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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    Taufel is the GOAT of umpires. Very level-headed, precise decision maker who was great with the players. Not only was it a shame he retired, but also that the silly neutral umpire rule stopped him officiating WC finals (given Australia always made them) and Ashes series.
    Nah that rule is there for a reason

    did you ever see a tour of India in the 90s?

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    Funny.. how many did you see?
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    And there has never been a case of an Australian home umpire being a biased ****wit has there.

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    well if we're being honest I'm not old enough to have seen cricket from the 90s

    I started watching some youtube clips once but it looked boring and ****, modern cricket is so much better

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    shep was superior to dickie bird by a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    TJB's so good at getting people to bite he doesn't even have to bait the hook

    The lamest excuse for stupid posting is "baiting"..
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    The lamest excuse for stupid posting is "baiting"..
    Do you always have to try and start something?

    just let it go
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    During Dickie Bird's peak years a lot of the county pro's considered David Constant and Ray Julien to be the best umpires on the domestic circuit. Both good umpires but when Constant made an error it tended to be a real howler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
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    Pretty sure the ICC implemented neutral umpires in 1994 (at least one per match anyway).

    Before then there were numerous instances of home umpires being accused of making biased calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
    Pretty sure the ICC implemented neutral umpires in 1994 (at least one per match anyway).

    Before then there were numerous instances of home umpires being accused of making biased calls.
    Part of the problem was that English umpires were perceived as good honest men making mistakes while Australian, New Zealand, Indian and Pakistani umpires were seen as cheats. The other countries didn't have professional umpires who stood every day and didn't develop the same instincts as the English umpires and made a lot more errors. How much actual cheating went on it's impossible to say. I suspect there wasn't much.

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