Premier Showdown - Aug 18-20
Premier Showdon is back for yet another season, with our predictions game now entering its 13th season. We are ready for your entries to take on two of our resident experts in a simple game of guess the score. Dale Johnson held off the Rest of the World, the team of ESPN readers, on the last day of last season to reclaim the title from Tommy Smyth. But who will emerge victorious next May? When you send in your entry make sure you include a few sentences about yourself, what your job is and your age - plus who you support. You are more likely to be selected to play at the weekend. Our first challenger for 2012-13 will be Liam Buckland who is from Nottingham here in sunny England. He tells us: "I work in factory near wereIi live and I'm 20 years old. I'm just praying that I beat Tommy and I'm sure I'll be fine due to his biased approach towards Liverpool!" Let's take a look at the pre dictions.
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.
Two correct scorelines hand Dale victory by a point. Two correct scores for Tommy too, but he just misses out.
Table after Round One
Rest of the World: 0
Final table 2011-12
Rest of the World: 41
Best week's total of season: 13, Dale Johnson