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Premier Showdown - Feb 9-11

February 11, 2013

What drama we saw last weekend as a goal from Sergio Aguero transformed victory for Dale Johnson into victory for Tommy Smyth. Just when Dale thought he was going to cut the gap, Tommy went and extended it by three points!

So Tommy leads by six points once again, with the Rest of the World in second place. Stepping up for the ROTW this weekend is Raphael Oshonameh

Raphael tells us: "I am 33 years old and happily married with children. I live in Sokoto, Nigeria. I work as a Business Manager for a Pension Fund Administrator in Nigeria. I am a passionate fan of Chelsea. I feel sad when Chelsea throwaway points to clubs we are expected to beat. I also wholly believe that Roman Abramovich should keep experimenting with coaches until the right one is found. After all you do not spend billions to be mediocre."

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.

Tommy storms to victory once with a game to spare and opens up a huge nine-point gap. He's almost the Manchester United of Showdown!

Table after Round 26
Tommy: 34.5
Rest of the World: 25.5
Dale: 18

Best week's total of season: 13, Tommy Smyth

Final table 2011-12
Dale: 44
Rest of the World: 41
Tommy: 29

Best week's total of season: 13, Dale Johnson

Previous 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