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Dein shocked by World Cup verdict

By Danny Caro, December 3, 2010

David Dein, the International President of England's 2018 World Cup bid, was left dumb-founded after FIFA awarded the competition to Russia.

The former FA and Arsenal vice-chairman claims that the bid was not helped by “elements” in the country who were thought to be against the football governing body.

It is believed that he was referring to the BBC's Panorama programme on Monday, which alleged members of FIFA are corrupt.

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Hapoel players on show in Champions League

By Simon Griver, December 2, 2010

Scouts from Europe's top leagues will be in France on Tuesday night for Hapoel Tel Aviv's final Champions League group match against Lyon.

After beating Benfica 3-0 last week, the Israeli champions can still finish third in their group and qualify for the Europa League knockout stage, if they cause an upset while the Portuguese champions must lose against Schalke.

But even if Hapoel progress, a mass exodus is expected when the transfer window opens in January with six players set to leave.

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JC MSFL Matchday 14 preview

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2010

Welcome to the first weekend preview on the new-look JC MSFL website. All your favourite features are still here including galleries and video highlights, and the good news is that the font is bigger and better than before so you will have no problems reading reports, preview and reviews. We hope you like.

Send team news to dcaro@thejc.com

PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND THREE

FC TEAM B vs SOUTHGATE HARMEN A
Division Two strugglers FC Team B welcome Premier Division Harmen in a game where anything other than an emphatic win for the visitors looks highly unlikely.

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Grant delighted by 4-0 win over Man Utd

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2010

Avram Grant, the West Ham manager, described last night’s 4-0 demolition of Manchester United as “unforgettable” as the Premiership strugglers booked their place in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.

Grant, who led Portsmouth to the FA Cup final last season, has been under growing pressure with the Hammers rooted to the foot of the league table.

But strikes from Jonathan Spector (2) and Carlton Cole (2) eased the tension and completed a memorable victory over the holders.

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Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

Strikes from Laurence Myers, Laurence Beck and Mark Wagman took Brady Maccabi three points clear at the top of the table after they beat Faithfold 3-0 in Division One.

Mark Rose and Pete Sugarman exchanged goals as South Mancs B drew with Brady B.

Temple Fortune and Ashlodge played out a goalless draw.

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JC Olim review

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

England FC moved to within two points of leaders Jaffa FC after winning the top-of-the-table derby clash 2-0.

A well fought contest, which even drew a small crowd on the sideline, featured a high tempo start with both teams were fighting for every challenge. The game was on a knife edge until the 60th minute when Yaron Galinsky pounced from close range from a Lewis Kaye free kick to release the tension.

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Double delight for Hendon United

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

Hendon United Sports Club A are toasting a win double after they scooped the JC MSFL November awards for Player and Manager of the Month.

Unsung hero Ben Kon wins the top player award. He gets the nod ahead of Greg Corin with Yishai Last and Dovid Korman also coming in for special praise.

Kon currently stands on six goals this season. He bagged braces against London Maccabi Lions A and B and grabbed another against Southgate Harmen A.

Manager David Garbacz has really come into his own in November, with the team playing scintillating football and scoring lots of goals.

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Stanley sticks the knife into Raiders

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2010

A brilliantly strike from James Stanley ensured than an injury-hit London Maccabi Lions A made it through to round four of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup following an absorbing five-goal contest in Uxbridge.

Lions were ahead inside the first 10 minutes when a defence-splitting pass from Stanley saw Lee Bibring run in on goal from his starting position on the left before coolly taking the ball wide of goalkeeper David Simnock for a simple tap-in.

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Better Leighton than never

November 29, 2010

Hendon Hawks Rangers bounced back after two back to back defeats with a hard fought win against Redbridge in the Maccabi Junior National Football League Under 11 Division.

Hendon Hawks were looking to hit Redbridge on the counter-attack with a strong defensive display. Redbridge dominated possession and carved out a couple of chances during the first half but were generally reduced to long range efforts.

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Stanley sticks the knife into Raiders

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2010

A brilliantly taken goal from James Stanley ensured than an injury-hit London Maccabi Lions A made it through to round four of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup following an absorbing five-goal contest in Uxbridge.

Lions were ahead inside the first 10 minutes when a defence-splitting pass from Ben Joseph saw Lee Bibring run in on goal from his starting position on the left before coolly taking the ball wide of goalkeeper David Simnock for a simple tap-in.

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