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1. Pool of London
2. Chiyari Fuji
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Image Pool of London: 15
Image Chiyari Fuji: 13

14 hours left.
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zuma wrote: March 21st, 2019, 5:21 pm
mjf314 wrote: March 21st, 2019, 7:24 am 1. Chiyari Fuji
2. Pool of London
What the hell is with voting 16 hours early? Shocker. ;)
I didn't vote early. The deadline is late. Usually the deadline is either Sunday or Wednesday.
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mjf314 wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 12:22 am
zuma wrote: March 21st, 2019, 5:21 pm
mjf314 wrote: March 21st, 2019, 7:24 am 1. Chiyari Fuji
2. Pool of London
What the hell is with voting 16 hours early? Shocker. ;)
I didn't vote early. The deadline is late. Usually the deadline is either Sunday or Wednesday.
I suggest extending the deadline seeing as so many here seem to be late voting due to confusion as regards the current deadline.
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1. Chiyari Fuji
2. Pool of London
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1. Pool of London 8/10
2. Chiyari Fuji 8/10

Both start off a bit mundane but get better and more complex as they progress. Both also have strong endings. They're also surprisingly similar thematically, exploring the injustices of daily life in an impactful but still kind of light and distant way. The Pool of London takes the perspective of someone suffering injustice, rather than a priviledged person having their eyes opened, and its modern(ish) setting makes it a bit more relevant, and when the two are this close that's a tiebreaker for me.
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Image Pool of London: 16
Image Chiyari Fuji: 14

4 hours left. 30 voters. The last 5 matches we had 31 to 35 votes, so I hope for a few more.
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1. Chiyari Fuji
2. Pool of London


A very close match for me. Up until the last 15 minutes of Chiyari Fuji, Pool of London was sitting comfortably at the top spot.
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Am I still in?

1. Fuji
2. Pool

Great choices for both!
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16-16 now

2.5 hours left.
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Both managers haven't voted yet.
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Monty wants to be in a sex comedy match tehe
Perhaps funkybusiness as well
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I mean, England's got some top shelf sex comedies, so...

1. Pool of London
2. Bloody Spear at Mt. Fuji


excellent films, both. way to go, nominators!
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1. Chiyari Fuji
2. Pool of London
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17-17

1 hour 7 min left
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I think we have our first official tie in the World Cup, initiating the 3-day voting extension?
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Yes, deadline over. 3-day extension starts immediately so the new deadline is the end of the 24th. I'll put a new countdown in the OP.
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Voting deadline for 3-day extension = Mar 24th
Countdown till deadline
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This tie has as much tension as either movie. I can't wait for the movie version of this match-up: "A Bloody Spear in London," a movie about an internet message board with Earl Cameron (still alive!) as Funky and Leslie Phillips (likewise!) as Monty.
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I wonder why monty hasn't voted.
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Renegade be like

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OMG, I forgot to vote. Luckily the match needs to be extended.

1. Pool of London
2. Chiyari Fuji
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What if it is still a tie after the extension? Will we enter the penalty section?
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joachimt wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 3:03 pm I wonder why monty hasn't voted.
Unless funky votes I won't vote - we have us a gentleman's agreement here. Also, it's great noting that so many forum users enjoy both choices. Anyway, let the fates decide the outcome of this match.
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Zhangalan, what are your ratings and what swayed you?
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zhangalan wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:35 pm What if it is still a tie after the extension? Will we enter the penalty section?
Funky and I will whip out our spears and there'll be the mother of all duels.
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monty wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
joachimt wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 3:03 pm I wonder why monty hasn't voted.
Unless funky votes I won't vote - we have us a gentleman's agreement here. Also, it's great noting that so many forum users enjoy both choices. Anyway, let the fates decide the outcome of this match.
Funky voted :whistling:
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PeacefulAnarchy wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
monty wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
joachimt wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 3:03 pm I wonder why monty hasn't voted.
Unless funky votes I won't vote - we have us a gentleman's agreement here. Also, it's great noting that so many forum users enjoy both choices. Anyway, let the fates decide the outcome of this match.
Funky voted :whistling:
I was actually thinking of not telling him. tehe
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zhangalan wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:33 pm OMG, I forgot to vote. Luckily the match needs to be extended.

