Take on our experts

Premier Showdown

April 16, 2014

Another low-scoring round last time and it was Dale Johnson who took the points to move back into second above the Rest of the World. Surely too late though for him to catch Tommy Smyth?

Representing the ROTW this weekend is Merrick Smith who comes from Portland in Oregon, USA.

He tells us: "Hello! I'm originally from Cheadle in Cheshire, England. I moved to the US in the 1970s when I was a schoolboy. I've supported Manchester City all my life and am delighted to see them doing so well.

"I have City beating Liverpool on Sunday and going on to win the Premier League (again)!"

Game on!

For each round of matches we invite someone to represent the Rest of the World and take on  ESPN FC TV's Tommy Smyth and ESPN FC journalist Dale Johnson in our predictions game.

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 Showdown 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 tally. In the case of a draw, the points are shared.

We want your entries for the next round of games - so get your selections in now!


Merrick managed to hold off the challenge from Dale to hold on to the victory, which means the Rest of the World climb back up into second. Tommy is now nine points in front with a maximum of just 12 left to play for.

Table after Round 34
Tommy: 40.5
Rest of the World: 31.5
Dale: 30

Best week's total of season: 13, Dale Johnson & Tommy Smyth

Final Table 2012-13
Tommy: 42
Rest of the World: 40.5
Dale: 31.5

Best week's total of season: 13, Tommy Smyth

Previous winners:
2011-12: Dale Johnson, 44
2010-11: Tommy Smyth, 46.5
2009-10: Dale Johnson, 53
2008-09: Dale Johnson, 48
2007-08: Dale Johnson, 61
2006-07: Rest of the World 47.5
2005-06: Rest of the World 45
2004-05: Dale Johnson 50.5



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