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Premier Showdown - Apr 4-5

April 5, 2009

It seems like an age since our last round, but just to remind you Dale holds a six-point lead with eight games left to go. It really is very exciting.

Joining us this round is Terry Munro who resides in Blue Mountains, Australia after emigrating from the UK.

Terry tells Soccernet: "I'm a recently retired Social Worker - and before that a train driver - here in Oz. After all these years I still miss Scouseland. I listen to you guys avidly for your info and views.

"I supported Liverpool before and during the Shankley era, sixpence in the boy's pen and one and threepence in the Kop. Also the reserves and L.pool boys at Penny Lane, god they were the days. I emigrated in 1969, when I'm asked my nationality the answers always the same... Scouser. My six Aussie kids can't work me out... still like me they all support L.I.V.E.R.P.O.O.L."

Let's play!

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
Terry's pick
Result
Blackburn v Tottenham
2 - 1
1 - 2
2 - 2
2 - 1
Bolton v Middlesbrough
2 - 0
1 - 2
1 - 0
4 - 1
Arsenal v Man City
2 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 1
2 - 0
Hull City v Portsmouth
1 - 1
2 - 0
1 - 2
0 - 0
Newcastle v Chelsea
0 - 2
2 - 2
0 - 2
0 - 2
West Brom v Stoke City
1 - 1
2 - 1
1 - 1
0 - 2
West Ham v Sunderland
1 - 0
1 - 2
2 - 1
2 - 0
Fulham v Liverpool
0 - 2
1 - 2
0 - 3
0 - 1
Everton v Wigan Athletic
2 - 0
2 - 0
3 - 1
4 - 0
Man United v Aston Villa
3 - 0
2 - 0
1 - 1
3 - 2
POINTS TOTAL >>>
15
3
7

Dale breaks the record for the highest weekly score this season and storms to victory, placing him three rounds in front with just seven rounds remaining. I looks like the title will be staying in Soccernet Towers.

Table After Round 31
Dale: 39
Rest of the World: 30
Tommy: 24

Best week's total of season: 15, 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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