Monday, February 25, 2013
Premier Showdown - Feb 23-25
Yet another victory for Tommy Smyth last weekend - and at a canter too. He's now beginning to look like the Manchester United of the predictions business as reigning champion Dale Johnson is left languishing way off the pace.
It's only a nine-game round next up due to Swansea's participation in the Capital One Cup final. Taking up the challenge is Esosa Hart who comes from Cologne in Germany.
He tells us: "Hi, I am 29 years old and presently doing my internship in event manegment here in Cologne. I support Man Utd and Borusia Dortmund. I think I am gonna beat Tommy big time this week hahaha... Have fun and you guys are doing a good job. Viva ESPN!"
For each round of matches we invite someone to represent the Rest of the World and take on Press Pass' Tommy Smyth and ESPN 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 storming victory for Dale Johnson, but surely it's too late to turn this around?
Table after Round 27
Rest of the World: 25.5
Best week's total of season: 13, Tommy Smyth
Final table 2011-12
Rest of the World: 41
Best week's total of season: 13, Dale Johnson
2010-11: Tommy Smyth, 46.5
2009-10: Dale Johnson, 53
2008-09: Dale Johnson, 48
2007-08: Dale Johnson, 61
2006-07: Rest of the World 47.5
2005-06: Rest of the World 45
2004-05: Dale Johnson 50.5