White Stick Awards

La Liga is back, and with it our wonderful referees! Four of our old friends have left us, but there are two new faces to replace them, including José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes, brother of Fernando who already officiates at this level. Not too many controversial decisions on the opening weekend, although we wondered whether the pass-back rule had been changed without anyone telling us after Pérez Lasa awarded an indirect free kick to Levante after Sevilla's Fazio headed the ball back to his keeper Palop! And although it didn't change the result, Pérez also gave the visitors a penalty for a foul by Cerra on Perotti which was clearly outside of the area. The same happened in Santander, where Delgado Ferreiro pointed to the spot after Barcelona's Maxwell and Racing's Francis fought for the ball down the wing. Francis's dive could have won gold in the Olympics, but Delgado fell for it. However Valdés saved Tchité's spot kick, so that didn't matter either! (02.09.10)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Muñiz Fernández 2 11 0 11
Rubinos Pérez 1 8 1 9
Pérez Lasa 1 8 0 8
Ramírez Domínguez 1 8 0 8
Ayza Gámez 1 7 0 7
Alvarez Izquierdo 1 5 1 6
Gonzalez Gonzalez 1 6 0 6
Delgado Ferreiro 1 5 0 5
Fernández Borbolán 1 4 0 4
Texeira Vitienes, F. 1 2 0 2