Palacios swipes at referee

2012-08-27 07:21

Johannesburg - Augusto Palacios felt Orlando Pirates' 3-0 defeat to SuperSport United in the MTN8 semi-finals was less emphatic than the scoreline suggests, with the Bucs coach taking a swipe at the officials.

The cup holders exited the event on Saturday following second half-strikes from Ashley Hartog, Clifford Mulenga and Mabhudi Khenyeza at Orlando Stadium.

Pirates had Benni McCarthy sent off just before the break after the veteran striker tangled with Matsatsantsa winger Franklin Cale.

And Palacios hinted that his team were the victim of poor refereeing by Robert Smith.

"I think the reflection of the game is not the score," Palacios said.

"I don't want to talk about referees, but one person can change the whole game. But it's part of football.

"The only thing is we need to do is go back.

"We will continue working hard. But human beings can sometimes destroy clubs and today(Saturday) it happened with us."


  • Leonard Mokgotlhwe - 2012-08-27 07:32

    Palacias is destroying Pirate he must GO

      Motlatsi Mafako - 2012-08-27 07:52

      Palacios make the boys play food ball, we had three maches, at the end we lost, the boy should have started playing for point from the first mach.... i agree he must go. we dont have tyo wait untill is too late.

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-08-27 07:56

    For the love of the game! Sorry Happy people

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-08-27 08:23

    Shifting the blame coach, I see!!!! There ref has nothing to do with us drawing against Supersport in 2 games. The ref had nothing to with us loosing Sutardays game. Infact Supersport played with 10 men in the our last game but were able to salvage a draw. So please stop it with the excuses.. If you can not handle senior players then say so and go back to coaching juniors. You have a great squad at your disposal and if you can not utilise them then you are not worthy of staying on as OPFC's coach..

  • mbusi.lukhele - 2012-08-27 09:19

    To those who says Palacios is destroying Pirates, clearly u don know wat soccer is about, he's done farely well by merit according to recent cups he's won so far. To those who think the referee was only wrong by sending Benny off, then you weren't watching the game with the spirit of fare play, the referee got so many decisions wrong including the first supersport goal that came from a freekick that wasn't even suppose to be given. i wont mention the other decisions da reff got wrong, but i suggest that people go back to the sport that they support repectively(boxing, rugby or something) coz soccer is definately not thier sport. Nxaaaa....!

  • mafera.moropa - 2012-08-27 09:53

    what is he talking about????????? Pls can he tell me? rember one must focus when this guy talks, pls help anyone, le ya Mokwa na? gape ga kwale nee!!! all i know is Supersport won 3-0. so what?????? AHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mafera.moropa - 2012-08-27 09:58

    Am happy that entlised you start to know that bra! Aas for the coaches, I don’t mind who goes first, but I know gore Njenje, is one of those who will not finish season, his not a good coach technically.. is just that he found oiled machine, so wait until machine is not working he will not fix it!!! Hahahah!!!!!!!!!!! From: Nkosi, Buti (EGB) [] Sent: 27 August 2012 09:52 AM To: Moropamj, Mafera Subject: RE: ezeDiski 1 Enjoy while it last Mighty...... We’ll see who goes back sooner to his country between Palacios and Baxter.... Ukujabula kuyashintshana....

  • peter.kobue - 2012-08-27 10:19

    Share the same sentiments... Palacios is good with youth, not experienced players. Move him back to development before its too late! One thing for sure, he's destroying our combinations. Put Makola in the squad at the expense of Mabalane, Masuku at the expense of Tlou. Why change a working formula.... All you needed was support for the current first team! I am beggining to see what Boa Morte was saying...

  • kmjangqeka - 2012-08-27 13:30

    @ leonard Mokgothlwe order chief order, we not are recalling Njenje yet .

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