Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Premier Showdown - May 5-8
A crushing win for Joel means the Rest of the World pick up another victory - and the title race is still on!
The ROTW still trail Dale Johnson by three points with two rounds to go - but the fight is most definitely back on!
Our penultimate contender will be Richard Burton from Cornwall in the United Kingdom.
Richard tells us: "I'm 40 and I'm a Liverpool supporter and am hoping for better things in the Premier League next season (couldn't be any worse... ). I currently freelance for Retro Gamer magazine, so when not watching and attempting to play football I can be found tinkering around with Sinclair Spectrums, archaic games consoles and playing the occasional game of Sensible Soccer on a Commodore Amiga."
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.
Richard secures the points for the ROTW and it's on. The last day of the season: Johnson v the Rest of the World. Will there be an outright winner or, for the first time, will the title be shared?
Table after Round 37
Rest of the World: 41
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!