Monday, April 16, 2012
Premier Showdown - Apr 14-16
A fascinating final night of action saw correct scores and points galore as Dale Johnson sneaked home for another win by a point. Tommy Smyth's only hope of holding on to his crown is to win all five remaining gameweeks.
This weekend for what is a short round of Showdown due to the FA Cup semi-finals we are joined by Hillary Mutungi who is from Kampala in Uganda. We really do get around the globe in Showdown!
Hillary tells us: "I am a 24-year-old graduate engineer and a big fan of Man United. Personally I haven't been happy with the officials of late, but I have to admit I am really excited that United looks comfortable at the top.
"But they have to be wary and finish off the job. On the other hand, I am sorry for the Eastlands neighbours, for having to deal with Mario. I still believe they have been the best team this season, technically."
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.
No-one was ever going to get that Wigan result, so Tommy will be buying Nani a drink after his injury time goal provided a correct score and victory. Four rounds to go - surely Tommy can't win them all?
Table after Round 34
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!