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McCarthy Fury At Simek Red

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy stuck by his reaction to Frank Simek's late challenge on Michael McIndoe which ultimately saw the Owls right-back sent off on Saturday.

Simek, who started the weekend in good spirits after receiving his first call-up for the US national side, ended it in disgrace after his late challenge on McIndoe saw him sent off before the Molineux club took advantage of their extra men to draw level late on through Andy Keogh.

The challenge sparked uproar on the Wolves bench - with Owls fans believing McCarthy's reaction influenced the referee's decision to send Simek off instead of issuing a yellow card.

But the former Sunderland and Republic of Ireland boss insisted there was no doubt about the sending off, and said Owls boss Brian Laws would have reacted in the same manner had it been the other way around.

'Even if he did nick the ball - and I don't think he did - it was still a sending off offence in my opinion,' McCarthy told the official Wolves website.

'People will say I was a physical player but I never did that. I like Frank - he is a competitive player, but he deserved his punishment. It's unacceptable and there is no place in the game for that.

'McIndoe wasn't fully functional after that. His leg is in a bad way. I reacted to it but I can guarantee you that if it had been the other way around then Brian Laws would have done the same.'

Laws is still debating over whether to appeal against the decision, but the American is set to have a spell on the sidelines following the dismissal.


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Writer:Nick
Date:Sunday March 18 2007
Time: 6:22PM

Comments

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Apologies for having to put his smirking mug up on the article - it was the only one we had of him on the system!
nickswfc
18/03/2007 18:25:00
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What a idiot! there is no way laws would have reacted like that, hes a d***
_natalie_
18/03/2007 18:27:00
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haha that pic serves a small amount of revenge. McCarthy, wat a joke
SWFCowl
18/03/2007 19:07:00
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Until now I have had respect for the manager of Wolves "Hard but fair " to listen to his rantings .However the only MALICE shown on Saturday was from a manager intent on causing distruction to a real defender pound for pound twice as good as Mccarthy ever was as a player Unfortunately his rantings managed to manipulate the offical to the detriment of SIMEK , The manager in question needs to look closely at the actions of his own player who probably did more damage to his self following the numerous side rolls he made towards the Away dug-out wonder why that was, and as for the miraculous recovery made once the "MAGIC" RED CARD had been shown WELL I WONDER was the tackle that bad !! in context not a bad tackle yes a booking but not RED however for infringing the "FIELD OF PLAY " and influencing the opinion of the OFFICIALS let alone later trying to incite a RIOT a touchline BAN at least Second rate defenders make third rate Managers the best we`ve seen so far was a certain SUNDERLAND manager an example of what real class can achieve let this be an example to the Manager in question.
agpatch
18/03/2007 22:22:00
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yeah what he said mcarthys a dick
ozzietheowl
19/03/2007 17:10:00
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No, Mick, you never made tackles like that.. you just used to hit 'em - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wjfMwR4xqE (2mins 15 secs in to the video)
Auckland Owl
20/03/2007 02:21:00
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