If David Moyes hadn’t boned up on Spanish referees before he moved to San Sebastian, he is learning about them the hard way now! One thing you mustn’t do as a coach over here is criticise the officials, but if you must, please don’t make rude signs such as emulating a pair of binoculars, it only upsets them, and look at the consequences! Moyes could argue that, as he can’t speak the lingo yet, that was his way of communicating that maybe the officials had made a mistake pulling up Finnbogason for offside later on in the cup tie against Villarreal, but World Cup referee Velasco Carballo didn’t see it that way, and it was off to the stands with him! He seemed to have learned his lesson though at the weekend, and his protests were more subdued when Melero López awarded a dubious corner to Rayo which led up to Manucho’s winning goal. Still, the fans like that fiery Scottish temperament! (20.01.15)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Velasco Carballo 13 99 6 105
Alvarez Izquierdo 12 95 4 99
Estrada Fernández 13 88 6 94
Jaime Latre 13 89 5 94
Teixeira Vitienes, F. 12 80 10 90
Mateu Lahoz 12 74 5 79
Iglesias Villanueva 12 73 4 77
González González 12 70 3 73
Hernández Hernández 13 69 2 71
Fernández Borbolán 12 64 4 68