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    Ol' Shep about to retire

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    One of the game's genuine characters, without a hint of Bowden-esque contrivance. He'll be missed. Hopefully we'll hear from him in the commentary box.

    He talks a lot of sense in the interview too:

    "People say to me, 'is there too much technology, Shep? They'll be doing with your job', and I say to them that, 'to be quite honest, the game wasn't invented for umpires'. The game was invented for the players. And anything that can help the players and help the game itself must be good for the game. So umpires must adopt that procedure."

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    Always solid.

    He'll be missed for sure.
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    About Time. But he sure will be missed.


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    agreed, about time but will ineed be missed, and very much so

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCap_Fan
    Always solid.
    No doubt about that one !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz
    About Time.
    A bit overdue IMO. Because then he would have retired untainted !! Now he retires when people have been upset lately by his drop in standards !! So he will possibly be remembered for the wrong reasons .

    I personally hold him forever embedded in my memory of SriLanka's Glorious World Cup Win of 1996 - When Shep and Bucknor were the Umpires and did an exceptionally unbiased performance - A testimony to that being that 66-1 outsider came home to win the greatest prize in International Cricket - The World Cup !!

    But lately both these guys have been accused of, along with young Billy as well (including by his own countrymen in NZ) , of being prevaricated and premeditated in giving close decisions in favour of the Cricketing colossus (Australia) without having an open mind and judging each decision according to its merits or otherwise !!

    So I say to Shep, Happy Retirement Shep. But When the final score is written your last few years of failings will come to taint your record badly unfortunately.

    And as far as being missed, Dickie Bird was apparently missed for a few years, but nobody misses him today. Shep would be forgotten quite quickly
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    I personally would like him to retire in my country (SriLanka) where he's been a few times and holds some affection to, so that he may train some Umps there.
    Last edited by JASON; 25-03-2005 at 12:56 AM.

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    He has been really biased in some of his matches in the past, or maybe at times, he was just incorrect with his decisions. Either one, but nevertheless, not a bad umpire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unattainableguy
    He has been really biased in some of his matches in the past, or maybe at times, he was just incorrect with his decisions. Either one, but nevertheless, not a bad umpire.
    Nah, he was wrong on occasions, but I don't think he was ever biased. I remeber in 2001 when Pakistan were over here. When Pakistan took about 9 wickets in the last two sessions to win Shep musta missed about a dozen no-balls (mainly from Wasim & Saqlain) of which about 3 took wickets.

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    Was he really that funny? i mean, i have giggle when i see him do that hopping thing he does, but ive never heard him being interviewed? I always hear him being described as a character..... am i missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unattainableguy
    He has been really biased in some of his matches in the past, or maybe at times, he was just incorrect with his decisions. Either one, but nevertheless, not a bad umpire.
    No-one is immune from making mistakes - after all, to err is human.

    I'm not sure where 'bias' comes in - I guess one or two of those errors must have involved your favourite player, in which case, who am I to argue?

    I will so miss looking forward to 'Nelson', praying for half a dozen maiden overs so we can continue the nonsense for just a few more hops... perhaps that particular baton can be handed on to Billy or, even funnier, Simon Taufel.

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    no he was not , and that to when he had helped pakistan win a game by missing a lot of no balls would have to be his worst game in office.

    but off late mistakes have been creeping into his decisions and age is also not on his side
    but i think every one will remember him when the score is at nelson(111,222,333)
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    I'm not sure where 'bias' comes in - I guess one or two of those errors must have involved your favourite player, in which case, who am I to argue?
    Not just one or two, but most of his errors did involve my favourite players. That's where bias comes in.
    But again, I did say it just might be that he was incorrect at times without being biased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Nah, he was wrong on occasions, but I don't think he was ever biased. I remeber in 2001 when Pakistan were over here. When Pakistan took about 9 wickets in the last two sessions to win Shep musta missed about a dozen no-balls (mainly from Wasim & Saqlain) of which about 3 took wickets.
    Eddie Nicholls missed at least as many in that Old Trafford game.
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