Oddie returns to the sport section

By Shepparton News

To paraphrase lyrical genius Marshall Mathers aka Eminem aka Slim Shady,

Guess who's back, back again,
Oddie's back, tell a friend,
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back?
After his recent debut in the other half of the News, Oddie Odd Ball is back in the sport section - and here to stay.
Please send any prospective submissions for him to mull over to [email protected] or tag @SheppNewsSport on Twitter.

Lindon pulls a swifty

Shepparton premiership captain - and avid Chelsea fan - Ted Lindon had the ride of his life last month at a Champions League fixture.

Living overseas, but unable to snare a ticket for the Blues’ clash against Ajax, Lindon chanced his arm with the Stamford Bridge security team with Chelsea 1-4 down late in the fixture.

Taking pity on Lindon's plight, security allowed him to sneak in with 61 minutes gone on the clock.

What followed was 20 minutes for the ages.

Chelsea scored in the 63rd minute, Ajax was shown a red card in each of the 68th and 69th minutes, Chelsea scored again in the 71st and 74th before hitting the lead in the 78th, only to have the goal disallowed a minute later for an eventual 4-4 draw.

It was not clear whether Lindon slipped security a tip on the way out, but Oddie feels it was certainly called for.

Cup has another Goulburn Valley connection

It has been well-publicised that Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Danny O'Brien is a Kyabram product, bringing Vow And Declare's prize through town last month to a hero's welcome.

But there was also another GV connection to this year's race that stops a nation.

Triumphant jockey Craig Williams comes from strong Shepparton stock, with father Alan born and bred in the area.

Like son, like father

You're never too old to teach your son a lesson - even when the lesson involves a sport he is a professional at.

Simon Michel was having a competition round alongside son Kyle last month at the Shepparton Golf Club and struck an eight-iron on the 12th hole so sweetly that he did not need a second shot before picking it out of the hole.

It was Michel's first hole-in-one in 40 years of golf.