Sunday, April 8, 2012
Premier Showdown - Apr 6-8
Dale Johnson held on to take the points in the last round and open up an important lead at the top of the table. Time is running out for our champion, Tommy Smyth, to cut back what is now a nine-point gao.
Representing the Rest of the World in the first of a quickfire Easter double round is Lionel Yeo who is from Singapore.
Lionel tells us: "I am a 22-year-old university student from Singapore! I major in geography but my real interest is football. I follow the Premier League closely and the team I support is Arsenal.
"It hasn't been an easy season for the team or the supporters, especially after a terrible start with the sales of Cesc and Nasri, but I'm glad we're back at the right end of the table. We may be sitting in their now but things change quickly in football and I hope the team will put out the performance of their lives against City this week!"
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.
Lionel picks up the correct scoreline for his beloved Arsenal in the final game, but Dale had already sailed into the sunset.
Table after Round 32
Rest of the World: 32
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!