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By ESPN Staff
Dec 5, 2005

Premier Showdown - Dec 3-5

Dale Johnson firmly put behind him the shock of falling into second by recording back-to-back victories last weekend. It means that he is, once more, clear at the top from the Rest of the World team.

We're expecting more from Tommy. After such a promising spell he has hit a barren patch. The ESPNSoccernet Press Pass pundit need to pull his socks up and get some points on the board.

It was a very, very close run thing last week. After 14 rounds we are, amazingly, yet to have a draw this season. Now that's been mentioned get yourselves down the bookies!

Taking up the challenge this weekend is Brian Lewis , who lives in Jamaica.

Brian, aged 33, works for the top television station in Jamaica - where he produces live matches from the local premier league. He's also an avid fan of the English game, in particular Manchester United.

He boldly claims that United 'cannot lose the title'. That's perhaps true as they won't actually have it to be able to lose it!

Brian's an Argentina supporter, with Hernan Crespo named as one of his favourite players. He's never watched football live in England but that's something he hopes to do one day - preferable at Old Trafford.

Each week one of our readers, or an ESPNSoccernet Press Pass viewer, will get the chance to challenge our two experts. They, along with the challenger, will cast their eyes over weekend's top flight fixtures in England and predict how they think each game will turn out.

Soccernet's Premiership Editor, Dale Johnson, and Press Pass pundit Tommy Smyth take up the challenge from our team.

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 result has been worked out, the winning pundit will receive three points for their season's total. Should the challenger win, the total will be added to the 'Rest of the World's' tally. In the case of a draw, the points will be shared between those level on points.

    Matches
    Dale's prediction
    Tommy says
    Brian's pick
    Result
    Liverpool v Wigan
    3 - 0
    2 - 1
    2 - 1
    3 - 0
    Blackburn v Everton
    2 - 0
    2 - 2
    1 - 0
    0 - 2
    Bolton v Arsenal
    1 - 1
    1 - 2
    1 - 1
    2 - 0
    Chelsea v Middlesbrough
    2 - 0
    3 - 0
    1 - 1
    1 - 0
    Newcastle v Aston Villa
    2 - 1
    2 - 1
    0 - 1
    1 - 1
    Tottenham v Sunderland
    4 - 0
    2 - 2
    2 - 0
    3 - 2
    West Brom v Fulham
    2 - 1
    2 - 2
    1 - 2
    0 - 0
    Man Utd v Portsmouth
    3 - 0
    3 - 1
    3 - 0
    3 - 0
    Charlton v Man City
    1 - 1
    1 - 1
    1 - 0
    2 - 5
    Birmingham v West Ham
    1 - 1
    2 - 1
    0 - 1
    1 - 2
    POINTS TOTAL >>>
    8
    4
    6

    Brian picked up a point in the final game, but it just wasn't enough to stop Dale notching up his third successive victory. And we thought it was going to get interesting.....

    Overall score after 15 rounds:
    Dale: 21
    Rest of the World: 15
    Tommy: 9

    You can tune in to ESPNSoccernet Press Pass every Friday to see the picks revealed, and the previous week's results analysed. They will also be displayed here at Soccernet.

    So do you think you can beat the best of the best? Now is your chance to find out!

    Send us your picks for next weekend's fixtures, along with your name and a few details about yourself. We'll select one person each week to take on our experts for the right to be crowned the weekly winner!

    Then log on to Soccernet on Sunday evening to find out who's taken the points.

    Submit your entry for Premier Showdown:
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