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Guttman's Euro vision

By Simon Griver, May 24, 2012

Eli Guttman is confident Israel will not be overawed when they take on Euro 2012 finalists the Czech Republic and Germany in friendly matches over the coming days.

Israel take on the Czechs in Austria on Saturday followed by Germany in Leipzig on Thursday as Guttman sizes up his best team for the World Cup 2014 qualifiers, which begin in September.


Assulin released by Manchester City

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, May 24, 2012

Gai Assulin has been released by Manchester City.

The Israeli midfielder failed to break into the Premier League champions’ squad and played the last three months of the season on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion.

While Maccabi Haifa are eager to sign the player, his agent, Pini Zahavi, said that he hopes to “find Championship team”.


Oscar goes to Tel Aviv

By Simon Griver, May 24, 2012

Maccabi Tel Aviv have appointed Barcelona youth team coach Oscar Garcia as their new manager.

The club’s Canadian owner Mitch Goldhar decided to bring in a foreign manager after three disappointing seasons under Israeli coaches.

The move follows the appointment of Jordi Cruyff as general manager.

Garcia said: “I’m proud to join Maccabi Tel Aviv, a club with an amazing history.


Abrams named MJSL Player of the Season

By James Masters, May 24, 2012

Bobby Abrams finished the season in style after celebrating his MJSL Player of the Year award with a stunning hat-trick.

The Haroldeans hitman took his tally to 24 league goals for the season to earn the MJSL Golden Boot following his heroics against Broughton.


Hamilton FX Olim League round-up: May 24

May 24, 2012

It's been a busy few days for Olim League footballers with action in league, cup and for the Rep Team.

Olim Cup
England B 3 Jaffa 2

England B caused the cup upset of the season by defeating current holders Jaffa.


MAL's misfiring batsman disappoint against SKLP

May 24, 2012

MAL's batsmen continued to misfire as they were soundly beaten by SKLP on Sunday in Division One of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League.

SKLP won the toss and chose to bat on a slow pitch with a very sluggish outfield. They started aggressively, taking 10 off the first over, but Yoav Lebens and Kev Venter slowed the scoring rate, until Venter made the breakthrough, bowling Hiran for 5.


Two out of two for LM Vale under-13's

May 24, 2012

London Maccabi Vale under-13's made it two out of two with a comfortable win over Southgate Adelaide.

LMV record a superb victory against a promising Southgate team, with Gidon Katten (31) and Aron Gale leading the way with a record-breaking opening partnership of 61.


LM Vale under-13's off to a flyer

May 24, 2012

London Maccabi Vale under-13's got their season off to an excellent start with victory over Cockfosters at Rowley Lane.

After a long rain-delayed start to the season, the teams lined-up on a very damp pitch, with scoring for both teams proving very difficult due to the long outfield. LMVCC won the toss and elected to bowl.


Rusty Chigwell & Hainault beaten by Old Parkonians

May 23, 2012

Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue CC started off their season in disappointing fashion with a 32-run loss against Old Parkonians Sunday ‘B’ side.

Despite the loss there were a number of positives to be taken from the bowling and fielding performance in particular.


JC MSFL Top-Scorers: Final tally - May 20

By James Masters, May 22, 2012

Glenthorne United B player-manager Craig Sandford has finished as the top-scorer in the JC MSFL for season 2011/12. Sandford spearheaded the Thornes' Division Three title charge as they finished the campaign with a 100 per cent record.

30 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

28 – Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

25 - Dan Hildebrand (Brady B - includes 7 for Faithfold)