Carlos Carvalhal and Daniel Farke share ref frustrations ahead of Championship duel
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Daniel Farke was fearful of an FA rap following Norwich City’s Championship defeat at Cardiff - but it is Sheffield Wednesday chief Carlos Carvalhal in hot bother ahead of this weekend’s Carrow Road clash.
Carvalhal has requested a personal hearing after being charged by the FA following his sending off in the closing stages of last weekend’s 2-2 home draw against Hull City.
The Portuguese manager had until 6pm on Thursday to answer the charge, but confirmed at his pre-match press call prior to the trip to Norfolk he aims to plead his case and is expected to be in the Carrow Road dugout this weekend.
Carvalhal was incensed at a penalty appeal turned down at Hillsborough that led to his dismissal for the second time this season, after previously picking up a two-game ban in the League Cup at Bolton.
Farke was in no doubt referee Andy Davies was a major factor in City’s 3-1 Championship defeat against the Bluebirds, and Carvalhal believes his side could be 10 points better off this season.
“With them (points) I would be in a different position,” he said.
“This is the reality. If things change, we can fight for something. If things don’t change, it will be very difficult to us.
“If they don’t see penalties, red cards, and decisions like that against us, it will be impossible. If things are normal, we still believe. I’m very upset, not about my players, because we did everything we had to do, not about myself because I did everything I had to do.
“But there was an unbelievable penalty, the defender acted like a goalkeeper, it is very clear. The fans are not happy with the score, we are not happy, the players are frustrated and it is not about the decision.
“We lose points, one point here, two points, one point, three points, two points in this case. In the last 10 games we have been living with these kind of situations and you know this is not something I imagine.
“I was sent off because I went out of my technical area. That is a reality. That is a fact. It’s about my passion and my job and to what I’m doing. I will explain this.”
Farke tried to bite his lip after referee Davies awarded Cardiff two penalties.
“I am not willing to comment on the second half because if I gave you my honest thoughts I would be fined by the FA, 100pc,” he said. “I think it was quite obvious to anyone in the stadium what happened and the reason why we lost. ”
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