Premier Showdown - Mar 16-17
A very low-scoring round and Tommy Smyth snatched a draw with Dale Johnson thanks to Papiss Cisse's 90th minute goal for Newcastle. We're heading back to Africa this weekend for the next installment of Showdown, as Joe Ero joins us. "I am Joe Ero," he unsurprisingly tells us. "I am from Nigeria, an ardent fan of the Old Trafford Sporting franchise preferably called Manchester United, and a soccer player myself though the hopes of playing for my dream club faint away every day at the age of 27. "I am proud to follow the most resilient club in the world as we shall prove against Reading and stay on course for a season's trophy double." Game on!
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.
Joe sneaks victory for the Rest of the World - and we might have a title battle yet!
Table after Round 30
Rest of the World: 31.5
Best week's total of season: 13, Tommy Smyth
Final table 2011-12
Rest of the World: 41
Best week's total of season: 13, Dale JohnsonPrevious winners: 2010-11: Tommy Smyth, 46.5
2009-10: Dale Johnson, 53
2008-09: Dale Johnson, 48
2007-08: Dale Johnson, 61
2006-07: Rest of the World 47.5
2005-06: Rest of the World 45
2004-05: Dale Johnson 50.5