Sunday, November 27, 2011
Premier Showdown - Nov 26-27
Dale Johnson set a new top score for the season last weekend in getting three correct scorelines and a total tally of 13, ending Tommy Smyth's winning run of two.
Vaibhav Kathuria, our Rest of the World challenger last weekend, was incredibly unlucky - his score of 12 matched the previous season's high but was not enough to take the points.
Looking to restore the ROTW's lead this weekend is Kris Venezia who is from the Bronx in New York - which obviously means he is in the United States.
What does he have to say to Showdown? "My name is Kris Venezia, I'm 19 and I go to school at Fordham University. Soccer fans are not the easiet to find in America, even with soccer growing, but I love the beauty of the Premier League.
"I do not root for one Premier League club, I just look to watch good soccer and support the Americans. I love that Brad is in terrific form in goal, Howard continues to be impressive and I cannot wait for Holden to come back. I love Clint like every American soccer fan should; his work ethic in the midfield is very impressive."
Let's see how our players get on.
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.
The correct score at the Liberty Stadium proves the difference for Kris this weekend, and he extends the ROTW's lead back to six points again.
Table after Round 13
Rest of the World: 19.5
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!