Welcome to the Prendergast Victoms of a B.S. handball call club.[R]

Discussion in 'Canada' started by GIO17, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. GIO17

    GIO17 Member

    Nov 29, 1998
    The USA in a Semi-Final Round Qualifier in Costa Rica for 2002. Prendergast did the same thing to us. Earnie Stewart equalizes the score at 1-1. Gregg Berhalter had his hands to his sides and the ball plays him off his chest & sidein the area. All of a sudden whistle blows and a PK to Costa Rica in Costa Rica. They win the match 2-1.

    I saw your match in the Gold Cup against Costa Rica. I didn't think it was a handball either, it was off the shoulder. You guys got robbed.

    Like I said, welcome to the club.
     
  2. kicker1

    kicker1 Member

    Jan 31, 2004
    St. Louis
    Pendergast has an ego the size of (fill in the blank). I wonder how he'll make up a story (to the assessor) for this hand ball call. Someone at FIFA must like him to keep giving him assignments......
     
  3. GIO17

    GIO17 Member

    Nov 29, 1998
    Or he is sympathetic to the Ticos. Maybe he has a girlfriend who is Costa Rican.
     
  4. narduch

    narduch New Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Overall, the officiating in CONCACAF is garbage.
     
  5. TastySimon

    TastySimon New Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Toronto
    I agree the handball call was questionable, but how many chances did he give Canada to redeem themselves? I recall him giving us a few free kicks in close, even one just outside the box at the last second. Canada should have capitalized on those chances.
     
  6. herecomesthesun

    May 19, 2004
    Toronto East
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    That match was horrible to watch. Costa Ricans diving this way and that, going down like they were shot. It was really sad. It's no wonder Canada can't qualify for the WC since, while we may not have the most talent, we dont' resort to unfair tactics like countries like Costa Rica do. We're just not as good at acting I guess. Soccer is always supposedly promoting the whole "fair play" thing but I don't know if they ever really do anything to impose it.

    But, it is true like TastySimon said, Canada had chances to level it up and didn't capitalize, particularly in the last few minutes of the match. De Rosario in particular missed a golden chance to tie it at one when he got behind all the defenders in the first half.
     
  7. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck New Member

    May 13, 2002
    Perhaps Canadian & US fans should form a mutual Pendergrast victim society, along with the Belgians. That was brutal officiating, horrible calls and he was in horrible position on the field to make them with the authority he did. He also needs a lesson on human anatomy or a new perscription.
     
  8. TopDogg

    TopDogg Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Is it possible to join this club, and still be a member of the 'I Hate Benito Archundia' club?
     
  9. CanuckFan

    CanuckFan Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Calgary
    Club:
    FC Energie Cottbus
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I think most other refs from CONCACAF would have awarded two PKs last night. Hutchison's 'challenge' 5 minutes before the handball would have led to a spot kick 9 times out of 10.
    Crap calls are the norm in CONCACAF. You have to suck it up and play past them.
     
  10. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck New Member

    May 13, 2002
    There should also be quotes around "handball" in your post.

    It would also be nice to see our opposition forced to suck it up and play past some bad calls. Don't think I've ever seen it happen though.
     
  11. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    The Americans benfited from a Pendergast SNAFU.
     
  12. RedandWhite

    RedandWhite Member

    Jul 5, 2005
    Canada
    Ben Knight feels the same.

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/columnist.jsp?content=20050708_132517_964
     
  13. Flyin Ryan

    Flyin Ryan Member

    May 13, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is there a Canadian referee much better than Prendergast?

    I know the U.S.-supposed best referee, Hall, isn't exactly great.
     
  14. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Horrible call, but Canada still has no one but themselves to blame for not putting the ball in the net.

    A tie against Costa Rica would have went a long way...
     

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