1. Pool of London
2. Chiyari Fuji
If you remembered to vote earlier, we wouldn't have this extension. :o
zhangalan wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:35 pm What if it is still a tie after the extension? Will we enter the penalty section?
Another 3 day extension? I don't remember ever discussing this, because we never had a tie before.

We could also do a short match of shorts.

Let's hope it will be decided.
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Guess this is a second tie, after a Hungary match in R2 season 1 (or is it 2?)
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tommy_leazaq wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 6:45 pm Guess this is a second tie, after a Hungary match in R2 season 1 (or is it 2?)
Oh, is it? I didn't remember.
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monty wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
joachimt wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 3:03 pm I wonder why monty hasn't voted.
Unless funky votes I won't vote - we have us a gentleman's agreement here.
PeacefulAnarchy wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm Funky voted :whistling:
:facepalm:
we should be done by now
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joachimt wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 6:49 pm
tommy_leazaq wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 6:45 pm Guess this is a second tie, after a Hungary match in R2 season 1 (or is it 2?)
Oh, is it? I didn't remember.
Yeah, it's Season 1 R2.. I checked..
What's more? It's the match you yourself managed.. :lol: Hungary (Dalias Idok) vs Norway (Ni Liv)..It had one more vote a.e.t
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hurluberlu wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 6:53 pm
monty wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
joachimt wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 3:03 pm I wonder why monty hasn't voted.
Unless funky votes I won't vote - we have us a gentleman's agreement here.
PeacefulAnarchy wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm Funky voted :whistling:
:facepalm:
we should be done by now
If monty and zhangalan had both remembered to vote we'd still be tied,
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PeacefulAnarchy wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 6:56 pm
hurluberlu wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 6:53 pm
monty wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
Unless funky votes I won't vote - we have us a gentleman's agreement here.
PeacefulAnarchy wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm Funky voted :whistling:
:facepalm:
we should be done by now
If monty and zhangalan had both remembered to vote we'd still be tied,
there is always someone missing the deadline but a manager not voting assuming wrongly that competition is not voting, this is quite something
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The previous tie match thread was fun to read (It has 5 pages for just 29 votes. Those were the days!!). Like here, many were wondering what could happen after the tie aet. And Zhang had came up with a solution :D

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joachimt wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 5:59 pm
PeacefulAnarchy wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
monty wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
Unless funky votes I won't vote - we have us a gentleman's agreement here. Also, it's great noting that so many forum users enjoy both choices. Anyway, let the fates decide the outcome of this match.
Funky voted :whistling:
I was actually thinking of not telling him. tehe
Damn, you're naughty Joachim. And shame on funky for breaking our agreement.
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When I checked last evening, funky had yet to vote. Today work kept me busy so I forgot to check in here until well after the deadline.
Seeing as funky forces my hand I guess I have to submit my vote then:

1. Chiyari Fuji
2. Pool of London

And why don't you guys rejoice in the fact that more forum users now will get the chance to watch these great films?
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tommy_leazaq wrote: March 22nd, 2019, 7:01 pm The previous tie match thread was fun to read (It has 5 pages for just 29 votes. Those were the days!!). Like here, many were wondering what could happen after the tie aet. And Zhang had came up with a solution :D

viewtopic.php?p=320896#p320896
Oh right, don't remind me of that match. I still can't believe I lost that one! :angry:

In the meantime:

Image Pool of London: 18
Image Chiyari Fuji: 18
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monty about to van de velde this matchup
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will this match continue until someone breaks the tie? because i've seen both of these films.... if i'm allowed to vote

oh i see: there's a 3 days extension. so i CAN vote??

1. chiyari fuji
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