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By ESPN Staff

Premier Showdown - Feb 12-14

Tommy Smyth picked up a vital three points last weekend, which means he's back to within 4.5 points of Dale Johnson at the top of the table. It's still tight.

That means the Rest of the World failed to cut the gap on Tommy, but we have another contestant looking to make that leap - and it is Christopher King who currently lives in Canterbury here in the UK.

Christopher tells us: "I'm currently a 21-year-old exchange student from Houston, Texas studying Criminology at the University of Kent from Michigan State in America. I either hope to become a police officer or a writer (the latter is more a dream than a reality).

"I have a long personal history in athletics: 14 years of basketball, eight years of soccer (mostly Jr. High), five years of track/cross country, and two years of American football.

"Back home, I follow the San Antonio Spurs (and have since 1998), the Houston Texans (since their inception into the NFL) and the Houston Astros (as much as it pains me to admit it, I've always supported them).

"I follow Tottenham Hotspur and have ever since I discovered English Premier League football; their grit and character despite their poor recent history (last year's gatecrashing of the 'Top Four' and this year's march through the Champions League group stage notwithstanding) drew me to them and they deserve nothing less than their current success.

"I see a bright future for Spurs and a comfortable 3-1 win over Sunderland during the week."

Let's check out those predictions.

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 takes the points to draw ever closer to Dale at the top of the table. No one is running away with it this season!

Table after Round 27
Dale: 33
Tommy: 31.5
Rest of the World: 16.5

Best week's total of season so far: 13, Bob McFarland.

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

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