Monday, April 30, 2012
Premier Showdown - Apr 28-30
A fine win for the Rest of the World last weekend as they grabbed a vital three points in their bid to win the title.
With only three rounds left to play, Tommy Smyth's crown slips from his grasp and it's up to Dale to hold off our challengers.
The ROTW will have to keep up their winning form if they are to win the title, and looking to do the business this weekend is Joel Robinson who is our first ever competitor from South Sudan.
Joel tells us: "Hey I'm a supporter of Liverpool, yes I know, terrible form recently and it is painful to watch. Im an 18-year-old volunteer working in South Sudan coaching youth football. Trying to make life better for the kids of this country who have been badly affected by war. My country of origin is New Zealand, go the mighty All Whites!"
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.
A crushing win for Joel means the ROTW pick up another win - and the title race is still on!
Table after Round 36
Rest of the World: 38
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!