Print and go back ESPNsoccernet: England Soccernet Print

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Premier Showdown - Jan 10/11

Joy for Tommy in the last round of 2008 after he picked up a much needed victory. But can he take that form into the first round of the new year? Trying to make sure he doesn't keep on the winning run is Cyril Ogana who hails from Nairobi in Kenya. "Hi Guys, Cyril here," he unsurprisingly says. "I tune in to ESPNsoccernet each week. The discussions and analysis are really interesting and insightful. A big fan of both Tommy and Janusz. "I am a 25-year-old software developer based in Nairobi, Kenya. I do a bit of freestyle soccer as well. I support Chelsea FC since I saw them demolish Valerenga 3-0 ten years ago in the Champions League. Their style of play was really good with the grit of Dennis Wise and the skill of all the Italians there; Zola, Di Matteo. "My favourite players there currently are John Terry, Drogba and Ballack. Good luck to all in this game. Hope I win..." Good luck indeed!

Soccernet's Premier League Editor, Dale Johnson, and ESPNsoccernet Press Pass pundit Tommy Smyth take up the test.

They, along with the challenger, cast their eyes over weekend's top flight fixtures in England and predict how they think each game will turn out.

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 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's' tally. In the case of a draw, the points are shared between those level on points.

Dale's prediction
Tommy says
Cyril's pick
Result
Aston Villa v West Bromwich
3 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 1
2 - 1
Everton v Hull City
2 - 0
2 - 1
3 - 3
2 - 0
Fulham v Blackburn
0 - 0
2 - 1
1 - 1
P - P
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
1 - 2
1 - 1
1 - 2
1 - 1
Newcastle United v West Ham
2 - 1
2 - 0
1 - 3
2 - 2
Portsmouth v Manchester City
1 - 2
1 - 3
2 - 3
P - P
Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers
3 - 0
2 - 1
0 - 1
1 - 0
Stoke City v Liverpool
0 - 2
1 - 3
1 - 0
0 - 0
Wigan Athletic v Tottenham
2 - 1
1 - 2
1 - 1
1 - 0
Manchester United v Chelsea
1 - 1
2 - 1
1 - 2
3 - 0
POINTS TOTAL >>>
6
7
3

Tommy's good form continues with another edged victory, is he producing a late charge?

Table After Round 21
Dale: 25.5
Rest of the World: 22.5
Tommy: 15

Best week's total of season: 14, Dale Johnson

So do you think you can beat the best of the best? Now is your chance to find out!

Send us your picks for the weekend's fixtures, along with your name and a few details about yourself. We'll select one person each week to take on our experts for the right to be crowned the weekly winner!

Then log on to Soccernet on Monday morning to find out who's taken the points.

Submit your entry for Premier Showdown:
Name: 
Your e-mail: 
City: 
Country: 
To:  
Entry: 
  




ESPNsoccernet: Help | Media Kit | Contact Us | Site Map | Tools | Jobs at ESPN | Supplier Information | Copyright ©2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.
Terms of Use (Updated 5/6/08), and Privacy Policy and Safety Information/Your California Privacy Rights are applicable to you. All rights reserved.