Chick flick tickled me pink. Now it’s time to check in the Euros

It’s a well-known fact that I’m in touch with my feminine side. By that I don’t mean I wear sarongs or my wife’s underwear but an excursion to see the new Sex and the City film was right up my street.

I thought I was keen to see the flick but former Temple Fortune player Mark Collins was so desperate to get a good seat at the cinema he took the day off work. We came away with a feel-good factor and glad that the shops were closed so that our respective other halves were not tempted to splash out on designer shoes or bags.

I’m still undecided about who to support at Euro 2008. It just won’t be the same without England so I guess that as Spain feature four Liverpool players I will have to go with them.

It’s been virtually impossible finding any Jewish angles on the event with the main one seeing Avram Grant and national team manager Dror Kashtan heading an Israeli delegation in Switzerland and Austria. As part of their Uefa PRO Licence qualification, they must prepare a paper on one of the teams and their
performances.

Four English sides flew the flag at Jom Ha Voetbal in Amsterdam on Sunday. WHAFC finished the group phase with a 100 per cent record — four straight defeats. Their second match was a London derby against Southgate Harmen which the Southgate boys won 3-1. WHAFC keeper Andrew Alexander maintained his sicknote tag by suffering a hand ligament injury. Ben Simons scored the consolation. They claimed 17th spot with a late rally helping them past Habonim 4-1 with strikes from Simons (2), Johnny Mack and Jamie Lustigman.

Player-manager Adam Lustigman said: “We were poor which was down to being drawn in the group of death, getting old and unfit and other teams getting younger and quicker.”

The senior event was won by
Ormodent Paris who beat Maccabi Tennis Amsterdam on penalties.

South Manchester Gibbons were runners-up in the years six to eight competition. The club is celebrating its 60th anniversary and took a party of 64. Alyth Belsize also took part.

Quote of the week goes to London Lions boss Tony Gold who appeared somewhat confused at the club’s end-of-season awards. Straight out of the Ian Holloway book of quotes, he said: “The manager’s player of the season is an absolute no-brainer. It could only have gone to any one of three players.” It appears that his new son, Ethan, and a lack of sleep are starting to catch up with him.

London Maccabi Vale 1st and Belmont & Edgware 1st, the top two in Division One of the Middlesex Sunday League, hope home advantage will help them maintain their winning formula. LMV take on Birkbeck College at Rowley Lane while Belmont & Edgware hope to complete back-to-back league victories when they host Harrow St. Mary’s at Parmiters.

In the Barratts Maccabi Sunday League, Chigwell host Barnet, Casual Nomads entertain Newlands & Northwood while red-hot MAL will be put to the test by Belmont & Edgware 2nd. The Manchester Jewish League’s Twenty20 competition gets under way on Sunday with South Manchester Maccabi playing Bury and Whitefield at St. Paul’s while Manchester Maccabi take on Leeds Maccabi.

Thoughts go out to the family of Judy Saragoussi, the club registration secretary of Pinner JFC, who passed away last weekend.

Club chairman Les Conway led the tributes, saying: “Judy had been suffering from cancer and her condition declined quite rapidly over the last month. As well as a teenage daughter, Judy has a son Leon who has played for the club for a number of years, and her husband, Adrian, has also assisted for some time. The club will be honouring Judy in the appropriate manner.”

    Last updated: 2:13pm, June 6 2008