Monday, September 12, 2011
Premier Showdown - Sept 10-12
It was all-square between Bill Harwood and Dale Johnson for the three points in Showdown last time out, which means Dale and the Rest of the World remain locked level at the top of the table.
It's not so good news for Tommy Smyth, who has serious work to do - sitting at the bottom of the table without a solitary point. Our reigning champion is struggling to get off the mark at the moment!
Joining us for the first round after the international break is Plamen Kazakov, who will be our first ever challenger from Bulgaria.
Plamen tells us: "Hi, I am 30 years old from Bulgaria, and live in Sofia. I am working in the Demand and Forecasting department in a sales company, but I dont use any forecasting methods to give me predictions for the football games!
"I love Man United, because Berbatov is playing there, but this year I think they will fight with Man City and Liverpool for the title. I also am happily married for eight years, and I have two great sons aged two and five years - I hope one day to watch them playing in the best stadiums in the world!"
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.
Plamen holds on to put the Rest of the World in the clear at the top. The ROTW are back!
Table after Round 4
Rest of the World: 7.5
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!