i'm a little embarrassed to ask this question, because i thought i knew the answer but now i'm not sure, and it's a scenario that isn't even that unlikely/unusual. breakaway: 1 v 1 attacker vs goalkeeper. no other defenders in sight. gk misjudges the PA margins and tackles the attacker outside the pa and blocks the attacker's dribble (not shot) with his hands- no foul on the attacker. ruling on field was sendoff. i had thought that if the offense were handling, that the sendoff would only be if the ball was going straight into the goal. but this reply from jim allen makes me think that the call was correct. http://www.askasoccerreferee.com/?p=3381 there, mr. allen says that even if the ball was not going into the net, if the handling infraction still satisfies the 4d's of dogso-f, the sendoff is still correct. what's the right call here?