Olim League 2013/14 season preview

By Danny Caro, September 30, 2013
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England FC hope Nicky Plotnek can lead them to double glory

England FC hope Nicky Plotnek can lead them to double glory

Excitement is building ahead of the start of the Olim Football League season. David Bernstein gives a low-down on the teams.

RAANANA FC
Manager: Moshe Freedman
Home pitch: Kadima
Captain: TBD
Kit colour: White
Previous trophies won: None
League position 2012/13:
Star players: Aviad Ben Meir , Omri
Target for season: Win as many games as possible and have fun

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MODIIN
Managers: Jamie Lazarus and David Bruce
Home pitch: Modiin, Shimshoni
Captain: Shared around the team
Kit colour: Green
Previous trophies won: None
League position 2012/13: 8th
Players in: Lanre, Itai,
Players out: None
Star players: Omri
Target for season: To win the lot

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ENGLAND FC
Managers: Terry Newman/Motti Colman
Home pitch: Jaffa
Captain: Tal Stern
Kit Colour: Light blue
Previous trophies won: league champions
League Position 2012/13: 1
Players in: Omri, Gabi, Alex (GK), Beja, Jonny Shelmo
Players out: Josh Hantman
Star players: Nick Plotnek
Target for season: Double
Sponsor: http://isramarin.com/

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MS BAMBI
Manager: Yoni Sarig
Home pitch: Tel Aviv university
Captain: Gadi Itzhak
Kit colour: Black
Star players: Ori Cabir, Ido Sacagiu, Aviv Zemer
Target for season: Double

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JERUSALEM
Manager: Management team of David Preston, Raffy Wreschner and Danny Newman
Home pitch: Hapoel Katamon, Tzomet Pat, Jerusalem
Captain: Dan Kosky
Kit colour: New Home Kit - Green - sponsored by http://www.101greatgoals.com; Away Kit - Yellow
Previous trophies won: 2011/12 - Olim League Champions; 2012/13 - League Cup Winners
League Position: 2012/13 - 4th
Players in: Davied Raber, Zack Lewis, Gavriel Krieger, Yitzi Hill and Aron Luftig (unattached)
Players out: Avi Korman (Hendon United A); Francisco Enrigue Salgado Jara (Real Jerusalem); Jose "Misa" (Real Jerusalem); Jason Lurie (USA)
Star players: Moishe Lewis, Eli Warner, Akiva Zniemer
Target for season: To win a trophy for the 3rd season in a row.

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REAL JERUSALEM
Manager: Francisco Salgado/Mario Gayán
Home pitch: Modiin
Captain: Mario Gayán - Jacky Duek
Kit colour: White (H) / Blue (V)
Players in: Francisco Salgado, Mario Gayán, Andrés Gayán, Martin Levi, Akiva Luján, Eli Ifrah, David Baruch, Misael Garcia, Rubén Navarro, Jacky Duek, Meni Duek, Alon Rachmin, Nati Hasson, Yotam Levi, Asael Levin, Simón Lior, Yosef Cohen, Abraham
Star players: Mario Gayán, Jacky Duek, Meni Duek, Nati Hasson
Target for season: Win the league or cup

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ATHLETICO JERSUALEM
Manager: Daniel Tarlow
Home Pitch: Tzomet Pat, Jerusalem
Captain: Carlos Mazzini
Kit Colour: Black/Yellow
Players in: Entire team
Star players: Nati Fattel, Solomon, TJ, Carlos Mazzinni
Target for season: To develop our team, mid table finish
Sponsor: http://msaglobe.com/

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JAFFA
Manager: Simon Berkley
Home Pitch:Jaffa
Captain: Eyal Hoffman
Kit Colour: Orange
Previous trophies won: Cup 2011
League position 2012/13: 2nd
Players in: Eli Bachar, Leo Bronstein, Noam Zimran, Diego Alaluf
Players out: Nic Schlagman, Diana Redman
Star players: Daniel Berekley, Rani Madmon
Target for season: Better last year's finish
Sponsor: http://www.stayatmyplace.co.il/

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ASHDOD
Manager: Yoel Ohuna
Home Pitch: Ashdod
Kit Colour: Red
League Position 2012/13: -5th
Target for season: Cup

Last updated: 10:01am, September 30 2013