Premier Showdown - Jan 14-16
Dale Johnson and Tommy Smyth enjoyed a good Christmas, picking up plenty of points while the Rest of the World team had nothing to celebrate whatsoever. So it's time for the ROTW to get that corner turned and make sure they build up a lead again. Respresenting our team of challengers this weekend is Carl Harding who is from Trinidad, in the West Indies. Carl tells ESPNsoccernet: "I am 58 years old, an Advertising Account Exec. at All media Project Ltd. in Trinidad. "As a young man, I played football and cricket at national level. I'm married and my wife and I have three great children. The eldest daughter lives in England. "I am a ardent supporter of Tottenham Hotspur from the day I got interested in English soccer. I believe they can win the championship, if not the FA Cup. They are playing better as the season gets tougher. They should have been level on points with Man City, if they had a fair deal at Stoke City. "I was in England in August last, and was hoping to go to the opening game, had it not been for the riot in Tottenham at the time. However, they have come back very well from their two early losses. I am confident they will qualify for Champions League." 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.
Dale takes the points with a game to spare due to Tommy also going for a Manchester City win at Wigan.
Table after Round 21
Rest of the World: 27
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!