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Nob Akimoto

Nob Akimoto

Nob Akimoto is a policy analyst and part-time dungeon master. When not talking endlessly about matters of public policy, he is a dungeon master on the NWN World of Avlis

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  1. Avatar mark boggs says:

    And now what are the chances Arsenal pummels Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Allianz Stadium to join Barca in the final 8?Report

    • Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto in reply to mark boggs says:

      Probably something like 1 in 2500. They have the talent to do it, but neither the tactical drilling or the leadership.Report

      • Avatar mark boggs in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

        Nor the defense to keep Bayern scoreless, nor the finishing prowess to throw 3 goals at them.Report

        • Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto in reply to mark boggs says:

          They kept them scoreless. But fell short by a goal.

          It was a good game, and Arsenal with a little luck could’ve walked away with advancement.

          The problem of course was the first leg and the sloppy loss at home.

          Honestly I think now the problem is Wenger. They have the pieces, but not the tactician to use them. Wenger’s always been a rubbish tactical coach who made up for it with his saviness in the market. That’s not good enough anymore.Report

          • Avatar mark boggs in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

            Call me impressed with their effort. My frustration with Arsenal is that they possess the ball for 75 % of the game but don’t get the goal support that should come from dominating possession like they do. And, as a goalkeeper, I don’t know enough about the tactical side of what he should be doing to facilitate more scoring. I goalkeeper…I stop ball.Report

          • Avatar Fish in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

            I’m happy for the win, but I feel like it’s band-aids like these which will keep Arsene Wenger in the manager’s chair for another season despite their lack of hardware in eight years.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Stupid job. I missed the whole thing.Report

  3. Avatar Kazzy says:

    When do we start talking about Messi as possibly the greatest player ever? Are we already doing that? Or is that verboten?Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Kazzy says:

      It came up last week when Mourinho said that Ronaldo is the greatest ever.Report

    • Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto in reply to Kazzy says:

      Messi is at the very least the greatest player of our time.

      To be considered “greatest player ever” (on the level of say a Pele, Beckenbauer, Maradonna, Plantini and Cruyff, he’ll need another 4-5 years at his current form plus a World Cup win. The latter would probably seal him as the greatest ever and not by any reasonable margin except in Pele’s head.

      Without a World Cup win he risks being listed along the likes of Zico (who was a bloody fantastic player) as “best player to never win a cup.”Report