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The numbers behind Arsenal's striker search

By ESPN Staff

Premier Showdown - Mar 30 - Apr 1

The Rest of the World sneaked an important victory in the last round of Showdown - and it means we might have a title battle yet! Tommy Smyth still holds a healthy lead of 4.5 points going into the last eight rounds of the season. Dale Johnson might as well pick up the wooden spoon right now. We're making our first ever trip to Egypt this weekend and welcome Fred Koval into the Showdown chair. Fred tells us: "I am a former Fulham season ticket holder and a Cottager forever. I currently work in Cairo at the Cairo American School. Aged 53, I support Jurgen, Bob Bradley, the Pharaohs and the US women's and men's national teams." 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.

Two correct scorelines and Fred coasts to victory for the Rest of the World. Now it's getting interesting!

Table after Round 31
Tommy: 36
Rest of the World: 34.5
Dale: 22.5

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


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