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Premier Showdown - May 9-11

May 11, 2009

Victory for the Rest of the World last weekend means Dale cannot yet crack open the champagne. But surely it's just a matter of time?

We're off to Nigeria now and welcome Emeka Ojinmah.

Emeka says: "I am a 31-year-old banker in Onitsha, Nigeria. I've been watching the Premier League since it started so I believe I know something about trends there.

"And did I mention I am a Manchester United fan?"

You did now! Game on!

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
Emeka's pick
Result
Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth
2 - 0
1 - 0
3 - 0
2 - 0
Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland
0 - 0
1 - 1
2 - 2
0 - 0
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
1 - 1
2 - 1
2 - 2
0 - 0
Fulham v Aston Villa
1 - 1
1 - 0
1 - 2
3 - 1
Hull City v Stoke City
2 - 0
0 - 0
1 - 2
1 - 2
West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic
2 - 0
2 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 1
West Ham United v Liverpool
1 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 3
0 - 3
Manchester United v Manchester City
2 - 0
2 - 2
3 - 2
2 - 0
Arsenal v Chelsea
1 - 1
1 - 1
2 - 1
1 - 4
Newcastle United v Middlesbrough
2 - 2
1 - 1
2 - 1
3 - 1
POINTS TOTAL >>>
11
4
9

It's all over! Dale is the champion! The ROTW fail to keep up the pressure and, with two weeks to go, must settle for second place.

Table After Round 36
Dale: 48
Rest of the World: 36
Tommy: 24

Best week's total of season: 15, Dale Johnson, Gary Brower

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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