's Premier League Editor, Dale Johnson, and ESPNsoccernet Press Pass pundit Tommy Smyth take up the test.

They, along with the challenger, cast their eyes over weekend's top flight fixtures in England and predict how they think each game will turn out.

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 receives three points for their season's total. Should the challenger win, the total is added to the 'Rest of the World's' tally. In the case of a draw, the points are shared between those level on points.

Dale's prediction
Tommy says
Alan's pick
Result
Newcastle United v Liverpool
2 - 1
1 - 1
0 - 1
1 - 5
West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham
0 - 2
0 - 2
1 - 2
2 - 0
West Ham United v Stoke City
1 - 0
2 - 1
2 - 0
2 - 1
Arsenal v Portsmouth
2 - 0
2 - 1
3 - 0
1 - 0
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan
1 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 1
0 - 1
Everton v Sunderland
2 - 1
2 - 1
1 - 0
3 - 0
Fulham v Chelsea
0 - 1
1 - 2
0 - 2
2 - 2
Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City
2 - 1
1 - 3
1 - 3
2 - 2
Manchester United v Middlesbrough
2 - 0
3 - 0
3 - 0
1 - 0
Hull City v Aston Villa
1 - 2
1 - 2
1 - 2
0 - 1
POINTS TOTAL >>>
5
7
6

Alan beat Dale but sadly not Tommy as the Irishman takes the spoils!

Table After Round 20
Dale: 25.5
Rest of the World: 22.5
Tommy: 12

Best week's total of season: 14, Dale Johnson

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

Send us your picks for the 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 Monday morning to find out who's taken the points.

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