Sunday, February 26, 2012
Premier Showdown - Feb 25-26
Dale Johnson came back from the dead to snatch a share of the points with Tommy Smyth in the last round, just as Tommy seemed certain to take a step closer to the top of the table.
It's now two months since the Rest of the World won any points, which is why their healthy advantage at the summit has steadily been thrown away.
Looking to put things right for the ROTW this weekend is Zahid Iqbal who is a very rare entrant from Karachi in Pakistan.
Zahid tells us: "I've been following the Premier league for years and I'm a die hard Chelsea fan. I also play soccer and am a really gifted forward and been top scorer for my university team, school team and also currently in the local club I play in."
Play! Play! Play!
For each round of matches we invite someone to represent the Rest of the World and take on Press Pass' Tommy Smyth and ESPNsoccernet 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.
Zahid started so well by getting the correct scoreline at Stamford Bridge, but he couldn't hammer home the advantage and we have our first three-way of the season.
Table after Round 26
Rest of the World: 28
Best week's total of season: 13, Dale Johnson
Final table 2010-11
Rest of the World: 22.5
Best week's total of season: 13, Tommy Smyth (from eight fixtures).
So do you think you can beat the best of the best? Now is your chance to find out!